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Old 05-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #15
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It would seem that trailer parts wouldn't be considered "personal items" and if they're described on the customs documentation wouldn't be a problem at all. What they're probably trying to prevent is people loading up a vehicle with a bunch of household goods or other undeclared merchandise unrelated to the vehicle, but trying to pass it through customs as just the vehicle.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:14 PM   #16
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Oh thanks for that, it's good to know...now I guess I need to start stockpiling spare parts.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:11 PM   #17
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Just to update: I went back to the shipper, and I also placed a call to AUS Customs. DKB_SATX was absolutely correct, I can ship spare parts inside the trailer, no problem.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:51 AM   #18
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I just had the thought about power. Is Aus different from North America, like the UK, are you on 220V? Easiest way around that (I would think) is a step down transformer between shore power and the trailer. We brought several electrical items from the UK and got several transformers. Still use one or two of those items today, 12 years later.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #19
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Voltage here is 240v, so yes it's different from the US. There will be a combination of rewiring with multi strand wiring for all 240v circuits, and a 7500watt step down transformer. To be street legal, it needs 240v wiring and double pole power points(electrical outlets), including an outside 240v power point. Also new circuit breakers and switchboard for 240v.

Anyone shipping one here to park it on the lawn would not have to deal with most of the modifications I'll be doing...but as I plan to use it as it was intended, it needs to pass inspection to be registered.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:34 AM   #20
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The very nice sellers of my Argosy towed it from Arizona to the RV shop, it arrived Friday. Now the fun begins!
The most important mod will be moving the door to the other side. New axles, probably new tires, new paint job - those things are definite. Next week we'll figure out what else needs doing, what can wait, and most importantly - how far my budget will stretch!
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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CONGRATS !!

Looking Good !! The L dinette is the BOMB !!! LOVE IT !! We adore our 75 22'. such a great lay out and OOHH so Comfy!! Enjoy Your new coach!! It will provide endless smiles!!

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Old 01-08-2013, 02:24 AM   #22
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Well, after a bit of a break work is beginning on my Argosy... I had some serious family medical issues...life happens, right?

I needed to prioritize the work needed into what can wait, and what has to be done before it ships...unfortunately I don't have an unlimited budget
Among other things, the most important mod will be switching the door from the US curb side to the US street side.
I'll also be having installed copper gas lines, new plumbing, fresh paint inside and out, and a few other things.
Pictures to follow once the work gets underway.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:06 PM   #23
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Finally, some pictures! These are of the door: the framing where it was removed, and the new door on the opposite side.
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Wow! Finally an A$ product of the 70's with a door that opens the right way. LOL
Looks great!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:19 PM   #25
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Wow! Finally an A$ product of the 70's with a door that opens the right way. LOL
Looks great!
Thanks! I am beyond excited! The paint job is scheduled to be finished by the end of next week. I found a paint job here on the forums that I absolutely fell in love with.
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Looking at older posts...nice/sweet Arogosy!!! I love the interior!!!! I have a '78 Argosy Minuet 6.7 with aluminum floors and cabinets(original). You will enjoy!
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