07-29-2012, 10:42 AM
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We learned to never loan or borrow our vehicles or trailers... The person you loan it to never takes care of your stuff like you do. It always comes back with something broken and "oh, I will pay to fix it" and never does.
Who pays for blown tires? If the trailer gets damaged at a show or left alongside the road because the tire blew out, you will be the one paying for it.
As everyone else said, you will be responsible if the person borrowing the trailer wrecks it, and for whatever damage she causes.
I would not make your trailer available to your roommate, she needs her own trailer. If she can't afford one, too bad.
Would you let her or someone else borrow your horse whenever they wanted because "a friend wants to ride also?...Probably not. Your trailer is the same thing.
Borrowing once or twice to be nice will end up being all the time, and you will go out to get your trailer to haul your horse and it will be gone.Also, think about if she is gone with your trailer, her truck breaks down and she lets someone else tow it? If you let her use your trailer, you will find you have no control over it once it is out of your sight and who knows what happens then.
We let someone borrow one of our 4 wheelers once. Almost brand new, a good friend. They used it, then loaded it on the trailer and did not tie it down. Dumped it off the trailer going down the road. We ended up paying for the damage to fix it, they refused to pay, losing a good friendship and learning a valuable lesson.
DON"T DO IT...