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hummerman

Hummer Stretch Limo Import

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Hi all

first post.... great site by the way,

im looking to import 2 Limos hummer h2.... and wanted to know where and when can i get compliance, i understand the costs may be around 30-40k, or is there some broker that can import and make compliance, ready for rego more or less.... also is any1 familar with the cost of importing a strech limo? i know the shipping comes at a cubic meter rate but i am still not 2 sure what i am up for and if it is just cheaper to get one from here

cheers

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Hi Hummerman

If you check out the following sites you will find that you are allowed to import a stretch Hummer(built by Krystal).

First site is the approved vehicles.

http://rvcs-prodweb.dot.gov.au/sevs/sevsindex.htm

Second site gives you the firms that are approved to comply them. If you wish to import an approved vehicle, you have to get the (RAW) to do the Gov. paper work and the complying. You MUST check with them first to see if they will do the job. I have had experience with some who are approved but did NOT want to comply other peoples vehicles, they wanted to only do their own imports. But with the down turn in the market now I do not think that happens anymore.

http://raws.dotars.gov.au/rawswebpublic/RA...rch.asp#results

All of this can be very daunting if you do not know what you are have to do. Maybe better to purchase your stretches here. I have brought in over 40 vehicles from Japan, so I kinda know what is involved.

As for importing from the States, if the vehicle can fit in a container(20ft or 40ft long) it is better than deck cargo(set charge for a container no matter how much you put in it) just phone a shipping company to get a quote. You can put 2 vehicles in the one container(one on the bottom then the other one sits on a frame on top, if the 2 vehicles are to high they are put in an open top container then the top has a cover put over it(these are then Top Loaded on the ship). Also it is protected way better. Dock workers DO NOT treat vehicles very well. They will steal parts, damage when moving around etc. (speaking from experience) but when it's locked away in a container they find it a lot harder to get at. Also, when purchasing from overseas beware of the exchange rate. Add that to the shipping/customs fee/10% GST/15% duty/quarantine fee/towing /compliance/changing from left to righthand/ etc. and the cost sure adds up quickly. Vehicles may seem cheap to purchase in the States, but are they worth it in the long run???? Also, Are you going to go to the States purchase the cars, do all the paper work re customs/markings etc. arrange the shipping, put them in the container, tie them down, arrange for them to be taken to the wharf and so on? There is a lot involved. You can get a broker over there to do all of this for you AT COST. All something to think about.

Hope this helps you

bobw

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Hi Hummerman

If you check out the following sites you will find that you are allowed to import a stretch Hummer(built by Krystal).

First site is the approved vehicles.

http://rvcs-prodweb.dot.gov.au/sevs/sevsindex.htm

Second site gives you the firms that are approved to comply them. If you wish to import an approved vehicle, you have to get the (RAW) to do the Gov. paper work and the complying. You MUST check with them first to see if they will do the job. I have had experience with some who are approved but did NOT want to comply other peoples vehicles, they wanted to only do their own imports. But with the down turn in the market now I do not think that happens anymore.

http://raws.dotars.gov.au/rawswebpublic/RA...rch.asp#results

All of this can be very daunting if you do not know what you are have to do. Maybe better to purchase your stretches here. I have brought in over 40 vehicles from Japan, so I kinda know what is involved.

As for importing from the States, if the vehicle can fit in a container(20ft or 40ft long) it is better than deck cargo(set charge for a container no matter how much you put in it) just phone a shipping company to get a quote. You can put 2 vehicles in the one container(one on the bottom then the other one sits on a frame on top, if the 2 vehicles are to high they are put in an open top container then the top has a cover put over it(these are then Top Loaded on the ship). Also it is protected way better. Dock workers DO NOT treat vehicles very well. They will steal parts, damage when moving around etc. (speaking from experience) but when it's locked away in a container they find it a lot harder to get at. Also, when purchasing from overseas beware of the exchange rate. Add that to the shipping/customs fee/10% GST/15% duty/quarantine fee/towing /compliance/changing from left to righthand/ etc. and the cost sure adds up quickly. Vehicles may seem cheap to purchase in the States, but are they worth it in the long run???? Also, Are you going to go to the States purchase the cars, do all the paper work re customs/markings etc. arrange the shipping, put them in the container, tie them down, arrange for them to be taken to the wharf and so on? There is a lot involved. You can get a broker over there to do all of this for you AT COST. All something to think about.

Hope this helps you

bobw

What kind of cost would a broker take for such a service?

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What kind of cost would a broker take for such a service?

Hi

I have no idea how much they charge, i have never used one.

BUT the following site is an Australian company that specializes in bringing in odd items from the states(boats, motor homes, trucks , cars etc.). They are extremely helpful. They will guide you through the maize and put you in touch with the right people in the states. If you have any queries don't hesitate to ask them. Of course, they charge a fee for their service. But it's worth it...

Ian Mcindoe [email protected] Skype: Ian.Mcindoe PO Box 931 Burleigh Heads Queensland 4220 Office +61 (0)2 66426724 Mobile +61 (0)404056363 www.import-a-boat.com.au Please contact him.

Have fun

BobW

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I wouldn't import any stretch hummers unless you have the ok from the current guys (find out yourself which "chapters" own them), or untill the cops throw them all in jail.... unless either of those happen i'll bet $1000 the hummers will get fire bombed.... then again i don't know your background.

Just make sure you do ALL the necesary homework first

also from experience a container would be between $1500-$3500 australian$ from the states + insurance because allot of containers do fall of the ships. im half sure that you won't have to convert the car to right hand drive, i know they changed the laws about that.

But as i said before check around first...

good luck

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oh and to bring a container in between september-january the prices usually double coz its the shipping bizy season

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also from experience a container would be between $1500-$3500 australian$ from the states + insurance because allot of containers do fall of the ships. im half sure that you won't have to convert the car to right hand drive, i know they changed the laws about that.

But as i said before check around first...

good luck

how do i find out if it can be left RHD or not?

btw thanks for the info

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jst curious but are hummerman and bobw the same person? both low joined on same day n have same posts. One asks about hummer imports, the other gives a reference to an importer, a website etc.....advertising

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how do i find out if it can be left RHD or not?

btw thanks for the info

Simple as ringing up the RTA, they would also probably be able to give you some info on getting the car compllied and anything else they are likely to require to get it registerd

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jst curious but are hummerman and bobw the same person? both low joined on same day n have same posts. One asks about hummer imports, the other gives a reference to an importer, a website etc.....advertising

looks sus aye

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come to think of it i think in the last few years they let classic cars (think over 30 years old) stay as left hand drive (eg 60's caddilacs and stuff)

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jst curious but are hummerman and bobw the same person? both low joined on same day n have same posts. One asks about hummer imports, the other gives a reference to an importer, a website etc.....advertising

Sorry Jonny/Kujotk we are not the same person.

I don't know who hummerman is. Never met him

I joined to get info about V35 Skyline. I intend bringing one in myself, for myself. I happened upon the Importing Vehicles topic by chance. As I have had experience at importing many cars, trucks, jetski's from Japan I just wanted to help someone. There are so many pitfalls that one can fall into and if I can save someone a lot of bother, whats wrong with that? AND UNLIKE OTHERS, I HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH ANY COMPANY OR WEBSITE I HAVE GIVEN. I AM NOT IN BUSINESS NOR WOULD I ADVERTISE FOR ONE. Also, I have never used that company nor do I need to, I do everything myself. All I know is that they are very helpful.

I just wanted to help the man out, that's what this whole website is about!!! Is that okay with you? Or do you think that everyone who gives out free info is sus or adverstising?

The moderators can check to see if your accusation is true or not, and then they can take the appropriate action if necassary.

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I wouldn't import any stretch hummers unless you have the ok from the current guys (find out yourself which "chapters" own them), or untill the cops throw them all in jail.... unless either of those happen i'll bet $1000 the hummers will get fire bombed.... then again i don't know your background.

Just make sure you do ALL the necesary homework first

Funnily enough I work for a major stretch hummer limousine companys in Sydney. One of the few. Not sure what you mean Kujotk by chapters?...lol

All I can tell you is its not cheap.

If you're gonna get one, get a pink one. We need someone to own one in our industry. Don't ask me why we get pink requests, it just seems to be a colour choice of the moment.

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Hi all

first post.... great site by the way,

im looking to import 2 Limos hummer h2.... and wanted to know where and when can i get compliance, i understand the costs may be around 30-40k, or is there some broker that can import and make compliance, ready for rego more or less.... also is any1 familar with the cost of importing a strech limo? i know the shipping comes at a cubic meter rate but i am still not 2 sure what i am up for and if it is just cheaper to get one from here

cheers

I hope you dont mean 30-40k per stretch hummer limo. add another zero in there mate. :cool: lol

Afaik you have to get them 'stretched' here. There's a company that specialises in this field.

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Funnily enough I work for a major stretch hummer limousine companys in Sydney. One of the few. Not sure what you mean Kujotk by chapters?...lol

All I can tell you is its not cheap.

If you're gonna get one, get a pink one. We need someone to own one in our industry. Don't ask me why we get pink requests, it just seems to be a colour choice of the moment.

Mate,

since u work with these guys, maybe u can tell me how they got their hummers in and what they cost?

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I hope you dont mean 30-40k per stretch hummer limo. add another zero in there mate. :D lol

Afaik you have to get them 'stretched' here. There's a company that specialises in this field.

30-40k just for the conversion.... nothing more, i am expecting it to cost approx 200k complete and registered

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jst curious but are hummerman and bobw the same person? both low joined on same day n have same posts. One asks about hummer imports, the other gives a reference to an importer, a website etc.....advertising

Nahh champ not same person.....

im just trying to find some1 who can help me, i dont care where the help comes from ill take it. To be honest the best person so far has been a guy from Tasmania, but i would prefer Syd.... Cant believe its so hard to find someone

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Sorry Jonny/Kujotk we are not the same person.

I don't know who hummerman is. Never met him

I joined to get info about V35 Skyline. I intend bringing one in myself, for myself. I happened upon the Importing Vehicles topic by chance. As I have had experience at importing many cars, trucks, jetski's from Japan I just wanted to help someone. There are so many pitfalls that one can fall into and if I can save someone a lot of bother, whats wrong with that? AND UNLIKE OTHERS, I HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH ANY COMPANY OR WEBSITE I HAVE GIVEN. I AM NOT IN BUSINESS NOR WOULD I ADVERTISE FOR ONE. Also, I have never used that company nor do I need to, I do everything myself. All I know is that they are very helpful.

I just wanted to help the man out, that's what this whole website is about!!! Is that okay with you? Or do you think that everyone who gives out free info is sus or adverstising?

The moderators can check to see if your accusation is true or not, and then they can take the appropriate action if necassary.

relax the mods wouldnt bother with such a weak coincidence, it just looks sus and even if lets say for arguments sake that the scenario we said earlier was true, how can anyone proove it? Relax and have a good time on the forums.

Cheers

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Mate,

since u work with these guys, maybe u can tell me how they got their hummers in and what they cost?

slab of beer might get him to talk lol

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