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Old 04-02-2014, 01:57 PM   #15
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I believe you pay the sales tax in whatever State you come from. You don't pay the Canadian tax on an Escape because it it "exported". If you did, you can apply to be reimbursed. But you will pay your State taxes.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:20 PM   #16
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I believe you pay the sales tax in whatever State you come from. You don't pay the Canadian tax on an Escape because it it "exported". If you did, you can apply to be reimbursed. But you will pay your State taxes.
This is true in Canada too, you only pay the taxes applicable in your home province.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:44 PM   #17
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Guys, I believe you are right about the taxes. You can tell we don't spend a lot of time importing/exporting. lol
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:47 PM   #19
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Someone i know bought the first ever produced alto.
Because of that, they have all upgrades, modification that safari condo come up with for free.

So far they had zero problems and are very happy with it.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:11 PM   #20
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Because of that, they have all upgrades, modification that safari condo come up with for free.

So far they had zero problems and are very happy with it.
That is impressive and I am not surprised. Like I said earlier the top people from Alto that I talked with made a very good impression on me.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:11 PM   #21
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We first saw the Alto on a "How It's Made" rerun. Looks pretty cool.
For one of you who has seen it in person, perhaps you can answer a question.
It looks like the shower stall has a fixed enclosure at the bottom and a curtain at the top (similar to what I have seen in pop-up trailers)?
Also, on the website, there was reference to a storage shelf in the wc stall? or did I misread that?
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:22 PM   #22
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I don't know, it looks like a teardrop on steroids, and lacks the cuteness factor, not to mention how much fun we have by personalizing our little "eggs'. It would fit in better at a yacht club than a national park campground. Buying a trailer that's shiny, new, and perfect just kinda takes the fun out of it! The rest of us love to have something to scrape, patch, repair, paint, or shop for. Oh, and without any problems we'd have nothing to post about on these forums where we all help each other so much.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:55 PM   #23
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Ha, Ha Filbert!
I'm partially with you there. While I LOVE to personalize our cute Scamp with decor I do not want to get into mechanical or heavy-duty kinds of tinkering or repairs. Since we could not find a suitable used Scamp we purchased ours new and never looked back (except for my pining for a king-size bed!)
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:04 PM   #24
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You're forgiven Gilda! I can understand the not breaking part of owning a new one, but at least the new ones look like the old ones, so they're still cute. And I'm sure you customized yours with your own special touch such as pillows and bedding so it looks more homey and less sterile. The rest of us are okay with drilling holes in the wrong places and lying on our backs scraping rust off the frame or worse! And of course there's the satisfaction when something actually goes right for a change. I was thrilled when we finally got our tail lights to work properly which called for many pats on the backs and a glass of fermented grape juice. Filbert
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I believe they are now importing into the US.
Yup they are, a couple of years ago though they didn't have the correct compliance stickers on them in order to allow for an easy import to the USA. Now they do. No duty on it!
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Huh, I had a blog reader send me an e-mail a couple weeks ago asking what I thought of the Alto compared to an egg and I'd never even heard of it before. I did a little research at the time and agreed that it looked nifty, but being so new it's hard to say how it'll hold up. I'm a bit skeptical of that pretty slide on the top and think that's asking for leaks later in life, but I could be wrong and told the person who e-mailed me the same. Guess we'll wait and see what owners say once they've aged a bit.
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I'm wondering how it handles blowing wind and rain with that roof portion up?
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My take is - it looks kinda neat but..........
there seem to be places where it could be prone to leaks
it seems a bit pricey
it hasn't been proven to last and last like eggs do

Even if I could afford one it wouldn't be my choice. I guess I'm a FG person!
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