Transporting a Motorhome to France (1 Viewer)

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Just bought a MoHo Hymer from Scotland…..I live in south of France! Rather than wait for family to drive it down in June, and the cost of flying them home, does anyone know of transport companies doing this sort of vehicle delivery. Thanks in advance.
 

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Some members on here often volunteer for similar but to be honest it's usually for someone they know or has been a member for a long time. There are potentially high risks for anyone agreeing to undertake such a 'delivery'.

Have you tried posting an advert on 'Shiply'?
 
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Thanks for suggestions. looking More for a transport company, but flying back and driving it down is not out of the question but I‘ve not driven that far in 20 years. I‘m Just in a hurry to get my hands on it!. Thanks again. No idea about Shiply is but I’ll Google it . Cheers!

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Thanks for suggestions. looking More for a transport company, but flying back and driving it down is not out of the question but I‘ve not driven that far in 20 years. I‘m Just in a hurry to get my hands on it!. Thanks again. No idea about Shiply is but I’ll Google it . Cheers!
Thats exactly what I would do, take some bedding and make a trip out of it, good shakedown as well

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mikebeaches used a firm to transport his from Alicante to UK. Hopefully he will see this and reply. I can't remember the company name?
I used Lincoln-based S G Haulage Ltd https://www.sghaulageltd.co.uk/ to get our van transported back from Alicante to Bristol during summer 2020, at the height of the pandemic. They go all over Europe.

They were professional and provided a good service. They can handle any size of vehicle and I'd use them again if needs be.

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It’s all a bit different now we are out of the EU, if you drive it or have someone drive it down you will have no problem going through customs.
Should you obtain the services of a Transport Company you are stuffed as all has to be declared the paperwork is a nightmare and the taxes are high.
Its the same coming back as l used to a have a car brought back and forth,sadly no longer viable.
 
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It’s all a bit different now we are out of the EU, if you drive it or have someone drive it down you will have no problem going through customs.
Should you obtain the services of a Transport Company you are stuffed as all has to be declared the paperwork is a nightmare and the taxes are high.
Its the same coming back as l used to a have a car brought back and forth,sadly no longer viable.
Which company did you use to transport the car?
 
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I have used SG in the past and Winns but a few months back l tried to get my Q7 to the U.K. and it was a beurocratic nightmare and the Transport company couldn’t even get any sense out of the authorities so l gave up, don’t know if anything has changed since.

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Cost wise it will be infinitely cheaper to fly up and drive down.

If you have the time, then make a holiday of the trip, take a week or two to do it all.
It also means you can equip the van as you drive south, bedding, kitchen equipment, etc.

But given 20cm of snow is expected in Scotland today, you might want to leave your trip until after Easter!
By which point most camp sites will be open.
 
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Look out for a foreign haulage company bringing new vehicles into the uk they would take it as a back load, often at a greatly reduced price
 
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The cost of a transport company will include the drivers return journey, empty if it's a truck delivery or air fare if driven, so coming for it yourself makes sense.
 
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Never had a sensible price from Shipley.

Will you be registering the motorhome in France? Among the bits of paperwork you'll need will be the Certificate of Conformity. Supplied by the base vehicle manufacturer and should be passed on. However, every pre-owned car I've bought has never had one. You can get a replacement from the manufacturer but you'll have to pay. I just paid 70 euros for one.

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Silly question but have you actually seen this motorhome
wondered too, if you are resident in France, unless it is a left hooker, doubt you will get French registration and will have to come back to UK each year for MOT, wouldn't it be less problematic buying one in France?
 
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Unless I knew someone personally, I would never offer to drive their vehicle out of the UK in case a Customs search revealed prohibited content stowed in a hidden location! :unsure:
 
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Will you have to pay import tax?
I live permanently in France and this van is on German plates. So I expect some problems along the way. But I have experience there, it was almost impossible to reregister our US spec lpg/petrol LHD Range Rover in France, but our old, not quite Classic RHD Land Rover, sailed through on paperwork On line?
so I am now enquiring about the new MoHo.
 
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Unless I knew someone personally, I would never offer to drive their vehicle out of the UK in case a Customs search revealed prohibited content stowed in a hidden location! :unsure:
Totally agree with you Millcourt.

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Not asking here for a person on this forum to drive the van here, I have family wanting to do it. But if there was a professional transport company I might use them to be quicker.
 
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I used Lincoln-based S G Haulage Ltd https://www.sghaulageltd.co.uk/ to get our van transported back from Alicante to Bristol during summer 2020, at the height of the pandemic. They go all over Europe.

They were professional and provided a good service. They can handle any size of vehicle and I'd use them again if needs be.

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Thanks for that, I will get a quote from them, I have one on line requests to Shiplybat the moment, suggested by another forum member. Fingers crossed
 
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As using a transport company could create all sorts of custom problems & driving it would you be able to get insurance as it's on German plates.
What about the possibility of having it transported to a UK port. Then you or family drive it on and off the ferry then a French transport company to get it home.
 
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As using a transport company could create all sorts of custom problems & driving it would you be able to get insurance as it's on German plates.
What about the possibility of having it transported to a UK port. Then you or family drive it on and off the ferry then a French transport company to get it home.
Yes. Lenny HB I am not sure I will not have problems, it has just had a UK MOT, and habitation / damp checks etc. I know I will have to have this redone here, been through all that, see previous comment. Insurance? I’m on the case now.
 
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