Advice motor home hire

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  1. Jock Mcdee

    Jock Mcdee Read Only Funster

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    Hi Friends,
    I,ve had my Van for a year now and i,m seeing on the internet that you can make good money from putting your van out for hire, has anybody got experience on this, Thanks:BigGrin:
     
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    There have been a few threads on this quite some time back, so have a browse using the search facility xxxx
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    collect the hire fee and take your chances.
    you really dont know the hirers.
    certainly not for me.

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    We all like to think the best of people and hope they will be as caring as ourselves and some find it works well for them.

    Maybe stop for a moment and think Hooray Henrys and Glastonbury.

    Friend runs a large Motorhome/Caravan repair and accessories facility. Started renting MHs - many returned damaged - comment was you could never predict the outcome - quite young chap comes in to rent - he's got six mates round the corner ready to party - not so presentable couple come in with kids - return it cleaner than when it went out.

    He gave up - not worth it. His workshop often has vans in for repair from another hirer. Yes the insurance may pay but do you ever feel the same about your van?

    Good Luck.
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    Keith.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    This has been discussed many times, there are HUGE pitfalls.

    Van gets wrecked.
    Damage not paid for.
    Insurance costs a fortune.
    Dodgy letting agents.

    And most important, we tend to be rather possessive of our mobile HOMES and don't want strangers using it - even family can be a real problem.
     
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    I have seen MH that are used for hire and would not let mine be used in the manner that some of them have. I respect my property too much.



    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi,
    A business acquaintance tried the hire market a few years ago with six upmarket brand new motorhomes.
    Two years in had had enough, vehicles returned filthy, some people reckon as they have paid for hire they can do as they wish.
    Many other issues and not worth the hastle.
    Sorry would not even consider the rental market.
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    There are lots of horror stories! It is like urban legends, everyones' heard of the the friend of a friend that....etc

    Yes - there may be some damage, a window stay might snap, they might even break a window! Accidents do happen, especially when someone is not used to it. But a good management company has the back-up and takes the repair cost from the hirer, and effects the repair straight away - no question about it!

    No - As long as your management company are worth their salt, you won't get any nutters who will abuse it. Tight security checks, lots of details and a deposit make sure the hirer has more to lose, thus they treat it with respect.

    Yes - the money you make will pay for your motorhome, its' servicing and probably a new upgrade next year.

    Yes - you will be able to afford more holidays from the revenue

    You have to research various management companies first - if applying to hire a motorhome is a matter of a couple of questions and take your money, then they are probably not that secure - if it feels like they want to know everything, then thney probably have quite a secure hire system!
     
  9. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    To be honest, I dont make that much out of hiring at the end of the day and we do it on a commercial basis which is 100% in house and controllable.

    A lot of work.

    Peter
     
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    hireing out motor home

    My Mother used to hire out a caravan we had 2 at the time she said she would never do it again. as some people do not care . Have my motor home now I would not dream of lending it or hireing it to anyone.
    I would agree some people would look after it better then myself But how would you tell .
    good luck if you do go ahead with it.
    Ann:Smile:
     
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