Comments on: What To Do With Your Vehicle When You Travel http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/ Travel. Tech. Family. Fun. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:29:30 +0000 hourly 1 By: Charles Kosman http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-43741 Tue, 16 May 2017 22:59:19 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-43741 That’s a definite possibility Teo and we’ve known people who have done it. There are definitely pros and cons to renting or subleasing your vehicle.

First is insurance. Whether you are keeping your vehicle under your insurance or transferring it into their name there will be a cost for both options. Since it’s doubtful you can use your current insurance you’ll have to get extra. If you transfer it into their name then there will be a cost when you get back transferring it back to you. Depending on where you live in the world, it can be hard to transfer insurance when they’re not the “owners”.

Second is vehicle liability. If they get into an accident, who’s going to pay for it? You need a strong legal document to guarantee your investment and guarantee that you’ll get reimbursed if your vehicle gets smashed up or stolen.

Third is upkeep. Are they going to take as good care of your car as you will? Will they change the oil, rotate the tires, wash it if it gets full of sap or tar? Who’s responsible for the costs? Do winter tires need to be put on at a certain time? When do they need to be taken off?

Fourth is peace of mind. A vehicle can be a significant investment (typically decreasing investment but still an investment) and you can’t guarantee it’s being taken care of the way you do. You also don’t know if they’ll beat it up and put 100,000 km on it while you’re gone and decrease the trade in value down the road. That can easily eat into any savings you’ve made leasing it out.

Now that all said, if the legalese was solid and the compensation was enough and you aren’t too particular about your vehicle then subleasing or renting your own vehicle might be worth pursuing.

For us, if we were traveling long enough, I would rather just sell the car and buy another one when I got back. Newer vehicles tend to drop in value at an alarming rate and unless it was an older model, I’m not sure the wear and tear would be worth it.

I’ve known people that included their vehicle in house swaps and even one that was including it as part of their AirBnB rentals and I can tell you that none of them are doing it anymore because they all got burned. Too much risk and too little gain and trying to get people to pay for minor vehicle damage (especially if they’re from another country) is fruitless at best.

That said, if you have a friend or family member you trust and you aren’t particularly attached to your vehicle then maybe it could work. Maybe.

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By: teo http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-43740 Tue, 16 May 2017 22:06:16 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-43740 How about renting or subleasing your car to a friend or business traveler in the city for the time you’d be away. Has anybody tried that? Seems silly to keep the car in storage when it could be used while paying for itself… What do you guys think…

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By: Corey Miller http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-43050 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 03:20:23 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-43050 Did you find a place that was willing to run your car every few days?

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By: Daniel Jackson http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-42873 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:29:20 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-42873 Hey!!!

Traveling on a business trip can get very hectic. You have a tight schedule filled with meetings, appointments and luncheons. You only have a few days to complete all your tasks so it is essential that you value every minute. You have to be punctual to your meetings and appointments. Driving a rental car is out of the question. This is a waste of time and will only add to the stress you are already under. A convenient and stress-free way to get around on your business trip is by using the services of a luxury town car transportation company.
Thank you so much for great sharing.

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By: wayne thomson http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-40899 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:23:02 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-40899 Great article. Its really nice to read such article.Travelers put their cars to almost every use imaginable: as a place to eat meals, hide things, take shelter from the elements and even live (on a trip to Pamplona several years ago, the smallest guy in our traveling party slept in the trunk). Since your car can be almost your home away from home while traveling, you will want to take some precautions to protect it and the things inside it. Ideally, you wouldn’t leave anything valuable at all in your car, but the reality of travel is that your car is going to serve as much like a safe deposit box or luggage storage closet as transportation — especially during the day when you’re between hotels.

Keep posting such article.
Have a great day.

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By: Hazel Owens http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-39563 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:53:27 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-39563 If I ever had to leave my car for a long time, I’d probably opt for interior storage of some sort. You mentioned that interior storage can be about twice as expensive as its exterior counterparts, but I think the protection from theft and the elements would be worth the price. Do you know if any of these facilities are willing to run your car every few days so the battery doesn’t die while in storage? Thanks.

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By: Otto http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-39373 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 13:05:56 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-39373 Hi, Charles! For my next trips, I also want to know what to do with my vehicle when I travel

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By: Elden Gatley http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-39340 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:54:53 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-39340 I agree that you should consider storing your vehicle while on your trip. This will allow you to access good prices on transportation services. You may find that it’s less expensive than bringing your vehicle, and that it’s less of a hassle.

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By: Westly Smith http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-39207 Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:19:59 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-39207 Thanks for the tips about short term vehicle storage. I like to go on vacation a couple of times a year, and the time adds up. I would like to get a place to store my RV. I’m going to check on an RV storage place near me!

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By: Paul Langley http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/travel-tips/what-to-do-with-your-vehicle-when-you-travel/#comment-38425 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:48:28 +0000 http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=5039#comment-38425 Wow, I had no idea there were so many options for long-term car storage. I am really glad that you mentioned your parents-in-law’s place, because I had never thought of doing something like that. I have a handful of close relatives that own larger pieces of property, I may have to look into storing my car there. Thanks so much for writing!

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