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Posted: 2/24/2016 8:51:59 PM EST
I've let a friend and a couple family members borrow my truck to move a pool table and some other stuff. They put fuel in it and made sure it came back in the same condition it left. I have no problems lending it out.

But I've also heard horror stories where some coworker lent his truck to another coworker to move a sofa and instead got a bucket a gravel dumped by a tractor in the bed and it came back all scratched up. Another let his cousin borrow his truck to move a fridge ,instead tried to move a fifth wheel and ended up breaking the rear slider window and damaging the cab.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:52:51 PM EST
My father. Only my father.


My younger brother, too, but only if my father is there.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:54:18 PM EST
Hell no
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:54:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2016 9:32:42 PM EST by fla556guy]
I'd let my dad. But nobody else. Not even my significant other (she has her own car and is intimidated by big vehicles....so neither of us trust her to drive a big truck).

If they want a truck, they can rent one from home depot that is perfect for how they are planning to mistreat mine.

If it's a good friend, I'll drive and make sure that I'm not lending it to someone "to move a soda" and then have it overloaded with rocks, 4wheeled, or some other bullshit.

I've seen what people do with trucks that is just plain dumb. If they don't have a truck, never hauled in their lives....it's a pretty good bet they will do something dumb.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:56:08 PM EST
That's one reason I keep my old 99 Tacoma, anyone wants to borrow a vehicle they get it, not the Tundra.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:56:50 PM EST
After my wife just crashed my new Tacoma with less than 5k miles the other day I've just considered only allowing my father to be the only one to drive it beside myself.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:57:29 PM EST
Never. I would let my dad or brother borrow it if they asked, but no one else, ever.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:57:35 PM EST
No, no, and no.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:58:00 PM EST
Always let Dad use any vehicle I owned, other then that, nope. Learned my lesson long ago and the few times I rescinded my no rule, I regretted it.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:58:37 PM EST
I have a $1300 Ford Ranger. Anyone is welcome to borrow or beat the shit out of it, so long as they fill the gas tank when they are done.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:58:41 PM EST
I have ONE friend close enough that I'd ask to borrow his truck. I've always returned it with more gas than when I took it, and have even been known to wash it on my way to return it.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 8:59:15 PM EST
no one outside my family. Friends can quickly "disappear" when they damage your shit....especially expensive shit like a vehicle.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:00:23 PM EST
My brother, no one else.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:00:31 PM EST
... I'm very lucky. My circle of friends and family are all very responsible Republicans
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:00:32 PM EST
No. Others very rarely drive my truck and when they do, I'm in the passenger seat.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:03:37 PM EST
Just my wife, and my son once.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:04:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2016 9:05:27 PM EST by sandboxmedic]
My dad, one of my uncle's and two of my friends, but they are responsible adults who can afford to replace it if the mess it up.

ETA, I'd also let me sister drive it if she ever learned to drive a stick.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:04:50 PM EST
Usually if my friend needs my truck, I go with it. I don't minding letting close friends and family drive my truck, and have done it in the past. The only time I've had it bite me in the ass was when my brother-in-law drove it while I was overseas. It wasn't his fault, but he brought it to the grocery store and somebody ran into it. He had it fixed by the time I got home though, so no big deal.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:05:12 PM EST
Only my father and my brothers, no one else. Never had any issues and they always fuel/wash it before giving it back.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:05:13 PM EST
Yes.

If you can drive a stick? It's all yours
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:06:37 PM EST
Very regularly.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:07:11 PM EST
Yes, but they have to borrow me as well. Package deal, and I'm driving.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:08:02 PM EST
Not a chance.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:08:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2016 9:09:27 PM EST by Burley]
Just my dad. But he gave me the truck too. I was a regular borrower of the truck before the gift.

One friend has asked to borrow it once. I would have let him although he is rough on things. Thankfully he didn't take it since I don't have a gooseneck hitch.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:09:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Cjones124:
After my wife just crashed my new Tacoma with less than 5k miles the other day I've just considered only allowing my father to be the only one to drive it beside myself.
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she was helping you out after buying a tacoma
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:10:43 PM EST
I let my brother borrow mine to pull a trailer 300 miles round trip to pick something up. I got to drive his new f150...he didn't have a hitch installed yet. Other than that I would never loan my truck out and never have been asked.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:11:24 PM EST
Nope
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:14:06 PM EST
I'm extremely selective on who can drive my truck.

More likely to offer to help with the truck related task then to give out the keys.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:14:14 PM EST
For the most part my family and friends all have their own.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:14:39 PM EST
Usually never, but I may depending on the situation and if the person truly needs it. I DONT lend it to my friends who think just because I have a truck then they can make choices in liufe as if they owned a truck. For example, I had a close friend ask to borrow my truck and as is my right I asked "what for". He then proceeded to tell me how a friend of a friend of a cousin had a 10 year old treadmill they were giving away (and they lived 50 miles away) and he wanted to go pick it up and bring it home to try and sell it.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:16:52 PM EST
13,500lbs no power steering and no a/c so they never ask.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:18:25 PM EST
Short list...my Dad, wife ( of course), daughter (not thrilled), and son.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:19:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2016 9:20:14 PM EST by rapracing]
NO!

Don't mind helping them out but they're not borrowing my truck
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:19:40 PM EST
Yes..I have just an old truck for truck stuff. Not concerned about scratches and dings.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:20:14 PM EST
I have an 01 beater that I load out. Nobody drives the newer one except the wife occasionally.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:23:10 PM EST
I have a shitty truck they can borrow, my main pickup us only driven by me and my sons
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:23:38 PM EST
No one has ever asked to borrow my truck... Hell, most people don't even want to get in it. Hasn't been washed in months, maybe years, still has deer blood in the bed and mud on the floors. SuperCrew short bed isn't good for much hauling anyways. I love pulling it up to the valet and telling him to put it in a good spot.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:23:46 PM EST
I had an old beater, sat in my driveway with the keys in it forever.

Well, one day I notice that the roof had a couple of large dents in it at the rear of the cab. Wtf?

Turns out my neighbor borrowed it. Didn't think I'd mind. Hauled a BUNCH of 16' decking from Home Depot, by laying it one end on the roof and the other on the tailgate.

That was the end of the keys sitting in it, and the last time I ever lent any vehicle out to anyone other than my dad.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:26:17 PM EST
Not a chance in Hell, I would move something (not all their things) if asked by a close friend though.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:27:23 PM EST
Only my dad
And he doesnt like driving it bc its hard for him to get in/out of it
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:27:50 PM EST
When I had one I let anyone take it. Shoot I'd leave the keys in the thing all the time so if someone needed and I was not home they could just go get it.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:28:25 PM EST
Sure, but it depends entirely on the person...
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:28:32 PM EST
nope not anymore, been burned too many times.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:31:00 PM EST
If you put fuel in it and don't bust any windows out or ruin a tire you're welcome to borrow it. It's not like more dents or scratches are going to make it any worse.

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Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:31:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2016 9:31:53 PM EST by Dr-G]
LOL. I picked up a new 2500 HD and I don't even let my wife use it.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:32:23 PM EST
Yes. My brother in law had his Rav4 break down soon after I bought my truck, I loaned it to him for about a month. We were the only ones in the family with a spare vehicle.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:32:54 PM EST
No. Had a neighbor who wanted to borrow my 4-Runner. I asked what he needed it for and he told me. I said I would drive as it would take two of us to load and unload. We did this twice.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:33:28 PM EST
my old beater truck I did, not my newer Tacoma, they probably can't drive a stick anyway
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:34:34 PM EST
When I had an older truck I really didn't care. My truck is newer now so I am more selective. Let a neighbor borrow our relatively new dodge caravan and the asshole must have smoked in it ALL DAY. No more.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:34:48 PM EST
Yes.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 9:35:17 PM EST
Friends yes.

Family NO.
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