Buying a van in europe

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1. Posted by wonchop (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi, i plan on leaving for a road trip across Europe in Novemeber. I had planned to buy a van at home (Ireland) and take it to France on a ferry. I just wanted to know is it difficult for an E.U. resident to buy and insure a campervan in a country other than the country they live in? Has anyone any personal experience of doing anything similar to this or know of anywhere i could get reliable information. Also, do any backpacker car markets exist like the one's in Australia and New Zealand. ANy help at all egarding this would be greatly appreciated.

2. Posted by sheepie10 (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

In France, cars have to be registered in your departement of residence so it might be difficult for you to have a car registered.

3. Posted by eurotrip (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm from Canada and have been asking about buying a car in Europe to travel for about 6 months. So far the feedback I'm getting is that it is definitely possible in Germany and Holland. I would imagine if a complete non-resident can do it, it would be possible for an EU resident.

Good luck!