Hi Peter, hi everyone,
Yes, we shipped ours in 2011, and the cost, including 'total loss' insurance was $2,600, one way. Shipping was $2,200 and insurance $400. The insurance for total coverage was much more expensive and still excluded 'rust, oxidation, discoloration, wetting, staining, denting, scratching, and/or chipping.' Ours arrived undamaged, with everything inside in a locked trunk bolted into the seat rails.
My wife is from England, so we had the van shipped to Southampton for logistical reasons and because I wanted to do the pickup in my native language. It was much easier on the UK side than the US (Baltimore), with all the security bureaucracy there. I flew from Berlin to London, took two short train journeys, and walked onto the port (about 20 minutes from the train station) and was driving within half an hour.
I used Carex Shipping and they were fine but there was a lot of back-and-forth needed. It probably pays to shop around or just use SeaBridge if convenience is most important.
One tip: provide accurate measurements of your camper and consider peeling off the height sticker on the door...because you pay by the cubic foot, a lazy dockworker will use that and charge more. For example, the NAFTA Westies are only about 10' 8" tall, but have an 11' sticker on the door.
- Interesting company in Southampton
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2004 Dodge Sprinter Westfalia by Airstream, unit #121