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  1. California Spaniard December 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Shipping American truck and camper
    Really fantastic site. I have searched but can’t find an answer to my question so I apologize if this topic has been covered before.

    I’m wondering if its possible to ship my American Ford F 250 with a camper shell on the back. I mean I know its possible and cost effective for me but realistically would I have difficulty driving it Europe? Just to be clear I am an EU citizen within EU drivers license and have driven all over Europe so my question isn’t about the actual driving rather it’s more of a registration and police question.

    my understanding is that I can legally drive the vehicle for 6 months before needing to register it in the EU country. I’m just wondering why more Americans don’t do this. What difficulty would I have shipping my rig over there driving it around for 6 months?

    thank you again and my compliments for a wonderful website.

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  2. retaxing an ambulance
    Hi. is it a straight forward reclassing at a post office or a long winded affair to re tax a former patient transport 5 seater merc vito as a std PLG ?
    regards Chris

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  3. MPV as campervan
    I will buying a Renault Megane Scenic in the next few weeks and plan to use it for ad-hoc camping. I’ll be staying on established sites in the UK as well as using it as my everyday vehicle / loadlugger.

    I have been car camping in a number of cars (mainly hatchbacks and estates) so have a good idea of how to adapt the scenic. I’m just after a few pointers and ideas that I’ve overlooked.

    Many thanks,
    John

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    1. Hi John
      Will you be using

      Hi John

      Will you be using campsites or wild camping?
      How long do you intend to camp in the Scenic?

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  4. for sale AUTOTRAIL COMANCHE CAMPERVAN
    Reluctantly sale due to changing circumstances. 1989 Autotrail Comanche, 116000 km on the clock, Talbot Express base, 2.5 turbo diesel with air suspension Reliable and in good condition. UK registered, RHD, taxed end June, MOT end March. Completely refurbished inside and is spacious, light and lovely to take holidays in. Large lounge area which converts into 2 single beds or a huge king sized bed, blown air heating, new hot water boiler, new window blinds and roof vents. shower and bathroom, end kitchen with cooker, grill and hob, plus a 3 way fridge. All appliances in good working order. Plenty of storage over the cab and throughout. Bike rack and extra security lock fitted across the back entrance door. Extra interior locks and hidden safe for added safety. Must be seen to be appreciated. Contact [email protected] or 663572603.

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  5. ferry crossings
    We live in both u.k. & France |& would like to find the cheapest crossings for our recent motorhome. it seems impossible.to find any prices at all.Can you help please.

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    1. It depends on where you want
      It depends on where you want to cross the Channel.
      Find the companies that offer the crossings you want.

      Here are some
      http://www.norfolkline.com
      http://www.poferries.com
      http://www.brittanyferries.com

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  6. i want a campervan suitable
    i want a campervan suitable for amphibious vehicle conversion, any ideas which one to get

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    1. yeah buy a boat (with a
      yeah buy a boat (with a cabin)

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    2. only just seen this but a seahorse is good
      dukwforsale . com search for seahorse

      You can see one in action in greenwich next to cutty sark

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  7. hi,
    i want to buy a van for

    hi,
    i want to buy a van for conversion but i am not sure which is best. it would be used to take me to wakeboarding tournaments so it needs to be fairly reliable. any ideas what van i should pick as i dont have a great budget.

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    1. Hi
      The first thing to decide

      Hi

      The first thing to decide is what size of van you need.

      Do you want a small van like this
      https://www.campervanlife.com/fiat-scudo

      a medium sized van like this
      https://www.campervanlife.com/mercedes-vito-van-0

      or a large van like this
      https://www.campervanlife.com/mercedes-sprinter-campervan-red-lwb

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      1. i would want a large van, is
        i would want a large van, is the VW t5 any good?

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        1. The VW T4 and VW T5 vans are
          The VW T4 and VW T5 vans are excellent.
          Also consider the Mercedes Vito van.

          If you want something bigger consider the Mercedes Sprinter, which is probably the most reliable of all of the vans.
          The Fiat Ducato is also popular. Whilst not as reliable as the Spriter, it is cheaper, and popular with camper convertors because it is wider and the handbrake is on the right-hand-side of the drivers seat, making it easier to pass through to the cab from the back, when a single passenger seat is fitted.

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          1. how much would the fiat van
            how much would the fiat van and conversion cost?

          2. There is a cost to suit
            There is a cost to suit everyone.
            You could buy the van from £1,000 to £15,000
            The conversion can cost from £200 to £5,000
            It all depends on what you want and how much you want to spend.
            A decent van will cost about £2,000+
            If you do the conversion yourself you can do something nice for £500, but £1,000 – £2,000 will get lots of comfort and mod cons.

          3. thanks
            thanks

  8. insurance
    Hi, i have just bought a long wheelbased transit minibus to convert. There are no seats apart from the two front seats as it was used for wheelchairs. I thought this would be ideal for convertion but i cant find anyone to insure it.The insurance brokers say they wont insure it because it has no seats. We need to insure it to get it home. HELP

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    1. Hi Clive
      As your vehicle

      Hi Clive

      As your vehicle doesn’t have seats it is now technically a van with windows, a light goods vehicle.
      As you are converting it to a campervan, try the following companies. They have policies that insure your van/mini-bus now, and then change the cover to a campervan once your conversion is complete.

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  9. Mercedes campervan conversion insurance.
    I am looking to insure my self conversion merc sprinter and need some guidance where I can find the cheapest companies who specialise in this sort of insurance.
    Please help!!!

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    1. Hi
      Check out the insurance

      Hi

      Check out the insurance page. There is a section for self converted vans:
      https://www.campervanlife.com/insurance

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