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Old 02-14-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hello All,

After a good bit of searching, I have found a great looking 14 ft Surfside in Canada. Unfortunately, I'm in Colorado and my work schedule won't allow me to pick it up in person. At this point, I have viewed almost 100 photos of the camper and spoken with the owner at some length regarding the purchase. We have settled on a price.

The issue here is that the current owner is not a PayPal user and doesn't appear interested in becoming one. Is there another payment method anyone can recommend for this sort of circumstance that offers some sort of recourse if the deal heads south? I know Western Union and Moneygram are frequently used in scams and am not looking there.

Also would like to add that I've built a bit of a report with the seller and believe that the sale is legit, so I'd prefer that those who would not participate in this sort of transaction keep that to themselves.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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Well Ben, you could hire a rv surveyor to look it over and if he gives it a clean bill of health, fed ex overnight a contract with a return envelope then send him the funds if you feel it is legitamate. Bit risky, but if you have a signed contract at least you have something in writing about it.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
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Where in Canada is it?
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:42 PM   #4
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:43 PM   #5
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l am in Canada and have only bought trailers from the States but if it was the other way round I would be looking at either wiring the money - your bank to theirs, bank draft (not sure if you call if that, certified cheque from bank)- this will take some time to clear or also international postal money order. Ask them to check with their bank/post office on this end as to what would be best.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:17 PM   #6
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Perhaps for a small fee he and you could get a Canadian dealer to broker the arrangement for you. There will need to be some sort of import paperwork to handle, I imagine, and a dealer might be better prepared to do that. When I bought my trailer from Escape, they handled the paperwork and it glided through.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:24 PM   #7
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All I ever hear from the folks south of the border is "title" how do you get a Canadian trailer titled?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #8
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In California I believe all you need is a good bill of sale with VIN, proper import papers, and depending on its age, perhaps some attestation that the vehicle meets current road standards. I'm not sure how that works with trailers. I know you can't bring an unsmoggable car into California very easily, if at all. I think I'd look into that aspect before buying from a private party.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #9
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I have read here that trailers 25 years and older come through without issue.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #10
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Robert's post regarding broker reminded me that as Canadians we cannot sell trailers and transport etc over the border without a broker. Buyers need to come to Canada and fill out paperwork at border when bringing it home. We were going to transport a trailer we sold to some folks in Idaho down to them and couldn't, they had to come and pick up. I think you may find using a broker is not reasonable priced unless it is an expensive trailer.
Our buyers haven't had trouble getting a title with the BC trailer registration though.
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Robert's post regarding broker reminded me that as Canadians we cannot sell trailers and transport etc over the border without a broker. Buyers need to come to Canada and fill out paperwork at border when bringing it home. We were going to transport a trailer we sold to some folks in Idaho down to them and couldn't, they had to come and pick up. I think you may find using a broker is not reasonable priced unless it is an expensive trailer.
Our buyers haven't had trouble getting a title with the BC trailer registration though.
How old was the trailer you attempted to bring through?
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I live in North Dakota. I see they are near Winnipeg. I wonder if he could drive in down to Grand Forks. I could meet him there and get it for you. I could then take it home. I live about 2 hours SW of GF. I have plenty of room to park it until you can come get it. I go to Bismarck a lot. I could then meet you there. Some gas money is all I would need. Aren't Sufesides make in the US? You might not need to do anything special to get it especially since it is used and a private sale. I will send you a PM.
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One trailer was a 1977 Trillium and the other was a 99 Scamp. I think you'll find if you call the border it is not related to year of trailer/ where trailer is manufactured it is more that legally they do not want Canadians selling items with a title directly in the States. They often ask at the border if we are planning on leaving anything there
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A trailer going out of Canada, is no problem, where you will be stopped, is at the US border, I would contact the US border service, they must have some form of website, and you should be able to find out "what is required" to import into the states.

As far as the transaction goes, paperwork, and a Canadian based law firm doing an "in trust" withhold on the funds until it crosses the border (you would call the law firm to release the funds to the seller.

There must be some form of agreement and the law firm only holds the money until "yes, it's good to go" from your end,

His end, is that the money is in Canada, with a local law firm.

I think BOTH sides need to have recourse if this is going to work.

most Canadian law firms only charge about 100 bucks for this simple service, it is somewhat like a house transaction, but do NOT have the firm draw up the agreement, that would be a 1000 touch at least.................

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