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Old 10-22-2012, 11:12 AM   #29
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Not sure she was talking about a molded f/g vs regular f/g, she only mentioned f/g. That is why I mentioned the Alto, which told me they do not meet the Federal reg's and that is why they do not sell in the US. This maybe the manufacturer that has issues with import to US. We do not have enough info without second guessing.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:44 AM   #30
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We do not have enough info without second guessing.
Nope we dont which is why I asked.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #31
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It also helped to be really frugal before and during the downturn.
For certain, it was not only those that suffered for geographical reasons, but many, many had far exceeded what they should have for debt.
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This is true, I keep forgetting how expensive everything was in Canada when I went to the Niagara rally last month. Seemed like the economy was booming!
Most goods and services in Canada are a fair bit higher than in the US, though wages are higher here as well to compensate. In my last trip to the US a month ago, I was talking to a friend in Southern Utah who said that most good carpenters were paid about $25/hr, and I have to pay up to $10 more to my guys.

My wife likes to stop before the border coming home to buy groceries. She claims stuff like butter, cheese, etc, are nearly half the price.

This is one reason that being a Snow Bird (a Canadian doing extended stays in warm US climates) is so popular. Make and save money here, and spend it in an area where goods are much cheaper.
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This is one reason that being a Snow Bird (a Canadian doing extended stays in warm US climates) is so popular. Make and save money here, and spend it in an area where goods are much cheaper.
I think of all the cross border shopping that goes on as Canadian's just wishing to helping a neighbour in need by supporting their economy.
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I think of all the cross border shopping that goes on as Canadian's just wishing to helping a neighbour in need by supporting their economy.
We are a caring bunch.

From Calgary, cross border shopping is not such an easy thing to do though. The closest place of any size is Great Falls, Montana, and that is a good 5 hours away. Coeur d'Alene, Idaha, is about 7 hours. A bit for to drive to save money.
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Jim was right. It was the Alto Safari that we were investigating at the time. Sorry, it is not a molded fiberglass trailer. Since they told us we could not import their new trailer I, incorrectly, assumed that the rule applied to all Canadian trailers and I stopped looking at Canadian brands.
We saw few molded fiberglass trailers while camping in Canada recently but we saw a ton of Canadian made trailers and camper/trailers as you would predict. We also met a ton of Europeans traveling in rented camper/trailers. Seems to be a very popular way to travel for Europeans.
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Thank you for the update/additional information.
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Thanks Gilda for the clarification. What you were told makes some sense now, although still a little puzzled as to why they said you could have a used one but not a new one..... that still doesnt jive with the regs.
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I have no idea why they said I could bring a used RV to The States.
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Perhaps a missed communication.......now back to your regular broadcasting........better economic times ahead!!
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Perhaps a missed communication.......now back to your regular broadcasting........better economic times ahead!!
LOL Jim, keep in mind that it was you who suggested that an better economic time in the US might be in the forecast due to the production schedule of Escape trailers, which does involve a little trailer exporting to the USA.
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LOL Jim, keep in mind that it was you who suggested that an better economic time in the US might be in the forecast due to the production schedule of Escape trailers, which does involve a little trailer exporting to the USA.
Actually I was thinking more globally in my original post about worldwide economic conditions and with Canadian prospering, maybe the US will follow. Time will tell....
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From the optimistic one

Still happy for Escape but then there's Spain and Greeece with 25% unemployment and very difficult debt situations and at least one country with 16 trillion in debt (For perspective that amounts to about $3,000 for every living human being on earth). Potentially dangerous times if people aren't smart....

The good side, being old, none of these situations have stopped our travels but with recognition that they could.

This is an important year.
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This is an important year.
EVERY year is important. And the older I get the more important they become. As my 88 y/o mother says "Don't delay pleasure." Smart lady my mom. I think Norm and Ginny must have heard her talking
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