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Old 06-17-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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We ran into a German couple while we were in Devils Tower National Monument campground. They had brought their Renault Master B over with them. I think it was a 2.6 TDI, front wheel drive. Really cool folks. They are going to spend 6 months visiting all the National Parks and Monuments.





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Old 06-17-2014, 11:14 PM   #2
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We ran into quite a few Germans with imported RVs on our Alaska trip two years ago. We exchanged RV tours with one couple with a CS Reisemobile DUO 4x4 Sprinter that I had posted photos of in the past here. Notice the lack of air conditioning? That was a common trait with Europeans.
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How cool (no pun intended)!

I wonder if we could do the same thing in reverse? I imagine it's extremely complicated to arrange.

Would it be easier to take one of our B's to Australia?
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We can take our Bs to other countries. It probably would be no more difficult than what Europeans have to go through. It just seems Europeans have different desires and priorities in their travels. Coming to the US is not the only place they go. They go to Africa, South America, and other continents. The German couple we had time to talk to had already been to South America on a previous trip.

Imagine where these people had been.

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WOW! Makes me green with envy.

Their fuel budget must be HUGE! Only thing they are missing is a turret and a big gun.

Would I be correct in thinking that the spec for petrol is different on different continents, but that diesel is the same? It would be a shame to take your gas powered van overseas only for it to not work properly when you get there.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:33 AM   #6
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I think if you're going to be here for6 months it would be cheaper to bring your own rig over. Sleep in your own bed . Use your own utensils. Have it packed with all your belongings etc.... Besides then there would be no chance you could get spoiled by airconditioning and generators in the rental RV. I'm kidding of course. They probably save thousands this way.
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All of the Europeans we've met in our travels are happy to buy their fuel here. The average price here is half that in their home countries.
The German couple we met at Lake Powell last April brought their Transit based RV over on a container ship for around 5000 round trip, iirc. They said it was cheaper to bring it than cars/hotels or a rental RV over here on an extended visit. The other German folks we met here in the Walmart said the same thing. Cheaper to bring their own ride. They had been to South America already and were headed back to Baltimore for their return after doing North America for a couple of months.
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...Imagine where these people had been.
I followed a similar rig home (to our RV park where we full time), it had Denmark plates and a picture of the globe and LOTS of countries filled up like you might see on someone here traveling the states. Ah the stories they can tell ! Fun stuff. Wouldn't want their rig's ~4mpg though.

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