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Old June 13th, 2017, 10:43 AM
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Defender usage restrictions on US?????

Hello All,

I try to find out an answer to this question with no success.

The point is, my wife get an scholarship to make a one year postgraduate studies at the US and I thought, maybe I can take my Defender with me and spend a lot of money on it while we are at the states.

Down here there are a lot of non solid opinions stating about restrictions to the daily usage for a Defender.
I didn't fund this opinions but I'd like to know from you who lives in the US if there is some true on that statements.

Thanks a lot!

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Old June 13th, 2017, 10:49 AM
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where in the USA are you going. Plenty of people will take your money. If you give a location we will be able to help
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Old June 13th, 2017, 10:51 AM
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Not sure I understand the question. You should be able to bring the vehicle in on your Argentina registration. for up to a year with the right visa and paperwork for the vehicle. It would need insurance that is valid in the US. You need to check with US customs on all the correct paperwork to fill out for temporary entry of the vehicle.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 10:51 AM
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Thanks tjfslaughte,

We have three possible locations, Atlanta, NY or LA.

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------ Follow up post added June 13th, 2017 12:57 PM ------

Hello Red90,

After make all the paperwork and get the US Valid insurane... I'll be able to use my Defender on daily basis??

Thanks.
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Thanks tjfslaughte,

We have three possible locations, Atlanta, NY or LA.

Regards

------ Follow up post added June 13th, 2017 12:57 PM ------

Hello Red90,

After make all the paperwork and get the US Valid insurane... I'll be able to use my Defender on daily basis??

Thanks.
You will be able to find shops in those areas.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 11:06 AM
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Down here there are a lot of non solid opinions stating about restrictions to the daily usage for a Defender.
Why would there be any daily usage restrictions? Once your truck is in the country on the HS7, then who cares?

Who told you there are daily usage restrictions? What was their rationale?

Hope you're wealthy and your English is excellent. Remember to be very nice to US policemen when they pull you over, especially if your skin is brown.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 11:14 AM
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Hope you're wealthy and your English is excellent. Remember to be very nice to US policemen when they pull you over, especially if your skin is brown.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 11:25 AM
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Why would there be any daily usage restrictions? Once your truck is in the country on the HS7, then who cares?

Who told you there are daily usage restrictions? What was their rationale?
Hey Sonoronos, that's not make any sense to me and was not even rational by the case, but even a moron can sometime make a hit

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Hope you're wealthy and your English is excellent. Remember to be very nice to US policemen when they pull you over, especially if your skin is brown.
I was pulled over in Texas, cause what we see here as a perfect, chary lane change he saw as a wrong one (if the police officer sees how the most of the people drives here...) but he was perfectly kind and gave me some tips to avoid to get in trouble while I was driving there..

Also remember I'm used to deal with 3rd world police

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As a foreign national you can import your vehicle with you on a temporary basis to use while in the US. There would be no usage restrictions. When the temporary permit expires the vehicle has to leave if you do not apply for an extension. A certain Australian has had a td5 130 expedition rig here in the US for many years now and just renews his permit.
You would of course be required to have US insurance while here. On another note have you looked into Argentina's laws regarding export ? My understanding is it is very difficult to export a vehicle from Argentina.
A forum member here bought an old 107 in B.A. and had been unable to get it out of the country.
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Given what you've told us, I doubt you're going to have any issues. The only difference between you and any US resident driving around is:

1. You won't have US plates.
2. You won't have a US registration.

Neither present major issues, but it's more than likely that you'll get nailed several times by US police out of nothing more than curiosity, and since you won't have a US registration, you'll have to have a copy of your HS7, EPA, and other forms in the truck, and you'll have to explain yourself.
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Given what you've told us, I doubt you're going to have any issues. The only difference between you and any US resident driving around is:

1. You won't have US plates.
2. You won't have a US registration.

Neither present major issues, but it's more than likely that you'll get nailed several times by US police out of nothing more than curiosity, and since you won't have a US registration, you'll have to have a copy of your HS7, EPA, and other forms in the truck, and you'll have to explain yourself.
You can go either way. Temp import gets you us registration. Travel carnet- you keep the foreign registration.
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Just to be curious...

There is some restriction for the US citizens who own a Defender??

Again, have no sense for me but...

Thanks!
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Old June 13th, 2017, 02:47 PM
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Just to be curious...

There is some restriction for the US citizens who own a Defender??

Again, have no sense for my but...

Thanks!
No restrictions at all for a foreign national driving his own truck. Many Defender owners here use their vehicles as daily drivers and we don't have any problems other than the big waves and smiles that seem to accompany them everywhere they go. California has some very restrictive rules for people trying to register their trucks in that state but they don't apply to foreign visitors or us aliens from the rest of the country.

I'm in Atlanta so if you wind up here there is an active Land Rover club that will welcome you and provide support for anything you might need.
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Just to be curious...

There is some restriction for the US citizens who own a Defender??

Again, have no sense for my but...

Thanks!
If you register as an antique vehicle- some states limit you that way. Some auto insurers also limit you to number of miles driven per year if you get a classic car policy.
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No restrictions at all for a foreign national driving his own truck. Many Defender owners here use their vehicles as daily drivers and we don't have any problems other than the big waves and smiles that seem to accompany them everywhere they go. California has some very restrictive rules for people trying to register their trucks in that state but they don't apply to foreign visitors or us aliens from the rest of the country.

I'm in Atlanta so if you wind up here there is an active Land Rover club that will welcome you and provide support for anything you might need.
Thanks for you answer...

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