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Old 06-02-2018, 01:08 AM   #1
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Here. Have fun with this story about RV prices going up with the new steel and aluminum tariffs.
Canada-U.S. trade spat catches consumers in crossfire | CBC News
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:12 AM   #2
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So happy our price is locked in now before this happened
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So happy our price is locked in now before this happened
Me too!! The temptation to start a political thread on this topic is overwhelming, but I am restraining myself... please, no one else do it either, this forum is my happy place!
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Guess what may happen to the price of beer, if you drink it out of aluminum cans.
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Guess what may happen to the price of beer, if you drink it out of aluminum cans.

Expert on the topic said it will go up by 1/10 of a penny.
Auto parts are an issue. Some cross the border, going back and forth several times, before the vehicle is complete. Imagine keeping track of that.
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Auto parts are an issue. Some cross the border, going back and forth several times, before the vehicle is complete. Imagine keeping track of that.
Only one solution: put two horses in front of the Escape
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Oh there’s other solutions alright. One will be readily apparent in November.
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Ooooo Dave and Jake, assume nothing!! In the meantime, do what you can to make it so
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To put things in perspective, the only steel which is used to construct an Escape and which might enter Canada from the U.S. as raw steel (rather than finished products) would be the frame material, which represents only a couple hundred dollars worth of material. If a tariff increases that cost by 25%, it won't be noticeable in the price of an Escape trailer. There is some steel in other components, of course, but whether the cost of those components would change would depend on the source of steel used by those component manufacturers.
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Me too!! The temptation to start a political thread on this topic is overwhelming, but I am restraining myself... please, no one else do it either, this forum is my happy place!
You made an excellent comment! I agree with all points.

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I am planning on stockpiling beer ,pop and tin foil in order to beat the price increase or possible rationing
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Would have taken you a loooong time from Osoyoos to back home
Too bad I didn't meet you! We could have had quite some fun...
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Mmmm two horses then you’d have to hook a poop net behind them them find a dump station that accept the poo just to keep the epa happy n you don’t get a ticket for littering
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To put things in perspective, the only steel which is used to construct an Escape and which might enter Canada from the U.S. as raw steel (rather than finished products) would be the frame material, which represents only a couple hundred dollars worth of material. If a tariff increases that cost by 25%, it won't be noticeable in the price of an Escape trailer. There is some steel in other components, of course, but whether the cost of those components would change would depend on the source of steel used by those component manufacturers.
There are other items in the trailer that could jump in price. Check the news from Elkhart, both manufactures and suppliers are very concerned.
Most circuit boards come from China, specialty fabrics and parts from Europe , plus resins and lots of other stuff from both the U.S. and Canada . Imagine a protracted tariff war and the effect it could have on the RV industry.
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