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Old 09-23-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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Importing into Canada

Looking to order a Rockwood 2605 from eithe RV Wholesalers or RV Direct or a Flagstaff 26RKS from RV Direct Wholesalers.

Anything to be aware of with these 3 wholesalers?

Secondly, are there any forum members from Canada that purchased from any of these wholesalers and what to expect crossing the border and registering/licensing in Canada.

We're a little confused after talking to someone at RV Direct saying that the trailer would have to be inspected/certified in Canada to comply with CSA standards irregardless of paying for CSA coding at the time of ordering.

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Old 09-24-2007, 08:20 AM   #2
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I was in trucking once upon a time. NAFTA Certificate, BOL, PO or Invoice, and one customs broker to get freight through. Not sure if a TT will qualify as same.
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Dave, you have gotta love that exchange rate (at least if you are buying for the US). We are looking at doing the same thing so I will be anxious to see what kind of replies that you receive. I did call a shipping company and they told me that all you needed to do was to make sure that the customs folks had your documents 72 hours before you got there and it would all run smoothly. Like I said, I am anxious to what people who have done it have to say.
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I have heard that some of the Wholesale dealers will only deliver to the border.

Pretty much drop and go.


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Old 09-24-2007, 09:27 PM   #5
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We did find the www.riv.ca (Registrar of Imported Vehicles) to be quite descriptive but the focus is more for motorized rv's or autos. It also has other links and phone numbers for further information.

The 72 hours is only for motorized vehicles and notification is to US customs for permanent export.

In discussions with all three wholesalers - they recommend PDI & pick up at their location if feasible.
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Hey, I just bought one cross border a couple weeks ago. All you need to bring it back over is bill of sale, the title, no defect form (basically verifies that it is brand new)and K-22 form that Canada Customs gives you to register and insure it. Then you pay your taxes. Pretty simple. If it is for private personal use no wholesale or importer liscences apply. Good Luck!
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Also, make SURE that the manufacturer is on the list of ones that manufacture according to CSA standard. Forest River is one of them. I would advise pick-up in the US. Most or all shipping companies will, or can not, ship over the border unless it is to the dealer or commercial importer.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:39 PM   #8
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RV Wholesalers told me that the trailer would have to be inspected/certified at a Cdn tire and form stamped to have the trailer licensed. They indicated that due to this required inspection, the CSA coding they list as an option would be a waste of money.
Did you have to get this inspection/certification?
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:41 PM   #9
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Is this an '08 model or brand new?
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:45 PM   #10
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We spoke to RV Wholesalers and they indicated that the trailer would have to be inspected/certified by a Canadian Tire Service Centre to get it licensed in Canada. They said that the CSA coding option is therefore, a waste of money.
Did you have this inspection/certification done?
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