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Old 06-20-2016, 04:58 PM   #41
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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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Looking forward to our paths crossing. I will be spending a lot of time in the West.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:14 PM   #42
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We sent our check Express Mail ( cost $41). It had a guaranteed delivery date, but it didn't get to ETI on the date. I called Express Mail, and they said they would look into it. The check did arrive at ETI two days late, and I threw away the Express Mail receipt figuring I didn't need it anymore. Yesterday, I got a letter from Express Mail saying they aren't sure why they missed the arrival date but that I should staple the receipt to the enclosed form and they would refund my $41. Sigh.
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:35 PM   #43
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Build Sheet signed

I have officially signed off on my build sheet for a 19 completion date May 10. Thanks to everyone for their input and suggestions. We'll see where this goes. I have tried to make selections based on the lifestyle I am anticipating. Pretty basic. I am giving myself plenty of time to get used to trailer living and to make any necessary adaptations before my nomadic adventure really begins. It's exciting and a bit scary at the same time. A lot of information to process and adjustments to make. It's a big responsibility, but also a terrific opportunity. See you all in Osoyoos in May!
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:44 PM   #44
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We sent our check Express Mail ( cost $41). It had a guaranteed delivery date, but it didn't get to ETI on the date. I called Express Mail, and they said they would look into it. The check did arrive at ETI two days late, and I threw away the Express Mail receipt figuring I didn't need it anymore. Yesterday, I got a letter from Express Mail saying they aren't sure why they missed the arrival date but that I should staple the receipt to the enclosed form and they would refund my $41. Sigh.
You can go back and ask for another copy of the receipt possibly? You can show ID.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:58 PM   #45
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Congrats John!
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Old 01-29-2017, 10:25 PM   #46
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Since this post is about sending things to Canada, has anyone mailed fabric? Everything I've read says postal service is best. Also, do you pay import tax even though it's going into a trailer coming back to states?
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Old 01-30-2017, 03:08 AM   #47
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I am on my way!

Conga-Rats! You will be very happy with your little white trailer!
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:43 AM   #48
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We sent our check Express Mail ( cost $41). It had a guaranteed delivery date, but it didn't get to ETI on the date. I called Express Mail, and they said they would look into it. The check did arrive at ETI two days late, and I threw away the Express Mail receipt figuring I didn't need it anymore. Yesterday, I got a letter from Express Mail saying they aren't sure why they missed the arrival date but that I should staple the receipt to the enclosed form and they would refund my $41. Sigh.
Don't feel bad. My final payment was sent via registered mail to ETI and it ended up in Yokohama, Japan, where it was delayed for two weeks plus. When I called USPS International Tracking and was on hold for 35 minutes, at least six times the recorded loop informed me that with registered mail, the USPS knew the exact location of each parcel from the moment of receipt until the moment of delivery..........yea, right! When I finally got to speak with a representative, she told me it could take up to 21 days to track and find it. Fortunately, someone in Japan sent it back to Canada.
Let's give the USPS a big pat on the back for its superb efficiency. I guess all those postage stamp increases over the years have greatly improved the service provided. Don't take me wrong, however. I am aware that most USPS employees are self conscious and hard working; the USPS is just a good example of typical government bureaucracy in action.
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:04 AM   #49
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By far my favoured shipping from the US is the USPS/Canad Post combination, that is if shipping is offered at all. I have always got good service despite not having tracking much of the time, and the brokerage fees are a flat rate $10, whereas UPS, FedEx and the like are a major ripoff, often charging nearly as much as the item cost in the first place. Shipping USPS has saved me a few thousand dollars over the years.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:29 AM   #50
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Since this post is about sending things to Canada, has anyone mailed fabric? Everything I've read says postal service is best. Also, do you pay import tax even though it's going into a trailer coming back to states?

Hi Ginger,

While we were at the Niagara Falls Rally last year, we drove to:

JT's Outdoor Fabrics Inc.
106 Saunders Road,
Unit-5
Barrie, ON L4N 9A8

1-877-780-2722
jtsoutdoorfabrics.com

We found the fabric we were going to order by mail in their books and they shipped it across Canada for free. It only took a few days to arrive.

Dora says she dealt with Andy and he was very nice. The only reason we drove to the place was because we discovered we were only 2 hours from the location, so we made it a day trip.

It was a great experience. No shipping. No customs holdup.

Ask for Andy for assistance. Then, Cheryl does the ordering.

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