The young lady who bought my Casita lives in Quebec (I live in NM). She'll be down here in late January to pick it up.
Her auto insuror told her they cannot insure the Casita until it has been imported and inspected by SAC in Quebec.
The following questions are for those of you who live in Canada and who have bought an RV in the states.
Is the response of her insuror typical? Reasonable?
How did you insure your RV against damage during the trip back to Canada?
I imported an Award Travel Trailer into Ontario Canada, about 2 years ago, from New York state.
I called ahead to U.S Customs and Immigration to check to see if it must be approved by them to leave the country.
I was told that they DO NOT need to know any inforamtion on Travel Trailers leaving the US.
ONLY if the vehicle is Motorized!
I called my Car Insurance company in Toronto, (AXA Insurance) and informed that I would be buying and pullling it back into Ontario. My agent then said that as long as I had a Bill of Sale (stating that I had paid and purchased the trailer) and Title
(Ownership here) signed by previous owner.
Then when the trailer was being towed by my insured vehicle, it was covered, whether it had a transit permit, or out of state/province Trailer plate on it.
Just the above proof, that it was now owned by me.
At the Canadian Border, I just declared the trailer, showed them the above paperwork, they confirmed the VIN
#, and I paid the GST (Goods & Services Tax) ONLY, no duties or RIV fees.
Once in Ontario, it did NOT require any inspection, just took the above paperwork, and and the Canada Customs paperwork, and then paid the PST (Provincial tax) purchased a new Trailer plate, and it was done.
Was not a problem at all.
Once here and when I was not travelling with it, I parked in a Campground for the season, I took additional Insurance out for it, as it was then not attached to my vehicle, and the cost was $126 for the Year, and covered for all perils, and replacement value of $15,000.
Perhaps the laws and requirements in Quebec may differ?
Sorry for being long winded, just wanted to include all in the process.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!