Originally Posted by Blizzard
... is either perfectly manicured or closed to vehicles.
You are right with that if you think central europa... that depends on you travel destinations and desire.
Here is my feeling of the situation over here:
Austria: don't know so much the situation there, might be some places but remember it to be somewhat restricted.
Switzerland: some places available but written in the law you are not allowed of paved roads.
France: Written in the law you can use public roads dirt and paved. Have to avoid the touristic areas in the tourist season and near the big cities. Plenty places to go.
Spain: restricted in some parts otherwise freedom.
Portugal: restricted in some parts otherwise freedom.
Italy: dont know but assume the south would have opportunities
Greece: freedom and you can end up right at the beach even in summer.
The northern countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland) offer from what I heard quite a freedom of travelling.
If you think of eastern europa, right next to Austria, there are lots of places to go and not yet developped so I think that would be loads of places to go: Croatia, Roumania, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia,...
England and that part, I will leave Saabman talk about it
Regarding fuel prices, yes in Europa around 2x the US price. It is a choice...
This kind of vehicule is normally used over here for holidays or week-end not as main car.
Cost of shipping it:
Sorry it is metric
2009 price per cubic meter: $60.-
let's assume the SMB is: 6m long, 2m wide, 2.5m high = 30 m3
30m3 x $60 = $1800.- to ship from east coast to Hamburg
Sorry for hi-jacking your add