Dear Airstream Community,
May I defer to you for some guidance and some counseling? I am planning a 3 to 5 year Airstream tour of Europe. I have looked at the largest Airstream model made for the European market which is a 684 (25' long). Unfortunately, for the people that will visit/ travel with me over this period of time, I feel that the 684 will be to small for my needs and requirements.
However, there is an Airstream model that would be ideal for this trip and that is a 2018 Airstream Classic 33fb... and here-in lays my conundrum. Based on my research to date the only Airstreams over 30' I've seen in Europe are designated as 'vintage'. I have yet to find anyone's story that has imported a newer, longer, wider, heavier, insured Airstream and is traveling through Europe in it now. At first I thought that this was mainly due to the fact that the Europeans do not produce a 1/2 or 3/4 tonne truck to pull a caravan over 3500kg's. Than of course I started reading about UK width restrictions
Who I'd really love to hear from is someone in the Airstream Community who has actually circumnavigated through these waters of:
- Importing a NEWER Airstream from the US
- Preferably a 'Classic' and or over 30'
- Confirmation of importing a US Tow car ie: Ford F-150/ 250
- Registered both the vehicle and the caravan
- Whether a European citizen was required for registration
- Whether it was necessary to make any conversions when you had a proper tow vehicle to handle tongue weights, GVWR, etc.
- Who did you use to import truck and caravan from the US
- Who did you use to register the vehicles
... and are you enjoying their US Airstream Classic on the other-side of the pond? In closing, I thank anyone and everyone who will share me with me their knowledge, wisdom and experience as to whether or not I can go down this road that looks less traveled.
Kind regards, Drew AKA Kokpuff