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Old 10-06-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy HELP ME ! canada to USA to UK

Hello fellow Airstreamers,

I have just bought a 1986 345 Airstream motorhome. Current location of the Airstream is 1 hour outside Montreal, Canada. I need to get it to Baltimore to ship it back to the UK. The owner will retain the plates, so I know I can go to the local MTO and get a six day special permit that will take acroos the border, the problem is, as a UK resident I can't get insurance because I am not a Canadian resident. I have spoken to the canadian bureau of insurance and they say there is no provision for this scenario. So is there anyway ahead of time I can get some kind of US transit plate and insurance package to at least take me from the border to Baltimore ?
Alternative option 1: is auto train from Montreal to Baltimore ?
Alternative option 2: Flatbed truck to haul it ?

I fly out on the 21st of October in a couple of weeks . . .

Please can someone advise ?

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Old 10-06-2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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If your in Montreal get the present owner, ex-owner, to bring it to this side of the border. I have never used the insurance offered by Good Sam Club, but I would think they would be able to help out being that there are many Good Sam associates in all parts of Canada. Just call and ask an insurance representative at any of the big companies here for advice...Progressive, Nationwide, Farmers, etc. Also, ask the Customs office at the Border for some advice. Thousands of Mexican "Transmigrantes" pass by here every day in vehicles from Canada and upper US on the way out of country South. (But thats another story.)

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Old 10-06-2009, 02:23 PM   #3
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hello moonshine,

there are some posts collected at the bottom of this thread about shipping to the UK. I only know what I've read here - someone (Norm?) posted a bad experience so be careful.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:58 PM   #4
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thanks you two,

I have just found a owner driver called Michael who can drive it for me, he quoted $750 with me and my friend traveling in it with him has anyone heard of this company ?
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:13 PM   #5
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its only about 563 miles 750 sound a bit $$$ to me
Try to get a quote.
about 1 usd a mile is a reasonable price .
The person that delivers the MH to the port must have a special licence to enter the ports.
Just call baltimore port MPA Home Page
to get the info about this.

What shipper are you going to use and how $$$$$$
I used ATI USA Inc but there service is bad you will have to call at least a few times a day to get things done. but they are cheap.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:12 AM   #6
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I will check out, thanks, my shipper is Transglobal and it'll be about 2000 about $3200 all inclusive ro-ro service to the UK. My shipper has arranged escorted entry to the port for me as part of the deal.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:54 AM   #7
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Good Times Airstreamers ! The current owner has offered to drive me and the Airstream to the shippers and I have offered them the fair home again. This just shows you how kind and generous people can be in this life ! The Airstream 345 will be in the UK in a matter of weeks, I can't wait . . .

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