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Importing a campervan from Europe

Lenny HB

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On the coast in West Sussex
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658
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Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
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Since 2008 & many years tugging
On the bright side at least you won't need a MOT test until the 3rd anniversary. At that stage you might need to swap the headlights. Maybe some Funster knows chapter and verse on current MOT requirements and whether LHD headlights can be made to pass.
Beam deflectors are OK for an MOT but not acceptable for importation.
 
May 17, 2019
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Touring Europe
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Semi integrated <8m
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On the road since ‘91, in an Adria Matrix since 2018
Just a thought. The reason I preferred a LHD was that most countries drive on the left... My previous van, a Florida LT31 was LHD and I drove it around knowing exactly where the kerb was for 25 years. Roundabouts were a cinch throughout Europe.... As beam deflectors are not acceptable for Mutual Recognition Certificates, and we drive mostly abroad, converting to UK conforming seems to be a backwards step?? MOT,s were passed with beam deflectors, these were left in place in the UK and removed as needed. Could I ask, does anyone know if a switchable headlamp beam is available and at what cost? If not, reluctantly installing RH Beam would cost about?? Is it likely that beam deflectors on a newer van would less likely to get through the MOT??? Essentially I have come way back to the original post....
As I said earlier in here;

Bought a pair of these cheap pattern lights just for the importation ("borrowed" the LED ballast from the original lights for the process)
Bought a pair of these cheap pattern lights just for the importation ("borrowed" the LED ballast from the original lights for the process)
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I've since re-fitted the original lights to come abroad again. The UK ones will go back on just for the MoT in April.
 
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May 1, 2018
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The headlights are very easy to change just two screws and one plug in connector on each it takes 5 minutes, so when we are in the UK I will use my UK headlights and when we go to Europe I will install the European ones and drive to the port and back during the day.

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