Fancy travelling further afield???

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BreweryDave

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No, just looking !!! Did multiply my length width and height to find my m3 and multiplied that by the shipping costs to various counties though! Worked out around €5000 each way for 2 adults in a cabin and the motorhome, but of course that's each way, and to the US.
Australia was about USD8000 just for the van:eek:

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Have to factor in the marine insurance,customs .We have been contemplating this idea for a USA trip .Cabins are a new option but cheaper to fly and collect .Second option to buy and sell in USA.Funsters have done both I think.Forestboy explained in detail a few years back how to buy and sell.
If you plan to go more than once over your 10 year visa then buy,store,sell will be cheapest.
 
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Spoke to a Hymer club member who shared the purchase of USA van with two other couples.Used it four months each over some years then sold.Told cheapest way possible as they shared all costs including a replacement engine.
I wouldn't mind doing similar with like minded motorhomers.
 
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The tour from Berlin to Peking looks interesting...! Can that be done..?

As a point of interest, if you ship your van over to USA how long can you stay over there for...?
 
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The tour from Berlin to Peking looks interesting...! Can that be done..?

As a point of interest, if you ship your van over to USA how long can you stay over there for...?

I think it will be 90-days max on a B1 tourist non-migrant visa but I could be wrong.

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PeteH

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The tour from Berlin to Peking looks interesting...! Can that be done..?

As a point of interest, if you ship your van over to USA how long can you stay over there for...?

We owned the Winnebago, (Avtar) for over 5 years. It cost me $22,000, in Florida, and was sold for just over $13,500. We had storage at Camping World Houston, fully secure $39/Month. We used it for over 5 Months each year. (you are allowed 6 months on a the 10 year visa) As long as you apply EARLY you could (then) get an extension. Depending where you register it (my Son Lives near Houston, hence our choice) Taxes and an Emission test cost about $150 annually. Insurance varies but my last deal was $500 per year, via Good Sam, with a Texas Licence. It had an annual service approx $200 inc oil and filter changes, and 2 New batteries, I eventually fitted an 100w solar panel to boost the batteries during storage.
 
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We used it for over 5 Months each year. (you are allowed 6 months on a the 10 year visa)

Pete,

Can you do all 6-months at once without a break plus, if you opt for a 10-year visa then does that require the completion of a DS-160 or not.

Cheers,

Andrew

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PeteH

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Pete,

Can you do all 6-months at once without a break plus, if you opt for a 10-year visa then does that require the completion of a DS-160 or not.

Cheers,

Andrew

As I said we did in excess of 5 months more than once. I think the DS160 is the form used for all Visitor applications, but there may be one for Business?, I am not sure. The other thing is mine was over 8-9 Years ago now, and things may have changed. IF you finish up going to London (US Embassy) as we did be prepared to queue, sit and make provision to be there ALL day. Get GOOD quality Photo`s and check the photo size as it is not the same size as the UK/Europe. When you arrive in the US, the "Visa Waver" (green?) form is not the one you fill out, if you make that mistake the immigration officer will send you away to fill out the correct one!!. Most (all?) Airlines carry them.
 
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Well worth considering one way relocation rental of new RVs for as little as $205 per week for up to a month .
 

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Well worth considering one way relocation rental of new RVs for as little as $205 per week for up to a month .

That`s Interesting?. I saw this being "Floated" on some of the US R-V forums, when I was out there, but didn't know it had got off the ground?. The Idea was you "hired" an R-V and took a "vacation" which ended up at the new location. Winnebago, where allegedly looking into it back in 2013, as a cheap way to get their Coaches to for example "Lazydays" in Florida. It was also rumoured that Lazydays themselves where looking to use it as a method of transferring coaches between Branches.? There was a lot of speculation about it.

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Feb 22, 2008
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That`s Interesting?. I saw this being "Floated" on some of the US R-V forums, when I was out there, but didn't know it had got off the ground?. The Idea was you "hired" an R-V and took a "vacation" which ended up at the new location. Winnebago, where allegedly looking into it back in 2013, as a cheap way to get their Coaches to for example "Lazydays" in Florida. It was also rumoured that Lazydays themselves where looking to use it as a method of transferring coaches between Branches.? There was a lot of speculation about it.

There was a thread on here a couple of weeks back and I posted a blog of our one way RV re location trip in 2012 for Cruise America . Pickup in Chicago deliver to Las Vegas 28 days 3k miles , total cost flights hotels etc £3500.
I will try and find the thread link and post.
 
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