Newbie from the Highlands

Sep 29, 2020
4
2
PH33 6SG
Funster No
76,424
MH
Hymer 56
Exp
Newbie
Hi Everyone,
Thanks for accepting me here.
We bought a motorhome in the summer but because of Covid we have hardly been out in it.
It is a 1990 Hymer 56 with Citroen C25 engine. It is left hand drive and was first registered in France before being brought over to the UK. We have a 2nd home in France and our idea was to use the van to travel throughout France and other parts of mainland Europe.
We would also like to leave the van in France because driving it to France every year through England - always the worst part of the journey - isn't fun. One problem would be that we would need to bring it back to the UK every year for its annual MOT.
Does anyone on here know how easy/difficult it would be to re-register the van in France so I could leave it in France all the time. Have any of you done something similar?
Be great to hear from anyone.
Cheers,
Archie
glendevin@live.co.uk
 
Jul 11, 2008
8,496
59,853
Dumfries
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3,262
MH
Knaus Sun 650MEG
Exp
2007
Hi, why not register it in France and follow their MOT rules this would save bringing it to UK

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Sep 29, 2020
4
2
PH33 6SG
Funster No
76,424
MH
Hymer 56
Exp
Newbie
Thanks guys,
So any advice on how we go about registering it in France.
Thanks for making a newbie like myself so welcome on this forum
Take care, stay safe,
Cheers
Archie
 
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Nov 5, 2014
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MH
Van Conversion
Welcome, if I lived where you do I wouldn't be doing much travelling. Its a great area to explore, even with the rain and midges :xsmile:

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Nov 21, 2020
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Beside the Seaside, beside the Sea! East Sussex
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MH
ElddisCV20 very soon
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I am a newbie
:WelcomeFlag: If you don't get any help here, it might be worth trying https://www.angloinfo.com/france.

As far as I can remember from my short time living in France, you have to register a vehicle there after 6 months anyway?

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Sep 29, 2020
4
2
PH33 6SG
Funster No
76,424
MH
Hymer 56
Exp
Newbie
Thank you.
I will check out the website.
Of course, we wouldn't be staying there for more than 90 days at a time under the new rules.
 
Nov 21, 2020
346
1,804
Beside the Seaside, beside the Sea! East Sussex
Funster No
78,047
MH
ElddisCV20 very soon
Exp
I am a newbie
Thank you.
I will check out the website.
Of course, we wouldn't be staying there for more than 90 days at a time under the new rules.
But you would be leaving it there whilst you are in the UK? Every ex-pat I knew out there had a french registered car and if they had brought it over from the UK they had to register it in France within 6 months. .. I did love it there .. Aquitaine.
 
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Sep 29, 2020
4
2
PH33 6SG
Funster No
76,424
MH
Hymer 56
Exp
Newbie
Thanks I will look into it when/if we ever get back to France.
In the meantime, take care everyone and stay safe.
Merry Xmas to everyone

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