Importing an RV. Whats changed since 2006?

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    Am off to USA in a couple of weeks and will probably buy an RV to ship back whilst we are there. :BigGrin:

    The last time i did it was 2006 and it was pretty easy. Anyone know of any new legislation that has been introduced since 2006 that might affect me? :Sad:

    Thought I heard they now need an SVA test?? Anyone know if thats true? :cry:
    I assume the taxes are the same 10% import duty + VAT? :cry:
    The guy i used for shipping last time has died so can anyone recommend a shipping company they have used an know are good?? :Wink:

    Thanks all. :thumb:
     
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    Anyone imported an RV recently??:Sad: Anyone at all????
     
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    Hi Ian.

    Who did the shipping and where did it leave from?

    Just as a matter of interest what is the import duty etc on a 5er and pick up combo??

    When i shipped my Lightning it was 25% :Eeek: import tax (commecial vehicle rate) + VAT.
     
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    Hi Dazz
    I shipped mine in a few years ago so I'm not sure about the SVA. I dont think the SVA scheme is still current. I did read on the web that it had been repalced by something else.

    Even if RV'S are included now its not that much of a job and you can get it done at the same place that you get your uk conversion and MOT done.

    I wont tell you where I got my conversion and MOT done because they were garbbage.

    I used an agent in the us and an agent to look after the import at Southampton.

    I shipped from Galveston too Southampton. The agent in Southampton was Penguin, they were very efficient and helpful. There are some really unhelpfull agents in Southampton.

    I cant remeber the agent that I used in the US but will have a look tonight and post her name.

    She came reccomended from the dealer and helped me out with import & vat costs (Big Time) (Bottom Line Price on Billl of Sale).

    It may be that Penguin in Southampton can do it all for you ie Stateside and here.

    It maybe easier for you to do this because I assume that you will be able to take the RV to the docks yourself. I wasnt there and so needed a us agent
    Jim
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    Hi Jim

    I will be doing the conversion and registration myself (not a very difficult job usually takes a weekend and about £300.00 in materials, I honestly cannot see how the dealers even try and justify the costs they charge), its just a good shipper im looking for (preferably one that will "assist" with the paperwork side of things :Wink:, like yours did) :thumb:

    I may also need someone to take it to the docks for me although the dealer has offered to do this if i buy one from them. :BigGrin:

    The shipping company ive used in the past was Willanius and they were always very good :thumb:
     
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    Yes, your right about the conversion and registration. I will have a look at my paperwork tonight and let you know who the us agent was, she also arranged for shipment from the dealer to the dock.

    Jm
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    Just had a look on the government website and a Motorcaravan is classed as a Special Purpose Vehicle. An SVA for these vehicles is shown as Optional. I read that as not required.
    The SVA obviousley hasn't been scrapped but has changed with a couple of new/different schemes associate with it.

    Jim
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    Hi Dazzer
    I am using an agent originaly from Sidmouth now residing in Kissimmee
    To be honest i wouldnt use the companies he or his franchise use .

    Transporting it from Clermont Florida to Jacksonville port was a company called Horizon ,their driver blew the gearbox driving with a leaking cooler pipe not noticing the loss of drive .

    Shipping is by a company Seariders who washed their hands of any responsibility although they employed Horizon

    As for duty etc i will know when it gets here and as of yet i dont know who the UK agent is

    Ian
     
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