SHIPPING OUR VAN TO EUROPE | how much does it cost?

oh my god I literally look like a crackhead what’s up everybody welcome back you guys if you can tell from the title of this video and that new little intro screen we’re going to Europe not just Eamon and I but Trinity as well we are shipping our van to Liverpool in the UK on June 17th now we’ve never really seen anyone else document this process we’ve met a few people that have gone from Europe to America and so it’s all new to us we’re all still figuring everything out as you can imagine there are so many little things that need to be in place before we ship our van to Europe in case we fool you into thinking our van is a hundred percent that’s not the case we’ve been doing a lot of little things the propane wasn’t working we didn’t have water hooked up we actually added a leaf into the back of the van so we bring you along for our past week of alteration and preparation let’s get started that’s on it yeah so our big problem with the propane was having the fridge a little bit higher we had to go elbow off of there now this is a temporary solution because apparently in Europe it’s all different fittings yeah across so we’re gonna have to redo that all right tick-tick-tick a big problem with the Sprinter vans when you convert them is the suspension so because you’re adding all that extra weight into the back of the van when you’re driving it it’s very tippy because it the suspensions too soft for the amount of weight and when we’re actually in San Diego I kept hearing about this company called agile off-road agile frog and I was really excited to go there and investigate how much it would be to do a suspension kit long story long like $6,000 top greater suspension with their like fancy custom r.i.p kit which is insane for suspension so anyway I’ve been doing more and more research about what that means and called a local shop here and they say they do stuff for spinners all the time and just by adding a little leaf at the back an extra leaf you really firm up the back and tightens up the back end and that’s what we’ve done so it’s $600 I’ll show you what it looks like we just went $600 for sure yeah yeah so and then just so you guys see it’s another relief that’s been added underneath the original me and once we got even more weight that will come down a bit more just a little bit already so Amon is going to drive the van back to the office we should get a comprehensive review on the new leaf apparently it’s called the leaf y’all I’m gonna head back to the office we have a meeting with our business mentor around lunchtime is it kind of different seeing me in a car it feels like I’m in like a little go-kart so we just drove back to the office Oh perfect well just let you know yes it’s very sick isn’t it it definitely feels more stiff no no cuz I’m I was like hyper aware of it when I drove it there yeah you don’t wanted to test things like this getting in to this curve here that makes a huge difference in the van goes like this boom boom boom boom boom even once you start settling out it’s still going and just when I pulled in pretty hard I wanted to test it yeah it’s just firm it’s just like awesome he just finished up lunch with Greg right Yorkville shopping center and we just had this really great scene of us saying goodbye and he said a funny line about effect being his girlfriend and I thought it was recording it because I’m recording my phone solar batteries are dead so this blog sucks it’s totally my fault we’re going to Rogers now to see if I could fix my phone okay I’ll just

be quick what are you listening up for black lacing up for a photo shoot this whole outfit is a part of my limited-edition clothing collection with my friend Joe from cedar and vine so it’s all sustainable ethically made here in Toronto Canada it’s all made from linen and I’m really really excited about it it’ll be launched on Friday so by the time you guys see this well however here’s our Father amiga unit to hell I can’t vlog today’s priorities are as follows cleaning up our office so that a visit tip-top shape to leave we also need to followup with our AC compressor okay we have not had air conditioning for I don’t know maybe even a year now and it’s not so bad right now here in Canada but remember in Baja when we’re sweating our what’s up but stop as you st. it but that’s the song I want something and we also need to follow up with the cozy campers maybe maybe they’re gonna get and maybe go to a doctor yeah that’d be awesome my name’s Eamon EA mo n sounds like we might have a we’re friends pregnant Oh King in it world and they actually went to Iceland and they got us in touch with someone mr. B apparently he sounds like a legend it does sound like a legend might be interesting to you guys to see how we like pitch ourselves and work with different companies and what we found the most effective is to just get on the phone ayman is great on the phone in scenarios like this I think I get like a little bit of anxiety trying to pitch myself on the phone but I think it’s super important to just get on the phone folks hello good morning another day here at the office I actually woke up this morning in a lot of pain so I got up and figured I would go see the doctor my eyes are obviously not getting any better after about 10 minutes looking for my health card I decided enough so I’m not going to the doctor and maybe that’s a bad decision but I can’t buy my house card anyway I’m up a little bit early because I just feel like you’ve got to start taking things off time is dwindling I’m gonna get on the phone with cozy camper again see if we can sign that deal as well as I got to call some insurance providers so I mean for for van insurance you know what more in Europe any doctors watching derma Terry derma Torrey dermatitis forget the derma toreador and itís all about following up okay do you want me to call in back in a couple minutes okay thank thank you so much bye bye all right bye the next guy I’m gonna call is insurance so we need to get insurance for Europe for the vehicle in order to pick up obviously we’re getting insurance anyway but you can’t pick up the man unless you have personal proof of insurance these guys are in the Netherlands hi my name is Amy and I’m calling from Canada Iceland hello Amon speaking hey mr. B how you doing I’m good man is that it does everyone call you mr. B or

is that just Craig what size is it okay great okay man I’m gonna book it today okay thanks mr. beet cheers man bye bye yeah we’re going to Iceland that’s not even awake yet but I got some very exciting news we’re going to Iceland yeah sick huh uuuuu I know all right mr B let’s put our plate I know Alexis stop hey Siri call Russell Sprinter king what are we to wake up this morning BAM I’m glad you caught that and it’s Ron realness there so now that we have that at least locked in we have a few little items that we need to sort out like how little is a flight I don’t our man is arriving in the UK and we have no flight to get there it’s already Jun sick and we need to figure out when we actually dropped the van off how that logistically works do we need to book a place in Halifax why once we get to Halifax yeah so the most ideal flight situation is obviously to fly from Halifax with a layover in Iceland and then continue on to Liverpool Icelandic air actually has a layover option but it’s only for seven days because we’re flying out of Halifax which isn’t Canada’s biggest airport typically we’re from Toronto we would fly out of YYZ I think because Halifax is just not that big it goes way up in price when I put Halifax to Heathrow in its twelve hundred and sixty-seven dollars per person when I put Toronto to Heathrow with the layover in Halifax it’s only eight hundred and then I was looking at flights from Halifax to Toronto on its own and separate which we could probably even fly on points this is gonna be so fun I’m much more possible I don’t know I think they’re excited for my eyes to get better me too hey guys have you noticed the shirt I’m wearing today small plug that’s part of her collection that’s a Christian right the van should be shipping on June 20th actually we just learned that this morning I did you know there’s only three hours of I did actually yeah no but seriously you got any plans for the summer hold there it’s a couple kilos yeah it’s cold it’s June right now and like I think you need a jacket at all times how’d it go dream up shut up shut up – versa fittings versa fittings not versa fittings fairview fit they are the best and shout out to Stephen H adverse affinity if you guys don’t know we’re talking about we had some issues oh my god I literally look like a crackhead are they getting worse ah okay you want to have a look here I don’t see any bubbles that’s a good sign take it it’s gone man and you’re gonna have an exposure they came towards your Wilson you might want to focus on the blog what do you guys think I mean that’s tried to tell them but I’m actually gonna run a second line off of the water pump and gonna shoot that out to the back so we have enough water now that we can do you know light sprit and rinse off if her feet are dirty or washing our hiking boots or rinsing our wet suits and stuff like that I think that’s going to be

very key make sure when you’re working with metal threads you definitely want to tape them that’s really neat thinking I give a man a lot of credit for his creativity and ingenuity but yet every day he still surprises me with it so thanks such a sweet thing to say it’s true buddy thank you for making this van the most beautiful dream home I could imagine oh yeah love you and your crazy eyes another thing we really have to get on top of before we leave is laundry we are lucky enough to live close to my guess we can live anywhere in the band but we stay close enough to a man’s mom’s house that it’s just a quick drive away so this evening I’m on laundry duty here’s what we’re looking at folks quite the hefty load let’s get started is 1 10 a.m. and my collection with Jo just went live we’re so excited it’s really late but we’ve been sharing a little bit about it and we’ve actually had our first sale so thank you so much for supporting us in this in supporting small business and choosing to put your dollar into sustainability and slow fashion and things that will last you a lifetime I’m so tired but I’m clearly so excited I just can’t wait I can’t wait for you guys to get into these pieces because you’ll you’ll love them you’ll just love them anyways I really need to get some sleep look at you guys in the morning there are two things we’re trying to accomplish this morning the first one is we’re going to leave our van with Russell hopefully the new compressor is going to be all we need to fix our a/c fingers crossed and on our way up to hang out with some family for the weekend we are about to visit with someone very very special very like so special you guys are gonna freak out holy smokes Russ you got enough sprinters here hi beautiful Tommy its Maisie in there huh I had mine crank it in the car good welcome back to Canada sure some of you guys remember Garcia from our hello Mexico series when our engine died he was very helpful holy smokes he’s got a lot of parts here today okay Russ is not here today obviously but we’re gonna leave the van he promised me he’s gonna keep it locked and hopefully when we come back we got cold air blowing on our face so I realize I’ll throw this video we haven’t even shared with you guys a lot of the details I’m actually shipping the van yeah so we’re super excited to be working with sea bridge and this is a company that we found through our research and actually specialize in RVs shipping all over the world so they’ve made it so easy this whole process you just kind of deal with this company and they work with the actual freight forwarder to be clear our research was actually meeting people in Mexico who had shipped their van yeah we’ve got two different people who came from Europe to Canada totally any time we’re about to take a big step or a big trip decision we feel like the universe gives us people to kind of guide us so that we don’t have to do a bunch of research because that’s just not how we roll you just manifest that yeah so we met two fam couple and a family who shipped from Germany to Halifax and then drove across and down all the way hopefully down to Argentina I think is their goal but they highly recommended sea bridge so we got in touch and that’s who we’re going to be shipping with if you can believe it it only takes six days and I’m sure you guys are wondering okay guys how much is it gonna cost because we have the accessories ie the back bumper and we’ve added extra height onto the roof we are paying a little bit extra it’s costing around five thousand dollars and that’s everything included there is like a hundred and fifty dollar import fee but the fact that you have your van in Europe and this is a long-term travel for us like we’re gonna leave the van for at least a year or two to have a house in Europe I think it’s totally worth it I couldn’t agree more it sounds very expensive it’s one of those things that upfront is very shocking to your bank account but like Eamonn said once you get there you’re not paying for Airbnb is every night you’re not going out to restaurants because you have your own house and just to reiterate I’m just

kind of saying everything you said we hope to do this for a year or two years fly back for our business fly back to Europe so basically we have a house in your uptown do you want to go vacation at their house in your darling darling should we go to the UK Doug okay let’s go see our special friend maybe we got to speak Spanish remember just remember when I used to hold you like this before bed maybe so funny we get here and we’re talking to sage and Emma and Amir were like asking him about his poo his health all this kind of thing obviously they’ve had him for a few months now and he’s in amazing shape we’re actually gonna go for a walk as a squad and sage made his favorite vegan dip which we’re gonna enjoy after so so excited to see Rojo we’re gonna go for a little walk and then we’re gonna probably have lunch and henna about to leave already prettiest game place we about to see the world in action what we can be with no distractions this is what we way okay I got some green some red some brown here we go Wow no I’m serious impressed yeah it’s really good yeah I didn’t think it would have that much flavor cuz like it looks so healthy it is so healthy but what is the dressing side of it it’s calorie wise Catalina hmm there’s only six ingredients so you got the collar of your life scallops Catalina vegan there are free recipe on the functional cherry tomatoes green onion green pepper black beans and lentils that’s it Wow really good back in here can we all just take a look at our little buddy here Oh God you are passed down ha mister I love you buddy thank you guys so much yeah bye guys oh wow it’s hot in there that’s unusual feel feels so good to see ro doing so well and like we knew he was cuz we keep up to date with them most most days but it’s just so nice to reconnect with him I think he was nervous when we first got there he didn’t really know and you know it was face warmed up now it was great I’m gonna cry and I don’t know why I just love them and I’m so happy for him okay yeah fostering really does feel good especially when it when you win

like that yeah anyway we hope you guys enjoyed this video be sure to smash the thumbs up subscribe to the channel we’re going Europe you guys we’ll see you Sunday Oh also I’m gonna link my clothing line in the description first line it’s launched Jackie actually launched I I did a little clip last night cuz it was 1:00 in the morning and Joe and I were texting Joe is up until 3:30 in the morning watching people putting stuff into their cards and then like checking out or not checking out so if you guys have any questions don’t hesitate to ask myself or Joe okay okay bye-bye everyone