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Posted: 03.08.2022  ·  #1
Hi all.
I am looking at a motorhome in France.
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advice about the process. I know about the societe civile 1,900 euros to get a French address because of not being domiciled in France and another donation of 500 euros towards the French Government depending on the engine size. The dealer will look after all the above . Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Is it a new one or used? Are you buying it in France and leaving it there, or are you importing it back to Ireland.
I imported an 09 in 2020.and never came across either of the two things you mentioned.


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No it's a 06 autotrail from a motorhome dealer who is selling it for an English couple who re-registered it in France in 2018. Also vrt section have informed me that I need to have the French log book translated to English by an official translater through the French Embassy. Just wondering if it is worth all the hastle.
I don't know of if this is a new procedure sprinter. Where in France did you buy your van. I will try another dealer and see what the process is.


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Sorry I am importing it back to Ireland.


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The translation is typical Irish bull.
Has anyone got copy of the original English logbook?

I can go trough the procedure for you, but one thing I would chech first with them is, if they have a copy of the origional certificate or conformity,

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For some reason I couldn't get back into my original post. Admin: fixed


I couldn't agree more about the Irish bull#### sprinter. I take it that you didn't have the same problem . Thanks for the offer of the talk though on the procedure. What exactly is a of conformaty .


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For some reason I couldn't get back into my original post. I couldn't agree more about the Irish bull#### sprinter. I take it that you didn't have the same problem . Thanks for the offer of the talk though on the procedure. What exactly is a of conformaty .


Its a cert that comes with every van from the builders, on it is everything to do with the build spec as it came from the factory, listing all the weights, measurements, engine spec, numbers for chassis,
Different from the grey card, which is the equivalent of our logbook.


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For some reason I couldn't get back into my original post. I couldn't agree more about the Irish bull#### sprinter. I take it that you didn't have the same problem . Thanks for the offer of the talk though on the procedure. What exactly is a of conformity .


That may be because you first post was ."Motorhome import from France." and then Hilton posted "Import"
forum/topic.php?t=24848
I don't know how to put all 3 together?

The list of sites I look at.
France. Occasion ( is second hand ). Vendu ( is sold )
Capicune = ( B class, over cab bed ). Profile= ( B class low profile. )
Integril = ( a class )

https://www.annonces-caravanin…g-car.html
( like DoneDeal includes private and dealer sales, can be a pain because they don't always take down the ones that are sold )

Btretagne camping cars. they have 5 different local locations. I got my one from this site in Lannion.

CAMPING CAR HORIZON CAEN

Jacqueline camping car sales they also have 5 locations.

http://vendezvotrecampingcar.com
The contace we have here is Justine Dondel gestionvvcc@gmail.com
She was very helpful and speaks good English.

The German site.
Mobile.de in english
Alcove = ( B class over cab bed ). Partly Integrated = B class low profile )
Integrated = ( A class )


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Posted: 04.08.2022  ·  #10
Thank you sprinter for clarifying what the conformaty document. I don't remember having one with my previous motorhome.
Thanks again for motorhome websites I will definitely check them out.

Great sites 👍 for information.
Thanks to all
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Also consider Germany, I got mine there last year and it was a very straight forward process


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Thank you sprinter for clarifying what the conformaty document. I don't remember having one with my previous motorhome.
Thanks again for motorhome websites I will definitely check them out.

Great sites 👍 for information.
Thanks to all
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You could save about 15% on the price here. After shipping and the tax.
Deal with a dealer or agent is best. In France the reg plate follows the vehicle. You can tempt insurance cover to drive home with a copy of the grey card.
Things to look for.
Certificate of Conformity.
Grey Card (Logbook). ( tell them you wi need an English translation) 🤔
Control Technic in date ( VNT)
Damp Report.
Damage report.
A video walk around is good.
For the import you have to contact the NCT and make a booking within 7 days. The whole process has to be completed within a calendar month, including your VRT payment.
You need to bring with you.
VRTVPD2 - Vehicle Purchase Details Form, download from VRT and fill out ( The VRTVPD1 form is if someone is presenting the paperwork on your behalf )
Your ID. Copy of your PPS number. Proof of address,( copy of a utility bill, bank statement, etc,) ( two if they are downloaded)
The Conformity cert.
The Grey card
The sales Invoice on dealer headed paper.
The ferry booking.
The chassis number and its location.
The Engine number and its location
( they will expect you to show them where both are) the engine number is not mentioned in any of the information, but they will ask you and won't proceed without it.
Lastly you need to get a CVRT cert in order to get it taxed.
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This statement "vrt section have informed me that I need to have the French log book translated to English by an official translater through the French Embassy." as seen in another thread is another example of pure BS of the highest order emanating from those responsible for the VRT process.

ALL EU Regerstratiuon Certificates (log books) must comply with the standard set of codes set out in Council Directive 1999/37/EC of 29 April 1999 on the registration documents for vehicles.

So, for example, Code F.1 will mean maximum technically permissible laden mass (GVW), Code B will mean the date of first registration, and Code J will mean EU Vehicle Category, etc., etc. on the registration documents for vehicles across the whole of the EU.
The objective of Directive 1999/37/EU is to enable authorities and law enforcement to correctly 'read' the information on a 'foreign' registration document without knowledge of the language in which the document is printed.


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Thanks again sprinter for the detailed list. Makes things a little easier ferry booking is one that I had no Idea of.


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I couldn't agree more Baguette total BS by the bucket. So much for an open market within the EU

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Thanks again sprinter for the detailed list. Makes things a little easier ferry booking is one that I had no Idea of.


Its to prove when you brought it in, and haven't had it here, and have been using it, for a long time on foreign plates, so does the invoice.


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I couldn't agree more Baguette total BS by the bucket. So much for an open market within the EU



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