Originally Posted by QuietTimes
I heard that you also need to take the unit to Canadian Tire for an inspection within 45 days. Presume you then get your CSA sticker. What does Canadian Tire generally charge for that?
As said, the CTC inspection is part of the $195 fee paid to RIV at the border. When they fill out the RIV paperwork at the border, you'll have a registration number that you enter on RIV's site after a couple of days. You can then print the inspection form and set it up with CTC. I had my camper registered and plated in 7 days. That was the procedure in 2010, it may have changed.
As far as CSA certification, most dealers list it as an option for about $400. I've asked what that $400 option gets you...no one is willing to answer. All components in the camper are UL/CSA approved...have been for years. I've waived the CSA option both times and not have an issue at the border, at CTC, anywhere. I'm convinced that it's a $400 grab as the campers both sides of the border are identical, but that's just my opinion.