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      My OSD Trip 5/2019

      We started our ordering the XC90 T8 in November 2018. But it was canceled 3 weeks later because they were sold out. Beginning of December we changed it to a T6. After 10 weeks of waiting we finally go a date of May 21st. Wanted February but oh well.
      We made our Volvo flights with Corporate travel but everything else we did on our own. We traveled both before and after the delivery because of when my wife could get time off. Here was our schedule-
      1 day in Copenhagen
      2 days in Amsterdam
      2 days in Gothenburg
      Then train to Oslo
      1 day in Oslo
      Train to Flam
      2 days in Flam
      Train to Bergen
      1 day in Bergen
      Then flew home

      We only had the car for a day as my wife was very stressed our about driving her new car in a strange place. We did it all with 1 suitcase each too!
      I would highly recommend Flam.

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      Copenhagen

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      Gothenburg

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      Bergen

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      Wow, great trip! Thanks for sharing!
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      Such cool photos! Thanks for sharing!
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      Thanks for sharing!
      We were in a similar situation - we ordered an XC90 T8 last August for January delivery only to find out it was sold out. We opted to wait for MY2020 and the dealer got our order in as soon as they could last month. We are confirmed for Aug 26 delivery and could not be more excited!

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      Great photos.

      My kids would love the butt-shaped Farts sign in Flam. We will be staying near Middelfart Denmark.

      Thanks for sharing.
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      My favorite picture of the whole trip

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      She is supposed to reach the dealer on July 4th. Needless to say we more than likely won't be picking it up that day

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      Thanks reddogone. Awesome pictures.Sorry we could not meet at the FDC. Looks like a wonderful trip. Loved the leaning houses in Amsterdam

      We were hoping to go up the West coast of Sweden to some small towns and just chill.
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      Thanks for sharing the pics! I love re-living the experience, even vicariously.

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      If you go to Flam I would definitely rent one of these.

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      Thanks for sharing your awesome pictures. Keep 'um coming.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Scrapr View Post
      Thanks reddogone. Awesome pictures.Sorry we could not meet at the FDC. Looks like a wonderful trip. Loved the leaning houses in Amsterdam

      We were hoping to go up the West coast of Sweden to some small towns and just chill.
      I like relaxing vacations too. But since neither of us have ever been to that part of the world we crammed in as much as we could.

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      The crystal wine stopper gift in the hotel room when you arrive. Made in China........

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      Quote Originally Posted by reddogone View Post
      The crystal wine stopper gift in the hotel room when you arrive. Made in China........

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      Just used ours last week. Nice memories
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      Thank you so much for sharing! As I was scrolling it brought back such wonderful memories!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Markdotnet View Post
      Thank you so much for sharing! As I was scrolling it brought back such wonderful memories!
      You are welcome. I am hoping we have good memories too after it finally gets here

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      Here is the accories you can add at the factory. (Except the tow hitch)

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      So I am finally discharged.

      Is this the final update from the shipping company site?

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      Quote Originally Posted by reddogone View Post
      So I am finally discharged.

      Is this the final update from the shipping company site?

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      I think your car is waiting for a truck to carry her home. It looks to be through customs. That can be a black hole.

      We were same Delivery day. My XC60 is still in Zeebrugge. Leaving Saturday. It's going to be a long month
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      Quote Originally Posted by reddogone View Post
      So I am finally discharged.

      Is this the final update from the shipping company site?

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      How were you able to get the information to track your car? I know people have said to use your VIN as the booking number, but none of the info on there appears to be a VIN?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Scrapr View Post
      I think your car is waiting for a truck to carry her home. It looks to be through customs. That can be a black hole.

      We were same Delivery day. My XC60 is still in Zeebrugge. Leaving Saturday. It's going to be a long month
      That is BS that they are making you wait so long.

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      This is the site to track your ship. Sometimes pasting the site changes it. Just put your Vin after the 3D.

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      This will be a great thread to refer to later. We drop off, July 1.

      Where did you wash the car before drop off in G/Borg, please? Other tips?

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      Made in China but it says, Swedish made, in welcome note.

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      Quote Originally Posted by caribchakita View Post
      This will be a great thread to refer to later. We drop off, July 1.

      Where did you wash the car before drop off in G/Borg, please? Other tips?
      we didn't. Hans at FDC said to bring it back thirsty and dirty. That way they'll know that we had a great time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by reddogone View Post
      That is BS that they are making you wait so long.

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      I used to be in the freight bidness. It's not personal, just business. 17 days in Zeebrugge waiting for the car carrier to get back from the US to turn & burn back. Got to go through the canal too. That's almost a week. 2 stops in England. It all adds up
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      Quote Originally Posted by caribchakita View Post
      This will be a great thread to refer to later. We drop off, July 1.

      Where did you wash the car before drop off in G/Borg, please? Other tips?
      No need to wash it if dropping off in Gothenburg.

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