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Old 02-17-2015, 07:09 PM   #11
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One thing hubby suggested is to put the height of the rig on a sticky note on the dash so I won't forget it and not before it's too late!
Good idea. Also, be aware that there are pipes, tanks, electrical wires, etc. that hang rather low beneath a motorhome. It is very easy to drag these on a curb or at a sharp change in profile of the roadway, e.g. when entering a driveway or on a divided highway crossover. When we rented one in the 90s, Cruise America told me the insurance did not cover damage above the windshield or beneath the bumpers.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:13 PM   #12
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but will be prepared to spend the night in a rest stop if need be.
Please don't do that. Better to find a campground and pay the price to have people around you.
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I would check inside and out with a very fine tooth comb. Ever scratch, dent, mark burned spot ,or marred spot you see mark it on the rental agreement. And don't forget the windshield. I had a friend that didn't and ended up paying for damage that was already there. I think I would take out the rental insurance if offered.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:49 PM   #14
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Also, be aware that there are pipes, tanks, electrical wires, etc. that hang rather low beneath a motorhome.
Oh, thanks for this NC Roamer! I never would have thought of this.
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I would check inside and out with a very fine tooth comb. Ever scratch, dent, mark burned spot ,or marred spot you see mark it on the rental agreement. And don't forget the windshield. I had a friend that didn't and ended up paying for damage that was already there. I think I would take out the rental insurance if offered.
I do have insurance through my vehicle company as long as I don't have it for longer than 30 days, which I won't. It's already been added on for my rental time period.

And I plan to take good photos of everything, inside and out, when I pick up the rig. I had a similar problem with a car rental regarding the driver's side mirror that hung down within a few miles. I called the place and they told me to duct tape it together and there wouldn't be any problems when I returned it. (I didn't want to return it as it was a very zippy car that was fun to drive, a Cougar.) Yeah, famous last words! I fought that for a long time but they eventually decided I didn't have to pay.

I'm also taking along a check list and will show it to the place to see if there's more I need to add to it (things to check before driving off - stuff like that). I've picked up lots of great tips from various threads on this forum.
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Since you said your taking your own TP make sure it is "Septic safe" It should say that right on the packaging.
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