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Old 07-21-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Got an overseas friend who wants to buy a used diesel motorhome to bring back to Australia. The max width can be 98 in., while desired length is between 34-40 ft. Which mfrs. have made rigs that narrow for the overseas market?
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As I understand Australian vehicle rules, the max of 98 inches must include everything, including side view mirrors, antennas, awnings, or whatever may be mounted to the sides. No American built coach will come even close to that requirement.

As I understand it, he will also have to move the entry door to the other side, since it is illegal to have the entry door on the roadside (they drive on the opposite side of the road there). And probably change the steering wheel position too.
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Gary, I used to live there, so am familiar with their ways, etc. I can remember seeing a lot of "Yank" cars and trucks with LH drive and no other conversions. I also was told by a friend who mfrs. tour buses that the 2.5 M width DID NOT include the mirrors. But I'm checking on these aspects and will post the results. I do know that Travel Supreme did make a few coaches for Euro destinations, so there are some out there. I assume others have also done so, but not sure who they were and where these rigs might reside today. Heck, one might just assume they are all overseas, since it wouldn't make economic sense to re-import one of these, would it?
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I was trying to help another Aussie find a 98" wide coach and he was the one that came back with the info that I relayed to you. We gave up the search after that. I don't have any direct knowledge, so you will have to sort it out.

There are 98" (or less) wide coaches in production today. The Damon Avanti is one (94") and the Gulfstream Montaj is another 94" coach.
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