Do I have to empty my Toyota motorhome if I ship it RORO? And if so, where do I put my stuff?

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#1 Fri, 05/02/2014 - 22:00

Do I have to empty my Toyota motorhome if I ship it RORO? And if so, where do I put my stuff?

I have a few questions about shipping an 1982 Toyota Sunrader motorhome across the Darien Gap please...

1) Do you still have to empty everything out if you ship RORO? And would that rule still apply with my Toyota Sunrader motorhome?

2) And if I am still required to remove everything for RORO shipping, where the heck do I put all of my stuff?

3) Is there anyway I can live in it while its being shipped?


Sun, 05/04/2014 - 03:58

Hi, when I shipped my

Hi, when I shipped my Westfalia RoRo it went with everything inside (minus valuables). Some things were missing at the other end, which is not surprising, given that they had the keys to the car. I suspect the port workers more than the ship workers, but there is not much I could do about that. I have not heard of a company making you empty the camper for RoRo shipping. Good luck,


Tue, 05/06/2014 - 13:14

A few ports does not allow

A few ports does not allow personal effect inside the vehicle. Diffcult to number all of them but for example out of Veracruz, Zarate and a few in the U.S. such Baltimore to Europe bound, they don't allow them.

Yu odon't have ot absolutely empty the whole interior but at least not seeing loose stuff inside. If oyu have compartments is not a problem. If you have a seen propane tank most probbly they are goingt omake a big deal, asking ofr a certificate or trash it.

Out of Cartagena or Manzxanillo Panama, it is not a problem perosnal effects, becuase they do on site antinarcotics inspection. 

In Latin Ameircan countries it is dificult sometimes to export personal effects. The main issue there is drug traficking. RoRo lines do not take persoanl effects as separate cargo.