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Old 15-10-2009, 13:08   #16
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Are you sure you know about the import laws.. I am certainly no expert but if your moving a boat to many countries they want to know and be paid......It has little to do with what flag you have and more to do with how long the boat is physicaly present in the country.
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Old 15-10-2009, 13:15   #17
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You better read this first..

An owner is not limited to a single period of temporary import. An importer can sail the boat out of Croatia and when he (she) came back again for another vacation a new period of temporary importation will begin. The customs rregulations do not provide for a minimum period during which the goods must stay outside of Croatia territory.

If an owner doesn’t fulfill the requirements for temporary import, he (she) can be held responsible in connection with the commission of a customs offense, and liable for the penalties and customs duties and taxes incurred.

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Old 16-10-2009, 18:35   #18
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Rubbish, they are held on with two bolts easy to take off and replace.
Maybe if you have a crappy Witter toebar, but most OEM towbars, like the ones on BMW.s Range Rovers , Toyotas, Nissan Navara etc are fixed ball onto the towbar, The whole towbar can be removeable like the BMW.s and Range Rovers but not the ball. WHy would a european car manufactuer make the ball itself removable, Theres nothing else to replace it with. The situation in the US is different, as there are several differnt sizes.



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Good grief, would you really want to put a 2" hitch on a 50mm tow ball
Yes in general terms it will fit, 50mm ball type unit have an undercut where the ball joins the towbar, but the 2" hitch will couple. But again you have to try it to see.
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Suggest you contact the MacGregor factory in California. They export boats to Europe and beyond and should be able to advise you what difficulties, etc. you will need to deal with.
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Yes in general terms it will fit, 50mm ball type unit have an undercut where the ball joins the towbar, but the 2" hitch will couple. But again you have to try it to see.
Hmm, quality piece of engineering advice


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Suggest you contact the MacGregor factory in California. They export boats to Europe and beyond and should be able to advise you what difficulties, etc. you will need to deal with.
Tom we do see US trailers in Europe but they tend to be kept "for yard use" only rather than used on the roads. The biggest problem to converting them is the width of the axle is too wide. The cost for changing the hitch and adding brakes to a trailer if it is fitted with a double axle is normally cost prohibative unfortunately. Some countries require an annual trailer inspection as well. The UK doesn't but Germany does, one of the reasons I kept my registration whilst living there as it was just more expense.

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