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Old 04-17-2012, 01:19 AM   #15
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hi matt
just a quick reply about airstreams in australia
i have a 1984 310 air stream motorhome here in perth west australia
i imported the unit from the usa about 15 months ago & have slowly been bringing her back to a good working order.the motorhome passed rego in january of this year & we have just come back from our first big trip.
we traveled to kalgoorlie for a motorhome rally.there were about 700 m/h
at the rally but only 2 airstreams.a good friend of mine has the other m/h
it is a 1984 270 model.
both units still remain left hand drive & have no problems with licencing
in west australia
we created a bit of interest at the rally but all comments were good
cheers mick
This is so helpful, thank you! I was trying to get an answer from DOT about whether or not having the door on the right hand side would keep me from being able to register my caravan when it gets here. From what you say, it's all good...what a relief!
Thanks again.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:10 AM   #16
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hi
in reply to your post about doors on caravans the dot have a cut off on
the year that the caravan was built.
in western austrailia the cut of was in 1998 i think.
if you require the exact date then i can dig out the paperwork & advize on
a later post
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:10 AM   #17
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Well good to hear there are some more airstreams in ozzie ... We can start a club soon ....
When i inquired for australian compliance ... And if you do your research on the government websites (vsb10) it clearly states that caravans need to have a door on the left hand side .... I know for sure it doesnt pass in nsw or qld ... As someone got caught with a fifthwheeler. I dont know about wa , but they told me its australia wide ..... So i am not sure, only goes on what they tell me .... They also told me that if someone gives you a blueslip to pass ... It might be right for registration, but its still illegal and if cops stop you, they might take the vehicle of the road, and whoever signed the compliance, could be in breach ....
Now besides that .... I still think it is more practical to have the door moved, esp in caravan parks, the door on the wrong side restrict you sometimes ... And i found this a problem (been travelling around australia for 10 years now!!) a lot of times.

I am still promoting the door being moved, because of legal issues, practicality and also, its not hat hard and not soo much work !!!
Well thats my opinion anyway ..... For what its worth ... Everyone has heir own, and thats good !
But i love the airstream ..... They are nice arent they?
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:26 AM   #18
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hi
in reply to your post about doors on caravans the dot have a cut off on
the year that the caravan was built.
in western austrailia the cut of was in 1998 i think.
if you require the exact date then i can dig out the paperwork & advize on
a later post
cheers
That would be brilliant! Thank you!
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:53 AM   #19
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Sorry VSB01 ... not VSB10
It states :
22 GENERAL CARAVANS REQUIRMENTS
22.1 Doors
A caravan or trailer equipped with cooking facilities or living or sleeping accommodation must have only outward opening or sliding doors. At least one such door must be located on the left-hand side or at the rear.
22.2 LPG Installation
The local state or territory registering authority should be consulted for acceptability of LPG installations requirements. In cases where the local state and territory does not mandate a minimum requirement. Then Manufacturers are required to comply with Australian Standard AS 5601-2004 ‘Gas installations’.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:12 AM   #20
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Well good to hear there are some more airstreams in ozzie ... We can start a club soon ....
When i inquired for australian compliance ... And if you do your research on the government websites (vsb10) it clearly states that caravans need to have a door on the left hand side .... I know for sure it doesnt pass in nsw or qld ... As someone got caught with a fifthwheeler. I dont know about wa , but they told me its australia wide ..... So i am not sure, only goes on what they tell me .... They also told me that if someone gives you a blueslip to pass ... It might be right for registration, but its still illegal and if cops stop you, they might take the vehicle of the road, and whoever signed the compliance, could be in breach ....
Now besides that .... I still think it is more practical to have the door moved, esp in caravan parks, the door on the wrong side restrict you sometimes ... And i found this a problem (been travelling around australia for 10 years now!!) a lot of times.

I am still promoting the door being moved, because of legal issues, practicality and also, its not hat hard and not soo much work !!!
Well thats my opinion anyway ..... For what its worth ... Everyone has heir own, and thats good !
But i love the airstream ..... They are nice arent they?
Erik
I have to say I agree with you on moving the door. For practical reasons if nothing else. Also, I don't want to give the insurance company any reason not to pay out on a claim - and I just know they will seize on the non-standard door as a reason

Now, who's going to start the Australian Airstream Club?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:03 AM   #21
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What might the complications be if I were to buy an Australia spec Airstream in L.A. , have it shipped to OZ , travel about the country for 4-6 months using a locally purchased tow vehicle , then selling the Airstream and tow vehicle in OZ ? Also, if the door has to be on the left or the rear , would an Eddie Bauer with the rear and right doors pass muster ? Do you know of any organization that facilitates swapping of RV's in Australia for one in the US ? There is one for swapping motorcycles throughout the world ( bikeshareworld ) and others for home swaps.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:23 AM   #22
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What might the complications be if I were to buy an Australia spec Airstream in L.A. , have it shipped to OZ , travel about the country for 4-6 months using a locally purchased tow vehicle , then selling the Airstream and tow vehicle in OZ ? Also, if the door has to be on the left or the rear , would an Eddie Bauer with the rear and right doors pass muster ? Do you know of any organization that facilitates swapping of RV's in Australia for one in the US ? There is one for swapping motorcycles throughout the world ( bikeshareworld ) and others for home swaps.
I can help you out a bit. First you'd have to get import approval from the DOT here to ship it. Then it needs to be registered to be legal on the road - depending on which state you'd be registering in, you could have an easy time or ...not. The rules state there needs to be a door on the left OR rear, so that part would be fine. If it's already Australia spec, I assume that means electrics, gas, hitch and everything else?
Sorry, I don't know anything about swapping. But I don't believe you'd have much trouble selling it on here.
You do know you'll be up for $8K - $10K in shipping alone, right?
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What might the complications be if I were to buy an Australia spec Airstream in L.A. , have it shipped to OZ , travel about the country for 4-6 months using a locally purchased tow vehicle , then selling the Airstream and tow vehicle in OZ ? Also, if the door has to be on the left or the rear , would an Eddie Bauer with the rear and right doors pass muster ? Do you know of any organization that facilitates swapping of RV's in Australia for one in the US ? There is one for swapping motorcycles throughout the world ( bikeshareworld ) and others for home swaps.
Hi, i think i can help you, i ll send you a pm. Cheers. Erik
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Hi, i think i can help you, i ll send you a pm. Cheers. Erik
Ps an eddie bauer wouldnt be allowed as the maximum width in oz is 2.5 metre including awning , which is around 8foot, all newer airstreams are 8ft 5" so not allowed in oz.
So you have to look at older airstreams.

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No website yet, but will be soon .... Will let you know. Thanks.
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Our renovations are complete

That reminds me; I forgot to update this thread.

(main thread here... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ics-94618.html)

Here are some of the highlights...
Completely updated layout
240v throughout for power (we're in Australia) - including uninterruptible power supply (we get a lot of trees falling over power lines up here in the hills).
12v lighting including LED strip lights recessed behind a panel in the ceiling.
Bamboo floor
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That reminds me; I forgot to update this thread.

(main thread here... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ics-94618.html)

Here are some of the highlights...
Completely updated layout
240v throughout for power (we're in Australia) - including uninterruptible power supply (we get a lot of trees falling over power lines up here in the hills).
12v lighting including LED strip lights recessed behind a panel in the ceiling.
Bamboo floor
Bar fridge
All new upholstery
2-pak high gloss desk
(Replica) Eames soft cushion executive chair.
Dinette that converts into a kids bed
Couch that converts into a double bed (retained and modified from original)
Matt,
FANTASTIC !!!!!
You can come and do one of mine any day
Love to see it

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