In every way, the joys of a shorty. Space is a premium, in the build thread I describe the challenges. With the wagon undergoing a full clean and final pack, I finish ticking off a few last minute modifications and repairs. It’s a crazy moment getting down to the wire to put your wagon in box.
The last item on my list ended up being the carnet, I will do a proper write up on it later, but in the end unless you are fully convinced to ship your vehicle to South Africa, you may as well ship to Maputo and save yourself the pain with the carnets. And save a few bucks too. Unless you are fully committed on Egypt, which people are still getting into with a boarder carnet by the way. Its not overly worth it anymore.
Vehicle cleanliness helps greatly when going through customs, even if everything is jammed in. I will also add from experience in most countries they are rather lazy, so if it looks like a big job they wont even bother, more on this later.
After a last-minute alignment fully loaded, which was me rocking up to a mates place and loading 350kgs of bricks into the back as the pajero had issues with alignment fully loaded if you get it done empty. We are very pleased with the way the wagon sits and rides.
A couple of days later I made my way to the Port of Fremantle located in Western Australia, after an hour in line we were allowed entry to the port, which originally was denied by the company, but after talking to the manager I was allowed to pack my own car (read photo opportunity) reversing the wagon into the container was a breeze. I get Josh to help me place the tent in position and strap it to the front of the car.
The vehicle is tied down with 4 straps, wheel chocks nailed in, hand brake too, it cant move. As the doors swing shut I realize what has begun, see you in 42 days.
Destination: Maputo, Mozambique