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Old 11-20-2012, 11:51 PM   #11
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Thanks Jayco 228, Sean and Canuckowner! That info makes sense to me. Plus I also saved at least $4000 on my tt and live in a border town, so if I need to go south for maintenance, it's not a problem. I have also received some good info with private messages from members on this forum. I'm feeling much better about the purchase and less concerned about the CSA standard. I'm going to keep pursuing the issue, to post the answer on getting the unit certified, even if I don 't bother doing it. Joining This forum was probably one of the better things I have done after purchasing my Jayco.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:02 AM   #12
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I'd bet most of the equipment in the trailer is already CSA certified. Jayco trailers sold in Canada are built in the US and I doubt they build one that is CSA certified for sale in Canada and one UL certified for sale in the US. It would not be cost effective. The power converter, LP regulator, GFI plugs, etc. in my Canadian purchased Jayco model are probably the same in a US purchased same model trailer. Plus CSA is the equivalent to UL certification anyway. The only thing you are missing is the CSA certification sticker which like Jayco 228 said you can get at Canadian Tire. The only problem you might have is getting warranty service at some Canadian dealers. But if one won't help try another, the dealer gets paid for the repair from Jayco regardless of which country the trailer was bought in. Ryan
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:11 AM   #13
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If it has a Canadian flag by the door it is CSA certified otherwise it might be built to the standard but is not certified.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #14
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Here in Edmonton there are several RV repair shops that are certified to do warranty work for all the major manufactures and do not sell trailers. So they do not care who or where you bought your TT they just want to repair it for you. In many cases they are more qualified and cheaper than the dealer. I am sure you can find a shop like that around you.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #15
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CSA is not that same as UL...techinically speaking. It is equivalent to ULC.

Like I stated before, and another poster as well, most components will already meet CSA. It is an "option" on the trailer though, for unit shipped to Canada. When you read the option list at the deal, it states "CSA" on this list.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:42 PM   #16
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I just recently read an article about the role direct importers of RVs play in making US manufacturers meet CSA standards.
They imply that most of the hardware installed in RVs meet CSA standards already and that I agree with. One new company was required to take pictures of their lights and inside of the wheel hubs. They also spoke about requirement of having certain smoke detectors and placement of wiring switches inside the bathroom.
Here is my take on it. The cost of CSA certification for my trailer cost me over 500 dollars and was a complete waste of money. Jayco charged me around 350 dollars for the CSA upgrade. The dealer also charged me 150 dollars for a gas inspection certification. To begin with my trailer has electrical switches within a foot of the shower door. How was this passed? The gas inspection was just a duplication of what the factory already did. Complete rip off. I also think its required in Canada for all electrical connections to be wired using pigtails. This article spoke about the importance of having the tires meet certain standards. The tires on our trailer have the ones from China that everyone has had trouble with. I'd be ok with having to upgrade to better tires but it looks like I will have to do that anyway to have peace of mind but to have to pay extra and still have these issues is a complete waste of money.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #17
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Phone a gas fitter and see if they can inspect it and approve it for CSA. My buddy imported his from the US and had to do a RIV and get the gas system approved. If you don't figure it out here right away let me know and I will get a hold of him to find out how he did it. I believe his insurance company wanted the inspection. If the dealer won't work on it phone Jayco, what if you we're from the States and needed a repair, would they send you home?
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:30 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone for posting. I have the same thoughts. Including something else I have heard. Some RV Campgrounds in Canada are turning away trailers that are not CSA certified. Like Derek700 mentioned, if I was from the states and needed repair to get home would the dealer turn me away...so in the same thought: If I'm from the states and on vacation, will I be turned away from a campground because of my U.S. model...I doubt it. I've decided to leave my trailer as is. At least until I run into problems and am forced to do it.
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..........................RV Campgrounds in Canada are turning away trailers that are not CSA certified..........
That information must be from the same person who told me Jayco is going to file for Chapter 11 next week, and also, that the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to win the Stanley Cup....... even though they aren't playing ..... on second thought that may be the only way the Leafs might win a cup:hihi:
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #20
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I'm not from Canada, bought my TT in California, have no need for CSA certification but for some reason the dealer I purchased the TT from stocks most units with the CSA cert. First thing I did was remove the flag from the panel next to the door. So, now that sticker is gone how would the average Canadian campground know my TT is CSA cert? Same with a dealer? Are they really going to call Jayco with the VIN?

My point, I can't believe any Canadian campgrounds are turning people away with non CSA TTs. Secondly I doubt any dealer would refuse to work on mine...I could imagine a Jayco dealer not doing warranty work. But that would be more about spite and a power play vs any safety concerns.
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