Electrical and Gas Inspections on Imported TT

by Wendy

Can someone clear something up for me.

I want to buy a TT from USA (like to buy in Canada but no dealers nearby offering what I want) .. RIV says it needs 4 things only (customer service emailed this) ...1. valid VIN 2. US SOC from OEM 3. label showing GVWR and 4. label showing tire pressure ... they didn't mention the recall letter.

I asked about plumbing and electrical requirements and meeting CSA. They informed me (email) that they do not regulate or verify CSA compliance. They said contact CSBA or provincial licensing office.

My question is ... who checks on whether the electrical or propane meets provincial standards? I see Jayco has an extra charge to make sure it is compliant but if I buy a unit from the dealer and it does not have the CSA ... who checks on this?

Feedback, experience on this appreciated.

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Sep 01, 2018
What I found out ..
by: Wendy

I called RIV to check on a VIN number and the fellow there said that the electrical and gas is a provincial thing while RIV is Federal and they have nothing to do with those components. He was not aware of any inspection with regards to elect/gas.

I read that Canadian dealers importing and then selling have to have the sticker for Canadian Standards.

I also read (forum for gas guys) that if a person has problems with the gas in their unit, not sure about electrical but .. the gas guys are not supposed to work on units without the CSA sticker?. You have to find someone game to do it or get the inspections, mods and stickers on your own once you have imported and then anyone can work on it.

This is info I gleamed from RIV and reading .. not saying it is god truth.

I am going to buy my unit south of the border. The dealer nearest me states they won't provide service if I do ... no biggie. Their attitude just ensures that I will never patronize them in the future.

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