Originally Posted by jillya
From Canada and am not sure if it is ok to buy across the border. Has anyone had experience with the dealer in Portland?
Presume you mean buying an RV?
Can't help with your query about Portland, but we bought our AS from a nearby dealer in Ohio.
I'm quite sure we saved $$, but our main reason for buying there was that we wanted a reasonably new AS trailer, and after a few months of looking, just couldn't find what we wanted near our home n Canada.
The importation procedure was a breeze. Just check the Revenue Canada website and be sure you get all the paperwork to comply with their requirements.
For example, there is a requirement that you obtain a letter from the manufacturer stating that there are no outstanding recalls on your unit.
You need to pay an inspection fee of about $200 at the border in addition to PST/GST in order to enter Canada.
Once in Canada, then with the paperwork you were given at the border, you must take the trailer to a Canadian Tore store within ?? days for inspection.
(This is what the $200 fee is for.)
Unlikely they will find anything that needs to be done - they will sign off the paperwork, then you can go to the license bureau to get your registration & plates.
I was a bit nervous as I had not gone thru the process before, but it is pretty straightforward. We had no problems.