Importing delay

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  1. bashers

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    I've been researching the steps for importing an RV and there is some excellent information in here.

    No-one has stated how long it might take though

    Anyone give me an idea how long it takes to get it from a US port to Southampton?

    Cheers

    Ashley
     
  2. zaskar

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    Actual travel time is apparantly approx 11 days. That doesn't include admin'
     
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    Hi
    It took us from the time we bought it to the time we had it on the doorstep just over two months.

    Thats from the dealer - Galveston - Southampton. Customs clearance, Conversion - MOT - Tax & UK registration. As said above it takes approx two weeks to get across the pond

    Jim
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  4. bashers

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    christ that's ages!
     
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    And the worst of it is. thats not by any means written in stone, Shippers will take the cheapest option and somtimes an RV can get left off the boat in favour of a more lucrative load or two seperate loads that better fill the ship, or sent to another country first, so you pays yer money and hold your breath:Doh:
    Most do go according to plan just dont book it in for anything till you know its landed and cleared customes:Eeek::thumb:
     
  6. bashers

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    my money doesn't mature till June 5th.
    that's most of the summer gone waiting for my bus to turn up!!

    Guess it'll be a UK purchase then
     
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    At the risk of sounding rude, and believe me, I really dont mean to be::bigsmile:, but that does sound just a little impatient considering the amount of money that's involved.
    Think through it carefully, is it worth risking the rig of your dreams for the sake of one missed season?::bigsmile:
    just a thought, no offence intended.::bigsmile:
     
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    Be carefull when getting insurance.

    My insurance company wanted information that I coudnt possibley have until I had actually recieved the rv.

    If you dont give them the info that they request then they will cancell your insurance and keep the premium that you have paid :Eeek:

    I think that actually did happen to sombody on the forum.

    As said above, take your time. The purchase of a MH/RV is a big deal. Dont live to regret your purchase because of itchy feet. The time will soon pass by.

    Jim
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  9. johnsandywhite

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    :Cool: 2 Weeks if you get it booked in time. :thumb:
     
  10. RuthRv

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    we had no problems insuring ours before it landed, just asked for the info that they wanted from the usa gave it them and she was insured result:thumb:
     
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    Hi Bashers
    i got a mate that has a 2001 Monaco Knight 36ft diesel for sale uk registered & converted ready to go.
    Dont know if that is the type RV you are looking at
     
  12. Tony Santara

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    Ours took 3 weeks to arrive but well worth the wait........and alot of money saved compared to buying in the UK :Smile:
     
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    What may be of interst to Basher,Tony is how long from

    1. Yup thats the baby:thumb:

    To

    2. OMG im driving me new toy:Eeek:
     
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    OK Geo lets be picky :RollEyes: including " yup thats the baby " at the dealers to " OMG" at Southampton about 5 weeks
    :roflmto::roflmto::roflmto:
     
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    Hi I bought our Monaco Windsor in late October 2006 in America and due to various delays such as Thanks Giving holiday and bad weather on the Atlantic, then the Christmas holiday here I was only able to pick it up from Liverpool first week in Jan 2007 but well worth the wait! Did the full conversion, Mot and registration myself and it was on the road first of February, when we went to Sheepcote near Brighton.

    First trip.
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    Regards Pat
     
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    Here in the USA you pay exactly for the amount of insurance you have used, if you have paid for 365 days of insurance and cancel after 100 days you will get back 265 days worth, well that's what happened with us.
     
  17. bashers

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    Don't worry. I am thinking this through.

    I'm after an RV for a 12-15 month break from June to June/September ish...and thats all.
    In september 2010 my boy starts school so I have to "Settle down" next year i've been told

    Yes i'll be full time in it, almost, but I can only do the best i can to get the best bus for the money by June.
    If i make the wrong choice, I'll suffer for 12 months only.

    I'm only spending £20K so i'm not expecting perfect buses, but i've seens some good ones and some bad ones for that price.
    I've seen the "rig of my dreams", but there's no way i'm buying it yet!

    So yes, wating till late July to get a bus is too long. Thats two months out of 12 gone.
    I'll buy myself a UK based bus, suffer the price hike, but be off by the second week in June.

    Who laughed, i heard someone laugh out there, who was it?:Angry:
     
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    Certainly not I. :winky:
    Good luck, there's no "one size fits all" for either rigs or personal situations and only YOU know whats best for YOU:thumb:
     

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