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Advise needed - Shipping Car and Caravan

Old Aug 10th 2012, 5:05 pm
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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
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 5:37 pm
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Please don't bring a caravan, please.
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 5:43 pm
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Hi peliqueria,

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

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Old Aug 10th 2012, 7:38 pm
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Bring your caravan mate (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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