List of American, who shipped to Europe

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List of American, who shipped to Europe

Beitrag von admin » 05.03.2017 14:14

  • 2011 grozier (USA), moved permanently to Germany
  • 2012? Melanie and Justin (USA)

Please reply when you ever shipped a motorhome from USA or Canada to Europe. I will edit the list above.

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Re: List of American, who shipped to Europe

Beitrag von grozier » 23.05.2017 21:04

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.
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Re: List of American, who shipped to Europe

Beitrag von Sunny » 01.06.2017 14:15

Ted, Where exactly is that height sticker located? We don't see one on haRVy. Hope to meet you in 2018!

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Re: List of American, who shipped to Europe

Beitrag von grozier » 02.06.2017 18:56

Would be great to see you!

The height sticker is on the driver's door panel on the up-facing edge not far from the split for the quarter window. It's about two inches long and is pictured below. I ran that part number through a bunch of different part lists and came up blank, but if you'd like I have a higher resolution version if you want to make your own sticker.

When we took the A/C off the roof we made a new one by ordering sticker photo prints at the local drug store -- easy and cheap.

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Re: List of American, who shipped to Europe

Beitrag von Sunny » 07.06.2017 22:43

Thanks Ted. Could you email me the higher resolution image?

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Re: List of American, who shipped to Europe

Beitrag von grozier » 08.06.2017 20:32

Sure - could you send me an email at my username @gmail.com?

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