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Old 05-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Hi there, we rented a 17B for three years in a row, loved it and I have followed the escape forum since our first rental. We were fortunate enough to be able to buy a very gently used 2007 17B late last summer 2012. Due to work schedules and such, we won't be able to go camping until this August. Remembering how lucky we felt to find a rental trailer we could pull with our Toyota Sienna, we are considering making ours available to rent. Have any members rented out their units? Any suggestions?

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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Make sure your insurance is still valid if the unit is rented. It may cost you substantially more and make the rental a losing proposition.

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:12 AM   #3
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HI Lorrie, welcome.

This was just discussed at FGRV. Do make certain you have a good contract and insurance in place, and you should be fine. I have loaned ours out a few times, but that is different than a business transaction.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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In my sailing days, and immediately after I'd purchased a brand new 25' sailboat, I told the dealer I was considering chartering it out to help defray expenses. He replied "that's an excellent way to make a new boat old pretty quickly". I took heed of that advice, and let the boat age according to MY usage. I never regretted it. I suppose if you could be confident your trailer would be as gently used as you did when renting, then it might be OK.
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