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Old 10-22-2020, 08:15 PM   #1
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Buying a used Escape from across the border...

Any U.S. residents here buy a used Escape from Canada? Or conversely, any Canadians sell theirs to an American? I wonder what that process is like...I know that ETI helps facilitate it on the new ones, is it much different for a used one? In particular, I'm thinking of the part where ETI exports it to the US, and whether that can still be done easily by a private party...?

I did find an old thread about this, but am hoping for a more recent experience...
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Old 10-22-2020, 08:33 PM   #2
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Google showed a number of companies that ship RV’ s between Canada and the US.

Here is just one to get you started.

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https://www.uscanadaautotransport.com/services-rvs/
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Your post triggered my memory of this recent thread, maybe this is the one you already saw though:

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ada-18646.html

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Normally it isn't a big deal. Canada to US is a bit easier than US to Canada but both are pretty easy. Right now you need an export company to do it for you. The exception might be if you know someone who is allowed to cross the border though not sure if they would allow someone else to import it (you are allowed, but I would guess the import/export company requires a license.)
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Old 10-23-2020, 11:32 AM   #5
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Your post triggered my memory of this recent thread, maybe this is the one you already saw though:

https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...ada-18646.html

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I missed that one somehow, it helps! Crazy, it reminds me of my days in Central America, shady border crossings and all...
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Old 10-28-2020, 07:13 AM   #6
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Importing used Escape into USA

I was able to do it myself. It is fairly simple. There is one form to fill out ahead of time and the Customs people could not have been nicer.
Someone on the forum sent me a copy of their paperwork and I used it as a template. There is not a need for a broker. I can dig up the paperwork and send it if you send a private message.
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I was able to do it myself. It is fairly simple. There is one form to fill out ahead of time and the Customs people could not have been nicer.
Someone on the forum sent me a copy of their paperwork and I used it as a template. There is not a need for a broker. I can dig up the paperwork and send it if you send a private message.

When did you do this yourself? Prior to the border closure?
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I'm in the process of bringing a trailer from Canada to the US. So far the hardest part is scheduling the move across the border.

Murphy - would be highly interested to know when you came across the border and how if you did it during the closure

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I brought the escape over last year - before the border closure.
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I brought the escape over last year - before the border closure.

Right. So now, you have to hire a customs broker and transport company.
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