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post #1 of 98 (permalink) Old 08-08-2021, 10:25 Thread Starter
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Hiring out your Motorhome

There is a little bit of temptation. Has anyone done this and perhaps could enlighten us about the process and the pitfalls. I have been diagnosed with a brain tumour and cannot drive anymore, the MH will probably be for sale shortly, but around where I live , entrepreneurs have only this year bought a few MH's and successfully hired them all out for £1000- £12000 per week depending on size. A possible little income earner for my wife.
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Sorry to hear of your illness Alan.

Can't help about the hiring. Though you might try a PM to member Stanner who still visits here now and again. He had some he hired and knows all about it.
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Jeez Alan what a bummer, hard to find the words but thinking about you and the family.

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Oh gosh Alan. What can we say that hasn't already been expressed? Just hope it's not too debilitating.

Renting out anything is fraught with damage and excessive wear and tear. By the time insurance, recovery and extra maintenance is costed, I doubt there is much profits.

Speaking as an ex landlord.
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p.s. there are or were companies you could allow to hire out your van but again I heard some horror stories Alan.
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Yes that's the bit that's putting me off. Maybe just sell it , less hassle for her.
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There have been replies on MHFun on this subject, here

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum...2#post-4623713


My assessment is that unless you have a fleet of relatively cheap ones, and a spare for when one comes back broken, then the answer is a definite NO. Certainly not your beloved 'Gretchibald'

I would not lend our Arto to Basia's son and family, although they have never had the temerity to ask, but I doubt he has the C1 anyway, and she does not drive, although she was a policewoman, which I consider strange.

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Geoff, yes I would feel the same way as most of those people now about their precious motorhomes and the probable inability of anyone else to look after it properly; except in the circumstances I am talking about it would only be a hiring out asset and used only for that purpose. It would never be 'our' motorhome again.
Still , think Jayne could do without the hassle.
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Geoff, yes I would feel the same way as most of those people now about their precious motorhomes and the probable inability of anyone else to look after it properly; except in the circumstances I am talking about it would only be a hiring out asset and used only for that purpose. It would never be 'our' motorhome again.
Still , think Jayne could do without the hassle.
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Just look at my e-mail - we are too close friends to discuss much on here.

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We’ve always allowed our family to borrow the motorhome

Only our two sons have taken up the offer, a cracked mirror nothing major and they have taken it to Spain and France with their kids

Their kids are too old now to fit in, it’s only really a three berth although it has five belted seats , we never used it in the school holidays anyway

Is there none in your family can drive it Alan ?

I’m not saying you are but you’re not making a panic decision are you , I know when Albert was first diagnosed I wanted to sell the MH, the house, everything I felt I couldn’t manage without him

I think that’s a natural reaction to the unknown

Love to both of you, stay strong

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Just look at my e-mail - we are too close friends to discuss much on here.

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