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Old 11-24-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Why So Many Canadians Here?

I love Canadians (living 30 minutes from Windsor), but I'm curious why there are so many Canadian FG trailer manufacturers and such a large (comparatively) following here? Do Canadians just live more modestly than Americans and are attracted to a more practical trailer? Government regulations or tax laws?
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Hi: Thomas G... We Canadians love our American neighbours. That's why most all of us live within 60 miles of the border. Of the 46 million, those of us who pay taxes have to run the whole country... not just a state the size of California.
We tend to think we're modest but we do like the finer things in life and take pride in the job we do. Having a national healthcare system means not going without care and we are better for it. Thank you goes to the late N.D.P. leader the Rt. Hon. Mr. Tommy Douglas.
Having a very conservative banking system helps too, as you must prove you don't need money to buy a house/car/trailer etc. before they'll lend you any.
Our regulations also issue us a reality cheque in that certain claims can't be made about our products.
Lastly there aren't enough Canadian fiberglass RV owners to have our own forum other than Bolerama. Even the Escape forum is American. The greatest majority of the trailers produced in Canada are exported to the US., so we live on the WWW where we can coexist.
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What's the split, country-wise, between Canada and the U.S. when it comes to presently-producing molded fiberglass trailer makers?

Francesca

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I'd like to renew my objections as to how readily you folks gave up the fight back when the border was in dispute...had you held out a little longer, I'd be a Canadian, too! ...

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I'd like to renew my objections as to how readily you folks gave up the fight back when the border was in dispute...had you held out a little longer, I'd be a Canadian, too! ...

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Hey, don't hijack my thread until I get more pontifications.
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We Canadians love our American neighbours. That's why most all of us live within 60 miles of the border.

Here I thought it was because the more south the less cold!
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It's because we're on the WWW and for the most part, English speaking as a first language... I think.
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Hey, don't hijack my thread until I get more pontifications.
O.K.!
(We "almost a Canadian"s are polite, too, you know...eh?)

Exactly how many pontifications does EH-tiquette demand before hijacking can commence?

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It's because we're on the WWW and for the most part, English speaking as a first language... I think.

That doesn't explain all the Canadian FG manufacturers given the relatively small population.
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Hi: Francesca Knowles... The war of 1812 isn't over. It just morphed into the war of 2012. Now it's about "Red Peppers". The fact that the Brits scorched the Presidents house, and it had to be whitewashed didn't end it!!!
Don't worry about boundaries and word spellings... we still love you.
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That doesn't explain all the Canadian FG manufacturers given the relatively small population.
Hi: Thomas G...We have to do something to keep warm during the long winter days. Watching fiberglass set beats watching paint dry!!! LoL
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Hi: Thomas G...We have to do something to keep warm during the long winter days. Watching fiberglass set beats watching paint dry!!! LoL
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I thought you spent the winter watching seal breathing holes, armed with a harpoon.
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Hi: Thomas G...With that you're gonna make me start to "Blubber"!!! sniff sniff.
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Wellll, regulations probably have a whole lot to do with it. Surfboard manufacturers have gone out of business (after 40 years... fiberglassers) and the chroming (like hot rod bumpers... heavy metals) are nearly non-existent in the U.S. And while you can say we're over regulated, I prefer to think we're more concerned about Mother Earth.

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Wellll, regulations probably have a whole lot to do with it. ..........
Yea, but..........this all started back in the 1970's when we didn't know a carcinogen from a taco. It seems like Canadians have a natural affinity to the little FG trailers, maybe something in their cultural subconscious.
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