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phughson Aug 10th 2012 6:05 pm

Advise needed - Shipping Car and Caravan
 
Hi All,

This is my first post so be gentle haha

I took the family to NZ last year for 3 months and quite simply we all fell in love with the Islands. The only issue we had is that having 3 small children under 5 we couldn't do much travelling...... tried camping in a tent on a couple of occasions but with no luck.

So, the time has come again and were jetting off again!! The idea I had is to do as much travelling in our current car and caravan simply because of the cost of the caravans in NZ and also the conditions that I saw. The advice I was wanting advice on is importing our car and caravan and leaving over there with family..... Until next year :-)

I have been in contact with a couple of freight companies and have got prices. The best prices I got are - car is £1645 and caravan is £4330! Which if I had to hire of buy over there is not too bad.

Now, that process seems straight forward but my grey area is when they hit Auckland! Is it a timely and costly process to get them ready to go for NZ roads?

Any advice would be great.

Thanks,
Paul

sparkytoad Aug 10th 2012 6:37 pm

Re: Advise needed - Shipping Car and Caravan
 
Please don't bring a caravan, please.

phughson Aug 10th 2012 6:43 pm

Re: Advise needed - Shipping Car and Caravan
 
Hi peliqueria,

Why? What effect would it have to import a caravan for my own use?

Thanks,
Paul

sparkie down under Aug 10th 2012 8:38 pm

Re: Advise needed - Shipping Car and Caravan
 
Bring your caravan mate:thumbsup: (so wish we brought ours).

There's a bit of conversion work to do, but they are so much better than anything over here, (unless you want to spent thousands), and there are so many great campsites


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