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Old 01-11-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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I have the "specs" on the model and am going to see it tonight. Just want to make sure all my bases are covered and I'm not missing anything since I've never done this before. Is there anything I should be aware of or ask the owner about an RV before I pay her?
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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This appears to be a "private' rental. I would be VERY cautious, and leave minimal 'on-the-table'

1st ? is refund policy...

then
how long has she been doing this... repair / insurance / damage terms. Replacement vehicle? (Change of plans)

+ the functionality of the unit
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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It's a brand new RV- 2012 model. I don't know that she's been doing it too long since it's new but she's referenced past clients- not that that's a confirmation. There is a full contract I had reviewed by a friend that is an attorney. There's a 1M$ insurance policy on it. She said there is an option $10 rider that can be added but I'm not sure what the point of that would be.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:09 AM
 
Location: N. Ga
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You don't say what kind of RV you will be renting (pull-behind like a fiver or motorhome), but I'm guessing it must be a motorhome. A couple words of warning.... know how to drive it. These things don't drive like cars, and they don't STOP like cars either. Learn to look where you are going, because if you find yourself in a tight spot you'll find yourself in a heap of trouble. Make sure you know how to back them up properly. And... make sure you know how to properly hook up all your hook-ups, and how to run all the equipment properly. (Things like the water heater, etc.) Did you know to make sure the water heater is NOT running if it isn't properly filled? Running the water heater even one time when it is empty can burn one out in a matter of a few minutes.

I'm truly amazed sometimes at what we see when renters rent an RV without being properly trained on driving and living in an RV....

Here is a previous CD thread that I remember which might help: http://www.city-data.com/forum/trave...v-rentals.html
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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You don't say what kind of RV you will be renting (pull-behind like a fiver or motorhome), but I'm guessing it must be a motorhome. A couple words of warning.... know how to drive it. These things don't drive like cars, and they don't STOP like cars either. Learn to look where you are going, because if you find yourself in a tight spot you'll find yourself in a heap of trouble. Make sure you know how to back them up properly. And... make sure you know how to properly hook up all your hook-ups, and how to run all the equipment properly. (Things like the water heater, etc.) Did you know to make sure the water heater is NOT running if it isn't properly filled? Running the water heater even one time when it is empty can burn one out in a matter of a few minutes.

I'm truly amazed sometimes at what we see when renters rent an RV without being properly trained on driving and living in an RV....

Here is a previous CD thread that I remember which might help: http://www.city-data.com/forum/trave...v-rentals.html
Even worse how many rent thinking they have insurance when they don't?

You miss a curb and roll the unit, who pays?

My first question would be to my insurance agent just because if the owner has insurance I doubt the insurance extends to you especially if negligence is involved. How can you have an accident without some negligence?

Who pays for the down time when the unit is being repaired or replaced? At $150/day if the unit is down for six weeks it can add up quick.
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