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shipping my Australian van to Europe

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1. Posted by lizzie007 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I want to ship my van to Europe. I am a UK citizen and have been in Oz for the last 2 years and now it's time to return home taking in Europe on the way. I hate the thought of leaving my beloved van "Lenny" behind and want to take him through Europe to complete my road trip. I have contacted many shipping companies in Oz but they don't seem to be very helpful can anyone give me advice if they have done something similar.

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y

Is it worth paying the price to ship it to Europe, and then have to drive in an RHD vehicle?

Personally, I'd take a whole heap of photos of it as a keepsake and then sell it.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5937 posts) 9y

I guess RHD wouldn't be such a bad thing once it ends up in the UK :)

But I'd be more worried about potential import taxes that you might be faced with. And I wouldn't be surprised if you need to register it (and roadworthy it) somewhere in the EU before you can drive it. All seems very costly to me. By the end of it, you may hate your "beloved"!