Wohnmobile Motorhomes from Germany (1 Viewer)

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XGO are 'entry level' motorhomes. The build quality is pretty basic, but depends on what you want. As Lenny HB mentioned they are peculiar to Palmowski in Germany. I worked very near to Palmowski in Bielefeld, Germany and would often go there for a browse. They always had XGO's on display, but have to say I was never tempted. Palmowski seem to be the sole German supplier as I never saw them new at any other dealer.
 
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XGO are 'entry level' motorhomes. The build quality is pretty basic, but depends on what you want. As Lenny HB mentioned they are peculiar to Palmowski in Germany. I worked very near to Palmowski in Bielefeld, Germany and would often go there for a browse. They always had XGO's on display, but have to say I was never tempted. Palmowski seem to be the sole German supplier as I never saw them new at any other dealer.
Seems you can get XGO in UK.
If you click on the 'motorhome' drop down, they seem to be able to get 4 models. Having given my brain a bit of a poke I've remembered now that a few people in Germany I sort of knew bought XGO's and were very happy with them, in fact the folk who we lived next door to for about a month before we left got one just before we left. I didn't really get to know them well but he did show me around his motorhome when he got it. They were, great value, if a little lacking in finishing touches, but unbeaten on price at the time. Palmowski were apparently good at helping with export as they sold a lot of vehicles to British Forces personnel who were stationed in the area and would usually return to UK after 2 years.
 
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So days before picking up our roller team, hubby had spotted a brand new Wohnmobile motorhome from Germany for ££37000

Are they any good??
Just as a matter of interest, when I went over to Germany and bought our (4 year old) Hymer, that you could drive the vehicle back to b the UK using German Trader supplied ‘red trade plates’ which included 5 days road tax and arrange insurance with a British insurance company using the chassis VIN number. There was then, don’t know if it still applies. a little known law which enabled you to import Motorhomes and Ambulances into the UK without any additional type approval etc paperwork and just take the original German registration document into the nearest DVLA office and they would exchange it directly for a UK registration document. There was a nearly 40% saving between the cost of the LHD Hymer bought in Germany and had I bought a similar vehicle here in the UK!
 
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As far as I know XGO Wohnmobile are made in the same Trigano factory in Italy which makes Rimor. Palmowski also sells a sister brand to XGO called NobelArt. You won’t find any cheaper than both of these.
 
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Lenny HB

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Any vehicle imported now you have to pay 20% vat. You used to be able to just get an MOT and register older vehicles if they were something like pre 2005 don't know if that still applies.

Otherwise if you have the certificate of Conformity you can get the vehicle inspected by a garage and apply to the VCA for the IVA certificate you need for registration.

If you don't have a C of C you have to have the vehicle tested by DVSA.

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Just as a matter of interest, when I went over to Germany and bought our (4 year old) Hymer, that you could drive the vehicle back to b the UK using German Trader supplied ‘red trade plates’ which included 5 days road tax and arrange insurance with a British insurance company using the chassis VIN number. There was then, don’t know if it still applies. a little known law which enabled you to import Motorhomes and Ambulances into the UK without any additional type approval etc paperwork and just take the original German registration document into the nearest DVLA office and they would exchange it directly for a UK registration document. There was a nearly 40% saving between the cost of the LHD Hymer bought in Germany and had I bought a similar vehicle here in the UK!
I'd forgotten about the motorhome/ambulance clause! Yes, the days of turning up at the DVLA office are sadly long gone. Having imported a number of motorhomes over the years it has got gradually more difficult, and with a poor exchange rate (remember Euro 1.50+ = £1?) it is not viable for me. Having worked for British Forces Germany for 30+ years we pretty much brought a car back every year to PX for a new one. We used to turn up at the DVLA office in Maidstone where they had a supermarket cheese counter take a ticket system. Whilst you were waiting your turn the very helpful staff would check over your paperwork and the whole process was done in 20 minutes.
 
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Lenny HB

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We used to turn up at the DVLA office in Maidstone where they had a supermarket cheese counter take a ticket system. Whilst you were waiting your turn the very helpful staff would check over your paperwork and the whole process was done in 20 minutes.
First Motorhome we imported I registered at the local office at Brighton had the V5 in a few days. Last two both took 6 weeks.
 
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Use to go down to the DVLA office when it was in Southsea, half hour or so and I would come out with a road registration for my trials bikes.
Always lots of dodgy looking car dealers there wearing sheepskin coats😁😁

Use to take bikes down in the van as they said they wanted to check but never did?
 
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As far as I know XGO Wohnmobile are made in the same Trigano factory in Italy which makes Rimor. Palmowski also sells a sister brand to XGO called NobelArt. You won’t find any cheaper than both of these.
Some of the German dealers have their own branding or have exclusive rights to a name, they effectively buy in from the big boys and slap their own name/brand on them, this is what this is and why you don´t see them elsewhere, usually found at the budget end of the market, there is nothing wrong with them, just budget.
Miller is another example, exclusive to Uwe Gante near Hannover, the dealer isn´t the best shall we say but the product is fine, I collected mine from the factory in Italy and there were Mobilvetta, McLoius, Miller and others all coming off the same line.
 
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What was their cheese like :rofl: :rofl: ?
Last heard at a French cheese Counter. An Englishman, abroad.
" I.... Would.... Like..... Some...... Cheese..... Just....... Like....... Cheddar"

Shrug of French cheesemonger shoulders.
"I.......... WOULD!! .......... LIKE!!!......... SOME!!!!!! ....... CHEESE!!!!!!!!! ....... JUST!!!!!!! ......... LIKE!!!!!!! ........ CHEDDAR!!!!

More shrugs from over the counter.

Englishman then shouts very slowly and repeats above.

More shrugs.

Englisman storms off.

After apologising for my countryman's behaviour, I was met by the sweetest smile as the assistant said, in perfect English, " If only he'd have tried."
 
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