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Old 05-30-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Smile Hi from Ontario Canada

Hello from Ontario Canada. We were happy to discover this forum today. We enjoy family camping and travelling, and in the course of one year we bought brand new (and sold) our first trailer. It was a Palomino Yearling Y4123 and we had some fun times with it, towing with an extended Venture van. But, we discovered that a pop up was not what we wanted for the long term. We were fortunate to be able to sell it at a great price and have been searching for a good deal over the winter. We also upgraded our tow vehicle to a Dodge Ram 4x4. We think we found the travel trailer that suits our family and budget, and hope to finalize the deal this week. Another Forest River product

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Old 05-30-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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Brand new to the RV CAmping World, we travelled a lot in Ontario and stayed in Tents and used tarps for years. Now we are on to the RV scene

We purchased/ordered a new Rockwood Roo 233S with a lot of Bells and Whistles from RVDirect in The USA. We got an amazing deal, and we are picking it up this Friday in Elkhart so we saved the Freight.

If you are seriously considering, I would suggest you have a look at RV Direct, the salesman Jeff Blair was very helpful and worked in a few changes to the order even after we purchased.

The importing of trailers is very simple into Canada from the USA. You pay only GST (on the purchase price in the USA adjusted based on the exchange rate at the time) at the border and the RIV fee around $250.00. Then you have it inspected at Canadian Tire (fee for this is already included in the RIV) then you attend the MTO and pay the PST on the price and purchase a plate. You are now on the road in Ontario for THOUSANDS LESS than a dealer up here. We saved around $8000.00 on the overall price. We have the trailer pretty much loaded with every option and the price was $16,200.00 No state taxes or fees and that included out Temp travel Permit, battery, starter kit and two tanks of Propane. Is that not a deal based on Canadian Prices !!! Oh yeah its a 2011 not a 2010!!!

Let me know if you need any help or if you want Jeffs Direct email?

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Old 06-02-2010, 03:45 PM   #4
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Thanks and we bought a Cherokee Grey Wolf

Thanks for the welcome, and the tips WiseGuy, but we already went ahead and purchased a Cherokee Grey Wolf 26BH, and got a 2011 for the same quoted price because they sold the last two 2010's (one promised to us.) We paid thousands less than the same brand new trailer we were quoted in 2008 on the same '08 model. Pretty happy here and waiting 2 weeks for delivery.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:43 PM   #5
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Hi Canadians
We are from East St Paul, Manitoba near Winnipeg. We do a fair bit of camping in Northern Ontario near Thunder Bay and Kenora. We have also gone as far as Niagara falls, etc. my favourite place was Mackinaw Island Michigan which is not far from there. We are traveling to the USA this summer with our strong dollar. Rocky mountain park, Denver, Dallas TX, and Branson Missouri. Where are you heading this summer?

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Congrats and welcome to the forum. Hope the 2 weeks go by quickly for you!
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:24 PM   #7
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Good to hear from you.

Always nice to see more Ontarians on board. This is a greaat site and you should be able to get all your questions answered here. We just spent 5 great days at Sandbanks prov. park and hope you enjoy your trailer as much as we do ours. .....Old Guys

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