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  1. How to imports used Vehicle into Thailand

    Lancashirelad, That is an interesting point. I don't have a good answer for you. When I embarked on my effort to see whether or not I could import my motorcycle and if it was even feasible, I checked a number of Thai expat forums, including this forum, as well as English speaking Thai motorcycle forums. Not a single reply that I received was from someone that actually imported a motorcycle or even attempted it. All responses provided 3rd hand information or anecdotal information. I received no replies from someone that actually imported a motorcycle or even attempted it. I also could find no posts of someone with actual experience. Most posts or replies were not even based on facts. I contacted the respective Thai government agencies and followed the instructions provided. I didn't challenge what they instructed when I had no basis but I did challenge them as to whether or not they were going to adhere to published law/policy.
  2. How to imports used Vehicle into Thailand

    LammyTS1, I recommend contacting Thai Customs. The link previously provided has the contact information. Ask them. Additionally, if you have a vintage scooter, such as a vintage Vespa, then I suggest searching for Thai clubs for your vintage make.
  3. Carryboy distributor

    Jack james, I believe there is a Carryboy dealer on Thani Alley in downtown Buriram (https://www.facebook.com/chaiautoair). Also, the only company that I have found in all of Thailand that does a spray-on bedliner is Line-X and it has one location in Bangkok (https://www.facebook.com/line.x.thai/ and http://line-x-thailand.com.) Check this thread:
  4. How to imports used Vehicle into Thailand

    NonthaburiBear and anyone else, I completed the permanent importation of my motorcycle (2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure) into Thailand in 2016. I also obtained the green registration book and Thai license plate. The process was long and required a lot of paperwork. Here are some recommended questions to answer prior to starting an attempt to import a motorcycle (or automobile) into Thailand: Are you trying to permanently import your motorcycle (or automobile)? What kind of visa will you be coming to Thailand on? How well documented is your motorcycle (or automobile)? All original sales documentation? All registration documents? Motorcycle driver's licenses to include expired and international drivers licenses? Is there a lien against the motorcycle? Do you have a yellow tambien baan (house registration)? (NOTE: This was the first key Thai document that I needed to proceed onto dealing with the Department of Foreign Trade and Thai Customs. This was incredibly bureaucratic for me.) There are two Thai government agencies that one needs to interact with in order to permanently import a motorcycle into Thailand: 1. Department of Foreign Trade within the Ministry of Commerce (NOTE: An import license must be obtained as well as an import permit for the motorcycle. I did NOT obtain these critical documents from the Department of Transportation.) 2. Customs Department (http://en.customs.go.th/content.php?ini_content=individuals_151007_01&lang=en&left_menu=menu_individuals_151007_01). (NOTE: The states "Criteria for a Permanent Import of Used/Secondhand Vehicles" states "An importer is eligible to import only ONE used/ secondhand vehicles for personal use.") 3. (NOTE: I did contact the Thai Industrial Standards Institute and they informed me that because I was importing a used/second hand motorcycle they did not play a role in the importation process.) I did have to pay import duties and the motorcycle was depreciated in accordance with the formula that can be found in the Thai Customs link above. The cost wasn't zero baht but it was considerably less than a new or used equivalent BMW here in Thailand. Once I completed the importation, I then took that paperwork to my local Department of Transport. I filled out more paperwork and paid a small processing fee. Weeks later I received my green registration book and license plate. AlI personnel that I interacted with at all of the aforementioned Thai government agencies were professional and ethical. I will point out that many of the personnel in these offices are not completely familiar with permanently importing a motorcycle because they just don't see it happen that often. Patience, thoroughness, and professional determination are required. I found that researching the process online, asking a lot of questions, and communicating with each office in person or online to be effective. I started the process over a year prior to shipping my motorcycle. The other question to ask yourself before embarking on such an endeavor is whether or not the vehicle is supportable in Thailand. If you are planning on bringing a vehicle that was not sold or is not sold in the Thai market then getting parts and service will be a challenge. If you or anyone else have additional questions regarding my experiences permanently importing a motorcycle into Thailand just PM me.
  5. Here are some of the Garmin products that I own: zūmo 660; Purchased from Touratech in Germany; Registered on my.garmin.com. City Navigator Europe NT 2016.20 - Map+P+3D,Sept 15 (maps for life North America and Europe); Purchased from Touratech in Germany; Registered on my.garmin.com Thailand City Navigator (TCN); Purchased from GPS4YOU ((https://gps4you.ecwid.com)) at IT Fortune Mall in Bangkok, Thailand; NOT registered on my.garmin.com. I currently have the Thailand City Navigator on my zūmo 660. On the Map Info tab of the zūmo 660 it describes the map as “CN Thailand NT 2015.10 (Eng)" and it has been subsequently updated to CN Thailand NT 2016.20 and then CN Thailand NT 2016.40. The only way that I could update the map was to actually go to GPS4YOU and have them do it. I could not do it online. Do any of you have a similar experience? I cannot seem to register the Thailand City Navigator map on my.garmin.com as all of my other Garmin products are. I have no idea why. Has anyone been able to register this particular map?Also, when I launch Garmin Express with my Zumo 660 plugged into my iMac, Garmin Express recognizes the Zumo 660 but states that there is an update for Full Coverage of Europe. It doesn't recognize the Thailand map. What do I do so that Garmin Express recognizes this map? When I launch Garmin BaseCamp it does recognize the Thailand City Navigator.I did some research online and I cannot find the aforementioned Thai map on any Garmin website. I have found City Navigator Southeast Asia NT (City Navigator® Southeast Asia NT | Garmin) . Does it have the same level of detail for Thailand as the Thailand City Navigator that I bought at GPS4YOU?Here is are images of the packaging for the Thailand map that I have:
  6. Spray-on Bedliner

    Thanks. Prior to placing my order with Sammitr, I discussed this with them as well as with the staff at Toyota Buriram, where the installation will take place.
  7. Spray-on Bedliner

    One detail I left out that influenced my decision making was that the Sammitr S-Plus V2 canopy/topper will be removable. I wanted that option therefore the canopy/topper will not be permanently sealed or glued to the bedliner (or bed rails as with a spray-on liner) or the pickup cab. If I left the plastic drop-in liner in, holes would be cut into it allowing the attaching mechanisms to pass through. If I pull the canopy off then these holes will allow for rain water to ingress under the liner. Unfortunately I do not have pictures of my bed when the plastic drop-in liner was removed. The bed was marred as were the tops of the bed rails. Even the upper portions of the left and right quarter panels where the drop-in liner touched it were marred and not just the areas under the bedliner edges. I was hoping to just have the Line-X coating applied under the rails but because of the aforementioned marring of the top rails and the area over the rails I had the coating applied over the rails.
  8. Spray-on Bedliner

    The first line that reads "Here are some links describing the advantages and disadvantages of both spray-on or drop-in headliners:" should read "Here are some links describing the advantages and disadvantages of both spray-on or drop-in bedliners": I edited this a number of times while I still could but just missed the incorrect autocorrection.
  9. Spray-on Bedliner

    Here are some links describing the advantages and disadvantages of both spray-on or drop-in headliners: https://www.rosetownmainline.net/spray-bedliner-vs-drop-bedliner-war-rages/ https://www.dualliner.com/blog/spray-drop-bedliner-pros-cons http://www.trucktrend.com/how-to/paint-body/1107dp-drop-in-vs-spray-in-truck-bedliner/ The spay-on coating according to Line-X Thailand is about 3 millimeters (mm) thick. I think it will be very durable and if there is an issue I can take it back to Line-X Thailand for repair. The drop-in plastic bedliner that I had was also rubbing through the clear coat and paint, so long term rust was a concern. It is also not as slippery as my old drop-in plastic liner. I liked that for this truck. Next week I will have Sammitr Thailand install a custom built S-Plus V2 canopy/topper on this truck. I wanted something durable and not slippery for this truck since the left side window of the new canopy will be a flip open (bird wing) window allowing good access into the left side of the bed. The right side window will be a sliding window. I also have a 2016 Toyota Hilux Revo Smart Cab 2.4J. It has a Toyota plastic drop-in bedliner. For the time being I think that liner is better suited for that truck. I only have tonneau cover (not hard plastic but a rubber type of material that I can roll up) on it and I use it more for hauling things. What I do like about the plastic liner is that I think it will prevent dents in the bed better than a spray-on liner. However, it will eventually rub clear coat and paint of the bed to the point where rust may an issue. Since this is a longer bed I actually like the more slippery surface for this truck because it makes sliding things out and in easier. I do have to ensure that loads are secured when I'm under way because of that (NOTE: I will have to do that as well with the other truck, but the more non-skid surface of the Line-X coating will also help prevent objects from sliding around). I think that it depends on what one's requirements are as to what liner will better meet those requirements. I have two different trucks that I use differently and as such am using to different bedliners.
  10. Spray-on Bedliner

    I recently had Line-X Thailand (http://line-x-thailand.com and https://www.facebook.com/line.x.thai/) spray-on a bedliner into the bed of my 2016 Toyota Hilux Revo 4x4 Double Cab 2.8G A/T. I was relatively pleased with the application. The color I selected was black although Line-X states that they have other colors to include silver but at a higher cost. The cost of the spray-on bedlinen was 13,000 baht (16,000 baht minus 3,000 baht for trade-in of the original plastic drop-in liner). The onsite manager of Line-X Thailand is Apiwat Treejareonwiwat (Tel. 025401604-5) speaks English and was very responsive to my emails and questions. Here are some images:
  11. Harley

    This is a partial cut and paste including edits from one of my postings on this forum. I completed the permanent importation of my motorcycle (2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure) into Thailand in 2016. I also obtained the green registration book and Thai license plate. The process was long and required a lot of paperwork. Here are some recommended questions to answer prior to starting an attempt to import a motorcycle into Thailand: Are you trying to permanently import your motorcycle? What kind of visa will you be coming to Thailand on? How well documented is your motorcycle? All original sales documentation? All registration documents? Motorcycle driver's licenses to include expired and international drivers licenses? Is there a lien against the motorcycle? Do you have a yellow tambien baan (house registration)? (NOTE: This was the first key Thai document that I needed to proceed onto dealing with the Department of Foreign Trade and Thai Customs. This was incredibly bureaucratic for me.) There are two Thai government agencies that one needs to interact with in order to permanently import a motorcycle into Thailand: 1. Department of Foreign Trade within the Ministry of Commerce (NOTE: An import license must be obtained as well as an import permit for the motorcycle. I did NOT obtain these critical documents from the Department of Transportation.) 2. Customs Department (http://en.customs.go.th/content.php?ini_content=individuals_151007_01&lang=en&left_menu=menu_individuals_151007_01). (NOTE: This is the new link as it appears that Thai Customs has updated its website.) 3. (NOTE: I did contact the Thai Industrial Standards Institute and they informed me that because I was importing a used/second hand motorcycle they did not play a role in the importation process.) I did have to pay import duties and the motorcycle was depreciated in accordance with the formula that can be found in the Thai Customs link above. The cost wasn't zero baht but it was considerably less than a new or used equivalent BMW here in Thailand. Once I completed the importation, I then took that paperwork to my local Department of Transport. I filled out more paperwork and paid a small processing fee. Weeks later I received my green registration book and license plate. AlI personnel that I interacted with at all of the aforementioned Thai government agencies were professional and ethical. I will point out that many of the personnel in these offices are not completely familiar with permanently importing a motorcycle because they just don't see it happen that often. Patience, thoroughness, and professional determination are required. I found that researching the process online, asking a lot of questions, and communicating with each office in person or online to be effective. I started the process over a year prior to shipping my motorcycle.
  12. As stated in another post, https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001928-suspicious-black-water-jomtien-beach/?tab=comments#comment-12265998, towards the end of this past July I just spent about five days at Jomtien Beach. Everyday in the morning I could see the following dark water from my balcony. I couldn't see this water when I was at street or beach level. Some days the flow would go the other direction depending on currents. It doesn't look good.
  13. I too would like to find a responsible motorcycle group. With that stated, I am very cautious given some of what I have witnessed. On 11 March 2017, I was taking a friend from Nang Rong to Buriram to get an MRI done. We were in my pickup on highway 218 headed toward Buriram when we were passed by a large group of sport motorcycles (sport bikes), mostly 1 liter class. The riders were weaving in and out of traffic with absolutely no regard to anyone. There was a quite a bit of traffic on highway 218 that day because it was Saturday and the first race day of the 2017 World Superbike Motul Thai round run at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram. That group of 15 or so riders continued on their way. About 10-15 minutes further north I came across a number of sport bikes, again mostly 1 liter class, parked on the west side (north bound) of highway 218. This was a different group of riders that had previously passed me. The traffic slowed to a crawl and I noticed two wrecked Kawasaki motorcycles. They appeared to be Ninja ZX-10Rs. One was in three pieces (Headstock and front suspension; engine; and rear suspension and swingarm.) There were plenty of people surrounding the area providing some sort of assistance so I continued on to the appointment. (NOTE: No emergency personnel had arrived at the time.) Later at the Buriram Government hospital while waiting for my friend to complete the MRI, I walked out toward the emergency room area. (NOTE: The Buriram Government hospital is the only hospital in the city and region with MRI capability.) I noticed an entire group of riders in the waiting room with their motorcycles parked just outside. It was the same group of motorcycles parked on highway 218 near the two wrecked Kawasaki motorcycles. I went out to look at the motorcycles. There were about twenty of them, all 1 liter class. There were BMW S100RRs, Honda CBR 1000s, etc. 16 of the 20 motorcycles had no mirrors. 4 of the 20 motorcycles had the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) mirrors removed and had bar-end mirrors installed. (NOTE: There are some motorcycles in the links below that do have OEM mirrors but none of the motorcycles that I saw that were outside the emergency room had them.) I later learned that one rider succumbed at the hospital. I was told that this group of riders was from southern Thailand. I was also told that the accident occurred when one of the motorcycles struck another car, and that car happened to be part of this same motorcycle group traveling to see the race. It has been a while but here are some links, albeit in Thai, that provide some information on the incident: http://news.sanook.com/2182034/ http://www.manager.co.th/QOL/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9600000025126 I believe this is some video footage of the site: Compared to riding in Europe, riding or driving in Thailand is nerve racking at the best and deadly at the worst.
  14. Another good point. This added night capability apparently has been tested with automobiles, pickups, and commercial vehicles throughout Thailand. Once found, the testing results require further review for validation.
  15. Good point. Accuracy is important and achieving that accuracy is often made possible by knowledgeable and qualified individuals providing constructive criticism. It is a real honor to participate in this particular thread and its dedication to engineering excellence.
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