Yes, we are learning that if we buy the motorhome in the U.S.A., we will have to have the warranty work done in the U.S.A. That doesn't concern us, because our closest Forest River dealers are in the U.S.A. Plus we will be in the U.S.A. for several months of the year.
Re: the Canadian Z240 standards. Well, it has to do with the plumbing, heating, electrical, etc of the house part of the motor home. It varies a little from province to province. In our province of Manitoba, we can have the motorhome tested and Z240 certified for about $100.00.
I suspect that the $5000 or $6000 has more to do with trying to protect any Canadian dealers. I doubt if it represents any actual mechanical difference in the motorhome. If the Canadian dealers actually have to pay this, it helps to explain why motorhomes in Canada cost so much more to buy.
I was talking with the folks at RV One Superstore. Everything was going really well until I brought up this Canadian certification stuff, and our discussions seem to have ended up on the rails. I think I may want to crank the talk back up, forgetting about the Canadian certification aspect. If we need service, we'll just have to drive down to the U.S.A. dealer to have that done. Considering there are no dealers here in Canada anywhere near as close, that's not such a big deal. Plus, it will cost us $20,000 to $30,000 more to buy one in Canada. We can't afford to just throw that kind of money away.