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Old 02-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Does Scamp ship to Canada?

Might be interested in buying some parts from Scamp, wondering if anyone can confirm whether they ship to Canada? Thanks.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:21 AM   #2
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Yes Don, they do. Just be very careful. If they ship postal, it canl be EXPENSIVE. Chuck ships to Canada too: Fiberglass |Travel|Trailers |RV and you might want to check: Fibreglass RV Parts, Repairs, and Service by Paul Neumeister
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:39 AM   #3
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When shipping items from the US to Canada try to have them shipped by US Postal Service. This will be by far the cheapest and I have always received the item in good shape, no damage. At the most you will be charged shipping (which is far cheaper than any courier), GST/PST and sometimes a $5 per package customs fee.

All the carrier companies like UPS, Fed EX, etc will have much higher shipping fees plus brokerage fees, importing fee and the list of fees goes on.

Just last week I was forced to have a shipment sent to me by UPS, on a $140 item that weighed 40 pounds I was charged $190 shipping plus a $50 importation charge when it was delivered.
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When shipping items from the US to Canada try to have them shipped by US Postal Service.


I bought a couple of door hinge repair kits for my Boler from Scamp several years ago. I ordered by phone and they promptly mailed them (that is, shipped by USPS/Canada Post) at a trivial cost with no problems.

I have no recent or other experience with Scamp, and I note that (understandably) they do not guarantee fit for - or accept returns from - owners of trailers other than Scamps. The hinge kits (I only needed the ball and only used the ball and spring) fit the Boler properly.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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I have purchased from Scamp but the problem is they have one and only one way of shipping and the shipping costs are often a lot higher than purchasing from other US on line stores. Most of what they sell can be purchased from other locations (even local) but if it is something only they have such as doors and cushion covers etc then if you have a friend who lives close to the border in the US I would have Scamp ship the items to them instead.
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I bought a couple of door hinge repair kits for my Boler from Scamp several years ago. I ordered by phone and they promptly mailed them (that is, shipped by USPS/Canada Post) at a trivial cost with no problems.

I have no recent or other experience with Scamp, and I note that (understandably) they do not guarantee fit for - or accept returns from - owners of trailers other than Scamps. The hinge kits (I only needed the ball and only used the ball and spring) fit the Boler properly.
Good points Brian, I also bought their hinges for my Boler, they work great but you need to drill new holes as these hinges are located different, have a different offset and use 3 screws (bolts) on the body side of the hinge.

Back to shipping I did the same, a phone call and shipped quickly and inexpensively by US Postal/Canada Post
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
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Just make sure shipping is by USPS and not those brown guys. I got a bill for $50 for customs clearance two weeks after receiving the package via UPS. Have never had an issue as long as I specify USPS/Canada Post.
Also, etrailer.com has a warehouse in Ontario. When I order from them I ask that they ship it from there if possible.
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Aaaak, I realize my post sounds backwards. The point is CALL, don't order off the website. Someone here on FiberglassRV ordered small decals that could have gone into an envelope... instead they were charged $14 (?) postage...
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:28 PM   #9
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To reiterate what some have said. only use USPS. NOT UPS or Fedex.
Their fees may be hidden and they will only ad them upon arrival, with hold your package and return it if not paid in 48hrs. My experience anyway.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #10
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Thanks for the responses. What I'm looking at right now are some small items, so thought maybe I'd do okay on the shipping because of the size. Another potential option might be to have stuff shipped to a friend's mailbox that he maintains over the border (we're in Vancouver).

Going to tack a few additional questions onto this post if that's okay:

1. Has anyone used the Scamp gravel shield hardware on a Boler gravel shield, and how did that work out? (the hardware is one of the items I'm thinking about ordering).

2. Does anyone know of a source for the appropriate pop rivets and plastic washers and snap caps for a Boler that's either in the Lower Mainland or handy to order from (gravel shield hardware too, for that matter)?

I'm looking at replacing a lot of the pop rivets, and assuming that I can find the appropriate rivets pretty easily (standard hardware items, I assume?), but less sure about the plastic washers and snap caps. Over time a lot of the rivets on our trailer have rusted, along with the metal brackets that the rivets hold in place, so wanting to replace them and make sure they're watertight with caps and everything.
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2. Does anyone know of a source for the appropriate pop rivets and plastic washers and snap caps for a Boler that's either in the Lower Mainland or handy to order from (gravel shield hardware too, for that matter)?
There's nothing special about the rivets. Any hardware store can supply them, and probably at a much lower price than you can get them for online from any "specialty" site.

And while we're on the subject:
It's the rivets themselves that provide any waterproofing, but they must be properly installed. Don't waste your money buying "caps" for that purpose. Those are strictly cosmetic and, again, any hardware store can supply you with those that will fit the size of the rivets they sell.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:22 PM   #12
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Thanks for the input, Francesca. You're saying that there's no extra waterproofing to be gained by adding the caps and washers? If so, I won't bother with them. I'm not at all familiar with riveting, so thought maybe the caps and washers were an improvement that came about sometime after my Boler was made.

As I mentioned in my OP, most of the rivets and the metal brackets they hold have rusted pretty badly over time, and I'm looking at having to replace some of the interior furniture because the wood has rotted around the rusted brackets. I thought adding caps and washers might help make it more waterproof this time around, since the head of the rivet would be fully enclosed in plastic so not exposed to any water, and therefore not susceptible to rust?
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... only use USPS. NOT UPS or Fedex.
Their fees may be hidden and they will only ad them upon arrival, with hold your package and return it if not paid in 48hrs.
True!

Many U.S. suppliers will quote a shipping cost, with a fine print footnote saying that anything might be added by the shipping company, and deny knowledge of the excessive "brokerage fee" that every "courier" company (but not the post office) will add as ransom. Buyer beware.
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Don, Escape Trailers are located in Chilliwack. They do repairs on all types of fiberglass trailers. If you phone and talk to Tammy or Reece, they can tell you where they get their supplies from. They are very easy to talk to and don't mind answering questions. Marina
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