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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2020, 12:11 Thread Starter
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New Motorhome purchase costs

Just about to take the plunge with a factory order of a new Hymer. Had an acceptable quote from the dealership but with one issue which I'm unsure about. Hymer's pricelist and the dealer has quoted prices with a caveat that "All prices are recommended retail prices in GBP including legal applicable VAT, freight from Germany, first registration fee and pre-delivery inspection. Road tax (VED) as well as possible import duties are not included and will be charged separately". I'm unsure about the possible import duties bit. Anyone bought a new van recently which although manufactured in the EU was bought via a UK dealership and can advise me if import duties were payable and if so how they were calculated?
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there should be no import duties, we are still effectively in the EU single market.
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Hopefully you are aware of the recently changed "first registration fee" and increased VED.

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Hopefully you are aware of the recently changed "first registration fee" and increased VED.

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And the increase applies to those vehicles registered after 1st April and applies to all vehicles with a list price over £40K, which a new Hymer will far exceed.

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I read in one of the quality Sundays that the first year VED will be about £2500 and for four years after will be an extra £200 on top of existing VED. No figures exact but close I think.

It just confirms my decision to keep my 12 year old autosleeper (2006 when autosleepers still had a reasonable reputation). There is a group somewhere trying to get this
change overturned.

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Suggest you get your Hymer registered in Germany before April fools day, since "they" have placed a charge on the service anyway. It will then be second hand, I think........Add a little confusion ! If it's a new tax, perhaps you might get away with it.

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