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USA Vehicle Electric conversion to NZ

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Are you planning on importing an American Caravan, 5th wheeler or RV?
As the importer you must ensure that the vehicle meets NZ Electrical regulations, because American vehicles are wired up for 110 volts, the vehicle cannot be used in NZ unless the wiring is converted to 240 volt AC and certified.

The vehicles, will need a full rewire, because the US cables do not meet our NZ specs, the master switch board will need to be altered with 240 volt RCBO's fitted, the mains power connection, the 12 volt battery charger, the heating elements to the hot water system and the 3 way fridge, must all be changed and some of the circuit boards might need to be altered too. In other words the entire AC electrical wiring in a vehicle must be upgraded to meet the current electrical regulations, some of the appliances like the TV can be assessed for reuse.

Vantage RV has been converting American RV's for importers since 2012, and we are familiar with what is required to meet the current electric regulations, we will estimate the cost of parts and labor free of charge, once we start work we will inform you if any unexpected issues arise, the vehicle will be brought up to spec and certified within the time frame we have set.

Other issues you should be aware of are:

  • US caravan brake hubs must be fitted with a handbrake to pass NZ WOF
  • The gas system must meet NZ regulations. Click here for more information
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