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Licencing an Inported Trailer in Ontario

by Michael
(Milton Ontario)

Yes, we got a great deal on a 26-ft RV trailer,so much so, that the Canadain Customs Officer had a hard time believing the low price.

We bought it from a large Buffalo RV Dealer so we had all the paperwork but the border people wanted to see proof of payment. (A cancelled check) which we did not have but, luckily, I had a TD bank app on my smart phone and accessed my bank records which showed the payment and we were on our way.

Second - I parked the RV on my lot up north and took the paperwork to the Service Canada licence office to get a licence plate for the RV. I had all the paperwork but they said I had to take the RV to a Canadian Tire Store and they had to inspect and stamp the paper work before I could get it registered. Who Knew? Well now it is snowed in.

Apparently I am supposed to get a form from the Min of Transportation that tells me to do this within 10 days...stay tuned

Marianne's Reply:
Thanks for sharing your experience Michael. I think importing an non-motorized RV (a trailer or fifth wheel) has to be simpler than a motor home. It only makes sense (not that everything the government does would). Glad you got a great deal and that it worked out for you with minimal problems.

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Oct 15, 2014
CSA Compliant
by: Anonymous

A lot of RV dealers in Ontario will not service an RV without a CSA sticker on it. RV's built for the US market do not have this sticker. An inspection by Canadian Tire is for DOT purposes only and not CSA. Just beware that a dealer here may not do warranty work on your RV because it is not CSA compliant.

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