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Old 10-19-2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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Question USA to UK or Europe

Hello Everyone.

Be glad of a recommened shipping co from USA to Europe?
An advice or experience anyones made importing? Pitfalls, hidden costs, etc etc



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Old 10-20-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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I found these very helpfull and one of the cheapest for the UK.

>> Ingrid Fruechtnicht
>> International Freight Forwarders
>> FMC No. 3772
>> North New Jersey office:
>> 400 Lake Street, Bldg. D
>> Ramsey, NJ 07446, USA
>> Phone: 201-327 8663, Fax: 201-934 8542
>> email:

For UK you will pay 10% import duty on the total costs of the RV plus shipping charges, then 20% VAT Taxes on that total. If it is a trailer then in some cases VAT taxes are lower, depending on width. Motor homes all have the full rate.

Any queries or other help please do not hesitate to contact me. We have facilities for lighting conversions here etc., and can collect from Southampton if needed.

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H. K. "Chuck" Berry
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks chuckles.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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All sorted thanks!
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:06 PM   #5
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Gruezi Uppla! Good luck getting your airstream to Switzerland. My family was from Canton Glarus and love the alps, and would love to see Airstreams there!
Wherever you go, there you are
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did you make any experience buying an airstream and ship to Switzerland?

Hi Uppla,
I was wondering if you made any experience getting an airstream over here. I am currently looking to get on myself. I am based in Basel.

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Old 06-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #7
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Hi Dirk

well yes after quite a process I have a vintage Airstream here in CH and on the it is possible....However be ready for a load of fun and games with the registration dept and the customs...

You will have to rebuild the Trailers Brakes to comply with European Standards and possibly refit the Chassis!!!!

So yes expensive fun!!!

Good's a journey

rgds from Davos


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