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Old 08-21-2015, 08:37 PM   #11
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or other great Canadian locations. Having the passport in your pocket allows you to think outside the box.
Like the Osoyoos rally maybe?


Have to do the orientation at ETI? No. However, its a big bonus to have the whole factory right there if "something ain't right" on delivery. Not that most things can't be shipped ....
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:47 PM   #12
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Yes, we had a very good time at Osoyoos. Sounds like the recent rally in Manitoba was a good one and I have been looking forward to next month's Wine Escape at Niagara Falls Ontario since I left last year. And there are more.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:09 PM   #13
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Ditto to skiman! Cool to have another Ohioan!

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Old 08-21-2015, 10:14 PM   #14
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...I've noticed some people pick up their trailers in Washington vs at the factory. Is that because they don't have passports? We don't have passports and are planning on state side pickup. ... Grump
Another big advantage of driving that extra hour from Sumas, over the border to the Chilliwack factory, is the opportunity to take driving lessons with Valley Driving School. Even thought I have had experience driving a boat trailer, I learned a ton of useful information. They are just a door or two down the road from the ETI factory.

Their time slots fill fast so don't wait until the last minute to book a lesson.

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Old 08-21-2015, 10:22 PM   #15
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Thank you for reminding me, Alan. I thought after pulling my friend's boat and horse trailer, I had a handle on it. But reading that you learned a ton after pulling a boat trailer makes me think it will be worth it to take the class.

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Another big advantage of driving that extra hour from Sumas, over the border to the Chilliwack factory, is the opportunity to take driving lessons with Valley Driving School. Even thought I have had experience driving a boat trailer, I learned a ton of useful information. They are just a door or two down the road from the ETI factory.

Their time slots fill fast so don't wait until the last minute to book a lesson.

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Old 08-21-2015, 10:37 PM   #16
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Thank you for reminding me, Alan. I thought after pulling my friend's boat and horse trailer, I had a handle on it. But reading that you learned a ton after pulling a boat trailer makes me think it will be worth it to take the class.
It was a small boat trailer, single axle, no electric brakes, no need for a special hitch.

Now I'm pulling an Escape 21 which is a different beast altogether, so I had a lot to learn. But that said, the instructor said something like "Well, obviously you don't need lessons in backing up." I'm glad I remembered that part...

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Well, from my two short towing experiences, backing up was definitely the most difficult part. So . . . good going!

(I just sent an email to Valley Driving to make an appointment).


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It was a small boat trailer, single axle, no electric brakes, no need for a special hitch.

Now I'm pulling an Escape 21 which is a different beast altogether, so I had a lot to learn. But that said, the instructor said something like "Well, obviously you don't need lessons in backing up." I'm glad I remembered that part...

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A passport card at $30 will work. It is much cheaper than regular passport at $110. If you have Ohio or 21' questions give me a yell.
You're right Carl, much cheaper - as long as you remember they're only good for land and sea entries - not air.
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Maybe find out about your licence plate and insurance as well.

Some one once told me they couldn't get a plate from their state, even a temporary one, because the trailer wasn't there yet.

I don't know what people do...
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Maybe find out about your licence plate and insurance as well.

Some one once told me they couldn't get a plate from their state, even a temporary one, because the trailer wasn't there yet.

I don't know what people do...
Ohio is really easy. PM for details.
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