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Old 04-12-2016, 11:30 PM   #21
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My previous Roo was purchased by the first owner from RVW. I don't recall if it had a CSA sticker though. Both McKenzie Trailers in Gormley and Campkins north of Whitby worked on it with no problems. This sounds strange. Before the exchange rate went south people imported from the USA regularly. Can you order an RV from a US dealer with Canadian certifications like CSA?
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:37 AM   #22
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The trailer is registered in Ontario and is subject to Canadian laws.
I may have missed it but why is MTO allowing a vehicle that lacks this so-called certification to be registered?

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MTO deals with items that meet the requirements of being safe on the road. CSA deals with the electrical and gas side of the unit. Just think of it this way does MTO care what you have in your home? But all electrical and gas items must meet CSA requirements.
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MTO deals with items that meet the requirements of being safe on the road. CSA deals with the electrical and gas side of the unit. Just think of it this way does MTO care what you have in your home? But all electrical and gas items must meet CSA requirements.
Parts of the RV's electrical system are required to operate/tow the vehicle on the road. Most RV's are designed to allow a LP reefer to be operated while on the road and therefore the gas system would be on. You're implying that MTO doesn't concern itself with those details?
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:32 AM   #25
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Parts of the RV's electrical system are required to operate/tow the vehicle on the road. Most RV's are designed to allow a LP reefer to be operated while on the road and therefore the gas system would be on. You're implying that MTO doesn't concern itself with those details?
If you look up the towing laws for most provinces open propane tanks are not allowed when traveling on the highway. MTO is only concerned with the brakes, lights, safety chains and condition of the tires. The rules for MTO is the same if you have a flat bed trailer or a TT. CSA is a separate set of rules. CSA rules do not apply to 12 volt systems. If you purchase a cordless drill the drill does not have to be CSA approved but the charger would. If you purchase a TT from the US you can have the dealer order the trailer with the CSA approval. This is an option that cost hundreds of dollars. As I stated earlier MTO is not concerned with the appliances. The MTO requirements and CSA are two separate and different requirements.
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:20 AM   #26
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Can you order an RV from a US dealer with Canadian certifications like CSA?
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If you purchase a TT from the US you can have the dealer order the trailer with the CSA approval. This is an option that cost hundreds of dollars.

Yes. On a Rockwood order form its listed as an option as "Canadian Coding" and its $394 (MSRP). There must be something to it more than slapping on a sticker, because its listed for more $ than Stainless appliances @ $290, Slide Topper @ $363, and quite a few others.

The same question has came up in other forums in the past a bunch of times. What I have read also indicates its required to have it to be registered in Canada, I'm not sure if that's nationwide or a provincial requirement.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:08 AM   #27
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CSA is required for sale in all of Canada. Have a look at a on line stores for many trailer dealers for Surge Suppressors. Many are not CSA approved yet people import them personally and use them. I did question a dealer selling non approved items and he just shrugged his shoulders.
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I ordered a new Silverback and had the dealer in Canada match the US pricing, now I have to pay in actual US dollars but I had a choice of getting it with or without CSA, I did add the CSA because this will be my last trailer and I figured it would be easier for my kids to sell it with the CSA sticker. I asked what the difference was and was told that the plumbing is different the electrical (120) is different, still get the same tyres though funny how they are perfectly acceptable and yet we all fear them.
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I guess when one is importing an RV from the US, you want to ensure it's CSA approved, if possible.

As I recall, our sales sheet indicated CSA approved as a mandatory option........no sure if its available on a trailer that are destined for new sale the US.
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Here is a question for Canadian owners who are looking to get warranty work done on their US bought trailer in Canada. Just got off the phone with the manager of our local RV Center that sell Forest River Trailers. I was looking to get some warranty work done on our bedroom slide out in our 5th wheel. I was asked if the trailer was CSA approved and propane certified. The trailer is registered in Ontario. She can not legally do any work on the trailer unless it has the for mentioned approvals. Even thought the slide out is not electrical she still could not any work on it. This was never mentioned by anyone when we bought the trailer. Has anyone dealt with this issue and what happened in your case. I can't believe that they will register the trailer but then throw this issue back at us that it needs more certifications. Help!
If the trailer or motor home was registered in Canada anyplace you have the warranty transferred called IRV had to issue a a sticker. All it is is a sticker saying it is complaint with Canadian CSA. You cannot import any trailer or motor home with out this sticker and approved for licensing. Ones that done you have the full warranty transferred to Canada.
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