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Old 08-08-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
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I am hoping to purchase a Airstream 250 motorhome in Texas and ship it to the uk. Please can anyone recommend a shipping company and give me any idea on costs. Also can anyone tell me what alterations I will have to make to use drive it in the UK and Europe. If you know of any 250's for sale that would be appreciated too.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hi Kirstin
We are a UK based company that import trailers from the states and convert them to UK/EU regs
We can organise the shipping and conversions for you I will pm you with our contact details if you want to give us a call and ask for Pete who can talk you through it
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I am hoping to purchase a Airstream 250 motorhome in Texas and ship it to the uk. Please can anyone recommend a shipping company and give me any idea on costs. Also can anyone tell me what alterations I will have to make to use drive it in the UK and Europe. If you know of any 250's for sale that would be appreciated too.
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:38 PM   #3
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Hi I recently shipped a Airstream motorhome from Galveston in Texas I used Elite shipping cost was £1975plus import duty and tax total £3333 the custom and excise charge duty on the cost of vehicle and shipping costs at 10% plus 17.5 vat finding the right shipping company is the hardest part of operation good luck Norman
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:25 PM   #4
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I am hoping to purchase a Airstream 250 motorhome in Texas and ship it to the uk. Please can anyone recommend a shipping company and give me any idea on costs. Also can anyone tell me what alterations I will have to make to use drive it in the UK and Europe. If you know of any 250's for sale that would be appreciated too.
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Hi Im looking to do the same thing -
It is very expensive to purchase int he UK
Perhaps we could help each other

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Old 10-06-2009, 04:57 PM   #5
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What's the deal with the Brits grabbing all our mo/hos?
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:17 PM   #6
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:13 AM   #7
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I'm using Transglobal for my Airstream 345 and they quoted £1980 for roll-on, roll-off, from Baltimore to Southampton all in + Customs standard 10% and 17.5% VAT and they seem to have a good reputation.
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:50 AM   #8
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Hello there - Never grabbed anything in my life -
I'd be paying for it like anyone else -
So far as Brits Grabbing motorhomes -
I havent actually passed one on the road in the UK yet
and I drive many miles every day
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:52 AM   #9
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I'm using Transglobal for my Airstream 345 and they quoted £1980 for roll-on, roll-off, from Baltimore to Southampton all in + Customs standard 10% and 17.5% VAT and they seem to have a good reputation.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:02 AM   #10
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They gots no pretty ones domestically..
Very True -
MY husband and I dont like the look of most motorhomes
Pity the Airstream is made so far away

The Airstream is the only one on the market close to anything
decent to look at - although the only one I have been in was for sale in the UK by a dealer it was a wreck and cramped inside -and they wanted a fortune for it.

I am looking for a person who just wants to make a bit of cash locating
and shipping one for us - a friendly sort and not a hard faced dealer.
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Spent many years in Europe, they have, or at least had back then, nice campers, mostly small, mostly fiberglass, mostly squareish. But most seemed quite efficient, and made at least as good of use as of space as an AS. But tent camping was by far the norm. Good luck in your search, you didn't say (LILY) if you were looking for something vintage, or newer.. If looking for brand new, I know the factory does "Euro spec" campers.. expensive, but new ones here aren't cheap either.
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Just kidding, I'll bet the silver twinkies turn some heads over there!
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:51 AM   #13
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Spent many years in Europe, they have, or at least had back then, nice campers, mostly small, mostly fiberglass, mostly squareish. But most seemed quite efficient, and made at least as good of use as of space as an AS. But tent camping was by far the norm. Good luck in your search, you didn't say (LILY) if you were looking for something vintage, or newer.. If looking for brand new, I know the factory does "Euro spec" campers.. expensive, but new ones here aren't cheap either.
HI
Thanks for comments - Im looking for vintage
Not as large as 30' - our roads are not so good here
May go for a motorised vehicle - still learning
but definetly want a reconditioned one - interior nice
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:59 AM   #14
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Just kidding, I'll bet the silver twinkies turn some heads over there!
I should hope you were old sport !
I know Im a woman but I can drive lorries ! so watch it !
Im a supporter of the Americans - I have a friend who flew B52's in the first Gulf War
The ones on your photographs look sensational - there is nothing here
to touch them for styling
We have a Kit car Replica Cobra that my husband built - that looks cool -
The command station from the gulf war we have looks cool - we have an old hymer motorhome that we have covered in stainless steel - looks good
we have a land rover 101 ex ambulance forward control - that looks cool
But I WANT AN AIRSTREAM BEFORE I GET TOO OLD !!!!!
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