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Old 12-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #43
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So at 7'8" wide the Safari will work! Great! The only difficulty would be the door of the Safari on the wrong side, I guess.

We do have an '82 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel (Troop Carrier) brought to the US from OZ so it is correct to drive on the left side of the road. The only problem is its top speed is 55 mph, so it's pretty slow for Interstate use, but we only use it backcountry so doesn't matter. Would the slow speed be a problem for this caravan if we shipped it over too?

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Vivian - somehow i have missed your note until now. Sorry for the delay in replying.

As you must be already aware (having an Australia vehicle) the roads in Australia are generally 2 lane highways unless you are in the vicinity of Sydney and Brisbane. More highways are being made but for the most part, the speeds limits are 100 or 110km /hr or 62 to 68 mph. 55mph is 90km/hr and is not considering a slow speed for vehicles towing.

When considering shipping, Quarantine is the biggest concern (and having the approvals before you put anything on the ship). I have heard horror stories of vehicles being held up for weeks because 3 leaves were found underneath. I have not researched bringing in the tow vehicle so will add that to my list of details to work on.

What weight is your Airstream? We are anticipating a bulk arrangement for towing so it may be easier to do that than bring in your Troop Carrier.

More as I get details.
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Vivian - somehow i have missed your note until now. Sorry for the delay in replying.

As you must be already aware (having an Australia vehicle) the roads in Australia are generally 2 lane highways unless you are in the vicinity of Sydney and Brisbane. More highways are being made but for the most part, the speeds limits are 100 or 110km /hr or 62 to 68 mph. 55mph is 90km/hr and is not considering a slow speed for vehicles towing.

When considering shipping, Quarantine is the biggest concern (and having the approvals before you put anything on the ship). I have heard horror stories of vehicles being held up for weeks because 3 leaves were found underneath. I have not researched bringing in the tow vehicle so will add that to my list of details to work on.

What weight is your Airstream? We are anticipating a bulk arrangement for towing so it may be easier to do that than bring in your Troop Carrier.

More as I get details.
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and with regards to the door on the roadside not kerbside - that will be covered with the Carnet and / or the special approvals we are working on.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:14 PM   #45
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how about an Airstream swap! ?? like a house swap......
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Vivian - somehow i have missed your note until now. Sorry for the delay in replying.

What weight is your Airstream? We are anticipating a bulk arrangement for towing so it may be easier to do that than bring in your Troop Carrier.

More as I get details.
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I have missed your updates, as well. Unloaded weight of the Safari is 3850lbs. Please see specs in earlier post.

Is the caravan still viable? No recent posts....

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I would like to know of any updates also
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No response is not a good sign. Have you heard anything else? Or know who else to query?

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Hi Vivian:
No I have heard nothing. I guess one could try to PM Ruby "the person who started this thread" and ask her directly what is happening.

If you hear anything please keep me in the loop if you can as I would be interested

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