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Old 10-12-2015, 03:09 PM   #29
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I've just come across a Burro locally that they will sell less the trailer (which is too big to be containerized) for a bit under $4k. Easy fit for a container. Should fit on a wide variety of trailers. It's pretty much stripped of appliances, so the retrofit of appliances, etc. becomes a fitting out, which I could do locally. Low purchase price means lower import taxes and GST, etc.
Jen, can you explain the Burro's condition? A bit under 4K sounds high (very high) for what I think you describe.
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I'd want to know that I could license the trailer. What does NZ require? If not, it would could be a garden shed, I guess.
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I made sure I had all the information about rules and regulations, shipping price, and applicable taxes before we started shopping for the trailer. I wanted to make sure it was going to go without any glitches. In Canada, the officers can deny entry and that would have been disappointing and expensive
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I agree...that's what I paid for a pills functional 1979 scamp, with all appliances and trailer...I see shells for sale on occasion for $1000-1500....
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yes, caution required and worth shopping local

Exporting to NZ is starting to look very expensive, given transport, customs, goods and services tax, and need to convert. Found a very interesting NZ alternative . . . I don't think it has a US equivalent . . . strongly oriented to outdoor living. Not sure what it would cost.

Camper Trailer 430 Stopover - Work and Play NZ Ltd

The small UK trailers are attractive (beautifully outfitted), but not fiberglass.
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:24 PM   #34
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Or look up Concorde Caravan (13') in New Zealand ;-) Very beautiful!!
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Exporting to NZ is starting to look very expensive, given transport, customs, goods and services tax, and need to convert. Found a very interesting NZ alternative . . . I don't think it has a US equivalent . . . strongly oriented to outdoor living. Not sure what it would cost.

Camper Trailer 430 Stopover - Work and Play NZ Ltd

The small UK trailers are attractive (beautifully outfitted), but not fiberglass.
Very interesting models, wonder how they would sell in the USA. I like the Q Deck unit. BTW Jen, they are fiberglass.
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A Hunter Compact should fit. Snoozy is too wide, the wheels stick out.
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Or look up Concorde Caravan (13') in New Zealand ;-) Very beautiful!!
Yes, but $NZ65k is out of my price range!
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Very interesting models, wonder how they would sell in the USA. I like the Q Deck unit. BTW Jen, they are fiberglass.
If they teamed up with a good Silicon Valley team and did a good job of 12V/solar everything, I'll bet they'd sell like crazy on the West Coast . . . .especially if they could bring prices down by mass production.
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Very interesting models, wonder how they would sell in the USA. I like the Q Deck unit. BTW Jen, they are fiberglass.
There's also a local teardrop plus that looks interesting
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Yes, but $NZ65k is out of my price range!
Sorry Jen I meant a used/vintage one. Not sure if Concord even makes a 13'
anymore. NZ seems to have a lively used trailer/camper market.
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If the trailer is a tight squeeze in a container how would you protect it from rattling around inside during storms, crane mishaps, etc? How carefully and securely do they tie them down? Seems even the flex in the trailer suspension would allow bumping against the container wall. Do they tie them down on solid blocks? Maybe you could use about 500 cans of spray foam or 5000 Beanie Babies to sell in NZ as padding?

I do know that much NZ and Australian wine is shipped in thousand gallon plastic bags inside containers and bottled in America; read the label. Saves weight and container space and American bottles are much cheaper.

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Sorry Jen I meant a used/vintage one. Not sure if Concord even makes a 13'
anymore. NZ seems to have a lively used trailer/camper market.
No apologies needed. NZ'ers tend to be outside people cause the climate is so wonderful and there is so much great coastline/beach/hunting/fishing etc. Also lots of tourism. So RVs fit in. But I find almost no listings of second hand NZ manufactured fiberglass rigs, Concord or other.

My NZ contacts advise importing a good vintage Airstream. Despite high shipping, duty, and some conversion costs, these fetch premium prices on the NZ market. I do like airstreams, but I don't much like the idea of towing a 31' heavy vehicle, and I'm quite happy with a minimalist rig. I guess the game is to see if I can find a fiberglass alternative that will beat the Airstream strategy.
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