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Old 14 Jan 2008
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Cool Who's the easiest to con - the Brits or the Germans

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Not many questions haven't been asked about Carnets - this is one...

Lets face it, a carnet is a necessary evil. Who wants to pay more than they have to for it - so I'm sure we'd be forgiven by the big man (whichever guise he comes in for you - or not as the case maybe..) if we underestimated the value of the vehicle in order to keep the carnet costs down.

From what I can gather - within reason the RAC accept yout valuation for carnet - no questions asked.

Does anyone know if the same goes for ADAC - are they as trusting as our friends in the RAC?? or do they do it by the book price and all that...?

If anyone has any experiences dealing with ADAC and valuing a vehicle - would appreciate if you could let me know.

Whilst writing - if anyone's thinking of getting a carnet with ADAC - worth joining for €44 as you'll save €100 on the carnet - leaving an extra €66 for the fund



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Last edited by Niallo; 14 Jan 2008 at 19:11. Reason: Sorry guys - should have been in trip Paperwork...
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Last time I read the blurb on the ADAC site, motorcycle carnets were the same price for any motorcycle up to the value of 15,000 Euros.... which would cover most of them

May be wrong though

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Yes. Redboots is correct.
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So does your bike have to be registered in the UK for them to issue this?? i.e my bike has a dutch rego. if it turns out cheaper (?) to get the carnet in another country... is this possible?
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You've got to distinguish between the fee and the deposit. The ADAC charges € 150 to issue a carnet - irrespective of the value of the bike. This fee is not refunded.

Next to that you have to pay in a deposit, which is refunded in full upon returning with your bike. The deposit should cover the roughly estimated value of your vehicle. BUT: South Africa eg. has set the lower limit at 3,000 Euros, the Oz minimum deposit is 1,500 Euros. So, if your bike is worth less you're still stuck with this amount. If your bike is worth more than 3,000 your deposit should be accordingly higher.

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