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Old 05-14-2018, 11:37 PM   #1
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How to deliver materials to Escape?

We've placed our order for a 21 (YAY!) and wish to use custom fabrics. Any tips for getting materials to Chilliwack from US? (Allegedly, hypothetically, someone may have found a gorgeous basil plant in Chilliwack that was not allowed to cross the border with us … here's hoping a Border Patrol Officer is enjoying some pesto). Want to make sure we can get materials to Chilliwack without too much fuss. Do we have it delivered? Order from a BC company? Thanks in advance for any wisdom!
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:13 AM   #2
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My flooring was purchased from a company near ETI. My fabric was purchased from a company in Florida and shipped to ETI. My sink was purchased from Amazon and shipped to ETI after it was approved first by ETI.

You can order samples and fabric from Sailrite dot com.

I am taking Umbra hooks with me for ETI to install during orientation.

If you want something that isn’t stock be sure to get it approved by ETI first. I hope this helps.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:40 AM   #3
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We visited JT’s Outdoor Fabrics in Barrie, Ontario, when we attended the Niagara Wine Rally. They had all brands, and we ended up ordering the fabric from them with free shipping to Chilliwack.

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Leroy, you have more options than we did because of your location in Washington State. We used Sailrite, and they shipped to Escape for a reasonable shipping charge. If you do decide to ship internationally, make sure to get the receipts for the duties imposed. You can later file for a reimbursement since the trailer is for export.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:55 PM   #5
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i made an extra trip up to Chilliwack to drop off my stuff (sink fabric etc..) and brought the table pedestal, hooks, TV, etc... to orientation. The counter top and floor were ordered in Chilliwack. The extra trip was nice to look over the display trailer, (be sure all was correct) sign off on my build sheet, and hand them my last payment. Also i brought my truck to Trademasters to schedule / discuss the hitch installment details. Lucky to live in WA so not a long trip.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:21 PM   #6
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I selected upholstery fabric from Old Trail Fabric.com. Excellent service. The international shipping was $128. I thought that was pricey but I couldn't find what I was looking for from Canada. If you chose custom make sure you find out when ETI needs it to be there. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:10 AM   #7
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i ordered from my local fabric shop in my town and ups shipped it.. just put in material and it was received to ETI no problem, I also have sent a faucet as well... no problem.. UPS can do it all... just make sure you fill out the international form! good luck
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:31 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help and suggestions. My wife, Jenn, was wondering about this so I told her about this forum and posed the question. I think she was up pretty late one night after posing her question reading all the information on this subject and others. Do the married couples share one user name on this forum?

With regard to bringing materials up, we asked the Canadian border person about bringing items to Canada for this build on our recent trip to Chiliwack, and there is a process. However, we would like to avoid the extra time spent crossing the border and possible extra taxes that would be paid and then refunded...yikes.

We ended up spending an extra hour with our pup locked in a kennel coming back to the US because of a $5 basil plant !!!! Welcome to the USA!!!

For those of you shipping direct, were there extra taxes or was it pretty seamless?

My wife is going for the "leather" look. With kiddos, we want something that looks nice but is easy to clean. I forget the brand but I'll have her login as me and share. She has several samples coming our way. Our build is for the summer for a fall pickup so we have some time.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:25 PM   #9
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yes we learned never bring live plants across the boarder!! no issue with bringing my sink/fabric/hooks/ table pedestal over the boarder.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:37 PM   #10
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Hey Foxhunt - did you have to go through the commercial line and pay duties?
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