Where to leave our truck in uruguay or Argentina for more than 6 months ?

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#1 Tue, 06/14/2011 - 18:03

Where to leave our truck in uruguay or Argentina for more than 6 months ?

Hello everyone.

We are returning home for more than 6 months and are looking for a safe place to leave our truck in Uruguay or Argentina.

We are actually in Mendoza and our plane leaves in two weeks in Buenos Aires. If anyone knows of a safe place near Mendoza, Buenos Aires or in Uruguay not too far from Buenos Aires, your help would be really appreciated.

The perfect place would be a guarded place like a camping or a private home, that would charge something like 30$US per month for parking the car.

Also, if you know know if it is allowed to leave the country without our car in Uruguay and Argentine.

Thank you for your help,

Pascal
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Tue, 06/14/2011 - 21:08

I would go to Uruguay...

Hi Pascal,

I think Uruguay is your best bet - the paperwork is less of a hassle and they also allow a one year temporary vehicle import permit.  Uruguayans are in my experience very trustworthy, friendly and open people - having said that we stored our car in both Argentina and Uruguay and had no problems in either country. you could start by asking around the hostels in Buenos Aires or you might have some luck contacting some of the tourist friendly bodegas around Mendoza, Uruguay is also super close to Buenos Aires by ferry and you may have some luck with one of the estancias that offer tourists farm visits. If you get really stuck I think horizons unlimited has storage facilities in Buenos Aires but they typically deal with motorcycles and maybe pricey.

Good Luck!

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 07:32

Re : would go to Uruguay...

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your answer. Indeed, the one year importation permit in Uruguay is a good reason to store the truck there. I think we'll follow your recommendation and drive the 1200km to go there. But we'll drive there at the last minute, so we must arrange the storage in advance.

You said you already stored your car in Uruguay. Can you please share the contact and price of the place you stored it ? Was it far from Buenos Aires ferry ? Do the contact have an email adress ?

Thaks again,

Pascal

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 07:43

you don't have to take the ferry

We drove from BA to Uruguay directly without the ferry so you should check the mileages before you bother with the ferry.  It's not cheap to bring your car on the ferry, and while the closest border crossing from BA to Uruguay is often closed (check beforehand), the next border crossing north is open and isn't too bad of a drive.  Just a thought.   

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 23:19

I've sent you an email...

Hi Pascal - I can't speak for the contact but I have sent you an email, hopefully things will work out.

Good Luck and Be Bold!

Tom

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 07:05

Thanks

Thanks Kristin for the tip, I'll consider that border crossing option :-)

Thanks Tom for the contact, I received the email and will to try to arrange something.

Any idea of what kind of price I should expect to pay per month in Uruguay for the storage of a pick-up ?

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 15:56

We found a place to store the truck

Thank you all for you help :-)

We finally took the night ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay. When you book a round trip and take the night ferry, these is a significant discount making it affordable.

We spent two days looking storages options for the truck and found different options at different prices in the city of Colonia. The prices vary from 1000 to 2000 UR$ per month (50$US to 100$US) for a guarded warehouse, and from 0 to 1000 UR$ (0$US to 50$US) for a guarded place without a roof.

So now, the truck is stored and we are on our way back home,

Pascal

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 15:57

We found a place to store the truck

Thank you all for you help :-)

We finally took the night ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay. When you book a round trip and take the night ferry, these is a significant discount making it affordable.

We spent two days looking storages options for the truck and found different options at different prices in the city of Colonia. The prices vary from 1000 to 2000 UR$ per month (50$US to 100$US) for a guarded warehouse, and from 0 to 1000 UR$ (0$US to 50$US) for a guarded place without a roof.

So now, the truck is stored and we are on our way back home,

Pascal

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 07:18

Quick question - is it even

Quick question - is it even possible to leave Argentina via plane if you have the vehicle import permit stamp in your passport - this is my biggest concern of my trip at the moment, as Im not sure what to do with my car when i get to Argentina

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 14:25

should be fine

I don't any of the countries in South America stamp your passport with something indicating you have a car.  We flew from Ecuador to the states for a couple of weeks and left our car there, no problem.  They seem more hard core about that in Central America.