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Old 05-11-2012, 07:17 AM   #31
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Yes, I found information on the internet (USA Border site), saying that if we exported a non motorized RV we had to register it at the american border but did not have to advise them 72 hours in advance since it was not a motorized RV. I phoned them and the person said we did not have to stop at the american border just the Canadian border. On the RIV site it mentioned that we have to fax the recall letter in advance is this true.?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:03 AM   #32
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See the following for changes in Ont. July 2011
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pub...uestions.shtml
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Q12. What federal standards do imported recreational vehicles have to meet? Is there a procedure in place to validate that once the recreational vehicle is in Canada it meets these standards?
If the manufacturer of the towed RV is on the Registrar of Imported Vehicles list, Transport Canada deems them as compliant, but they must still be certified as compliant by a Transport Canada designated mechanical inspector. In order for the RV to be plated, the owner must present Transport Canada evidence of compliance.
It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that the RV is brought up to any other standards required by the province in which the owner wants to register it. If the RV and towing vehicle meet the configuration and certification requirements, the owner will be able to drive this combination on a full class G licence.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:52 PM   #33
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you justneed your recall letter with you Iimported my trailer no problem 5 minutes at the border
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #34
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Just completed the import process today with our new 5th wheel purchased in Iowa, it was a very smooth process. 2 days back in Canada and everything is done.

Here is the quick summary of what was required:

- Pick up Trailer in the US, ensuring that you have adequate insurance in place to transfer the unit back to Canada (will vary by Province).

Step One:

At the border coming back into Canada:

- With a trailer there is no need to stop at the US Border office.
- The following documents are required at the border:
1. Completed RIV 'Form 1'
2. Bill of sale marked 'paid'
3. Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (or Title signed over to you if a used trailer)
4. Recall Clearance Letter from Manufacturer
5. Photocopy of Bank Draft used for Payment

- They will enter the information into the system and collect the GST on the purchase price.

Step Two:

- Log on to riv.ca and enter in the Case number from Form 1 (red numbering at the top right) and the last few digits of the VIN
- Submit payment of RIV fee (about $200)

Step Three:

- Receive email from RIV stating that Form 2 is available
- Log on to riv.ca with Case # and VIN digits as noted above
- Download & Print PDF of 'Form 2'

Step Four:

- Go to Canadian Tire with your trailer, 'Form 2', and 'Form 1' for your inspection
- Inspection was about 5 minutes for me (they just took information off the sticker on the side of the trailer and looked at the tires & lights)
- Get 'Form 1' stamped following inspection.

Step Five (I am in MB - might vary by province?):

- Take stamped 'Form 1' and other information from Step One (to be on the safe side) to insurance agent, pay the PST and get insurance and a license plate.

Step Six:

- Enjoy camping in your new trailer that you probably saved a bundle on.


Hope this summary might help clear up some questions, as I was not able to find info like this online in one place prior to completing the process myself.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:34 AM   #35
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Govt picked Canadian tire because it is nationwide, however you can take it to any local shop that is a certified federal inspection facility if you are not comfortable with Canadian tire - though the inspection for the most part is a mere formality .
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:42 AM   #36
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I imported into BC last August and my experience was exactly like Jasni's except for Step Five I had to take the trailer to the ICBC insurance agent office to insure it so that it could be visually inspected. I tried several different ones and was told the same thing until one nice lady agreed to come to my home (3 blocks away) and do the visual so I didn't have to tow it to their office.....

I also called up to Canada on the day of purchase from the dealer in Wash. and got a binder of insurance to allow me to drive from the US border home.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:43 AM   #37
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Jasni,
Did you buy from Cheyenne?
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:26 PM   #38
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Jasni,
Did you buy from Cheyenne?
Yes, we purchased from Cheyenne. It was one of the easiest and best purchase transactions I have ever done. Everything went smoothly from first contact through to pick up with full disclosure of all items up front and no games. They deal a lot with Canadians (amongst about 20 other countries apparently), so they made sure all documentation was in place for the border crossing as well.

Overall, a very pleasant experience, I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation, they are really a stand-up outfit, something that unfortunately seems to be really hard to come by these days. If we ever decide to upgrade, I will definitely be contacting them again.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:29 PM   #39
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Yes, we purchased from Cheyenne. It was one of the easiest and best purchase transactions I have ever done. Everything went smoothly from first contact through to pick up with full disclosure of all items up front and no games. They deal a lot with Canadians (amongst about 20 other countries apparently), so they made sure all documentation was in place for the border crossing as well.

Overall, a very pleasant experience, I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation, they are really a stand-up outfit, something that unfortunately seems to be really hard to come by these days. If we ever decide to upgrade, I will definitely be contacting them again.
My thoughts exactly!
I live 25 minutes from Cheyenne!
Bought last two units from there!

WONDERFUL PEOPLE!
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:52 PM   #40
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We imported to Ontario in April this year our experience was the same as jasni's except for step 5.

We needed to obtain proof of insurance to the local MTO ( Ministry of Transportation) office to pay the PRovincial Sales Tax and get a trailer plate.

Proof of insurance was simple we just called our car insurance company and had a trailer rider added. We have since switch to Wayfarer ins.
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