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Old 09-06-2014, 08:06 PM   #11
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You need the stamped 7501 form, which was done for me at Osoyoos. The advantage of crossing at Sumas is that they are familiar with the trailers. Also have a bill of sale and copy of previous registration for you state DMV. If your state issues plates in advance, fine. Mine did not so I simply taped a copy of my state application form to the inside of the back window and drove home without a problem.

Contact Tammy for forms. She knows the procedure.

There is a sticker on the side of the trailer re compliance with construction standards.

Importing was not a big deal. Just be patient at the border (it took only 20 minutes) and have the 7501 ready to be stamped.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:20 PM   #12
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Re paying, I used a wire transfer. The sellers bank, RBC, charged 1.5%. Plus I paid about $40 for the wire. Does the cashiers check avoid the fee? I doubt it, but worth looking into. If the wire takes you into the next day, big deal, enjoy the trip. Even if cash is ok to bring into Canada I wouldn't. As a seller I would rather have the wire transfer.
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:28 AM   #13
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How about a certified cheque or money order.
That pretty well guarantees the payment I think!
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:50 AM   #14
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My U.S. bank said the only method you can trust is a wire transfer. All other methods are easily forged. A wire guarantees that you have received the money.

For motor vehicles many eBay buyers will use www.escrow.com, this is particularly useful when you are having something shipped. It comes with some steeper fees, about 1%.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:27 PM   #15
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Buying from a private party in Canada

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That's the way it worked for us. Make sure you do not lose that 7501 after it is stamped at the border!!
And because we were concerned about towing all the way back to New Mexico without a license plate, we just took the one off our previous Scamp and put it on the Escape when we picked the trailer up from ETI. We figured we were less likely to get stopped on the drive home with a license plate than without one.
Since ours was not a new trailer but was at the ETI factory, we brought it through to the US, not ETI.

I know someone who did the same thing(not me) switching a license plate and that was a very expensive ticket.
Depending where you live, you'll have a minimum of ten days to register your trailer here in Alabama it's 20.
All you have to do is show the officer your bill of sale and there should be no problem.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:23 PM   #16
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I know someone who did the same thing(not me) switching a license plate and that was a very expensive ticket.
Depending where you live, you'll have a minimum of ten days to register your trailer here in Alabama it's 20.
All you have to do is show the officer your bill of sale and there should be no problem.
We had all the paperwork with us and figured we would explain the situation if we got stopped...but we hoped we were less likely to get stopped if we had a plate than if we had none. NM would not issue us a plate before seeing the VIN on the trailer because it was a used trailer we were purchasing. Fortunately we were not stopped.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:55 PM   #17
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Buying a used Escape in Canada, and importing into U.S. with filled out Form 7501.
Does anyone know what the Duty rate would be on a $10,000 used Escape Trailer?
All I'm finding is that the rate is a percentage based on the purchase price, AND that each article has a specific Duty Rate base on a number of different factors. I find the Auto rate is 2.5% and Motorcycles are either free or 2.4% (quite a range!). Can't find a rate for camp trailers.
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:08 PM   #18
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Buying a used Escape in Canada, and importing into U.S. with filled out Form 7501.
Does anyone know what the Duty rate would be on a $10,000 used Escape Trailer?
All I'm finding is that the rate is a percentage based on the purchase price, AND that each article has a specific Duty Rate base on a number of different factors. I find the Auto rate is 2.5% and Motorcycles are either free or 2.4% (quite a range!). Can't find a rate for camp trailers.
We didn't have to pay anything to bring the trailer into the US. When we got home and registered it with our local DMV then we had to pay the sales tax on it. That rate is determined locally.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:40 AM   #19
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We didn't have to pay anything to bring the trailer into the US. When we got home and registered it with our local DMV then we had to pay the sales tax on it. That rate is determined locally.
Same for here in NY. We did have to do a transfer in Ontario at their DMV which is the equivalent of the title in NY. That also gave us a temporary license plate good for getting it to the border. The 7501 & bill of sale were used to register the trailer in NY.
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Buying a used Escape in Canada, and importing into U.S. with filled out Form 7501.
Does anyone know what the Duty rate would be on a $10,000 used Escape Trailer?
No duty on goods manufactured in North America....NAFTA
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