Moving to Spain.

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  1. Gordon-G

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    hi everyone,
    My wife and I are planning to move over to our home in Spain by the end of next year and plan to take our MH with us. It was originally from France and is a left hand drive but I know there will be a few things needed for it to conform to the ITV (Spanish MOT). I seem to remember reading that someone was looking for headlights to convert a left hand drive transit to U.K. Spec and wondered if anyone knew if the original continental ones were around? I don't fancy paying for brand new ones as have looked into it, and sure there might be some "just lying around" ?
    Thanks G
     
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    An idea of what model/cab it is might help a bit.:D
     
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    Remember it's more than just the ITV and headlight change etc..
    Often taxes are due based on the new price of the vehicle, seen many comments about how difficult it is to register vehicles in Spain. so check it all out (y)(y)
     
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    With all the hassle and and paperwork etc...

    Better of selling it over here and buying a Spanish registered one.. :nod:
     
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    Do you have a local ex pat forum where you're going to live ? Also, there's often a local directory of businesses. Found both sources of help and info when I lived in France.
     
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    Our property is in Orihuela Costa. Not too far away from Murcia region. The cab is a transit Mk7, so shouldn't be too hard finding the parts? Like I said it's at the end of next year but I like to make sure that I have everything planned properly well beforehand.
     
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    Before you move& when you are over for a visit pop in a scrap yard & ask a price for the headlights you need. If you haven't dual rear fog lights& reversing lights 6€ a piece will get you standalones which will comply with the requirements once fitted on the other side.
     
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    Hi, cost of importing into Spain is high.

    But if you think you will keep the MH and know its history, may be worth doing.

    You can get LHD Headlamps from eBay.

    TM
     
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    As Gus said...get someone who knows....our Hymer was originally on UK Plates....we bought it here from a Brit who went through the process...looked a bit costly, but worth it to keep your quality motorhome with you.
    I have found Spanish motorhomes to be a little overpriced and getting our spec a tad difficult.
     
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