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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-07-2016, 21:14 Thread Starter
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Importing - to France!!

A bit of an 'about face' but this is the closest forum I can find to post this in...

Flo and I are starting to make our plans for our eventual emigration to France in a few years time and one thing that is puzzling me is the possibility of exporting our motorhome with us.

We have had it for 7 years now, and we are really not wanting to change it which is why we want to take it with us - along with her Twingo (which was new in France anyway), our classic motorbikes and our classic Daimler.

Can anyone who has done this - or attempted to do it - enlighten us as to the feasibility or possibility of it..........or do the French just say 'non'!

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The way Anglo - French relations are going ATM you might have problems getting in yourself in a few years time, never mind the vehicles.

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The way Anglo - French relations are going ATM you might have problems getting in yourself in a few years time, never mind the vehicles.
Ha ha!!! I hear you - but I have the advantage of Flo actually being French and we are legally married, so I would like to see them TRY and stop us!!!!

We are looking to buy her parents house in the Tarn as they are getting to the time of life where they are looking to downsize. 150k Euro for a 7 bedroom detached house with grounds seems a bargain compared to what we can get for that in the UK............
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We are looking to buy her parents house in the Tarn as they are getting to the time of life where they are looking to downsize. 150k Euro for a 7 bedroom detached house with grounds seems a bargain compared to what we can get for that in the UK............
You really know how to upset people don't you?

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sorry friend........
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Carl Flo, I can only relay what I have read on here over the years, but for starters, I think you will need a certificate of conformity from the manufacture.
I think you may have problems as your about you, states Autotrail, and I suspect it will be rhd with the hab door on the UK side!
I think those things need checking out first!
Maybe contact a French MOT station for advice!

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I have completed both of your aforementioned plans.
We moved over lock stock and barrel in 2007, bringing with us our Euramobil motorhome.
The immatriculation process was difficult, mainly because of our lack of knowledge and poor language skills.

I'm actually off to bed right now but will either post a more complete resume of what is needed or PM you with the detail, let me know which.


As to the door position definitely not an issue.


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Thank you John - sounds reassuring!

Either here or PM - I don't mind. It might help one or two others if it was open here though. Thank you again!
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Does anyone know if second marriages are legal in France. I think I have a cunning plan.


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Does anyone know if second marriages are legal in France. I think I have a cunning plan.
hmmm does the one you have in mind have a younger sister?

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