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Old 12-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #15
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As a first step, I requested a quote for shipping a single 27' AS from the US's gulf coast to Kembla and the total with damage insurance was around 10K US.

Sounds high, perhaps an organized group could do better....

We are interested, if the details don't kill it.

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Jdalrymple - that is a pretty good rate based on what we pay for one way shipping and pt kembla is the best port. hopefully we will have the details worked out so you will just have to show up!! When we ship, the keys are sent to us under separate cover so they are not with the vehicle - makes it safer to know know one can get in. Just an FYI for later, the Quarantine department may want to do an inspection and will probably require a very detailed list of what is in your A/S to be provided ahead of time.

Doug - I would say that is one Airstream without a tow vehicle.

Anyone who is interested, I am keeping track and will let you know progress of details.

Just FYI again, here in Aus the tow vehicles are Land Rovers and the like that tow 3500kg 7700 pounds with towball weight of 350kg 770 pounds - What is your Tare/UBW and GVWR and length? I will work on sourcing tow vehicles too...lots of details to work out that is why we have a year or more of planning.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #16
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This sounds very intriguing, would definitely be watching to see how the cost evolves.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:08 AM   #17
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Sorry, I have busy at work and just skimming the portal so I lost track of this thread.

The $10K quote was for a single trailer, one way, with no tow vehicle. I figured renting a TV would be cheaper than shipping mine. Not to mention all the details of permitting and the fact they drive on the wrong side of the car over there.....ha.

I do like the idea of owning a trailer that is so well traveled, however $20K of shipping starts pushing the cost up.

I am still interested in what costs might turn out to be once in country. And, what might be required to use a trailer from the US in Australia.

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Sorry, I have busy at work and just skimming the portal so I lost track of this thread.

The $10K quote was for a single trailer, one way, with no tow vehicle. I figured renting a TV would be cheaper than shipping mine. Not to mention all the details of permitting and the fact they drive on the wrong side of the car over there.....ha.

I do like the idea of owning a trailer that is so well traveled, however $20K of shipping starts pushing the cost up.

I am still interested in what costs might turn out to be once in country. And, what might be required to use a trailer from the US in Australia.

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I found this shipping company that showes RORO service from Baltimore to Sydney for a midsize car at $1625. That should be about the same as a small trailer.
International Shipping RO-RO. RO-RO ocean freight rates online.
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Sounds like its time for a little Jimmy Barnes Band and Tooheys (or two). I think it would be great to see Austrailia the way it should be seen, outdoors. Good on ya mate!!
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I found this shipping company that showes RORO service from Baltimore to Sydney for a midsize car at $1625. That should be about the same as a small trailer.
International Shipping RO-RO. RO-RO ocean freight rates online.
When the time comes we will work with our shipper to get quotes and we do RORO roll on roll off. that means your A/S is in the hold away from the sea air.

For everyone who is interested, would you list your A/S width and weight/Tare and tow ball please. that will give us some details to start talking to the roads authority.

We have an Aboriginal tour guide for the Alice Springs area that may be an Airstreamer by the time the tour gets started. Things are slowly accumulating...
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As a first step, I requested a quote for shipping a single 27' AS from the US's gulf coast to Kembla and the total with damage insurance was around 10K US.

Sounds high, perhaps an organized group could do better....

We are interested, if the details don't kill it.

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Ditto several times over! We are very interested, would rather ship our own A/S and probably TV over and back, if, as you say, the details don't kill it.

From which company did you ask for a quote on shipping?

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When the time comes we will work with our shipper to get quotes and we do RORO roll on roll off. that means your A/S is in the hold away from the sea air.

For everyone who is interested, would you list your A/S width and weight/Tare and tow ball please. that will give us some details to start talking to the roads authority.

We have an Aboriginal tour guide for the Alice Springs area that may be an Airstreamer by the time the tour gets started. Things are slowly accumulating...
I'd like to bring a 1962 Bambi, do the trip and then sell it there. The Bambi is 7' wide, 16' Long, about 2500 lbs with a 2" ball size.
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When the time comes we will work with our shipper to get quotes and we do RORO roll on roll off. that means your A/S is in the hold away from the sea air.

For everyone who is interested, would you list your A/S width and weight/Tare and tow ball please. that will give us some details to start talking to the roads authority.

We have an Aboriginal tour guide for the Alice Springs area that may be an Airstreamer by the time the tour gets started. Things are slowly accumulating...
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1977 Safari, 23' long, 7'8" wide, 8'10" height from ground (+ AC)
Hitch weight 745 lbs, total weight unloaded 3850 lbs, 2 5/16" hitch ball.

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Sorry for the ignorance, but what does OZ stand for??
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Love to go, but lets be reasonable.

A three-month tour of Australia in 2015, would be wonderful, and I would enjoy the adventure.

However, with all due respects for the sentiments of Airstream enthusiasts, shipping my Airstream and perhaps a tow vehicle, from North America to Australia will present some logistical and taxing challenges. There must be a number of mandatory requirements that have to be satisfied before any foreign rig can be imported, modified, inspected and then licensed to meet Australia’s roadworthy standards. But if you can get those requirements waived, more people would be interested.

For my own peace of mind I should know all the particulars of the process. The Australian Department of Transport’s website is a good starting point. Perhaps someone has already successfully imported a non-624, or 762 model Airstream, and can tell us the details, with a timeline of the steps involved. Coordination and cooperation is key if we all want to be ready to start-off together in 2015.

The Airstream dealership’s buy-back program is an interesting option. That would mean a down payment on a new 762 model ($135,000 trailer) plus financing costs for one year with $15,000 depreciation. The cost for the tow vehicle, plus tax, title and insurance are unknowns at this time.

I think a successful tour would not be a one-time event. Other such tours would be planned for the following years, and a new side-business would develop. Potential customers would read of the results and realize that used and depreciated Airstreams would be bit more affordable and the itinerary a bit more refined. A second tour would be less costly with fewer unknowns and risks.

One alternative, if it is acceptable to the dealership and organizers, is to rent a non-Airstream RV for the duration of the trip. Another alternative is to purchase a used RV (or motorhome) Down Under, and sell it at the end of the road. If not sold, one could put it is storage or lease it out, and come back next season for another go. After all, Australia is a big country, and you can’t see it all in one trip.

Granted, allowing these two alternatives will not make it an all-inclusive Airstreams tour. But if the primary objective of the majority is to enjoy an extended camping tour of the country with a congenial group of travelers, then rental RVs (or Airstreams) simplifies the logistics phase, and it becomes less expensive with fewer hurdles and headaches.

The primary objective of the Airstream Dealership is to grow their business, therefore some accommodations should be considered. There are potential benefits to the Airstream dealership, by starting out and promoting the Airstream trailer as Wally Byam did 60+ years ago. Wally’s initial marketing stage allowed non-Airstream RVs to join in on his caravans. This strategy enabled him to convince others and promote the unique Airstream and its lifestyle to a larger base by demonstrating the superior aspects of his product over the other brands.

Since you asked, these are just my opinions on what might help the project succeed. Good luck and keep us informed as your planning details are developed and refined.
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Australia I lived down under for a year & a half, 30 years ago............wonderful continent.
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Sorry for the ignorance, but what does OZ stand for??
LOL - Australians are extremely adept at shortening words or giving everyone and everything a nickname...OZ is short for Aus which is short for Australia!
a few examples:
Rego = registration
cuppa= cup of tea or coffee
smoko = morning coffee/smoke break
as i think of others i will post and when you all arrive you will speak like the locals!!
g'day Mate!
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Hitch weight 745 lbs, total weight unloaded 3850 lbs, 2 5/16" hitch ball.

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Hi Vivian - thank for details. The max width for vehicles in Australia is 8'. We are including in our planning a option of leasing ow vehicles so you will not have to bring yours and you will be sitting on the correct side of the vehicle (right side) so you can drive on the left side of the road!

As we get deeper into the planning we anticipate approaching the federal authorities to get any exceptions we may need for oversize Airstreams. We anticipate that will be possible but think it will be easier and less expensive if we get a bulk arrangement for tow vehicles. With all these details, you can see why we are planning for 2015 and not tomorrow!!
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