HOW WE WORK WITH YOU
TO BUILD YOUR DREAM TOURING TRUCK
FACE TO FACE
Every build starts with a face to face call, (Skype, FaceTime, etc.) with Andrew.
This is time for you to ask Andrew anything you want, and for Andrew to understand your build requirements, and most importantly, the type of travel you love to do. It's also to help you decide if you want to work with Andrew, and for Andrew to decide if he can fulfil your expectations.
FACE TO FACE CONSULTATION FEES APPLY
An up-front payment for the first consultation applies. If Andrew builds your vehicle, this amount is refunded. If you decide not to go with Andrew, and you do the build yourself, then that's perfectly fine with us.
We do not build a custom vehicles for clients any more. Because too many clients over-ride our design decisions because they believe they know more about overland expedition travel than we do - AND MAKE BAD DECISIONS. We are here to remove risk. Not invite it. We will supply a list of options, and these are based on proven products in the design. We no longer offer options for clients to decide on specific accessories themselves.
HOW WE CHARGE FOR OUR SERVICES
Andrew is first and foremost a consultant. During the first consultation he will get to understand what kind of build you are undertaking together. There is a single build fee paid up front, based on the complexity of the build. This fee covers Andrew's personal involvement in the build, as he commissions selected workshops to do the work. Andrew purchases the accessories on your behalf. Most of the discounts he is able to get are passed on.
NEW VS PRE-OWNED VEHICLES
As the client you will also probably save a considerable amount on the purchase price of a new vehicle with us. We do not build pre-owned vehicles. And in the case of the new Dream Land Cruiser, we must purchase it on your behalf to enable all ADR legalities in Australia to be met. We do not offer the service of purchasing pre-owned vehicles on your behalf.
REGISTRATIONS IN YOUR COUNTRY OF CHOICE
We can legally register the vehicle in your name, with a proxy in Australia. If we purchase a vehicle for you, this service is included in the deal (if required). We do not offer this service on vehicles we did not purchase on your behalf.
EXPORTING TO YOUR COUNTRY
Shipping a vehicle from here to wherever you are is the easy part. But, are you able to legally import a vehicle into your country? It's not easy in any country. There are laws that prohibit it in most. So, you must find out if it's legal in your country. I cannot do this for you. ? Also, we build right-hand-steering vehicles. Can they be registered in your country?
DATES AND TIMINGS
In Australia, I build trucks between September and April.
Typically, a big build takes eight weeks from vehicle delivery and the ordering of components. If a lot of pure custom work is included, this can run to 3 months and more.
DO WE GIVE PRODUCT ADVICE OR SELL ACCESSORIES?
No. Please don't contact us for quotes on individual accessories or for free advice on your personal 4WD build.