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anyone taken their RV from USA to Italy or France?

anyone taken their RV from USA to Italy or France?

Feb 27th, 2008, 08:10 PM
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we shipped our "Toy" (toyota motorhome) in 1978 - keep it registered in the states and if you email me i will expand on insurance - the shipping will depend how near you are to the east coast - roo-roo ships leave from boston, baltimore and jacksonville most arrive in rotterdam or bremen - if you ship to France or Italy you will need an 'open container' (no insurance for anything inside) which the shipping company will supply, but will add to the cost - once in Europe we equipped our Toy with propane tanks so we average around 28 to 30 mpg - she's old, but she's ours - you might consider renting a European motorhome - most are diesel - rental is not cheap - some German companies have a 'buy-back' program
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Feb 27th, 2008, 10:24 PM
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I met an Australian couple who bought a campervan in the UK, and then were driving it all over Europe, for about a 6-month trip. Then they were going to sell it again.

For American drivers, it probably would not be sensible to purposely choose a right-hand drive vehicle, so you'd likely be best buying and selling in continental Europe.
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Feb 28th, 2008, 12:34 AM
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<<< so you'd likely be best buying and selling in continental Europe. >>>

Except that it's virtually impossible for non-EU folk to do so in continental Europe as most countries require you to be resident in the country
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Feb 28th, 2008, 06:18 AM
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I looked into doing this a couple of years ago. I decided it was cheaper to buy a car in UK, then travel to campsites that had rental units. I joined a caravan club and this allowed me access to campsites and it gave me a search engine to search for rentals, and even allowed me to camp or rent at a discount in some places. I did not, but you could buy a small 2 man tent and camp that way across UK and Europe. In buying a car, email me and I will explain it more. It can get complicated about the insurance and MOT, etc. [email protected].

I agree about cities, towns with small streets. It is bad enough in a small or med. sized car, but in a campervan, it gets dicey really quick. Even driving med. sized car, a Vauxhall, we parked outside of many towns and used their park and ride system. Parking in small towns is really tight for a car and for a campervan ???. Also, a lot of parking in cities is in parking decks, and campervans and parking decks do not go well together.
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