If you’ve been living in the US for more than a year (i.e. you’ve been living outside the EU zone for the past year) then you can bring your RV into EU free of duty and VAT as long as you have owned it for at least six months. So just make sure you meet those requirements before you ship it over.
How long can I tour Europe in a motorhome?
In general, you’ll be able to visit EU countries, visa-free for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Different rules apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania. If you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total.
What do I need to drive my motorhome in Europe?
If you’re driving in Europe, you need to carry the following documents:
- Passport (or identity card)
- Driving licence (check it is in date!)
- Vehicle Insurance documents- check you are covered for driving in Europe.
- Breakdown cover.
- Vehicle V5 logbook (which must show your correct address)
How much does it cost to ship a motorhome to Europe?
Expect to pay between $100 and $300 per foot of RV. So, a 30 foot RV can cost between $3,000 and $9,000 to ship overseas.
Where can I travel with a motorhome in Europe?
Here are the five best places to take your campervan around Europe!
- La Route des Grande Alpes. This route, officially known as D902, is definitely a must visit! …
- Road trip along the coast of Portugal: …
- Road trip across Netherlands and Belgium: …
- Atlantic Roadway, Norway: …
- Road trip across Germany on the autobahn:
Can I tour Europe after Brexit?
No. The recent agreement between the UK and the EU has allowed for visa-free travel for short visits – up to 90 days in any 180-day period (excluding any trips to Ireland, Croatia, Bulgaria and other non-Schengen states, for which there’s no limit on the length of trip).
Can I go to France in a motorhome?
All you need to do now is go through French Passport Control and you’re ready to start your adventure. One of the benefits of travelling with a caravan or motorhome is that you can take as much luggage as you can fit in your vehicle, meaning you have no restrictions on the amount you pack.
Can you take a motorhome on the Eurotunnel?
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is pleased to announce that it can accept vehicles (motor caravans, caravans and other recreational vehicles) which are fitted with LPG tanks used for powering domestic services only (e.g. refrigeration, cooking, heating).
Can I travel to Spain in a motorhome?
What is this? Sadly, Spain is getting tougher about free overnight motorhome parking spots and many places now ban them completely. Legally, you’re only allowed to stay on approved overnight motorhome spaces or campsites. Wild camping is not allowed in any of the Spanish National Parks.
Can I take food in my motorhome to Europe?
Be careful stocking up before travel
You’re no longer able to take meat, milk or products containing them with you. There are some limited exceptions, such as for powdered infant milk, infant food, or pet food required for medical reasons.
Can you take RV overseas?
In order to ship an RV overseas, you must follow the same rules as shipping a car. This means you need a clear Title of Ownership with no liens on the title. If you bought the RV new, then your name must be listed on the front of the title as the registered owner.
How do I import a motorhome from Germany?
Importing a motorhome from Germany – a summary
- Order a vehicle import pack from the DVLA.
- Do your research and select a model you intend to buy.
- Communicate with the German dealer.
- Visit the German dealer.
- Place an order.
- Pay the deposit.
- Pay the balance.
Can I drive my van to Europe?
Yes, as long as you have a valid driving licence and, if necessary, an International Driving Permit. Check your insurance carefully to see if you’re covered to drive someone else’s car abroad, including any restrictions on driving abroad.
What do I need to take my motorhome to France?
Rules for Driving in France with a Motorhome
- A valid full driving license (Valid UK license is fine)
- The original registration document of the car (check this with the motorhome owner)
- A motor insurance certificate.
Can you sleep anywhere in a campervan in Europe?
Throughout Europe you will find ‘tolerated’ spaces and remote locations that are perfect to park overnight. They don’t offer any facilities but if you find a perfect spot, you could always give it a go.
Can you park a campervan anywhere in Europe?
Many countries in Europe have created a list of businesses in their country which allow free overnight campervan parking- very similar to Brit Stops in the UK. These are places such as vineyards, restaurants, farms, chateaux and even a snail farm in France!