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Old 04-26-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Importing Camper from USA to Canada

Hey Guys,

Just looking for some info on bringing a new trailer form the US to Canada. I purchased a 2013 23 IKSS from RVD. I am picking it up in Buffalo and need to bring it accross to Canada. What I am wondering is do I need to contact Customs or the border agency to declare the purchase 72 hours ahead of bringing it accross (like a car). RVD does a paper work package to give to customs with everything you need. I just do not want to get held up becuase I missed a step.

Any help from someone who has done this would be appreciated.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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72 hour advance notice is for self propelled vehicles.

Have your papers and drive it to the Canadian border and please do declare it with a smirk when they say if you have anything to declare, that is what I did and got a smile from the border agent.


Congratulations !!!

If you have any other questions feel free to ask, there are a lot of members here who have imported their trailers from USA to Canada.

How are you paying for it ? If you are going to mail or carry a cheque, there are custom procedures you need to follow.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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This have been covered before in detail, I do not have a link. Just do a search.

There is some documentation you will need
Ownership of RV. Clearance letter that there is no recalls outstanding. Some other stuff.

If you are buying from a dealer that usually sells to Canadians they should have all the paper work you need. When we bought from RVWholesalers and the customs guys started asking for certain documents we just handed them the whole import package from RVW and the customs dudes found what they needed. They do it every day.

We just had to pay the sales tax at the border.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys. All the paper work is included with purchase from the dealer.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:40 PM   #5
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It is a Breeze believe me ! And the CT will do the certification in no time, takes maybe 10 minutes. !!! And we want, heck no, we DEMAND to see pictures Once you get your hands on it
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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Ya, it is a breeze.
When we imported ours they didn't even look at the trailer. It could have been packed floor to ceiling and nose to bumper with cages of booze.

But you never know you they are going to check.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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Maybe these well help.
Question about customs at the border


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Old 05-12-2013, 09:09 AM   #8
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Importing is real easy. Just be careful of being ripped off by dealers who charge $395.00 to do the paperwork. All you need is a bill of sale and a letter from the manufacturer stating that there is no recall on the vehicle. You have to let Ottawa know the VIN (to make sure it is not a stolen vehicle) and then bring it across the border. You will have to pay sales tax at the border. Once you let the Dept of Transport in Ottawa know they will send you the necessary documents to take it to a Cdn Tire or one of the several on their list to ensure it meets our standards. Then you can register it at MOT and get your licence plate.

Do your homework first and you will have no problems.
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