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Old 10-10-2016, 04:41 PM   #1
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I saw this in Ohio. Is this guy really all the way from Switzerland?

I saw this RV at the dump station today, he was in line in front of me. I was at Shawnee State Park, near Portsmouth, Ohio.



Is he really all the way from Switzerland?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...of_Switzerland

It appears Eura Mobil is a european RV manufacturer - Eura Mobil: Eura Mobil (EN)


Stupid question - How would you get your vehicle over here? Ferry from Russia, maybe?

I know I can drive my car into Mexico or Canada, but can you really take a vehicle from the other side of the world and bring it to the US (or vice versa) with no registration or anything? I would think it would have to meet US crash regulations or something?

Anyway, pretty cool sighting. I wish I'd have gotten a chance to talk to them, but they were already back in the RV and waiting to leave (blocked from the front by an inconsiderate truck) by the time I noticed.
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:04 PM   #2
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When I lived in Moab, foreign licensed RVs were spotted. I would say looking back, most were Earthroamers. How they got here? Most likely via one of the many cargo ships that offer vehicles shipping (in and outside of containers). I would guess they would need the same safety features as US vehicles (not sure about air bags), but European vehicles tend to be as safe or safer than US vehicles.

Need to get US insurance, some kind of adapters for power connections, and possibly some type of inspection at the port? Not sure, might depend on what country the port is in.

European to here is probably not a size issue, but I have heard that US to Europe can be since many roads in many European countries are narrow and possibly too narrow for many of the large RVs seen in the USA.

I know a guy who shipped his Harley to quite a few countries so he could basically ride across the world on his HD. Needless to say, he depended on freighters for most shipping, but I believe for one jump he used a cargo plane.
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:08 PM   #3
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There are quite a few Europeans who ship their RV over here, to travel North America.
Most will travel at least 6 months to a year to make it worth the shipping costs.
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this past February, I saw an RV with German international style plates, on a modified truck chassis made into an RV of sorts... It was parked in the lot near the concession area and was carrying kayaks and had a diving flag decal on the rear of the truck. I was at Manatee Springs SP near Chiefland FL where diving in the clear springs, and canoeing are great sport where the springs attach to the Suwannee River that flows close by.

I went back later to get a picture but the rig was gone and I did not see them in the campground... but there are three loops so I may have missed them.
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When I lived in Moab, foreign licensed RVs were spotted. I would say looking back, most were Earthroamers. How they got here? Most likely via one of the many cargo ships that offer vehicles shipping (in and outside of containers). I would guess they would need the same safety features as US vehicles (not sure about air bags), but European vehicles tend to be as safe or safer than US vehicles.

Need to get US insurance, some kind of adapters for power connections, and possibly some type of inspection at the port? Not sure, might depend on what country the port is in.

European to here is probably not a size issue, but I have heard that US to Europe can be since many roads in many European countries are narrow and possibly too narrow for many of the large RVs seen in the USA.

I know a guy who shipped his Harley to quite a few countries so he could basically ride across the world on his HD. Needless to say, he depended on freighters for most shipping, but I believe for one jump he used a cargo plane.
I guess you could use a 50amp hookup for 220vac?

Although the park we were at was 30amp only at the sites.
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:45 PM   #6
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We saw this unit from Germany at Joshua Tree National Park this past February.
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This was from far away

He said they had driven the Sahara desert.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...1&d=1476208085
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I guess you could use a 50amp hookup for 220vac?

Although the park we were at was 30amp only at the sites.
There is more difference than voltage in European electricity. 50~ versus 60~. Motors and transformers hate low frequency power!
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He said they had driven the Sahara desert.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...1&d=1476208085
When and where did you see this?

They were at the KOA in Newbugh NY this past weekend!!!

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This was from far away

They were parked next to us in Cherry Hill Park Campground, College Park MD.
This was about the first week of August this year. He said they were traveling the US & leaving it here when he needed to go back home to Denmark.

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