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Old 7 Nov 2007
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At the rısk of repeatıng what's already been saıd...

I thınk a lot of thıs has already been posted but...

We recently got our 2 carnets wıth ADAC ın Munıch (ın person). They were very frıendly and effıcıent.

Whıle our bıkes are regısterted ın the UK, we are New Zealanders and not resıdent ın the UK. Thıs certaınly made a dıfference ın whether we could get our carnet wıth ADAC - they wıll provıde one to those 'who cannot get one ın theır home country'.

The deposıt was EURO5000 per bıke (normally EURO3000 but we arent resıdents of the UK) and the cost per carnet EURO150.

As we had read advıce to thıs effect, we made sure that we had a EURO denomınated account so that the deposıt could be easıly repaıd when the carnet matures. However, ADAC ınformed us thıs ıs not necessary - they can deposıt ıt back to any account ın the world (you just need to pıckup the fees).

We'd say - ıf you can get ıt ın person, ıts defınıtely a lot easıer.

Hope thıs helps
Gareth and Helen
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Old 7 Nov 2007
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Still undecided....

Thanks to all for your very valid and honest opinions of your experiences with both the RAC and ADAC.

From what I have read and tried to take on-board I'm swaying towards the ADAC purely from a cost point of view as my funds are limited and tied up in having a damn good time whilst away on the road.

The contacts I have spoken to at both clubs were equally friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and a credit to their employers!

Only 55 days to go now til the off....

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ADAC carnet for pretty much anyone

Hi Princeofmince,

Your info goes with what I found out from the ADAC in Munich today. I am from Germany and inquired about a carnet today. Cost is 3000 Euros as a deposit, plus 150 Euros for the Carnet itself. (I had told them I was living in the UK and had a UK license plate - no problem)
When I mentioned the horrendous prices in the UK, the friendly ADAC guy said: "that's exactly why people from the UK (and Holland) come to us".

In other words: sounds like anyone can get the cheapo carnet, no matter which residency status / country. Nice
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Does anyone know if ADAC speak English> I need to call them this afternoon?

3000 euro refundable deposit sounds FANTASTIC and the carnet is 150 euros. I'm assuming thats all the costs.

I don't understand how Chris S can describe them as even mildly comparable to that of the RAC's. Unless i'm missing something.

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I used the RAC (and I think HU members get a discount too) I had the whole thing done within 4-5 working days, Paul Gowen is a top man and will help you out where he can - though he is very busy at times.

(Had no experience of the ADAC to compare with though)
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