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Old 01-09-2014, 09:00 PM   #21
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I can't worry about this money exchange stuff. I have enough stress in my life! As long as the exchange rate is par or less, I'll be fine with whatever happens. I'm looking at my build sheet as being US dollars. I know that kind of attitude may mean I lose money... and that can be substantial. But still, I refuse to turn myself into a pretzel to save based on the exchange rate for international dollars. Some may think I'm foolish. I've made my decision and it's mine to regret or not. YMMV.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:08 PM   #22
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Probably a good decision. We paid a couple months ahead and if we'd waited the exchange rate would have been even better than the one we got. But on the other hand it could have been worse. I don't have the stomach for the stock market either.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:18 PM   #23
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Financial gurus are predicting 85 to 88 cents for Canadian dollar at 2014 year end. It's all good for you Donna. Money left over for gas.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:38 PM   #24
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I'm expecting to spend... just throwing this number out... $33,000 on my 5er. Yeah a bunch of money. I spent less on my first house. It is what it is. If it's less, cool. More but that's my fault. I have a good relationship with my banker and she knows what my plans are. Those folks know more about what's going to happen than the general public (anybody heard about "insider" trading?) She's got my back. As I've said, as long as it doesn't cost me more than I'm expecting in US dollars.. I'm good with that. If I get a "reward." COOL, more money for fuel and site fees! But to me, it's not worth spending hours on the WWW to follow the money....
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #25
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As the Canadian dollar goes down, U.S. made products that are used by Escape are going to cost Escape more in Canadian dollars which will ultimately push up the price of the trailers. But right now it's good to be paying in U.S. dollars.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:19 PM   #26
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Here's a current article on the exchange rate: Canadian dollar headed to 85 cents US, TD says - Business - CBC News

That's a 15% swing since I bought my trailer...not peanuts by any means.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:12 PM   #27
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US/Canada down to 90 cents US as of 18 hours ago....
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:18 AM   #28
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That 10% differential would pay for a delivery…..something to think about for those waiting.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:37 AM   #29
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That 10% differential would pay for a delivery…..something to think about for those waiting.
Or it would help pay for a nice trip to the Canadian Rockies! We were able to save 5% last summer.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:42 AM   #30
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I saw it as a chance to add options. Custom fabric for my wife and aluminum wheels for me. The door for more options is closed now (without penalty). Otherwise I'd keep adding more options as the rates drop in my favor.

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