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Old 11-06-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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Smile Class B from Germany, going to ship to the US

Hi!
Does anybody know the "James Cook" RV, made by Westfalia (Germany, famous for VW-Bus Conversions in the 60s and 70s)?

In this short timelapse video, you can see 58 of them :-)
Treffen der "James Cook Freunde" bei Westfalia - April 2012 - YouTube

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It's a Class B on a MB/Sprinter body...pretty common stuff.
More can be read here: Airstream Sprinter Westfalia vs. Mercedes James Cook - Sprinter-Forum

Similar models are very common in the US by RoadTrek, Thor, AirStream, Pleasure-Way, etc.

And...the title of this post makes me ask - "Do you intend to bring a Euro Spec van to the US?"

The "Grey market" for import vehicles is all but gone. If you get one of these, it better be built for US EPA and NTSB standards or it won't even make it through Customs. BMW and Volvo have "buy here, tour Europe - then ship the car home" deals and these are US Spec cars.

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Old 11-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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And...the title of this post makes me ask - "Do you intend to bring a Euro Spec van to the US?"
Sorry for not making this clear.
I already own a James Cook here in Germany. I want to ship it to the US, travel there for 8 weeks, and ship it back to Germany.

No import/export, just a tourist with bulky luggage

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Sorry for not making this clear.
I already own a James Cook here in Germany. I want to ship it to the US, travel there for 8 weeks, and ship it back to Germany.

No import/export, just a tourist with bulky luggage

Peter
Ahhh, that's different...
I live in San Diego (busiest Int'l Border in the world) and see thousands of cars from Mexico (these are NOT US spec cars) cross the border everyday and drive all over our area..so I don't know what the specifics are, but it must be legal.

Maybe you should ship the camper to Mexico and drive it into the US

Enjoy your vacation and 'bulky luggage"
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Saw tons of Euro-registered machines around Yellowstone, Arches, the Grand Canyon, and in Las Vegas this summer. My only suggestion is that you might want to bring a set of engine and fuel filters along with you since if anything happens (or you just decide changing fluids is a good idea midway along) shops here might not have them handy.

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