Importing USA Caravans for Clients Since 2006

Looking to import a caravan from USA to NZ?

We can help by managing the entire process for you, making it both stress-free and cost effective

Cornerstone USA Imports have been importing American caravans and travel trailers since 2006.

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New Zealand Regulations

There are many regulations that must be complied with for a caravan or toy hauler to be imported in to New Zealand.  We work with qualified contractors to ensure any conversions meet current New Zealand Electrical, Gas and WOF regulations.  This also includes compliance with current importing rules.

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Project Manage

We will help you purchase, ship, import and convert your American caravan or toy hauler to meet NZ standards.

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Importing from USA

We can assist with importing your American travel trailer or caravan from the USA to any stage using our proven procedures.

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Save time and money

We can make all the arrangements required with our proven contacts in the USA and NZ to help with shipping, importation, electrical and gas conversion, and all that is needed for you to enjoy an American luxury caravan or travel trailer in NZ.

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Relocations

Needing to transport or relocate your caravan or toy hauler within the USA or from the Port of Tauranga to another city in New Zealand? Cornerstone USA Imports has reliable contacts within the USA, and a fully equipped tow vehicle with brake controller and tow hitch to get it to your place within New Zealand at a competitive rate.

“I personally oversee the process of converting caravans / travel trailers to New Zealand specifications.  As an A-grade mechanic, I have an eye for what needs doing and pride myself in taking extra care; just as if it was my own.”

Kevin Barnes

Managing Director

What Our Clients Say About Us

Carl Gerrard, Wanaka, Sept 2022

Kevin at Cornerstone Imports was recommended to me by my brother in law. 
 
From beginning to end the process was smooth and free from stress. Kevin’s communication skills were second to none. Every and any questions I had was answered promptly and clearly.
 
Once we received the caravan, we were given a detailed explanation of its workings. And the support continued. Due to this being my first time, I felt I asked a lot more questions than I probably should’ve, though at no point did it seem to affect Kevin’s professionalism. I believe I will be ordering another caravan with him within the next 18 to 24 months. I 100% recommend the service he provides. 

Bernadette and Kevin, October 2022

We first saw the Rockwood Mini at the caravan show in Christchurch. So impressed we thought we would buy one. However Covid held it up. Kevin managed to source the same one we wanted from Alabama and arranged everything for us. His knowledge is invaluable and his service is first class. So pleased we went with him for our caravan. He has taken care of everything for us which includes sourcing the caravan, travel arrangements and transfer to NZ standards.

We picked it from Kevin in Tauranga and met his wife Yvonne. Such a lovely couple who made us feel welcome. We have never owned a caravan before and Kevin is always there to answer any question.

We highly recommend Cornerstone USA Imports and appreciate everything that Kevin has done for us – five star rating!

 

Mike and Gladis, Kerikeri, December 2021

Kevin looked after the purchase of our caravan from start to finish. We found the Cornerstone USA Imports site completely by accident. We have never done anything like this before so we entered with a fair bit of trepidation.

Kevin sourced the model caravan we wanted in Texas, arranged the purchase, the transport to LA, shipping to NZ, pick up from Auckland to Tauranga and all the compliance work as well as the additional work we wanted. Kevin looked after all the paperwork in both the USA and NZ. Kevin’s knowledge and advise throughout the project was invaluable. His network of suppliers and contractors in Tauranga who completed the compliance work etc were excellent. We dealt directly with them, which was a real bonus.

We highly recommend Cornerstone USA Imports to anyone who may be thinking of doing the same thing. We found Kevin extremely easy to deal with. Utilising his management makes the whole exercise stress free.

Al and Adrienne, Te Puke, October 2021

Thank you Kevin, for making the purchase of our caravan from USA such an enjoyable experience. Your attention to detail and the time you took to ensure we knew what stage we were at was second to none.

To pull off such a great result was an incredible outcome considering the difficult times.

We highly recommend Cornerstone USA Imports and appreciate how easy you made things for us.

John and Sandy Graham, Nelson, November 2020

We’re not sure how you got onto Cornerstone USA Imports website, but indeed you lucked out!  If you’re close to importing a CampTrailer (Caravan) to New Zealand, look no further. These folks have given us service beyond our expectations. Kevin and his consults and vendors made the transition and retrofit of our USA Travel Trailer to more-than-exceed the Kiwi standards and still protected the original integrity of the vehicle. I could go on further, but you get the drift….

You’re in good hands with Cornerstone USA Imports. Believe me.

Duncan and Barbie Cunningham, Nelson, March 2019

We used Kevin’s services to purchase our 2019 Winnebago Minnie Plus 30 RLSS from Texas and to facilitate the transportation to LA, the shipping to Tauranga, the conversion to NZ standards and delivery to Nelson.
At every stage of this process Kevin has been extremely helpful with information and his communication has been excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone.
Many thanks again Kevin, we are loving our new home.

Yvonne Penniall, Nelson, March 2019

I was recommended by a friend to consider using Kevin from Cornerstone USA Imports as they were going to proceed order a caravan for themselves through them.
From the time I first made contact with Kevin for Cornerstone USA Imports until till getting my Winniebago Mini Plus, I have had full support throughout this journey. I am a woman on my own and needed to trust someone to get my future dream home. Kevin made this happen for me with ease. Great at communicating each step as things progressed. Very honest and trusting. I highly recommend him and his company to anyone wanting to import an American caravan.

Phil and Nicky Anderson, Nov 2018

We have recently imported a 2017 Dutchmen Kodiak Ultimate from the USA, through Kevin from Cornerstone USA Imports.  We couldn’t be happier with the caravan and the service that Kevin provided us.  His communication was excellent and we felt comfortable and informed throughout the whole process – from purchasing the caravan at the beginning to him explaining how it all worked at the end before we set off with our new home on wheels.  We are also very happy with all of the contractors Kevin organised to convert the caravan over to NZ standards.  Everything has been completed to a very high standard and in a very timely manner.  There was a minor hiccup the night before we were due to drive up and collect the caravan, but Kevin and the electrician he uses went above and beyond to resolve the problem for us, so that we could collect the caravan as planned.  Thank you Kevin, we wouldn’t hesitate in using your services again, or in recommending you to others!

Cornerstone USA Imports can help you with:

  • Advice and assistance in the process of purchasing an American caravan or travel trailer from the USA
  • Exporting from America into NZ, including very competitive shipping rates and all export / import documentation
  • The management of your imported caravan upon arrival into NZ, including pick up, storage, modifications and NZ compliance
  • Project management of your American caravan to any stage in NZ
  • A fixed project management fee for any size caravan / travel trailer

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Contact Details

Kevin Barnes
Te Puna
Tauranga 3171
New Zealand
Mobile: 027 2174 975

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