Dethleff Globebus A type

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  1. GWAYGWAY

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    I have just spoken to a friend who hired a van conversion MH for Christmas, got 2 hours down the road and the engine went to limp mode on the M1. He got it off the motorway and the AA could not repair it so it had to go onto a transporter back to the Hirers depot However they had closed for Christmas holiday so the AA got him a transit minibus as a loan vehicle so that they could get all the stuff out of the MH and off they went for a hotel stay. The hire company opened up and got out a replacement but not prepared properly.
    They really liked the concept and now want to buy a proper MH and he fancies a Globebus as the layout suits what they want.
    He has looked for an ex rental German model and was wondering what need doing to import it to the UK. Tax paid in Germany and C of C
    in order.. Anything that needs changing to register it her ie Headlights Etc. The other thing that concerns him is insuring it until it is UK registered, He is looking on a German site that advertises MH but I do not know which one.
    Does anyone have any pitfalls to look out for and as the £ is high it looks to save many thousands to one bought here . Any comments from the FUN knowledge base????
     
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    Try a search of past threads on importing from Germany. Some of us have a lot of experience and happy to answer specific questions. Yes it is worthwhile doing, have been doing it for 20 years....
     
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    Why don't you just buy in uk less stress I am thinking?
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    if he can find a previously imported van at german prices yes I agree why not. but if not, can save a bundle if happy with LHD and personally import. and its not stressful at all, once you know what you're doing....

    99 for sale on here from £25K

    http://tinyurl.com/qjnushn
     
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    I will pass that site to him there is a new one there for a very attractive rate, especially with the Euro. The ones here are the same in £s with a delivery charge on top.
     
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    Your welcome... Want any help with the import itself feel free to ask. I also know a Dethleff dealer who I and others on here have used..PM me for details if interested
     
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    I have passed the details of the website and the forum details to him, so there might be another member soon.
     
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