Stress-free import service
Found the Motorhome you have been searching for but feeling overwhelmed by the complicated import and compliance processes? Or perhaps you can’t find the horse truck you want here in New Zealand, or feel those that are available are not value for money and you know there are more choices overseas?
Did you know that you can drive new motorhomes for up to 12 months tax-free in the UK and Europe and also benefit from depreciated GST and duty when you bring your motorhome back home as long as you use them for 90 days or more? Do you know that not all motorhomes will comply in NZ?
We offer a flexible import service to handle as little or as much as you need from us, so you can relax and concentrate on planning your adventures.
A new division of European Car Imports was born in 2019 – European Horse Truck Imports. We are now in a strong position to match you with excellent UK coachbuilders to build and import stunning trucks suited to your budget and requirements and that will meet NZ compliance requirements. For example, we can supply a 7.5 tonne, new coach-built truck on a used chassis from $150,000 + GST.
We have build slots ready and waiting for you. But remember to plan ahead, from design to delivery will take at least 6 months, so get in touch now to discuss exactly what you need from you next truck.
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Your easy 1-2-3 process
Contact us and let us know what you need. Give us as much information as possible such as dimensions, and make and model for Motorhomes so we can give you an accurate quote, or what you need from your Horse truck. We have reliable UK suppliers and will happily put you in touch.
We arrange the collection and delivery to the UK dock, ensure all paperwork is in order before export and handle all the logistics of the shipping process including VAT paperwork, customs, MAF inspections, compliance, COF/WOF, electrical and gas certifications etc.
Once your Motorhome or Horse Truck is road-ready, we fit the registration plates, give her a good clean and deliver to your home or address of choice and at a time convenient to you. We can even collect you from Auckland airport in your motorhome so you can just drive away.
How we can help you
Kiwis are used to doing things themselves. But when it comes to complicated processes involved in importing a motorhome or Horse truck such as tax paperwork, shipping, customs, compliance, certifications and so on, why not leave it to us? You have enough to do planning your adventures. We work for you. We provide a flexible service suited to your needs. We have negotiated trade rates, proven processes and excellent suppliers you can benefit from directly. For motorhomes we work for a service fee which is largely offset by our discounts and for horse trucks we will give you a fixed price to build and import your truck. We pride ourselves on our level of service, our responsiveness and our transparent way of doing business. If importing doesn’t make sense, we will tell you.
'UK Tax Free' purchases
My daughter Fliss and I have just had the most amazing experience purchasing my daughter’s Horse truck from Sally and Lincoln owners of European horse truck imports.. We first saw the truck At Equitana in Auckland.. A few changes had to be made and nothing was too hard for Sally and Lincoln to organise for us..They are prompt and extremely efficient with everything we asked them to do and I cannot Recommend them highly enough to help you get the right Horse truck that meets your requirements.. If anybody on the South Island would like to view our truck please let us know as we will be very proud to show you… thank you so much Sally & Lincoln for making my daughter one very happy girl with this fabulous horse truck … cheers Shirley & Fliss GrantShirley and Fliss Grant - 7.5 tonne Horse Truck
I was recommended European Car Imports and was glad of the advice. I thought buying my first motor-home was going to be a daunting task but after consultation with the seller via Sally half the job was done quite effortlessly. During the whole process of the motor-home being fitted out and exported I was kept right in the loop and was able to make changes at any time. On arrival in New Zealand everything was taken care of from documentation, electrical/gas (NZ) fit out warranty, registration, RUC to being picked up at the airport and taken to my motor-home which was ready to be driven away. I was also impressed with the immediate response to any queries I had throughout the process. Also, the money transfers were very simple and the company XE transfers (recommended by Sally) recently came out top by Consumer NZ as having the best rates. I would use European Car Imports again and highly recommend them. Thank you.Kelvin Quinn, Dunedin. Autoroller 747 (2019)
I absolutely 100% recommend European Car Imports. The service we received from start to finish was impressive; communication is top notch and Sally is lovely to deal with (even with my million of questions I asked along the way). Sally helped source the vehicle we were after. We were limited with price and Sally negotiated a great deal for us. Our reason for importing was to save on cost, and using this particular service has saved us alot of $$. This is the first time we have done anything like this and Sally made the process seamless. Without hesitation, I definitely would use European Car Imports in the future.Katarina, Autoroller 747 (2019)
I have been involved in the Motor Trade for some 30 years, and in a former life I exported 180 cars from the USA while living there in the nineties, so I clearly understand the issues involved. I have now imported three cars and a Benimar Motorhome through European Car Imports, and I would have to say that the experience dealing with Melissa, Sally and Lincoln has been a delight. Their communication is prompt, honest and clear, and they have performed exactly as expected. I would not hesitate to recommend their service to anyone contemplating it, and given the low value of the GBP right now, there are significant cost savings to be had, not to mention the variety of choice and specification.Grant Aitken Motorsport, Queenstown. Benimar Camper, Porsche Cayman GT4 x2 & Porsche Macan