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Old 10-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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SMB rental - not mine

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Sportsmobile 4X4 - Long Term Rental (Phoenix)

Ready for the road trip of your life? Avoid the headache of buying and outfitting your own van. Rent this Sportsmobile and you are ready to hit the road! Delivery options available.

This 2003 Sportsmobile is completely outfitted for travel around the States with linens, plates, pots and pans. We are avid mountain bike riders and have outfitted the van with a custom aluminum bike rack which will keep your bikes safe no matter what terrain you are driving on. The van is a 7.3 Liter Diesel 4X4 with Yakima Rocketbox on top, awning, two 80 watt solar panels, high lift jack, 20 Gallon water tank, thermostat controlled propane heat, sink with running hot and cold water, refrigerator, removable stove, and toilet. Sleeps 4 comfortably. Rent is $2000 a month plus ordinary maintenance. There is a 4 month rental minimum. Reply for more details.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/rvs/4111203144.html
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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I would love to buy that.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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I think that's called 'rental for life'. I'd guess they're not going to be around for a while, or they need some cash, so throw them an offer, you never know.

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Old 10-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #4
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Perfect time to rent for four months. I think I could make Buenos Aires by January
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:26 AM   #5
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Nice rig. As a lessor a slight eff up by the lessee mechanically or cosmetically would be $2k easy if not more. Economics aren't there for me as a lessor not sure how they are justifying this rental biz venture.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:37 AM   #6
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I'm sure the Lessee (Renter) would be on the hook for any damage caused by them, by accident or neglect. People rent Motor Homes all the time...
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #7
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Interesting that it has Wyoming license plates (with one picture showing an Alaskan plate on the front). I'd guess that they're snowbirds and want the $ to offset renting a place through the winter in Phx.
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It's got a WY in front on the dirt pic toward the end. Good catch on the AK plate though- picking it up in Anchorage would save like $2000 in gas alone just getting to an AK trip for me... I wonder if they'll deliver. Plus I've always wanted to jump an SMB. Youtube here we come.
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Plus I've always wanted to jump an SMB. Youtube here we come.
I've aired mine out several times.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:01 AM   #10
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Four month minimum rental? Sounds like the wife had some sort of crazy idea the dude could'nt talk her out of and threw in the four month minimum to make sure no one took his baby away. Would it be mean to call them up with a thick German accent and try to rent it for say six months?
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