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Old 06-24-2011, 04:33 PM   #41
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After cutting our teeth on a Class B, then a trailer, we bought the motorhome in 2009, loved it.
Rich, is this the one you bought up here in Dayton? I think of you every time I pass by the place.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:27 PM   #42
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Rich, is this the one you bought up here in Dayton? I think of you every time I pass by the place.
Yep, Ray Lewis RV. Glad the place is still standing!
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Rich - sorry to hear that you're on an RV timeout. I know what everyone is going through - just not being able to perform the physical tasks that unfortunately are part of the things we love to do. I find myself falling out of my boat more and more as I get older.
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"Family health problems...."

Not sure I like the sound of that.
I see Freebird is planning to sell her boat.
No doubt about it, we're all getting older!
I hope all is well with you and DW.

It is not an easy decision to give up something you enjoy. I am sure that you thought it all out and came up with the decision that is right for you. Our "toys" require a lot of time and effort.

When the effort exceeds the fun part...and the cost exceeds the usage...well, you know the rest of that sentence.

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Sorry about all of this, Rich. The good news is that we know you'll have no trouble figuring out what to do all day!

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I am late to this thread as I have been traveling but sorry about the RV . We went to Alaska in May and it was spectacular .It was all about the scenery . The only regret I had was that we did not go for two weeks instead of ten days .Be sure to check out The Red Dog Saloon in Juneau .
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I am in the learning part of RV shopping. By accidrent I discovered that many motor homes cannot cross the border into Canada because they don't meet their safety regulations (DH has always wanted to drive the AlCan Hgy). Who would have known!
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I am in the learning part of RV shopping. By accidrent I discovered that many motor homes cannot cross the border into Canada because they don't meet their safety regulations (DH has always wanted to drive the AlCan Hgy). Who would have known!
That's interesting Brat. Last October DW and I cut across a little chunk of Canada on our return from a leaf peeping trip to Pa, NY, Vt and NH and nothing was mentioned at the border crossing. We were pulling a trailor, not driving a motor home. Maybe that makes a difference.

Or maybe the border guard knew that our brand wasn't on the no-go list?
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I am in the learning part of RV shopping. By accidrent I discovered that many motor homes cannot cross the border into Canada because they don't meet their safety regulations (DH has always wanted to drive the AlCan Hgy). Who would have known!
I have heard that certain motor home dealers in Canada were spreading misinformation about special requirements to discourage Canadians from buying motor homes in the US and importing them to Canada.

I'm not aware of any such restrictions, but I've never actually researched it. I've read a lot of RV forums and never heard of anyone being turned away at the border for this reason. Can you provide details on the safety regulations creating the problem?
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I have heard that certain motor home dealers in Canada were spreading misinformation about special requirements to discourage Canadians from buying motor homes in the US and importing them to Canada.

I'm not aware of any such restrictions, but I've never actually researched it. I've read a lot of RV forums and never heard of anyone being turned away at the border for this reason. Can you provide details on the safety regulations creating the problem?
That is what I have heard also - Canadians can come down to the US and buy an RV and import it back without meeting the same regulations a dealer would have to.

That is separate from the rules and regulations that each Province applies in terms of lights, seat belts, RV length etc. Everyone (Canadian or American) must comply with those rules when crossing Provincial borders. RVDA of Canada - Provincial RV Regulations

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Here is what I found: Section 5.1 - MOTORHOMES CLASS A AND C

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Section 5.2 - MOTORHOME - CLASS B

They may be talking about vehicles imported for sale but since they are concerned about safety I don't know why there would be a difference between transit vehicles and vehicles offered for sale. BTW there is one Canadian motor home manufacturer not on the list, evidently because they didn't submit paperwork and the firm has since gone bankrupt.
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I am in the learning part of RV shopping. By accidrent I discovered that many motor homes cannot cross the border into Canada because they don't meet their safety regulations (DH has always wanted to drive the AlCan Hgy). Who would have known!
I doubt that you are correct here (although you may be). AFAIK all US registered vehicles are welcome in Canada even though they do not meet Canadian standards (think Canadian vehicles require daytime headlights, your's don't but we let them in anyway).

Can you give a concrete example of a year/make/model of any vehicle that was not allowed across the border?
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They may be talking about vehicles imported for sale...
Yes, both charts you linked say "Vehicle importation from the United States".

As kumquat says, I don't know of any problems with traveling in Canada in a US manufactured RV as it appears thousands of RV's do so every year.
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Well, that is one concern I can cross off my list.
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Rich - sorry to hear that you're on an RV timeout. I know what everyone is going through - just not being able to perform the physical tasks that unfortunately are part of the things we love to do. I find myself falling out of my boat more and more as I get older.
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Sorry to see you hanging up your spurs, Rich. I surely hope that in the future, if you like to travel this way again, you will find a way to do it.
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