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Date:         Mon, 7 Nov 2005 11:00:20 -0800
Reply-To:     Jeffrey Schwaia <jeff@VANAGONPARTS.COM>
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From:         Jeffrey Schwaia <jeff@VANAGONPARTS.COM>
Subject:      Re: my visit to autostadt (Wolfsburg)
Comments: To: Matt Barclay <mbarclay@OPENFBO.COM>
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Don't worry about the export laws, it's the US import laws that are the issue. Figure on $5-7K to bring a T3 into the USA (unless you decide to go the illegal route and avoid customs and the DOT).

There may be one loophole you should look into: I believe it is easier to bring your personal vehicle back to the USA if you've been abroad for more than a year (and have owned the vehicle for more than a year). It's something worth checking into and if it's true, it gives you a great reason to buy that Doka right away.



-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM]On Behalf Of Matt Barclay Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 6:32 AM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: my visit to autostadt (Wolfsburg)

My company recently moved me to Hamburg, where I will be for the next year. Naturally, I headed straight for Wolfsburg:

Sadly no Vanagons on display -- not even toys or models in the gift shop. It seemed they had every other model, except the Vanagon. Fortunately there are plenty of vanagons still driving around town, and it looks like the same hippy dudes from Seattle driving them ;)

I'm trying to figure out the export laws here so I can send a couple double cabs back to the States. If anyone has any hints, let me know.

Cheers, Matt

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