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Shipping a motorhome from UK to NZ

Old Dec 24th 2016, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Parnell View Post
given the state of driving


Bull Bars front rear sides


Instead of self lane warning it should be approaching Asian
In my 11 years here it has been pretty much white people who have the monopoly on all the shite, dangerous, inconsiderate, selfish, utterly uesless driving that I have witnessed (and why not? they are the majority of drivers). That is not to say other ethnicities do not understand how to drive courteously and safely, but its always been a white tosser behind the wheel when they have been tailgating me, overtaking on the inside, not giving way when they should, not stopping a stop signs, road rage, not allowing you to make the move that you indicated you were going to do 5 months ago, etc, etc, etc.
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Old Dec 24th 2016, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by wakwak View Post
We've been speaking to the AA for guidance in both vehicles. Our truck has had to have some certificates of compliance from the manufacturer.

As for the VW. They've guided us as much as possible and we've taken advice from the VW owners club. We think he will be ok, there's some rust which worries us but body is sound.
It's a worry.

How much more methodical can we be? Are we missing stuff? Your experiences on this would be well received
I find all this compliance shite amazing. Our roads are so ******* dangerous and all the while some poor bastard tries to bring a car/van/truck/campvan made in 2008 or somesuch year, that is as safe as safe can be and they demand ridiculous stuff to make it 'compliant'. Just a way to tax the arse off you and to make life more awkward. Its what the government bodies do. Bunch of knobs.
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Old Dec 25th 2016, 10:13 am
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Completely agree. It was the cost of all that tax and red tape that made us sell a 2005 car, a 2011 SUV and a 2007 motorbike in the UK before we came, only to be absolutely speechless at some of the utter crap that is driven on the roads here.
The exporting of vehicles process to NZ is just an easy way for the government to make money outa ya!
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Completely agree. It was the cost of all that tax and red tape that made us sell a 2005 car, a 2011 SUV and a 2007 motorbike in the UK before we came, only to be absolutely speechless at some of the utter crap that is driven on the roads here.
The exporting of vehicles process to NZ is just an easy way for the government to make money outa ya!
Totally, corrupt NZ cash cow!!! And all upon the pretence of 'safety'...what a load of total and utter bollocks!!!!!!
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Right we have finally got to the end- Low volume certificate which we need as we had converted ourselves involved showing the pictures taken when we put the Remio roof on, removing the rear seatbelts as the rock n roll bed was not fixed enough (wasn't crash tested), after market alloys fitted had to have longer bolts as they have to have a minimum of 7.5 turns and ours had 6.5 and the replacement of the mis-matched tyre.
The cheapest way to import a VW t5 would be a California as everything was factory fitted and would not need the low volume certificate saving you $600.
we love our camper and still feel with these costs we wouldn't have been able to buy one in NZ like we wanted
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Good news it's done, so total cost on top of shipping? $2200 ish?

Ouch.

But cost to replace over there would be far more I think?

Ours didn't have rear belts originally, and it's fine here for people to travel in the back without, however we stuck some in for the kids safety. I'm guessing they will want them out

That's an issue if we then can't use it as a family
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Old Jan 10th 2017, 11:53 pm
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Bach on wheels. Love it

I'm sure you are going to have the most fun times in that.
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