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Old 11-12-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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When purchasing a used travel trailer in Canada a going through US Customs is there a fee? If so is it based on footage? Steve
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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I wouldn't think there would be any duty, as items manufactured within North America are exempt under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Old 11-12-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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We bought a used Casita in Victoria BC in 05 and a new Escape in Chilliwack BC in 11 and paid no customs fees either time. David
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:49 PM   #4
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Watch the exchange rate when buying new across the border...
Today it is barely over a penny difference, If you are an American and wish to order a new Escape,the exchange rate could really affect the price, depending on when you order or when you pay.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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I just talked to the guys at the port of Rooseville.

They told me that if it's made in Canada, there's no duty.

However, you'll need a Certificate of Compliance with DOT, EPA, and several other agencies that specifies the VIN or S/N of the unit on the manufacturer's letterhead that is signed by an officer of the manufacturer. ...at least that's what I understood.

I really hate jumping through hoops! But the people at Escape and BIGFOOT will probably help based on what I have heard (so far) of their reputations.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:39 PM   #6
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I wouldn't think there would be any duty, as items manufactured within North America are exempt under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Noel
I wouldn't count on that....

I'd check with customs, instead of trusting a forum, for up to date info.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:02 PM   #7
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The good folks at Escape provided all of the paperwork to get thru customs although we were around for 45 min by a pinheaded bureaucrat at the Blaine,WA border crossing
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