Diesel Pusher Please

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  1. det247uk

    det247uk Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, I'm new to this website..I'm looking for a Diesel Pusher with Slideouts..I'm looking to go full time travelling in Jan next year and so am ready to buy the best deal I can find..Cash Buyer, can buy in UK or abroad..

    Many thanks & Merry xmas :)
     
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    Try our sister site the RVOC, dedicated Rv owners, and i know one for sale on ther right now.
    Good luck, and welcome.

    Craig
     
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    Hi and welcome from another Ilfracombe lad.
     
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    Hi there and welcome to Fun:thumb:like Craig has said try the R V Owners Club there are 1 or 2 for sale on there.what is your budget?
    brian and jo
     
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    Thanks & Budget

    Thanks all for the welcome, I have a budget of around £50000..
     
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    50k would buy a lot of RV in today's market.
    Remember bargain hard as there are very few buyers for RVs nowadays .
    Good luck. :thumb:
     
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    you have the budget, but do you have an HGV (class C) licence.
    very few diesel pushers cant be driven on a car licenc....dispite what some dealers will have you believe..
     
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    Buying in Canada..

    Thanks again for info, there does seem to be one or two reasonable American RVs in the UK. Thinking of going over to Canada to buy as it appears that you can buy so much more for your money and the shipping costs of around c$3000 back to Europe seem to be very reasonable..
    I think the current owners/sellers of the bigger American Motorhomeseem to want to apply a serious premium for whats already in the UK. We don't intend to come back to the UK if we purchase here anyway, going to see where we end up travelling the world, setting up a campsite somewhere not yet developed..
     
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    "C" Class Already..

    :Doh: Thanks again, yep, have correct license..
     
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    If you buy overseas and don't come back to the UK to get the UK mods done how are you going to MOT and insure your vehicle.
    Bear in mind the UK sourced vans are already converted and registered. 10-12 MPG is quite high for fulltime travelling and if you intend wilding a lot you will need a lot of solar to keep a large vehicle going.
     
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    Thanks wildman, quite right of course, if not coming back to UK then no need for a UK MOT I guess and where ever we're travelling to will have there own vehicle testing. Portugal is on the cards at the moment although untill we've travelled some, we know where to settle down..There's no benefit to a UK converted vehicle except for the fact that we may do some travelling in UK before saying goodbye to this fair land..
     
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    I didn't think it was as simple as that (turning up anywhere for a test) but hopefully someone with experience will comment. Having once tried to import a vehicle from Kuwait to the UK I wouldn't underestimate the task but it can be done of course.

    If you haven't seen it I can recommend Keith Mashiter's book when Katie Pulled Boris which covered the joy of buying a US RV. His second book is worth reading too - he sold the giant RV and bought something much smaller.
     
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    I think you have missed the point of my post. you cannot travel unless the vehicle is road legal in your home country. To get MOT or equivalent of and insurance you need to be legally resident in that country. Any more than six months out of the UK and you now lose health benefits and right to an EHIC card. You cannot hop around Europe registering as resident in every country, it just does not work that way. Eventually there will be an MOT that spans the EU but not at the moment. Insurance is a pain to get if you are not resident and have a registered address in that country. Most do summer in the UK and winter in the sun so then all bases covered. Having said that an awful lot have downsized in recent years due to access/parking problems let alone the rising cost of fuel.
     
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    The problem is that your vehicle will have to be registered somewhere. Normally your country of residence, and will therefore have to comply with that countries regulations. Am afraid its impossible to import from the US and just wander off into the sunset. I wish it was that simple, but it isn't. Import duties and VAT will have to be paid and the vehicle duly MOTd registered, taxed and insured. Then of course you have the problem of it being 110 volts and not being able to plug it in anywhere outside America. Things are never as simple as they first seem.
     
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    Thanks for all the helpful info, invaluable. .We're leaving the UK permanently hence our being able to get the RV from abroad, we'll register wherever we decide to settle for a while. Yep, we're all sold up, not worried about fuel costs as we're not on a budget for travelling. Please keep your comments and suggestions coming in..
     
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    sorry but the idea has failed at the first hurdle....insurance.
    no insurance co will insure a vehicle which isnt registered in the country of residence so you will have to decide which country you want to live in and have a postal address in that country.

    you may find it practically impossible to import and register in some countries.

    then you will need a converter and again, if its difficult to import it will be even harder to find a converter who knows enough to be able to meet the requirements...main problem being lighting, american auto wiring is an art unto itself with brake lights, side lights and front marker lights etc flashing with indicators and must be redesigned to meet euro spec.

    110v isnt a problem if you dont want 230v electric...just needs a 230/110v converter but then you're restricted to 110 volt appliances with the added problem of frequency....america uses 60hz, europe uses 50hz so while 110v appliances will work, they wont work for long.

    good luck, but I wont hold my breath.
     
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    well have obviously done your homework and found something that fulltimers in the UK have missed someplace. It is NOT possible to register an American RV in most European countries. Many have tried and failed so perhaps you could let us know how you are able to get it MOT'd and registered after importing direct from Canada. Are you even aware if the different width restrictions which make some models totally unacceptable in Europe? Good luck with your quest and eventual travels. Regretfully not all problems can be sorted with oodles of cash.:thumb:
     
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