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Old 04-05-2016, 10:28 AM   #21
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John:
Glad your trip to ETI was so successful. Given your height and intention to use the trailer full-time, I think your choice of the 19 will be a good one. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

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Old 06-18-2016, 02:45 PM   #22
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I just forwarded my first chunk of USD across the border. It is not as transparent an operation as I would like to see. First of all I withdrew a significant amount from my retirement account, from which they withheld 20% for IRS. I have been paying attention to the exchange rates and it seemed like it was time make a move. I thought exchanging USD for CAD would be an advantage. But my financial institution, a credit union, has to use a third-party bank for the wire transfer. In the process I lost $300. Experience can be a bitter teacher. I think just sending a cashier's check straight to ETI would get the outcome I desire. What are other's experiences? I didn't expect to be a student of international finance to get me a trailer! It's all good.
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:06 PM   #23
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I just forwarded my first chunk of USD across the border. It is not as transparent an operation as I would like to see. First of all I withdrew a significant amount from my retirement account, from which they withheld 20% for IRS. I have been paying attention to the exchange rates and it seemed like it was time make a move. I thought exchanging USD for CAD would be an advantage. But my financial institution, a credit union, has to use a third-party bank for the wire transfer. In the process I lost $300. Experience can be a bitter teacher. I think just sending a cashier's check straight to ETI would get the outcome I desire. What are other's experiences? I didn't expect to be a student of international finance to get me a trailer! It's all good.
Hi: johnwarrensimpson... Welcome to a long days journey into night!!! We love to travel via our "Escape Hatch II". We also like to find dark places along the great lakes shores to become "Stargeezers". No telescopes just naked eyes to graze the horizons with. Alf
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:59 PM   #24
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I just forwarded my first chunk of USD across the border. It is not as transparent an operation as I would like to see. First of all I withdrew a significant amount from my retirement account, from which they withheld 20% for IRS. I have been paying attention to the exchange rates and it seemed like it was time make a move. I thought exchanging USD for CAD would be an advantage. But my financial institution, a credit union, has to use a third-party bank for the wire transfer. In the process I lost $300. Experience can be a bitter teacher. I think just sending a cashier's check straight to ETI would get the outcome I desire. What are other's experiences? I didn't expect to be a student of international finance to get me a trailer! It's all good.
John - sending cashier's cheques worked well for us. We sent three payments over a six month period to hedge our bets as to which way the exchange rate would fluctuate. I would rather spend my time planning camping trips than worrying about exchange rates.
Tammy always emailed us when our cheque arrived and updated our build sheet accordingly. I understand our mail had to travel from Washington State to a customs processing site in Toronto then make its way back to British Columbia which took about a week.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:30 PM   #25
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Just a heads up Canada post might be on strike on July 2. Watch what you mail.
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:57 PM   #26
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I just used a personal check.
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:37 PM   #27
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I sent personal check, cleared in 7 days, remember to double the stamps for mail to Canada.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:08 PM   #28
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We also sent personal checks for our 2 payments. ETI e-mailed us when they received them and sent an updated build sheet with the credit.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:20 PM   #29
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I sent personal check, cleared in 7 days, remember to double the stamps for mail to Canada.
Ditto. Checked the postage at the time and it was $1.10 or so USD. Just made sure there were more than enough stamps. Tammy advised they received it 5 days later.
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:05 PM   #30
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Ditto. Checked the postage at the time and it was $1.10 or so USD. Just made sure there were more than enough stamps. Tammy advised they received it 5 days later.
Hi: rbryan4... Normal delivery for CanPost. 1 day delivery... 4 days storage. Alf
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