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Old 12-12-2003, 03:44 PM   #1
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Airstream arived

I feel like a 9 year old boy again
I picked my first airstream up from the harbour today
only minmal transport damage some new scratches and on hubcab is now on someone's wall
beter pics later
Remco The Netherlands
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Old 12-12-2003, 03:57 PM   #2
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Wonderful! Good for you! Holland is such a beautiful country and to be able to explore it in an Airstream is just icing on the cake.
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Old 12-12-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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Re: airstream arived

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I feel like a 9 year old boy again
I picked my first airstream up from the harbour today
only minmal transport damage some new scratches and on hubcab is now on someone's wall
beter pics later
Remco The Netherlands
The scratches add character, you will be able to look at them years from now and be able to tell the ones that it got on the way to you. Hubcaps are fairly easy to come by here in the states, and if that is the only thing missing, you did well. It may be rolling around in the bilges of the ship it was on, not that you could ever find it, or would even want it, after it wound up there.
Anyway, nice coach, please post more pictures!
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Old 12-12-2003, 06:41 PM   #4
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Looks like the trailer came thru just great!

BTW, was shipping a big expense?Have thought of shipping a smaller Airstream to Europe, touring in it and selling at the end of the trip.
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Old 12-13-2003, 01:06 AM   #5
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Remco,

Congratulations, it looks great!
Did you see it first or did you buy over the phone?
More pics please...
Let us know how NL registration goes.

Enjoy!

Hart


ps: I couldn't find the wheel bearing references...I'm sure someone here can help out
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Old 12-13-2003, 02:03 AM   #6
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I bought the trailor from an ad on airstream net
seller send a lot of pics and we spend a few hours on the phone
about all the details
seller gave me a verry good and real discription of the trailor
about shipping to europe and later selling I don't know if that will
work
shipping is about 1600 usd including handeling cost
but a trailor must be licenced overhere maby when you come from the us and just use it for vacation there is no need for that but no cars over here with the US hitch setup
a moterhome will be more easy
importing a trailor will cost 22,5 % import tax over the value of the trailor and the transport cost

If you want to do this I think you must have sold the trailor before you ship it
so use it for your vacation first and than sell

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Old 12-13-2003, 05:39 AM   #7
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Congratulations !!!!!

Hi, Remco;

Congratulations for your import in Europe;
there was exactly one year ago, it was me on the harbor, not in netherlands but in Belgium, at Zeebrugge.

As you, I was very happy of this new toy, arriving after a lot of small problems to resolve in America ( towing, insurrance, hitch ball..... ). For the anecdot, old members know it, the ship who has taken the A/S from US to Belgium, sunk few days later, in front of my city, Dunkerque, FRANCE... it was the " TRICOLOR ".

May be we 'll meet you on the road...

Here is nearly the same picture as yours, going away the harbor.



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Hi Remco,

that looks like a fine Airstream!

I am impressed with the shipping costs you quoted. I am looking to bring a 31ft Airstream to Germany to keep (not to sell) and the quotes are running to $4000 from the US East Coast. Maybe I should bring it in through Holland? Can you pass on any tips on this?

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Old 02-11-2004, 03:14 PM   #9
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Remco -

Really is nice to hear about your Airstream and to see the picture as well.
My son is right now shipping a truck load of gym lockers from Pennsylvania to Indiana, a distance of only 700 miles, and it is costing him $1600, so you must have received a good shipping price.

To Bruno of France - I know the port Zeebrugge very well also. This is where my former company's plant (located in Zedelgem - not far from you) has shipped many combines from to places around the world. - However, your Airstream looks much better there I think!!

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Hi Remco,

thanks for all the advice, and huge thanks to airstreamforums.com for the chat room! I will keep you posted,

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Hey guys
If the Cubans can drive a Chevy and a buick across the ocean maybe it's time for someone to figure out how to drive an Airstream across the ocean. Ya know it would most likely be much more comfy in as Airstream. Congrats on your beauty. Have fun!
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Arrow Live near the Departing point!

To all and perspective European brethen, if you need any help shipping oversees, let me know. I can be of help out on this end, as I am 30min away from both the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports. I have helped a couple of fellows ship vehicles including airstreams to Japan, and the quote the shipping company gave me as of $100 per foot. I am not familiar what other taxes need to be paid on the other end, as I only helped towing to the ports and nothing more. I also remember that whatever was being shipped had to have a clear title. Let me know if you need me at all.
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Again about the price ;;;

Again , about the price, $1600 is really a good price for the shipping cost " pier to pier" as they say.
About me, from Jacksonville, Fla, to Zeebrugge , I've paid about $3700 with the famous insurrance, in case of the ship 'ld sink...
Tell us with which shipping agent or company, you've made the business, for all the future European A/S owners.
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:54 AM   #14
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Hello Remco I am thinking about bringing a airstream back to the uk once again it does seem that you got a very good price for shipping please can you let us know what company you dealt with and any other help you think I may need. thanks frazer.
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I bought the trailor from an ad on airstream net
seller send a lot of pics and we spend a few hours on the phone
about all the details
seller gave me a verry good and real discription of the trailor
about shipping to europe and later selling I don't know if that will
work
shipping is about 1600 usd including handeling cost
but a trailor must be licenced overhere maby when you come from the us and just use it for vacation there is no need for that but no cars over here with the US hitch setup
a moterhome will be more easy
importing a trailor will cost 22,5 % import tax over the value of the trailor and the transport cost

If you want to do this I think you must have sold the trailor before you ship it
so use it for your vacation first and than sell

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