is it a dream or can it happen??

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by byson, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. byson

    byson Junior Member

    Hi there to all

    Iv just joined this site after reading for a while to see if i could find some answers.

    Me and my girlfriend are planning a road trip next year, well hopefully.

    The plan is to come to america, hopefully buy an rv for around 10,000- 15,000 travel for about 3-4 months then head up to canada travel a couple of months then hopefully try to pick up work there.

    Its a dream weve beend planning for ages but the only problem is. Is it just a dream.

    Is it possible to buy an rv for someone from the UK?

    Could we get insurance?

    Any ideas on what sort of rv we could look at. were not to picky, just bed an toilet the only major requirements?

    I know iv asked alot but any sort of help in anyway would be fantastic

    Thanks for your time:)
  2. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    Hello byson, welcome to Rvusa. You know the old saying, "if you have the money you can do it". The only problem I see is if you want to take the RV back home with you. What country are you from?
  3. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Hi Byson and welcome to the RVUSA Forum. 10 to 15 - are we talking pounds, euros or US dollars? You can definitely get something with a bed and toilet facilities in that range, but it won't be new and fancy. Liable to be well used. A person from the UK can buy an RV here and get insurance. Like Steve said - all it takes is money. You probably wouldn't be able to take it back across the pond with you tho. License requirements are pretty strict over there, or so we've heard.

    Keep checking on the internet and you will find all kinds of RVs for sale. In your position I would opt for buying from a dealer rather than a private party. You would pay a little more but would have some recourse if something needed repair.

    Post back and let us know more about you plans and we can give you some more specific advice.:):)
  4. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    In that price range I would be looking at a Class C like a lazydays. There are a number of full timers I hace seen that run this rig and they are older but seem to hold up well, not the people the MH. Two years ago I met a guy who had just purchased a really nice one for $12000 and went through it adding tires and batteries with a good tuneup for another $3000 and the MH looked new.

  5. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

  6. byson

    byson Junior Member

    Thanks for all the replies. its very much appreciated.

    Im from the UK. The biggest question i have is if, i buy a motorhome when i land in the usa (or buy one previous to pick up when i land) being a non usa resident will i be able to insure it with out a permanent address?

    Im not interested in bringing it back to the uk if i cant find work in Canada. If i cant ill just keep travelling till the money runs out lol

    The trips still in the planning stages but any must do destination advice would be cool

    thanks again to all who helped
  7. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    Yes, I know there has been others on this forum that came across the ocean and were able to get insurance. Here is a number to Geico Insurance Company. They should be able to tell you what you need to know. 1-800-841-1588. This is a USA number.
  8. ejdixon

    ejdixon Member

    Welcome to the forums, byson!

    Since you mentioned that you're waiting to see if you can find work in Canada, you may want to consider to rent an RV first, and then buy the RV that you want when you get the job. Nice thing about renting an RV is that you can try out different kinds of models during your road trip/trips to see which one best suits you. You can check out this article on How to Rent an RV to get some more info about it.

    Hope that helps. Good luck!
  9. Cruzincat

    Cruzincat Member

    3-4 months of rental$ > Buying a used RV and burning it to the ground at the end.
  10. Wolfpack Fan

    Wolfpack Fan Junior Member

    Byson, I would recommend against trying to purchase the RV before you come to the USA. There are to many people that would take advantage of someone in the your situation. Plus you will not get the oportunity to examine the motorhome closer.
  11. RVBob7645

    RVBob7645 Junior Member

    Anything is possible man you just gotta make it happen.

    What kind of budget are you working with?

    And when would you be interested in coming over?

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