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Old 03-29-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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Any Scamps 13 in Montreal area?

Before buying one we would would like to be able to look at the inside. Are there any members within say 50km of Montreal who have one who would allow us to have a look?

A second question if it is allowed on the same thread: if we buy one in Minesota we would have to tow it without plates across the Northern US to get to the Québec border. What would be the likely attitude of police? (It would be insured)
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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I suggest you also consider looking at bolers too. They have the same shape and layout. This increases the number of possible trailers to look at.

In Ontario (and other places) you can buy a 10 day permit for cars. I'm not sure what the rules are for trailers, but this is something worth looking in to. I wouldn't dare try a long distance drive with a trailer without plates. If you make it to the boarder without getting busted, you are sure to get into trouble at the boarder itself.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Interesting about Ontario and I will look into it. I dont think I would have trouble with US/Canadian customs but will check. I will have to leave it once cleared and go to the nearest town in Québec to carry out the plating. Minnesota incidentally does not require plates under about 1400lbs but there is still Michigan and NY State who do.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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David,

Keep in mind that the new 13 foot Scamps have a lot more head room than the older ones, or the Bolers. I think they also have a 2 inch ball and center front stabilizer. Our's has the swing on the side type.

We are both short and are very happy with our 05 short one. Tall people would be happy for more head room.

I think there is no problem with an "in transit" and bill of sale in your pocket til you get home.

Go to a gathering to see one?

David, I sent you a private message.

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Old 03-29-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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Nancy: what is an "in transit" ? I would have a bill of sale plus docs for Canadian customs. Re driving in Québec, no problem with road signage except some incoherences. Lack of French is no problem at campsites nor anywhere else really. Driving is a bit aggressive around cities, but no worse than the eastern US
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:01 PM   #6
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David,

In transit was just the term that came to me. There will be no problem in the States that I can see. Scamp should be able to answer that question better.

Also ask them how the sales tax works. People out of state??? In MN Scamp took care of everything for us, plates, taxes, etc. You need to ask them those questions.

You might want to start new questions under new thread. It could be some people pass this one as it asked about seeing a trailer in Montreal.

We don't drive in our eastern states. We even avoid going around Chicago!

Did you check the rally section? Not sure if any Scamps attend up your way. Wish I could be more help.

Quebec meet isn't until September and I would guess the Grafton, ON gathering the end of May is too far away.

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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David,

What if we went from Lachute to Joliette north of Montreal? Would that ease my fear of traffic? Or, does one want to avoid those roads? Speed is not an issue for us, going slower is what we desire. So if folks go fast there they would not appreciate our slower driving.

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #8
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The transit paper you get from Scamp will be good in the USA. It is good in Ontario as well, not sure about Quebec. You do not pay Minnesota taxes.
When you cross the border you pay the GST. CBSA will fax RIV the import form. You then need to go online and pay your RIV fee - once they have their $200 you will receive your import inspection form which you take to the inspection place - most of Canada it is Canadian Tire. They do the inspection, stamp your form. Then you can get it licenced in Quebec and pay your Quebec sales tax. In about a week you will receive a sticker from RIV to put on your trailer to show it has been properly imported.
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what is an "in transit" ?
An "in transit permit" or "temporary permit" is a substitute for a normal vehicle license, used for a vehicle which needs temporary registration while it travels somewhere. This is perfect example of appropriate use, since it would make no sense to register the trailer in the state where it is manufactured, and it would not likely be possible to register it in the destination jurisdiction before importing it.

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A 31-day temporary permit is issued to non-residents to allow them to remove the vehicle from Minnesota to their state of residence. This non-renewable permit is issued to all classes of vehicles and can be obtained at any deputy registrar office.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:47 AM   #10
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Thank you for all those replies. @Briantb: The Quebec tax people say that no inspection necessary if under 900kg but I have to leave it at the border and go and get plates at the nearest tax office. I believe also that the customs collect the Quebec tax. Thank you
@ Nancy: no one goes much over the speed limit here. There are cops. They just get impatient more easily. We welcome tourists and your US plates will give you diplomatic immunity. Ignore them. If you want to avoid Montreal go on the north side as you say or alternatively south on the south shore of the St Lawrence
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:53 AM   #11
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You still need to legally import the vehicle into Canada which is the RIV process
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #12
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I have a 1986 Uhaul ct13 that is fully restore with many upgrade. Not on the market yet but considering selling it. I am in Mt-Tremblant!

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There are Scamps north of the US border and not all of them were purchased used. I would think a phone call to Scamp would be in order. I know Escape Industries has sent enough trailers south of the border they absolutely know what's needed. I'd think Eveland's (Scamp) would have the same knowledge.
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just bought our Scamp last year and imported to Canada. Third trailer we have bought in the USA and imported to Canada.. ask away
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