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Old 03-10-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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Picking up your Escape trailer

Did you pick up your trailer at the factory and tow it through customs ? or as per Escapes frequently asked questions info:

Once the trailer is finished we will schedule a four hour Orientation for you at your convienence. Once the orientation is completed one of our driver's will transport the trailer from our facility in Chilliwack, BC to Sumas, WA.
Both the driver and new Escape owner will travel separately back to Sumas, WA. Our driver will export the trailer across the border into the US through the Commercial Lanes, while the US Resident crosses the border through the standard crossing.
The driver will then meet the US owner at a predetermined location in Sumas, where the trailer will be unhooked and the new owner will be able to hook up and continue home.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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Can't beat that for customer service. Sweeeet!

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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Definitely great catering for their US customers. Good on them.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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Since I brought my NY trailer plate with me, after the orientation & Reace adding the WDH to the RAV4, I spent the night in a campground in Chilliwack, then headed back across the border at Sumas with the paperwork provided by Tammy. Took about 15 minutes for them to check the trailer VIN and fill out the paperwork. No charge for anything...
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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I think the information about Escape driving your trailer across the border is old. Jim and Robin picked up their 15B in December 2012 and drove it across the Sumas border themselves. Escape informed me that the Sumas customs is so used to seeing Escapes come through that the process is fairly routine as Jon indicated. I was informed that with the paperwork that I would have, I would just drive the 15B across myself.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #6
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We picked up ours last summer and were across the border at sumas right away , we were not importing it but I was still a bit nervous, it went very smoothly even when we came back into Canada a week later in Alberta
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #7
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We drove east across Canada and entered at Roosville just west of Glacier NP. Took about 30 minutes because they had not processed one before and there was some discussion among customs officers. No problems for us.

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
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As Tim and Julie mentioned above, Tammy gave us the paperwork to give to Customs. We parked, went inside, where they stamped some papers and gave them back to us. No problems. It took us about 15 minutes or so.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #9
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We spent 2 days in Victoria after picking up, then crossed by ferry into Port Angeles. Customs people were impressed that Tammy had all the paperwork done. They checked the VIN, hit the paperwork with the red stamp, and we were on our way...10 minutes.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:47 AM   #10
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We picked up our Escape 19 two months ago and drove it across the border at Sumas ourselves. Tammy had the paperwork all ready to go...at the border we were asked to pull over to the side and take our papers inside one of the buildings...an officer looked at them for all of 20 seconds, stamped them, and said we were good to go. Nobody needed to inspect the trailer...I don't even know if he glanced out the window at it! It could not have been easier or quicker...nothing to worry about!!

(Don't know where you saw the info about drivers, meeting places, etc. but I, too, think it's old.)

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