Transporting a truck from Germany to UK

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Re: Transporting a truck from Germany to UK

Postby Ivan C » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:51 am

Ivan C wrote:Welcome :D
Cheapest way would be borrow a set of (uk)trade plates and drive.
Cost - freight fare on ferry, diesel and time. Guess at £800
For the difference I'd go with the £1400 transport quote and no worries.
Ivan C

Borrowing trade plates is quite commonplace, however the legality and wisdom of doing so is questionable at best - this is what I meant by "no worries" by having it transported.
To dispel any doubt or misunderstanding I mentioned this as an option, I did not and would not recommend it, certainly not without being aware of exactly what the implications are.
My suggestion was and would remain having it transported.
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Re: Transporting a truck from Germany to UK

Postby Driving Dutchman » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:37 am

Thanks for all the advice and discussion around my question.
This is a very good forum indeed. So glad I joined it.

I'll take the advice given on this forum by most and the silk route and get it transported home rather than faffing around with the German Tüv.
And I agree that just over £1400 is not a bad price to get it done. Saves a lot of hassle.

I receive the payment details etc next week. I haven't even paid for the truck yet :lol: . The seller was very relaxed and didn't even wanted a deposit to hold it for me until I had sorted out some reasonable priced transport. I got it from http://www.philipp-trucks.de/ He speaks German only...
So just have to pay up next week and then wait till he gets it ready for transport.

Michiel

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Re: Transporting a truck from Germany to UK

Postby Brian-reynolds » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:38 pm

Hi Michiel, glad it seems a decision has been arrived at, and I am glad you have become a happy member of this forum, I said they were a good and knowledgeable bunch!

I notice you have put down Raunds as your location in the UK... is that the Raunds near Rushden?

I used to live down there many years back, and regularly travel down to St.Neots and over to the Wellingborough and Earthlingborough areas, maybe we can have a meet up some time?

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Re: Transporting a truck from Germany to UK

Postby Driving Dutchman » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:34 pm

Brian-reynolds wrote:
I notice you have put down Raunds as your location in the UK... is that the Raunds near Rushden?

I used to live down there many years back, and regularly travel down to St.Neots and over to the Wellingborough and Earthlingborough areas, maybe we can have a meet up some time?


Yes it is the one near Rushden. Yes would be good if you are in the neighbourhood to have a cuppa.

Michiel

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Re: Transporting a truck from Germany to UK

Postby jaybee » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:00 pm

I'm not sure if you've got it back yet? I drove a german fire truck home last summer on export plates. A few €100s but I think it needs to be road legal in germany already, ie have a current TUV. I got a month on the export plates so I could drive it with some flexibility. The dealer sorted it all out for me.

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Re: Transporting a truck from Germany to UK

Postby Driving Dutchman » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:03 am

I've got transport sorted. The iveco has no tüv currently. It is a lit less hassle getting it delivered in the end.

Michiel


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