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Old 05-26-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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Apologies if this has been covered, I couldn't find the topic in a search.
Just received paperwork from ETI, so am starting to think about registration and wondering about showing a value in USD since all paperwork is quoted in Canadian dollars. I am in Calif so if anyone has any tips for me before I brave the DMV nightmare, it would be appreciated, since no freaking way I could get anyone on the phone....thanx, Karen
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:48 PM   #2
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Don't know what paperwork you have but our build sheet has both Canadian and U.S. dollars.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:53 PM   #3
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Interesting Cathy, as ours says all prices in Canadian funds. I have a call in to Escape but haven't heard back.....Karen
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:07 PM   #4
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Interesting Cathy, as ours says all prices in Canadian funds. I have a call in to Escape but haven't heard back.....Karen
Your final sheet should have a row for Payments in Canadian Funds, Payments in US Funds, Balance Owing in Canadian Funds, and Balance Owing in US Funds. If it doesn't, let Tammy Know next week (She's at the Escape Rally until then) and she will probably send you an updated one for registration purposes. The standard caption at the bottom that reads "all prices are in Canadian funds" appears on all the build sheets.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:09 PM   #5
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Hopefully Escape will give you paperwork that shows costs in USD as well -- might save you some fees. We had no problem coming home from Canada with our new trailer with no plates. I set up an appointment with the Placerville DMV office before we left because they said THEY had to measure it to determine appropriate fees. I get there for the appt, do some inside work, then walk out with the DMV inspector. She looks at the trailer, turns to me and says, "How long is it?" I say "19 feet." We walk back inside and finish up. Amazingly, the "fee" total was pretty much equivalent to the CA sales tax rate.

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Interesting Cathy, as ours says all prices in Canadian funds. I have a call in to Escape but haven't heard back.....Karen
Have you only made the deposit? If you have made any other payment, it should be in both on the second or last page.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:10 PM   #7
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Hi Karen B,
We have our registration in hand in FL. We pick up on June 26!! It simply took a call to ETI asking for the breakdown and conversion. This first appeared on emails after our request. BUT it took about 10 days in mail to get us a final copy after the entire trailer was paid. Florida accepted the document we presented for our sales tax and registration payment. Of course I don't know what CA demands. We checked that first.
Enjoy the waiting. We're on pins and needles.
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Apologies if this has been covered, I couldn't find the topic in a search.
Just received paperwork from ETI, so am starting to think about registration and wondering about showing a value in USD since all paperwork is quoted in Canadian dollars. I am in Calif so if anyone has any tips for me before I brave the DMV nightmare, it would be appreciated, since no freaking way I could get anyone on the phone....thanx, Karen
Welcome Kathy . We called Escape and they sent us paperwork in USD for registration . Our original paper work was in Canadian dollars . I never showed DMV that paperwork only the USD paperwork . That is what we were taxed on . Pat
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our build sheet was only in Canadian Dollars. But the handy dandy folks at the registration bureau used google to convert to American Dollars. One way or another they screwed up the conversion. I tried to point this out to them, but they very patiently explained their knowledge of the internet and the wisdom of google to this old man. I didn't bother telling them that I had spent the last 15 years of my professional life designing web based applications. As a result we saved about $150 in sales tax. Moral of the story: They should be able to do the conversion for you. They will probably use the rate in effect the day you register the trailer, not necessarily the rate you used when you paid for the trailer. And when someone makes a mistake in your favor, your obligation is to tell them once. After that, keep your mouth shut and smile
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And when someone makes a mistake in your favor, your obligation is to tell them once. After that, keep your mouth shut and smile

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