Buying a recreational vehicle (RV) or caravan

Updated: 8/27/2014

When importing a recreational vehicle (RV), the same import rules apply as when importing a car. You can find more information in the article “Car import” on the right side of this page. 

When importing a caravan, the same rules apply as when importing any goods from another EU country. You can find more information in the article “Customs and VAT” on the right side of this page.

Easier to import recreational vehicles and caravans from EU countries

Due to changed rules, it has become easier and cheaper for private individuals to import recreational vehicles and caravans from other EU countries. However, vehicle owners have to take greater responsibility to check LPG fridges, stoves and certain ventilation, since such aspects are no longer regulated by the Swedish Transport Agency.

To minimize the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning it is important to ensure that the vehicles are adequately ventilated and that fridges and heaters are correctly installed and in good shape. If you are unsure about the installation of, for example, the fridge, you should contact a specialist.