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Old 03-26-2014, 10:53 AM   #31
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Kaadk - I just had one delivered to Nova Scotia from RVupgrades and since they use UPS for delivery there was an additional charge of $107.00 COD on top of the cost of the part and $40.00 shipping. If you are having one shipped try to find a company that does not use UPS or will ship via the USPS.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:09 AM   #32
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Kaadk - I just had one delivered to Nova Scotia from RVupgrades and since they use UPS for delivery there was an additional charge of $107.00 COD on top of the cost of the part and $40.00 shipping. If you are having one shipped try to find a company that does not use UPS or will ship via the USPS.

The thing is it's most likely not UPS that charged you, it was CBSA. Doesn't matter who you use to ship, CBSA is still going to take their cut one way or the other. The only way around that is stay long enough to bring stuff back under the $800 exemption.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:21 AM   #33
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I installed the EMS 50A hard wire. I like being able to monitor the display readouts for voltage and amps for individual / combined appliances, e.g. air conditioner, water heater ...
And which items are wired on Line 1 and those wired on Line 2.
This will help me determine what size generator to use if I ever get one.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:34 AM   #34
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Hi Miller, thanks for the answer. Yes we have our own metre. It is a 'residential' area, each with their own power source including ours to the 1/2 acre lot.

So basically it's not a seasonal the way most people under it. It's a piece of land you own that your trailer happens to be sitting on.

Sound about right?
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:30 PM   #35
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The thing is it's most likely not UPS that charged you, it was CBSA. Doesn't matter who you use to ship, CBSA is still going to take their cut one way or the other. The only way around that is stay long enough to bring stuff back under the $800 exemption.
Not true
I always try to use USPS and have never had an extra charge when I pick up my package. UPS always has charged me extra for brokerage, duty and gst but I've never had that issue with USPS
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:39 PM   #36
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I always try to use USPS and have never had an extra charge when I pick up my package. UPS always has charged me extra for brokerage, duty and gst but I've never had that issue with USPS

Well, I tend to get dinged duty on practically anything I order from the US shipped here. But since I'm literally minutes away from a border, it's not much of a problem to go over and get it. If it was summertime, I could have it shipped to my parent's seasonal over there. Well, actually, I'm not sure about that anymore. Their campground isn't owned by the Moose anymore so I don't know if Dad still has his mail receiving address..... I'll have to look into that.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:58 PM   #37
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Thanks, but I don't think I'd be able to go with them. Crazy as it seems it looks like they will ship to Europe, but not Canada? At least they don't seem to have an option for that.

At least with CW I can see if I can do an instore pickup and drive over to get it. I'll also need to call my local dealer, rarely, but occasionally, I can get stuff cheaper than CW through him.
You could have the item sent to the UPS location on the US side and pick it up there. UPS does not charge a lot to offer this service.
If the product is made in North America there is no duty charged on the item only GST when crossing back into Canada. We now have free trade that most people do not realize allows us to purchase items in the US duty free. I have gone over the the US side and purchased $500 worth of items and came home the same day with out paying duty. The only thing that customs check was country of origin. You can always call your local custom office to verify.

On a side note if you are having items shipped to Canada from the USA by UPS it is less expensive to have the items shipped by air. The reason being UPS have a flat rate for custom brokerage when shipping by air. UPS will charge different rates when using land shipping. I can order to items form the same company and have them shipped by land. My brokerage fees could vary as mush as $30 for the same item going to the same address. The lower brokerage fees most cover the higher shipping cost and result in a lower overall cost.
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I just ordered the EMS-HW50C from Dyers RV who'll ship it to Albertville MN for free to a Kinek dealer for me. Kinek will inform me via email when the unit arrives and they only charge me $3.00. We will stop in there on our way from Calgary to Shipshewana Ind when we go to get the Columbus.
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Spend the extra money. I balked, too, but went with the more expensive unit. Saved my neck on this last trip (in March) when it wouldn't power up due to indicating reversed polarity. More than paid for itself. Getting a new rig this week and will buy the same unit in 50A; sold my other one to a guy at church this morning for $75. They have a lifetime warranty, too.
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To piggy back on Tri guys post.
Ok we have a seasonal site, our own properly wired power. We do no share with anyone etc. So I really have no issue with high draw from CG use. I know I have ground etc. I want to really protect from Surge? Ie lightening strike? Am I able to use the 'lower priced' option for this?
Didnt see this really get addressed. These spikes you mentioned, from lightning and such, work like this. They are very short duration. The new smart chargers actually clip these off due to the way they convert to DC. They take AC voltage high and then convert to DC. Old style linear converters actually just passed them on to the circuitry. However with all the new digital circuitry, spike protection makes a lot of sense. Voltage surges last 3 nano seconds or longer. Most of us have spike protectors in our homes, but do we have surge protectors? Do we have issues at home without surge protection?
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