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"Hitop" is just a model description of a van with a permanent vertically extended roof in the rear compartment so that you can stand up in it. What you'll get in Australia is a "Toyota HiAce Hitop". Other body styles are generally well covered by vendor supplied photos. The Hitop is OK to drive, more liable than a car to be caught side on by a wind gust ...


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I am General manager of a leading online Motorhome booking agency based in New Zealand called Motorhome Republic, so know a bit about excesses and bonds and CDW options on Motorhome and Camper hire in New Zealand as we deal with all of the companies. As you have found all of the Motorhome companies like to play with excess and bond levels and set them very ...


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In Sweden there has been a huge increase in sales of RVs and though many do not use them all-year I personally know of three RVs used 9 months a year. There is also a very large number of especially German registered RVs going through Sweden every year, I do not know if they are used all year or not. All over Europe they are more popular than ever, 20% of ...


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This is the site your looking for. It is the official Munich website and it lists some places where you can park your camper. A lot of them are camping grounds, but there are also some areas where you don't have to camp but where you just can leave your camper. At the bottom of the page there are also some special places listed, that are only available ...


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I've had a look at a few US based RV hire websites, and they all seem to say the same thing. That is, for normal sized RVs you need to be over 21, you need to have held your license for over a year, and for Europeans you need an International Driving Permit if your license isn't in English (which I guess your Belgian one won't be). Very large RVs, and those ...


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There are several online booking sites available that offer car campers in Australia. I'll list some of them: http://www.travellers-autobarn.com.au/car-rental-australia https://rentalcarmanager.com.au http://www.campertravel.com.au/ http://www.fly-to-australia.com/Camper_4WD/body_camper_4wd.html I think with that you should have a broad selection of car ...


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I have travelled along Australia's east coast between Sydney and Byron Bay on various trips in a camper van. Sydney beaches tend to be more crowded and often require payment for parking. Camping is specifically not allowed here. There are council rangers. Do not stay for free until you are north of the Hawkesbury River. Once you are out of Sydney, you ...


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What are the parking rules in Germany to park a car or camper for 2 or 3 days in neighborhoods in these places? Just in some regular street with houses. As uncovery wrote: officially you're only allowed to spend a single night, and only if it's necessary to restore your fitness as a driver. In a "regular street", you risk complaints. Ideally, what ...


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There are not many camping sites, but there are some in Germany and some in the Netherlands. I would assume that neither of them have big problems in English, but if you want to make sure, you might want to pick one of these two: camping de hei which is specializing in bikers, they take cars of course too camping klein vink which has a very good ...


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my name is Karyne. I am French, 40 years old and started fulltiming 8 years ago in my RV. I have been fulltiming mainly in South Spain, South Portugal and some parts of France, and I'd like to share my experience and observation with you. First of all, to avoid confusion: we call European recreational vehicles "motorhomes", and US ones "RVs". Most ...


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There is also spaceship. I know in New Zealand the locals aren't fond of these as they don't have a toilet on board and the occupants don't use discretion when it comes to choosing places to go to the toilet. I'm not sure about Australia but in New Zealand there are heavy fines for not cleaning up after oneself. Happy Camping.


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I tried to use a more popular science approach to answer this question: Camping.info is a good online portal to find camping places in Europe. Judging from their database, approximately once third of all campgrounds in Switzerland offer permanent places. Using the same approach, approximately 14% of all campgrounds in Europe offer permanent camping places. ...


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Judging by the increasing number of campers on the European Highways I assume the answer is yes. I did a Google search and found two links about organizations for Camper lovers in the Dutch-speaking world ("Kampeer en Caravan punt nl" and "Nederlandse Kampeerauto Club"). Both links are in Dutch, which indicates a potential problem in getting in touch with ...


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First off, while proof of onward travel is not a technical requirement for arrival in Australia, rocking up with (I presume?) a tourist visa that doesn't allow working and a one-way ticket is still going to raise some eyebrows at Immigration. I hope you have your story sorted out for this! Russell already answered the car purchase bit, so I'll address the ...


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There should be no problem in principle in buying a vehicle in Australia. I live in NZ and have bought and hired vehicles in Australia. The purchase was some years ago, but there should be no hard and fast barrier. Aspects like insurance may need care. Having documentary proof of a good insurance record in your country and your drivers licence will be ...


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There are restrictions on importing left hand drive vehicles into New Zealand. It is unlikely that you would be able to purchase a new caravan overseas and successfully import it. From Importing a left-hand drive vehicle (Factsheet 12): Are there restrictions on LHD vehicles? Yes. Most left-hand drive vehicles have to be converted to right-hand ...


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To a first approximation, no, you will not really find any free camper parks in eastern Australia. (I'm told Western Australia has more.) Campervans need space to park, water, electricity, sewage etc, all of which costs money, so somebody has to pay for your "free" camping. That said, there are some free campsites, they're just few and far between. This ...


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Gumtree's where it's at for both travellers and locals in Australia, it's the local version of Craigslist and Ebay rolled into one. As for what the "right" price, you're buying a used car here, with all the caution that warrants. But a few pointers: Red Book is the standard source for used car values in Australia, although it'll be of limited use for ...


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You can always buy travel insurance making sure it covers motorhome rental. Most major insurance companies should cover it. As I work in car rental (for Alpha Car Hire), I would suggest you contact the rental company and see how much their excess waiver is. If you do happen to have an accident then you don't need to pay a massive amount for it and wait for ...


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This category is also known as "Sleepervans" Jucy Campers is another that use a combination of people movers like Toyota Previas outfitted with camping gear, bed and custom made awning extensions or even rooftop tents. There are plenty of sleepervans and a few Camping Cars for both New Zealand and Australian rentals on motorhomerepublic.com, which I'm ...



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