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Old 01-22-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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Hi from Amsterdam, Holland

Greetings from Europe!

After having been RV-ing in the States, I have adopted the plan to purchase a tow vehicle in 2010 and a TT in 2011 to export to my home in Amsterdam. Those in the know say I am a quarter bubble of plumb. I must say, from what I have found out so far, it's no pick nick.

After a few months of searching and consideration, I am now looking for a 2003-2004 Suburban of Yukon XL to ship over here in 2010. While at that, I am looking for a Forest River Surveyor SV291 to ship over in 2011. That by itself is a chore. Regretfully that will not be mission accomplished for me.

The truck will not be hard to license here. The TT is another story all together. I am still corresponding with the DMV here, but it appears that they will require the TT to have surge brakes and a tongue weight of no more then 330 lbs. That would means swapping the axles. That would leave my plan dead in the water.

I understand that it is possible to import the TT into the U.K. and have it licensed there, as it is. From there, one can import it anywhere in the E.U. as it is. That might be the way to go for me.

If you have any tips about how or where to find a good used Surveyor SV291 and what to look for in a used unit, please let me know. If you have tips about getting the TT licensed in the E.U., better still!

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Old 01-22-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:31 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums.

Just one though... Wouldn't it just be cheaper to move to the U.S.?

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Old 01-22-2010, 07:12 PM   #4
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Greetings and welcome.
I can't help you with your problem but I had to say I love your country. I worked out of Esberg Denmark and Den Helder Holland rotating in and out of Canada for several years and loved it.

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Old 01-22-2010, 11:53 PM   #5
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My plan is to someday get a motorhome and tour europe! Welcome to the site and good luck!
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:35 AM   #6
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Loved Amsterdam, we used to drive from Frankfort Germany half way then take the train the rest of the way. Anyway I used to camp throughout Germany, Holland etc. in a old US converston van. Do not forget the electric issue. I had one big convertor to go from US power to EU power. That was for just small electric use. If I remember correct there are some very nice campgrounds on the north sea to enjoy.

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Old 01-23-2010, 10:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for your kind words of welcome. Europe is a nice place to go camping. It is very diverse, with huge differences no more then 100 miles apart. Europe is far more crowded then the U.S. Particularly in the summer, masses flock and finding some peace and quiet is hard. Since rv's over here are small and rarely offer full bathrooms, the facilities on European campgrounds are very good. Not seldom you will find nice, clean and even fully heated toilet buildings. Also landscaping is very nice. No concrete pull through lots but rolling lawns and lots of trees.

This is why I intend to bring an American RV over here. I hope to deploy it as my family camping and vacationing rig for the next ten years. Still a long way to go. Not very many seem to have tried to export an RV to the E.U. That must mean it's an up at dawn, pride swallowing seige.
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