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Forestboy

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Could someone look at my figures and thinking and tear it apart and tell me where I'm going wrong JSW & Dazzer I know have had experience I would appreciate their comments.

As some of you know I've been looking around with a view to upgrading the RV
Top of my list at the moment is a Monaco LaPalma XL Diesel pusher;
UK price £132k (bit to rich for me)
Quote recieved from USA dealer today for fully loaded same Rv 2008 spec;
here http://www.rvdeals.net/7655/
$118k offered $36k discount without hardly haggling

My Calculation
$118000 - 00 @ .49050 reuters today = £57879 - 00
Vat @17.5% = £10129 - 00
Import duty @ 10 % = £ 5789 - 00
Shipping = £ 3000 - 00
Conversion to UK spec = £ 5000 - 00
Unknowns reg/odds & sods = £ 2000 - 00
Total = £83797 - 00
Potential Saving = £48203 - 00

Is this correct because even if I'm £8k adrift it's still a £40k saving or have I missed something obvious that I just can't see.
 

Road Runner

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Purchase price

shipping £3000

Duty @ 10% on purchase price and shipping

VAT @ 17.5 % on ALL the below.

Shipping agent here £100

Electrical conversion £100 to £3000 but £1500 would be a decent price




bet you can haggle them down a lot more:winky:

Can be stressful though :Doh:but with that saving:thumb:
 
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Yep sounds right to me when i got my boat from the US this was the way it was worked out and i had it over here for 2 years spent over £10,000 on kitting it out and all that goes with it, and when i sold it still made over £9,000 profit on it.
:Cool: i was a happy man almost got the RV free:winky:
So if you can do it with the pound so strong i would go for it ,,,

FORDY ::bigsmile:

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yupp figures look right to me :thumb:

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Forestboy

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Thanks all

Looks like we've got some serious thinking to do. I would like to go to the states buy an RV and spend 3/4 months touring before shipping home. Jans a bit shell shocked as we planned to do this in about 18 months time.

Problem is will the £ / $ situation still be the same, I think when opportunities come along you have to take them, no point crying about missing them later.

Exciting times thought I'd be bored being retired have'nt stopped for a minute yet. ::bigsmile:
 

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Thanks all

Looks like we've got some serious thinking to do. I would like to go to the states buy an RV and spend 3/4 months touring before shipping home. Jans a bit shell shocked as we planned to do this in about 18 months time.

Problem is will the £ / $ situation still be the same, I think when opportunities come along you have to take them, no point crying about missing them later.

Exciting times thought I'd be bored being retired have'nt stopped for a minute yet. ::bigsmile:

Rory, Read your own signature mate ::bigsmile: Go for it

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£1 = $1.95 this time last year:winky:

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Forestboy

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We're trying to arrange to go to USA and view as many as possible hopefully in the next couple of weeks.
Spoke to a guy who may do us a special deal on a hire as well so we can ship ours back without all the miles on.
Keep you informed if I get any good offers.
 
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