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    Default Exporting caravan/offroader

    Has anybody immigrated or considered immigrating to Australia/New Zealand and taking your caravan with you? Was wondering how easy/expensive and worthwhile it is?

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    We wanted to - but ran out of steam.

    We did not have jobs before we moved and was concerned that the logistics whould be to difficult.

    Where to store it, where to get a car to tow it where to get the paperwork done ect. Whould we be settled enough to go camping with in a year ?

    Not taking the trailer also gave us an additional 4 months in the kitty to survive until finding work.

    You could always live in the caravan when you arrive and save a bucket load on Airbnb costs.

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    My son is busy moving there. Apparently vehicles cost the same price there as here, in Rand. Thus I would reckon than maybe not worthwhile the effort?
    Johan Kriel

    LC's and Echo Chobe

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    Australia has a huge range of camping trailers from
    $15k for Chinese built forward folds to $38k for a Metallian
    $50k for a patriot

    Off road caravans like conqueror or bushlapa is closer to $60k

    You probably looking at around
    R40k for shipping
    R10k for compliance testing and modifications

    R7k rego for first year
    15% import duties and taxes if you owned it less than 1 year.

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    Default Re: Exporting caravan/offroader

    Quote Originally Posted by pfgrobler View Post
    Australia has a huge range of camping trailers from
    $15k for Chinese built forward folds to $38k for a Metallian
    $50k for a patriot

    Off road caravans like conqueror or bushlapa is closer to $60k

    You probably looking at around
    R40k for shipping
    R10k for compliance testing and modifications

    R7k rego for first year
    15% import duties and taxes if you owned it less than 1 year.
    Correct on costings. Maybe 40k for shipping is a bit high (that's a complete 20ft container cost) and 10k for compliance is probably about right when you have a shop do the work. You have to pay for gas compliance certificate. If you want to buy any SA models in Australia, it is worth taking your trailer from here, but I've noted that used units don't hold their price like they do in SA, so don't take it if you are thinking of selling it to make a buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz Modricky View Post
    Correct on costings. Maybe 40k for shipping is a bit high (that's a complete 20ft container cost) and 10k for compliance is probably about right when you have a shop do the work. You have to pay for gas compliance certificate. If you want to buy any SA models in Australia, it is worth taking your trailer from here, but I've noted that used units don't hold their price like they do in SA, so don't take it if you are thinking of selling it to make a buck.
    Mmmm so maybe a used saffer van is the way to go. Thanks for that Heinz hadnít really looked

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    Just came back from a 3week stint in New Zealand ( North Island Auckland) and all I can say is that RV's or motorhomes are very popular there but not so much caravans. Saw some real great and well established camp sites.

    Cobus

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