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Old 04-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #113
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An acquittance from church! I'd have to ask, is this their first visit?
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:09 PM   #114
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i will dissent.

Since my father (a contractor by trade) did the plumbing and electrical work on our trailer, and kindly allowed us to park it in his driveway for 9 months while working on it (we had no driveway at the time we lived in NJ) , and he helped with a variety of other items , effectively teaching us as we went along... We'll, i think he's earned the right to borrow it.

I will note that he did manage to mangle the lock, effectively locking himself out, requiring one broken (and immediately replaced) window the first time he did borrow it.... But i'll give him that one time.

Over the years he has done so much for us (including raising us as a single dad) that I would actually be honored to have the privilege of letting him break borrow anything of mine if he asked.



Everyone else can go buy their own damn airstream.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:06 AM   #115
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We were recently invited to dinner by some new friends, who, knowing of our interest in camping, told us hugely funny (in their view) tales of the times that they'd borrowed people's trailers and had all sorts of mishaps in them; broken awnings, lost equipment, that sort of thing. DW and I exchanged knowing glances - "These lovely people are not even looking at our Airstream" was our mutual thought!
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #116
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Personally, I'd distinguish between lending it out for someone else to take on the road/ tow, and letting someone use it at a stationary location.

For example, someone mentioned the charity auction use case. Here, I've considered donating two nights at a camp site in nearby Prince William Forest to our school's silent auction. Importantly, I would tow the AS down there, set it up, meet them with instructions, then return two days later. I might consider the same for close friends and family if they asked. Although most of the time, we go with groups of families and our AS becomes the center of camp.

Lending it to someone to tow would be a tough sell, unless I knew them well personally and they were experienced towers of large loads (either a trailer or perhaps a boat). Even then, I'd need to carefully check the terms of my insurance, potential liabilities, etc.. Probably too many open questions.

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Old 04-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #117
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NO
Many of my buddies have Airstreams.
I would suggest anyone looking to take a trip w a trailer rent a rig from one of the RV rental places, they are set up to rent, we aren't.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #118
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Not going to happen. I will not be saying to myself I wish I didn't do that. For whatever reason. Family or not. Remain friends with all by simply saying I rather not, I think that covers it. No one will care for your baby as you will, so leave it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #119
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My daughter, who now has an Avion, asked me what to do....Her friend is remodeling their house & wondered if she, her husband & two small children could live in the Avion while the remodel takes place. What are people thinking??? Good friends putting good friends on the spot STINKS! I told her to say she has camping trips planned for then & then quick make some reservations!!! Or just say she'd rather not! I really think people are nieve about OP's trailers--especially if they've never owned one.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #120
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If one wants to shift the reason for a "NO" answer to "Can I/We borrow your trailer?" to a third party that can not be questioned, just blame it on the insurance company and say you got a great rate by limiting the towing and use just to yourself and you are unwilling to change that restriction because of the expense of higher premiums and personal liability that would not be covered by that existing policy.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:19 PM   #121
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If one wants to shift the reason for a "NO" answer to "Can I/We borrow your trailer?" to a third party that can not be questioned, just blame it on the insurance company and say you got a great rate by limiting the towing and use just to yourself and you are unwilling to change that restriction because of the expense of higher premiums and personal liability that would not be covered by that existing policy.
Oh, come now...they will never know. Besides, we are really clean folks, my husband has gotten his wart breakouts under control and my 17 year old can now sleep thru most nights without wetting to bed. We've been friends forever and we would loan you ours if you asked. Blink, blink.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #122
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we are really clean folks, my husband has gotten his wart breakouts under control and my 17 year old can now sleep thru most nights without wetting to bed. We've been friends forever and we would loan you ours if you asked. Blink, blink.
He he he...

Our six dogs are fairly 'potty trained' now, the husbands' IBS is under control (for the most part) and we're just going for a quick trip to Mexico and back. Tijuana shouldn't be hard to navigate from what i've heard. I learn quickly and I'll be the only one driving it ( husbands 3rd DUI leaves him without license), so you'll be sure it's safe!

Our son (your GOD-SON, mind you!) Billy Joe Jr.'s wife will have to come along though, because she's due in 2 weeks and I promised to help with the home birth.... Wonder what state Billy Joe III will be born in!
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:57 PM   #124
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In the giving of the Christmas spirit and a holiday tradition as we watch a few of the camping classics sitting depressed due to the Airstream being winterized after a great season I guess I would have to reconsider on the possibility of lending an RV.

After thinking about this today, as it stumped me, I realized that I would be more than glad to lend them an "RV". "That there is an RV" Cousin Eddie, Christmas Vacation. You can have it as soon as Cousin Eddie, his wife and snot are done with it.

On the Airstream. Sorry NO.
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He he he...

Our six dogs are fairly 'potty trained' now, the husbands' IBS is under control (for the most part) and we're just going for a quick trip to Mexico and back. Tijuana shouldn't be hard to navigate from what i've heard. I learn quickly and I'll be the only one driving it ( husbands 3rd DUI leaves him without license), so you'll be sure it's safe!

Our son (your GOD-SON, mind you!) Billy Joe Jr.'s wife will have to come along though, because she's due in 2 weeks and I promised to help with the home birth.... Wonder what state Billy Joe III will be born in!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #126
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NO WAY. No more than I'd loan out or allow someone to "test ride" my motorcycle.
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