Originally Posted by Justus C
Sicard will only export it through Buffalo for a $500 CAD fee. I asked about Detroit for an extra charge but they said they were only set up with an agent in Buffalo.
By exporting, you avoid the 13% HST charged in Ontario. I checked current policy and there is no way to get that refunded.
I am going to the dealership tomorrow and then following the delivery truck to the border. I'll provide an update on the handover experience.
I suppose I owe you that update.
I met my driver, Bob, at the dealership. He walked through the handover process with me. The drive is about an hour plus wait time at the border crossing. Immediately after the crossing there's a truck parking lot with pull through spots. You'll meet your driver over there. Bob handed me a folder with the ownership and export documents and helped me hitch up before he took off. I hauled the trailer 600 miles home with no plates and no issues.
I received my first quote from Sicard on June 4th, including the $500CAD export fee. That and a second quote both fell through, but Sicard did not increase the fee on me as they entered their busy season and I received a quote for a third trailer (three was the magic number in this case).
The biggest headache I had was with wiring funds to Sicard. If you are having trouble with that please feel free to PM me for details.