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Yonner 04-03-2007 06:33 PM

New member in Ontario
 
Two winters ago spent three months in Florida and Texas camping with a tent with our Mazda Protoge. Last winter spent over three months in Texas camping in a Savana passenger van,never put tents up, slept evey night in van.Now seen the light and are looking for small trailer. We have never towed anything before so are looking for lots of answers. It looks as though this is good place to start.

Road Ruler 04-03-2007 06:37 PM

Good day neighbour.

airstreamers 04-03-2007 06:38 PM

welcome! well, you've come to the right place. be warned though, we are all pretty crazy about our airstreams and argosys. you picked the best place to ask questions and find friends! if you have any questions, use the search box to find if others have asked or answered similiar questions. feel free to browse and learn why we are in love with our aluminum babies!

Yonner 04-03-2007 06:55 PM

Hello in Burlington
 
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Originally Posted by Road Ruler
Good day neighbour.

We keep our sailboat (now for sale) in Burlington.Did you find your airstream in Canada or import it?

Shacksman 04-03-2007 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Yonner
Two winters ago spent three months in Florida and Texas camping with a tent with our Mazda Protoge. Last winter spent over three months in Texas camping in a Savana passenger van,never put tents up, slept evey night in van.Now seen the light and are looking for small trailer. We have never towed anything before so are looking for lots of answers. It looks as though this is good place to start.

Come on over to Stratford and I'll give you a tour of the 5 I have sitting around.

Yonner 04-03-2007 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by airstreamers
welcome! well, you've come to the right place. be warned though, we are all pretty crazy about our airstreams and argosys. you picked the best place to ask questions and find friends! if you have any questions, use the search box to find if others have asked or answered similiar questions. feel free to browse and learn why we are in love with our aluminum babies!

Thanks will do.

Yonner 04-03-2007 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Shacksman
Come on over to Stratford and I'll give you a tour of the 5 I have sitting around.

Wow, thanks for the offer. I will contact you if heading your way.

maerix 04-03-2007 09:28 PM

Salutations voisins !

Paul Ouellette 04-04-2007 05:08 AM

Yonner :

Since you're from Caimbridge...take a trip down the 401 to Lambeth (just west of London) to the Can-Am Airstream Dealership.

Here's the link for the Ontario Airstream association Ontario Unit WBCCI & the link for Can-Am is there as well.

We own a 25' Airstream Safari & tow it with our Nissan Altima. We have been out to the US east coast (Annapolis sailboat show) 5 times & down to Florida 5 times as well.

There's truly nothing like an Airstream...& like sailing, it's all about the freedom.

Good luck to you.

Regards, Paul.
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Road Ruler 04-04-2007 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Yonner
We keep our sailboat (now for sale) in Burlington.Did you find your airstream in Canada or import it?

We looked for the right Airstream for a number of years. Eventually found the 23' we wanted in Ontario. Can Am usually has a number of pre owned units at their store.

Yonner 04-04-2007 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by PaulO
Yonner :

Since you're from Caimbridge...take a trip down the 401 to Lambeth (just west of London) to the Can-Am Airstream Dealership.

Here's the link for the Ontario Airstream association Ontario Unit WBCCI & the link for Can-Am is there as well.

We own a 25' Airstream Safari & tow it with our Nissan Altima. We have been out to the US east coast (Annapolis sailboat show) 5 times & down to Florida 5 times as well.
There's truly nothing like an Airstream...& like sailing, it's all about the freedom.


Good luck to you.

Regards, Paul.
Winpipe Homepage

Thanks for the info and the link. I am amazed that you can tow a 25' trailer with the Altima.I intend to troll the forums to see what is possible. Our sail boat was built in London Ont. in 1974. a Douglas 32. Now for sale to give us more time to camp.The sailing season is so short here.
Tony

Yonner 04-04-2007 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by maerix
Salutations voisins !

Thank you. We know Quebec from the water having sailed from Ontario to Nova Scotia along the St Lawrence a couple of times. Now we plan to see it from the land.
Tony

Road Ruler 04-04-2007 12:56 PM

Tony, if you are looking for a newish model their is a 25 Safari in the RV trader. Price is up there.

www.trader.ca

Yonner 04-04-2007 01:08 PM

Thanks, I have been watching the Auto trader.but am willing to do some work on an older one,if i can find one. Have you any idea what is involved with importing one from the States? Do we pay duty I wonder, will the electrics meet canadian standards or is that a non issue.I know importing boats got simpler after free trade.

Shacksman 04-04-2007 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Yonner
Thanks, I have been watching the Auto trader.but am willing to do some work on an older one,if i can find one. Have you any idea what is involved with importing one from the States? Do we pay duty I wonder, will the electrics meet canadian standards or is that a non issue.I know importing boats got simpler after free trade.

I've done it a few times. Just pull up and tell them you bought the trailer. They will send you inside and do the paperwork for you. You pay GST on the reciept you show them, pick up a "form one" then pay PST when you register in Ontario. Trailer over 15 years has no duty. If asked, I's important that you tell them you bought the trailer from a stranger not someone you knew in advanced.
No inspection is needed for a licence in Ontario but the weight has to be on the previous registration or you will have to have it weighed.

Yonner 04-04-2007 05:00 PM

O.K. Thanks, so you can get home without a trailer plate then?

armistjb 04-04-2007 05:20 PM

I would also recommend Can-Am in london, but be wary if you ask questions about their position that you can tow with a smaller vehicle in this forum. You will find that there are not too many fans of Can-Am and their theories on this site. Personally I would love to try it but have yet to convince MBH.

That being said there is a lot of good information and advice to be had.

I could be wrong but I don't think you would have a problem with the Savanah, especially if hooked up by the Can-Am experts.

John

Yonner 04-04-2007 05:32 PM

O.K Thanks for the head up

Shacksman 04-04-2007 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Yonner
O.K. Thanks, so you can get home without a trailer plate then?

There's no way to use a temparary plate to come over the border so I use whatever is on the trailer. One was a 84 from Wisconson. Nobody seems to notice expired plates on a trailer. The border dosen't look at the plate just the serial number.

AlbertF 04-04-2007 09:12 PM

Welcome! You really are my neighbour!

The Ontario RV Trader will have a lot more Airstreams in a month or so. There are very few advertised in the winter, but there are usually at least half a dozen listed at any time throughout the summer.

I bought my trailer east of Toronto, in Brighton.


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