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Old 03-21-2012, 02:00 PM   #21
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Just on the subject of TT prices,
I am Canadian, and have purchased a 33RLDS from the US (I know it will upset Canadian dealers) but I paid $13K less than if I'd purchased up here. That's over 30% savings for me!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:59 PM   #22
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I hear ya Dave C, we did the same thing. I won't even consider buying here, for the attitude alone; the closest dealer to us wouldnt even talk prices over the phone. I like the American no-nonsense approach of posting prices online that are already 20-30% below MSRP (some dealers anyway) and then still able to wiggle a bit. We paid less than the posted "dealer cost" with all our options and were able to even get them to throw in a weight dist. hitch and set up my brake controller, etc, we saved thousands. Importing was such a simple process too. We will be doing it again for sure next time around as well. For us it meant driving an extra 300 KM each way.

That 13K in savings will pay for a lot of camping, Dave C!
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #23
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OK guys, can anyone tell us why they seem to cost more in Canada? I seem to hear about that quite a bit and just wondering if there is an extra duty or tax or something.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:24 PM   #24
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Crabman, if it is manufactured in North American it is duty free under the free trade agreement. Just have to pay $200 importation fee and then we pay our Canadian taxes at the border and at time of registration.

Everything costs more here: vehicles, food, trailers, housing, clothing. Retailers and politicians will try to say that it has to do with transportation costs (fuel also costs way more here) and also small market size which may be partly true.

I just know that we can cross the border and buy Canadian lumber in a lumber yard stateside for 30-50% less than here. A few years back I bought the DW a full length down coat from Eddie Bauer that we tried on in the store up here and then ordered online from EB in the US and it was $50 cheaper after delivery and duty!!!

I think we're just too polite up here ;-) That might be the best explanation.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #25
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Isn't there also some special "Canadian Standards" rating required for a TT to be sold to someone in Canada?
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #26
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Yes, trailers built for the Canadian market must be CSA approved. That being said, there is very little difference from American standards and that has very little to do with the difference in price. I believe having one built to CSA standards is an option under $200. There is actually a good thread on here under General RV Chat entitled "CSA standards" with lots of good info.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:49 PM   #27
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Anybody used this website to compare pricing on new units?
I did a quick check and compared the price I paid for my 2011 trailer to the 2012 dealer cost, looks like I did ok. Have to rember there are many other dealer costs such as pdi, and delivery to the dealer.

http://www.seedealercost.com/
We did well also! save about $2000.00 under invoice on ours. What a great deal...

http://www.seedealercost.com/product...egorySlug/recv
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:54 AM   #28
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Just checked what we paid for ours and its about 400.00 more then invoice so I am happy
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:11 AM   #29
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The both dealers told my shipping to California was $2500... Th
The dealer I got mine from said shipping to California was $1,400 but they were not charging me for that either.

Hum....
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