Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Travelling in your home

The USA is a continent in it's own right, sometime moving from one city to another within its border is like uprooting your family from one country to another. Jason Torchinsky decided that he want to turn that undertaking into a journey in a compervan ( or RV as the Americans call it ). Here is his story. How I wish we Malaysians can do the same here.


15 comments:

Daniel Lim said...

Hello TJ, Great blog!!

Im interested to bring back airstream from the state but what would be the incenses or application i need to apply and go thru our government agency? your advise is much appreciated!

TJ Chang said...

I am not 100% sure what is required to bring in a trailer type camper. Besides paying for the shipment and import duty, if you plan to tow it on public road, you will need to get it inspected by Puspakom ( the Malaysian road vehicle inspection agency ) together with the declared towing vehicle (you need approved tow hook, electrical connection socket to trailer), then get a JPJ to issue a registration card for your trailer along with insurance, a license plate will be issued for the trailer and you can only tow it with the declared towing vehicle (the trailer will have to display both towing vehicle license plate and the trailer's own license plate). Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

Where have u been Mr TJ... :-) I am a fan of this blog. after yr new zealand travel it seems u hv lost the interest to update this blog :-)

mark ruffin melaka said...

Hey!
Nice to see ya back! I'm moving north of KL by years end. Still got my Foton and old Haice goin strong.
Mostly day trips but went around Mersing/Rompin /Endau beachs a couple months ago for 3 days.
Whats up? Seems to be more interest in campervans here from what I see online. Check out Malaysian Camper Car on FB.

TJ Chang said...

Sorry for the lack of update guys. My life was turned upside down a bit after my NZ trip. Many changes with my family, children, work and circle of friends. But I guess laziness probably played the biggest part. Time to get off my ass to complete my NZ travel log.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Wonder, why it so difficult to get this kind of motorhome/campervan in Malaysia? Is it due to government policy?

swchin0519 said...

Hi Mr TJ Chang, may i know that whether we can import the demountable camper to Malaysia?
If this is possible, what kind of application form is needed to fill in in order to get the approval from JPJ?

TJ Chang said...

Putting a de-mountable camper will still require JPJ approval. You may lookup JPJ website under JPJ Teknik on the procedures for approval.

Pell said...

Hi TJ

I'm a silent reader of your blog for a very long time. :) and of course having the same dream with u and others..to own a campervan or caravan in malaysian someday..

today, if found this on Mudah.my...dont know where should i share except on ur blog :)

http://www.mudah.my/Ford+Others+A+-33748517.htm

cheers!

TJ Chang said...

This is a monster! Not sure how much the road tax will be, but it will not be cheap for sure.

alfred03white said...

What a fantastic post!! This is very much similar to my friend’s story. He used to travel a lot in his camper. He is really crazy for campers and has several campers. Now he is planning to start his own campervan hire Australia service. I wish his dream comes true!

Asim Alvi said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, I love them! They are all so sweet, I can't even choose a favourite!
Campervan Hire Australia

Mellotango said...

Hi TJ. Ive always been interested in campers and despite by bz work schedule, im determined this year do something year. Ive been inspired by your blog and have ambitous plans to convert my pajero sport suv into a comfort camper. Would love to share what im about to do. Any way to get in touch with you for your insights? Thx. James Lam.

Elsie Hundred said...

TJ where have you been?

Robert Tan said...

TJ, are you on Facebook? I'm Roti Kelapa there.

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