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Old 09-27-2007, 12:14 AM   #21
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When you picked your unit up in Minot how did you coordinate the meeting. Did the driver call you when he was close or did you have a set meeting time?
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:34 AM   #22
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This evening we placed our order for the 2008 Rockwood 2605 with RV Wholesalers (Dave Prossner) was very helpful and promptly returned telephone calls to answer many of our questions as well as sending us pictures of the available choices in colour decor.

Some of the other wholesaler sites that we contacted did not appear to be as knowledgeable nor bother to return calls or emails to answer many of the questions that we had asked.

Comparing prices with dealers in Ontario, Canada - we are very happy with the end result in cost substantially less than the MSRP.

For us the trip down to Ohio for pick up makes us more comfortable and is feasible considering our location in Hamilton, Ontario, so that we can fully inspect the tt before final payment with a certified cheque. All they ask for is a $1000 deposit to start the process.

We have a 6 week wait and they will be emailing with updates - from production.

I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank Hokiehall for his input to the many questions that we asked him. And certainly other forum members who shared their experiences so that we could think about key issues that we weren't aware of.

For the past 4 years we've been renting pop ups because we love camping and hiking.... So this will be our first tt - we are very excited about the coming Spring....our first ever camping trip in our own tt!

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Old 09-27-2007, 07:45 AM   #23
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Congrats on your choice. Nice to know you Canadians can come on down here to Northern Mexico and get a sweet deal!
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:42 PM   #24
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When you picked your unit up in Minot how did you coordinate the meeting. Did the driver call you when he was close or did you have a set meeting time?
He called me when he picked it up, he called again later that day to ask if I could meet sooner than expected, then he called when he was 9MI out. We did have a set time and place but he was early. We met at Wal-Mart. Pretty easy place, big parking lots.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:37 PM   #25
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I spoke RV Wholesalers today and they told me that I would need to have the unit inspected once it was back in Canada. The salesrep said that most Canadians don't bother paying for the sticker since it really has no value. I also found out that you do not have to pay the final invoice for the unit until it is delivered. All it takes is $1000 down and the balance is due when you meet the driver that is bringing your trailer.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:05 PM   #26
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I recently went through the whole import process in July. The whole process was a piece of cake! Factory ordered a 2008 8317SS and picked it up in Denver, Co. In B.C. I needed an insurance binder from my local insurance agency to pick it up and bring it back to my house in B.C.. I required the EXACT VIN NUMBER for this binder. The binder was only good from point A to Point B (shortest route with no deviations). The dealer provided me with a temporary paper plate no. Once I got to the Canadian border I provided customs with a copy of the invoice, a copy of my U.S. bank draft and copy of the title. At the border I paid the R.I.V. inspection fee, GST and filled out a Form 1 which customs faxed to R.I.V. (Registar of Imported Vehicles). I called R.I.V. two days later letting them know that I was requiring the Form 2 that they were sending A.S.A.P. as we were going on holidays soon and they emailed it to me that same day. Went to the insurance broker and got temporary insurance to take the trailer from my house to Canadian Tire and back. Went to Canadian Tire where they looked at the trailer, stamped the Form 2 and faxed a copy to R.I.V.. I took the stamped copy of Form 2 to the insurance broker who registered it in B.C. gave me the insurance and took the PST. A few weeks later I got a sticker from R.I.V. that had to be placed on the left side front of the trailer. Piece of cake. If someone is importing a RV that has an engine in it be aware that the process is a little different following the same process as importing a car. Buyers should also be aware of any state sales tax from where they are purchasing. I never paid for any state sales tax in Colorado.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:00 PM   #27
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Thanks for the feedback Oregon (a strange name for a guy from B.C., I am sure that there is a story). It sounds like the process is quite simple. What did all the paperwork cost? I realize there will be GST at the border but what about the other fees? Happy camping.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:52 PM   #28
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The only other fee at the border was the R.I.V. (Registar of Imported Vehicles) Fee which I believe was $195.00. This fee was taken after I filled out the Vehicle Import Form Ė Form 1 with the help of the customs agent. This fee includes your inspection fee so when you go to the inspection agency such as Canadian Tire you pay nothing.

Check out the R.I.V. web site for more info if needed at http://www.riv.ca/english/html/how_to_import.html

Oregon Camper.... Spend about 6 weeks during the summer along the Oregon coast every year.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:53 PM   #29
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has anything change for importing into canada since this post in 2007??
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #30
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has anything change for importing into canada since this post in 2007??

Not too much has changed. The following link is to RVW's info for Canadian customers.

The Original RV Wholesalers - Canadian Customers - RV Sales

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