hello, wishing to travel by campingcar from Canada/US to Argentina, and return after 3 years travelling to resell the cc, we want to buy one there
but, nobody can tell me how I as a resident in Belgium can buy is US/Canada and drive a campingcar around tot very south Americas for we have NO fixed address in US nor Canada
not even the embassies have a clue, and all internetresearch so far has not given an answer
so if you know HOW we CAN buy our cc in US or Canada,register it in our name without residing there, PLEASE let us know asap
lucas and jeanne, Belgique
First of all, one cannot drive to S. America! You can only go as far south as Panama. From Panama you'd have to arrange transport by ship or air to get south.
As far as residency goes, couldn't you simply rent a private mailbox? Foreign passport holders can purchase vehicles here. Why don't you google for a vehicle dealer (suggest you search for "camper van sales New York") and ask them. You could also contact DMV in one of the eastern states (New York, New Jersey, Pennslyvania). DMV = Department of Motor Vehicles - the state agency that registers vehicles.
I have helped 2 Brits buy vans in Vegas. They used my address to meet the requirement of having a local address for insurance and auto title. If you buy a vehicle from a dealer, he may allow you to use their address for insurance & title purposes. If you buy from a private party, they may let you use their address as I have done. Once the title and insurance papers arrived, I forwarded them to the new owners. It is possible, you just have to find someone to help out a bit.
Send me a PM if you have questions.