RV in Canada - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-16-2017, 04:45 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Doug
Trailer: Currently Shopping
Pennsylvania
Posts: 12
RV in Canada

I am purchasing a travel trailer from a Canadian citizen - It is currently parked at a campground in Ontario, Canada

I want to leave it there - I live in Pennsylvania and will be using it from June to October, but leaving it at the campground

What must I do to keep it in Canada, plus any other regulations I must satisfy?
__________________

__________________
DeClerck2753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 05:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 5,496
Registry
Welcome, Doug! Interesting question... Seems like one for your state motor vehicle department and US Customs.

I'm guessing you may have to bring it to PA at least once to complete the importation process and get ownership documents in your name. I'm not sure what happens later when you take it back into CAN and return without it. How old is the trailer? Is it road-worthy? Do you have a vehicle to tow it?
__________________

__________________
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 05:03 PM   #3
Member
 
Name: ginette & ron
Trailer: 2008 25RB 21 Bigfoot
Quebec
Posts: 69
If you are not moving it put of the campground and do not have the intention of travelling with it then it does not require registration.
__________________
GiRo proud new owner 2008 bigfoot 21'with cargo pod and Jeep Grand Cherokee 2008 Diesel. Attached with a Pro Pride Hitch(Hensley design)
giro53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 05:07 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
British Columbia
Posts: 4,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by giro53 View Post
If you are not moving it put of the campground and do not have the intention of travelling with it then it does not require registration.
Until the owner of the campground changes or changes his mind or ups the rent or..

I'd at least import it to the US after purchase.
You might have an issue with insuring it. I know of one fellow who wanted to leave his trailer in Canada and pick it up in the spring. His insurer said they would not cover it in storage. He could drive all over Canada and they would insure it, just not in storage.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 06:25 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Lady Scamp's Avatar
 
Name: Linda
Trailer: Scamp 1992 13'
Washington
Posts: 26
I have never brought a trailer over the border but on Fiberglass RV 4 sale website, there was an article discussing what is required to bring it into the US. You should check with customs and I for sure would NOT leave it in Canada.
__________________
Lady Scamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 06:28 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Name: Doug
Trailer: Currently Shopping
Pennsylvania
Posts: 12
Jon in AZ

I think the age of the trailer is about 3 - 4 years

I understand it is quite road worthy

No I do not have a vehicle which would tow this trailer

Thanks for your comments!
__________________
DeClerck2753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 06:31 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Doug
Trailer: Currently Shopping
Pennsylvania
Posts: 12
giro53

Thanks your comment concerning leaving it in Canada nd not moving it
__________________
DeClerck2753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 06:32 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Name: Doug
Trailer: Currently Shopping
Pennsylvania
Posts: 12
Glenn

Thanks for your comments
__________________
DeClerck2753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 06:33 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Name: Doug
Trailer: Currently Shopping
Pennsylvania
Posts: 12
Lady Scamp

Thanks for your comments
__________________
DeClerck2753 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 09:25 PM   #10
Member
 
Name: Lisa
Trailer: Trillium 4500 & Boler 1700
Michigan
Posts: 48
I would talk to your Department of motor vehicles about what they require. At least in Michigan there is a deadline after the purchase to get it registered. Need to have it imported to register and get plates. Need to bring it to the border to import it.

I for one would never buy a trailer and not get it legal titled or registered in my name. It could be difficult to sell later on. Not sure about Pennsylvania, but MI is quite insistent about getting paid their sales tax and registeration fees.

We have taken a trailer to Ontario and left it there for a month while getting it worked on. Other time was a week. Customs didn't have a problem with us bringing a retro Canadian trailer to Canada and leaving it there to get worked on. Other than thinking we were quite strange.
__________________
Lisa in Michigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 09:39 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: bob
Trailer: 1984 u-haul ct13; 1996 Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe; 1946 Modernistic teardrop
New York
Posts: 4,293
I have heard, and actually had an ongoing discussion with a member here, that PA can be a real hassle on registering a trailer from another state. I know of at least one PA resident that does vintage trailer restorations and then registers them in Maine. Now if the trailer in Canada is fairly cheap, and will be left there for many years and not moved, the best end result may be to just walk away and abandon it, or sell it in place.
__________________
mary and bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2017, 09:56 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Name: Daniel A.
Trailer: Bigfoot 17.0 1991 dlx
British Columbia
Posts: 540
Registry
I've known a few people that do that both ways,Canada & USA without any problems other than insurance as you need the trailer registered in your name for insurance. I don't think that can be done without physically taking it across the boarder. Once registered you can leave it anywhere you like.
__________________
Daniel A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2017, 03:56 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Name: Doug
Trailer: Shopping
Ontario
Posts: 1
Buying and Leaving a Trailer in Canada

Many people I know from Michigan buy trailers in Canada and leave them there. Just buy your insurance there if you are not going to be moving it. That is how folks with park models handle it. Talk to a Canadian Insurance agent.
__________________
whaleyddd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2017, 06:43 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Name: Tom
Trailer: Shopping
CO
Posts: 330
I'm pretty sure Michigan, and the other 49 states would all love for you to write them checks. Not so fast. What authority do they have over a possession not only outside their state, but outside the country? Probably none, unless you move it. If it were in fact real property, what say would they have? I am not a lawyer. Are they going to extradite your trailer from Canada?

I liked GiRo's response, and I think I'd focus on keeping Ontario happy, registration wise.

Also, consider getting a written agreement with the trailer park owner that would give you a reasonable specified time to relocate the trailer if the park is sold. It might be worth paying a Canadian lawyer to draw it up. What about giant rent increases?

I trust you have satisfied yourself that the trailer will be secure, and that the trailer park owner is not renting it out from November to May.

Good luck.
__________________

__________________
Tom 72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Happy Canada Day Legacy Posts General Chat 17 07-03-2003 07:38 PM
Buying a trailer in Canada Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 21 05-28-2003 01:10 PM
Canada's Yukon Walmart welcomes RVers Legacy Posts Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 1 12-13-2002 01:12 PM
Visiting Canada General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM
Pharmacies--Mexico? Canada? General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.