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I'd do it, but I wouldn't want to ship my Bird and belongings without being able to stay in or with the bus...
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Default Travelling IN the Bird ON the RO-RO...

Is not possible. This is the one issue I do not think I can solve by careful planning, solar updates, electric converters, etc.
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Well, make a thorough pre and post checklist...and take photos...


I'd hate to get there and have my engine be gone...
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I doubt we'd go any slower! ;-)
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Haha...


Back in the '70s my grandparents shipped their car and Semaphore Caboose trailer to Europe and toured Switzerland...


They loved it...
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I am in Europe about 10-15 times per year. I am predominately in Germany, but also frequently travel in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Spain Denmark, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Before people tell me how lucky I am please understand it is for work and not vacation. Spending longs days in factories, meetings, negotiations etc is not fun. I digress.




What I will share with you is that I have a number of co-workers here in Tennessee who are from Europe and eventually return. More often than not they will have obtained 1-2 classic vehicles that they want to take back.



You will face a number of significant challenges importing your vehicle into a foreign country. Your vehicle will not be allowed to be modified in any way. You will have to pass stringent inspections "A TUV" before you will be granted a registration that allows you to operate on the roads. You may not want or be able to drive fast on the Autobahn, but you bus will have to be deemed worthy or safe. The use of Kentucky Chrome to tape down a component on your rig will be frowned upon or as the Germans would say "Verboten" Most countries in Western Europe take driving and vehicle ownership very seriously.


You will have to obtain a license that allows you to operate a bus of length and GVW of our Wanderlodge's. It is one thing to import a 65 Mustang into Germany that you paid 15,000 in the US and then sale it for 40,000 in a year or two as my coworkers do. It is an entirely different event to do it with your BIRD. I almost forgot, I was in Germany in January and I paid $4.62 a gallon for diesel. primarily because the Euro has weakened against the US Dollar. Perhaps the least amount I have paid in the past decade.. In addition, Diesel in Europe is less expensive than Gasoline. However, I have paid as much during the past 10 years $8.00 per gallon during the same time period.
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Talked with some co workers a little more today and they told me that you can bring a vehicle into Europe without importing it if you plan to leave with the bus. They said from a German perspective it is still going to be challenging to obtain a license to drive.
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