Would you lend out your van??

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  1. Nigel&Debbie

    Nigel&Debbie Read Only Funster

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    We had plans to use our pride and joy van over the new year on Pauls do.

    After much family peer pressure, and a few fall outs, I have lent van to sister in law to live in whilst she and her family clean up after the family home was flooded over Xams in Fetcham, Surrey.

    I have done this only after being battered by the rest of the in laws.

    The van is my pride and joy, which I have worked bloody hard for over the years and I feel very possessive and protective over it. I don't think I was being unreasonable when I initially said No to the request. They have more money than I ever will have, and they could easily go out and buy a caravan to make do.

    Would anybody else lend out their pride and joy, or was I being unreasonable?
     
  2. John Laidler

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    If a family member was flooded out of their home? Why did they have to even ask to borrow it?
     
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  3. scousebird

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    NO! :Smile:
     
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  4. Mel

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    No
    If they have insurance that will pay accommodation
    If they dont tough

    Mel
     
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  5. Dawn B

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    I agree with you I wouldn't let anyone use our MH. Have upset people in the past for not letting them use our boat. We worked hard for what we've got.
     
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    That is what you have home insurance for so they should use that to get them somewhere to live maybe you need some of these
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  7. durhamahoy

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    Simples, No.
    :cry:

    How much a day?
     
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  9. Biggles

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    NO. They would all know better than to ask.

    I might however let them stay in it at my house on an extreme emergency basis.
     
  10. Bellini

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    Highly contentious issue.

    I lean towards no for all the above reasons. And, like you and many others, am highly attached towards my motorhome and have refused requests to let others use it for pleasure.

    Then again, a family member.... I think the way you have been cajoled into this is wrong. And your reasoning is correct.

    But I'd feel bad not offering but would do so under sufferance as you know it's highly likely they wouldn't treat your van with the same care as you would.

    You may wish to ask they have sufficient insurance to cover your van as your insurance may be invalid if you lend it to others. It may get them to think twice, but you'd be quite right to point out the 'facts'.
     
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    I hate the idea of anyone using my van but if my Sisters house flooded I wouldn't even think about it.

    The van would be with her as quick as I could get it to her for as long as she needed it.
     
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    For one the insurance company would be chuffed and actively encourage it. They would for sure take longer to get back into thier own place as the 'friends and family' lodging allowance would be pittance compared to hotel bills. They will be the last family back in thier home - trust me as I've done similar.

    Regards,

    Trikeman.:Wink:
     
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  14. pappajohn

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    would you lend out your wife ?

    same answer :Wink:
     
  15. Mousy

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    No way would we 'lend out' the van, we would however, make the east wing available...:Rofl1:
     
  16. haganap

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    No way,,,,not if it meant I missed the new year bash.....

    And the opportunity to wear spandex trousers :cry:
     
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    Living in a motorhome takes a while to get used to being stressed over the flooding is not conducive to looking after your pride and joy so my answer is no come live in my house and I'll live in the van, simple.
     
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  18. MikeD

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    Insurance payouts

    A quick look at Zurich insurance policy document:

    16.
    Alternative accommodation

    if
    your
    home is not fi t to live in following
    loss or damage covered by this
    part
    ,
    we
    will pay:
    • the reasonable cost of similar alternative accommodation for
    you
    and
    your
    pets;
    • ground rent which
    you
    have to pay;
    • rent which should have been paid to
    you
    .
    This will apply during the time needed to restore
    your
    home to a condition
    which is fi t to live in.
    The most
    we
    will pay is £25,000

    I agree I bet they will be happy to pay less :thumb:

    And I also agree the less their on-going costs are the slower they will proceed. :Eeek:
     
  19. Minxy Girl

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    No, I wouldn't let them lend the van I'm afraid ... insurance will sort out accommodation for them which will be much more 'practical' for them as they won't be used to the nuances of living in a motorhome. The only thing I would do is allow them to sleep in it if necessary as an initial overnight emergency assuming we didn't have sufficient beds for them at our place.

    However as you've already lent her it you need to think about YOUR position. The insurance issue (ie your MH's) is an interesting one and I suggest you get on the phone to your provider immediately and get your sister in law on the policy NOW and make sure she has fully cover for it whilst she's in it! Also, she needs to know that if there is ANY damaged she will be fully responsible for paying for it to be rectified. Hopefully if we get a load of cold weather they'll be more than happy to move out into rented accommodation.
     
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  20. Minxy Girl

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    Why don't you do something more 'pro-active' for them too ... such as trying to find them some alternative accommodation (something nice!) ... they can hardly throw your kindness/your going to this effort for them in your face can then. :thumb:
     
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