Another day, another adventure.
The Escape is heading Lisbon and should be about halfway between the Dominican Republic and Portugal.
No time to waste though.
Today we did close a deal on the TV.
It talk some time to make up our mind, partly because there were more then 1 options but mostly because of the somewhat strange TAX rules overhere.
It turns out that if you buy a pick-up it will be considered a business car, but it has to comply with a bunch of rules regarding loading space and Cab space. The loading weight is not the most important thing to consider, but the loading space (in the truckbed and the space in the cab is the most important thing.
I know, if you don't live here your don't understand, believe me, we do neither.
Anyhow: If you buy a Dodge Ram, you're OK, it is big enough to be considered a business truck.
We decided we needed something smaller, Holland is not pick-up truck country so big trucks are considered bad news overhere, as in bad people drive big pick-up trucks.
So a smaller truck is what we need. We decided on a ISUZU D-Max max towing about 4500 KG, good enough for us.
BUT, to make this a business truck overhere in the Netherlands, we have to raise the cabin roof a few centimeters, we need to install a hitch and we need to make sure the truckbed is detachable (Quick release).
All this is fairly standard work for a few garages who sell pick-up trucks.
So it will take 5-7 weeks in all to get the truck on our drive way. No problem, we need to do some work on the Escape too.
Well we're glad we finally found a truck that could be "converted" to a business vehicle, looks good and is not so big like a Dodge Ram.
Severinus and Yvonne