American RV import ban in Europe???

HI

Enclosed is our import Guide, could not upload the file so have just copied , some prices will vary depending on what you buy but pretty much as below.

IVA Import Guide to Rough costs Involved
Right where to start will try and make it straightforward.


1) Import chargers I’m sure you know 10% import 20% vat on your purchase price Inc. sea freight

2) Sea freight if you want us to handle will be $1.65 per cubic ft or $58.30 per cu meter, plus $325 bill of laiding and terminal handling $380 If used motorhome then an escort will be needed at the port $320 (baltimore-Liverpool or Florida - southampton)

3) UK charges will be about £660 all in port handling and terminal handling, Inc agents fees and customs clearance

4) HGV Trade plate pick up Southampton/Liverpool £220 plus vat plus fuel

5) Our admin charge to handle import if required £550 plus vat


UK conversion costs for Dept. of transport and 17Th edition electrical compliance (depending on floor plan model age)


1) VOSA Iva conversion roughly depending on what needs replacing and removing all are different £2000 to £4000 plus vat subject to viewing ( as from 1/7/2015 usa tyres are having to be changed due to front axle weights and no speed rating) Allow £1,000 to £2,000 depending on tyre spec.

2) 12 volt light conversion to IVA specs £950 plus vat (depending on lights req) Possible new head lights.

3) VOSA IVA test fee £199 no vat

4) Vosa Pit charge £300 plus vat

5) 220 volt mains conversion to 17th edition £1800 to £2800 plus vat (30Amp)

6) MOT 54.95

7) First reg fee DVLA £55

8) 12 months tax £165

9) Cobra cat alarm/immobilizer 1 (mandatory for IVA) £699 inc vat

10) Admin charge for us to register and complete all paper work DVLA inspection if required £550 plus vat takes a week to register.



These prices are a guide only and do not Inc any TV or Mot work.


To view IVA requirements then go to below.

http://www.signaturemotorhomes.com/mot.asp


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/iva-manual-for-vehicle-category-m1


Items required for import

1) Certificate of Origin (title)

2) Invoice receipt when purchased

Hi!

Nice one thanks for the prompt response, quite interesting.

Regards

PEM
 

Susan50

Member
Hi there,
We have just imported our RV from the USA,
We have done it through a friend of ours RV company, it is very hard to do it yourself now.
We have waited until it was 10 years old so we didn't have to do the new IVA test.
Let us know if you need any more help.
What advice could you give me about importing an rv over to EnglandEngland
 

bingo_66

Well-Known Member
I had a potential buyer for my last RV who lived in France. Everything fell through as he found it impossible to get it registered in France. He had a friend in Germany and wanted it registered there. Again he found it very difficult. I'm importing a 33ft vintage RV (hopefully next year :)) and have been quoted £2,850 excluding insurance on a RoRo ferry from Texas. I think the Dollar rate has put an end to personal imports for the time being at least.
 

Olley

Subscriber
Its been said before that you can't register an RV in France bingo. They do sell them in Germany though, so it should be possible to register them there.
 

jayandjen

Subscriber
I had a potential buyer for my last RV who lived in France. Everything fell through as he found it impossible to get it registered in France. He had a friend in Germany and wanted it registered there. Again he found it very difficult. I'm importing a 33ft vintage RV (hopefully next year :)) and have been quoted £2,850 excluding insurance on a RoRo ferry from Texas. I think the Dollar rate has put an end to personal imports for the time being at least.
Insurance was about 0.5 % of vehicle value i think from memory
 
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