Planning to import a motorhome to Australia but still not sure which type to choose? A motorhome, also known sometimes as a motorcaravan is a great vehicle for camping with family.
When you consider importing a motorhome, you should know that there are various types of them and they differ according to their country of origin.
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You should choose one that’s most suitable to your needs and Australian conditions. Therefore you should know what each of these types has to offer. Here’s the information you may find useful.
Micro motorhomes are small motorhomes typically based on small van variants of popular vehicles or even tiny people carriers.
Most of these micro motorhomes provide sleeping for two. However, many others offer just a single berth.
There may also generally be basic cooking facilities and a cupboard in which a small portable toilet can be stored.
Most of these vehicles have some sort of a lifting roof whereas some have a high-top which makes them less multi-storey car-park compliant.
If you are planning to import a motorhome from Japan with the help of an expert service like Dazmac, you can consider Bongo which are small van conversions that arrive secondhand from Japan where you get tax benefit if you sell it for export only after three years.
Bongo is based on the Mazda Bongo (or other vans of same type) and is right-hand drive, and can be your best bet as it can offer you a great value for money.
Some also have four wheel drive as well as smart accessories such as electrically-operated lifting roofs.
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For over five decades, Volkswagen campers are popular. Already thousands of them are running on the road and more are being constructed still by Volkswagen and some of specialist converters.
Their speciality is the comfortable accommodation they offer for two or more, but the van is small enough so that you can use it as a family car. It offers both – raising and high top roofs.
This type of campervan conversion can be made with other basic vans too, particularly Toyota.
Several of these campervans have devoted followings with festivals, magazines and fan clubs dedicated to them.
Sometimes larger vans are also converted and they are sometimes called ‘panel van’ conversions. Since they are larger, you should hire Dazmac Logistics for importing motorhomes into Australia so that they can arrive here safely.
These types of motorhomes offer more space and hence can easily accommodate a practical sized washroom and larger kitchen.
They are sufficiently large to provide standing headroom and some even feature a double bed installed across the backside of the van. However, you should check the length of these beds because they can be a bit smaller for taller sleepers.
This type of motorhome uses a cab and chassis from a leading van maker and later a motorhome body is constructed on to complete the motorhome.
Two or more passengers can sleep inside and they often feature a cassette toilet and a washroom with shower. Some even feature a fixed double bed.
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These are large motorhomes that can be identified because of having no distinct cab.
The body is fully coachbuilt, including the driving compartment, by the motorhome maker company with a bare chassis unit from a large maker of commercial vehicles.
This vehicle contains all luxuries of a home.
Several American RVs are imported to Australia and may range from not much bigger than a coachbuilt to giant motorhomes.
They have plenty of room and luxury, though some might see American interiors as a fancy brash.
So, knowing these various types of motorhomes will help you to decide which one is the most suitable for you. Choose it and start exploring the great Australian outdoors.