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Old May 5th 04, 09:16 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Steve[_5_]
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Im a virgin motorhomer "chugger". I want a German coachbuilt and have
been in contact with MotorhomesDirect via MMM advert. They seem OK and
have made me good deal for a left hander. Has anyone out there got any
experience of using this company and could offer thoughts.
What is the true picture re lights con/uk on new vehicle
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Old May 5th 04, 04:28 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
riccip
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Tone wrote:

On 5 May 2004 02:16:10 -0700, (Steve)
wrote:

Im a virgin motorhomer "chugger". I want a German coachbuilt and have
been in contact with MotorhomesDirect via MMM advert. They seem OK and
have made me good deal for a left hander. Has anyone out there got any
experience of using this company and could offer thoughts.
What is the true picture re lights con/uk on new vehicle


They need to comply with UK specs i.e dip to the left
you will also have to change the rear fog light from left to right
Voila


Unless it's got 2 fog lights of course. Or you can just add a
second one. The speedo is "supposed" to read MPH clearly, day or
night, but nobody official seems to bother with that. Not even
the police or MOT station.

If the motorcaravan is new you'll be stung for the extra VAT on
top of what you pay in Germany. Their rate is 16% while ours is
17.5%.

The best bargains from Germany are 5-10 year old motorcaravans.
Used vehicles don't hold their value so well over there partly
coz new ones are so cheap but also because of their tough TUV
test. That's the trouble with the Germans, they have a thousand
rules and regulations for sitting on a toilet, which is evident
by their influence on the EU.

Find a private sale where the van's near the end of it's TUV and
the owner will almost let you name your own price once you've
waved the Euros in his face. You can buy a Hymer in Germany for
the price of an old CI Transit over here, and they maintain their
vehicles exceptionally thoroughly. Drive it home and it will
usually sail through our MOT test.

riccip
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Old May 6th 04, 04:58 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
dario osaris
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riccip wrote:
Tone wrote:

....
If the motorcaravan is new you'll be stung for the extra VAT on
top of what you pay in Germany. Their rate is 16% while ours is
17.5%.


not necessarily on top,
in this case youŽd qualify for refund of the german VAT

riccip


Dario

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Old May 6th 04, 06:13 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
riccip
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dario osaris wrote:

If the motorcaravan is new you'll be stung for the extra VAT on
top of what you pay in Germany. Their rate is 16% while ours is
17.5%.


not necessarily on top,
in this case youŽd qualify for refund of the german VAT


Only if they make you pay the *full* 17.5% here first, then you
can reclaim the 16% you've already paid in Germany. It's likely
to take time so remember to budget for that.

riccip
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Old May 6th 04, 08:03 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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On Wed, 05 May 2004 16:28:03 GMT, riccip wrote:

If the motorcaravan is new you'll be stung for the extra VAT on
top of what you pay in Germany. Their rate is 16% while ours is
17.5%.


That's not true if you import it yourself:

http://www.hmce.gov.uk/public/notice...UK-from-EU.htm

"If you bring in goods on which tax has been paid in an EU country,
you do not have to pay any tax or duty on them in the UK."

--
QrizB

"On second thought, let's not go to Z'Ha'Dum. It is a silly place."
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Old May 7th 04, 09:26 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
riccip
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(QrizB) wrote:

If the motorcaravan is new you'll be stung for the extra VAT on
top of what you pay in Germany. Their rate is 16% while ours is
17.5%.


That's not true if you import it yourself:

http://www.hmce.gov.uk/public/notice...UK-from-EU.htm

"If you bring in goods on which tax has been paid in an EU country,
you do not have to pay any tax or duty on them in the UK."



That's for personal goods. The Vatman makes an exception for new
vehicles of all kinds. You'll also have to cough up for any
extras or accessories that come with the deal.
http://www.hmce.gov.uk/forms/notices/728.htm#P85_5046

Basically Gordon Brown's gestapo have got you by the short and
curlies. They've got to pay for the new influx of Eastern
European gypos from somewhere, coming soon to a benefits office
near you.

riccip
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Old May 7th 04, 09:28 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
flashgorman
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"riccip" wrote in message
...
(QrizB) wrote:

If the motorcaravan is new you'll be stung for the extra VAT on
top of what you pay in Germany. Their rate is 16% while ours is
17.5%.


That's not true if you import it yourself:

http://www.hmce.gov.uk/public/notice...UK-from-EU.htm

"If you bring in goods on which tax has been paid in an EU country,
you do not have to pay any tax or duty on them in the UK."



Basically Gordon Brown's gestapo have got you by the short and
curlies. They've got to pay for the new influx of Eastern
European gypos from somewhere, coming soon to a benefits office
near you.


So *you're* the bloke that buys the Daily Mirror.



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Old May 7th 04, 10:42 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
riccip
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"flashgorman" wrote:

So *you're* the bloke that buys the Daily Mirror.


Wouldn't wipe my arse on the socialist scandal sheet. I just
don't like gypos.

riccip
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Old May 7th 04, 10:47 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
flashgorman
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"riccip" wrote in message
...
"flashgorman" wrote:

So *you're* the bloke that buys the Daily Mirror.


Wouldn't wipe my arse on the socialist scandal sheet. I just
don't like gypos.

A tolerant attitude that does you proud.


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Old May 7th 04, 11:46 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
riccip
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"flashgorman" wrote:

So *you're* the bloke that buys the Daily Mirror.


Wouldn't wipe my arse on the socialist scandal sheet. I just
don't like gypos.

A tolerant attitude that does you proud.


Always have had a low tolerance for parasites. To tell the truth
I have more respect for pikeys. At least they're prepared to do a
dishonest day's work.

riccip
 



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