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Old 10-29-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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Canadian Alpine owners need help customs

I have been looking at a 2005 Alpine 40 ft in South Carolina and would like to bring it back into Canada.Checked with the Transport Canada Saftey Board,and they said that if it is not on there list Section 5.1 then it is not admissible not aload into Canada.So I have spoke with the company and told them that I can not bring the motor home back into Canada.They inturn told me that they will do the paper work from there end to make it admisable and they have it okayed to register in Canada.Has anyone bought a Alpine in the U.S and have brought it back to Canada if so was there a problem and if so what did you do to have it brought in.any ideas would be great and can anyone see any problem what I am afraid is that i buy this rv and get the boarder and they say sorry and I am out alot of money.I do know that it has to have a sticker on it CSA Aproved that would mean everything has to have this sticker?

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It is my understanding one of the issues with Canada is the wiring. Canada may not permit butt connections on wiring.

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Old 10-31-2010, 09:14 PM   #3
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Question The list..........

if it AIN'T on the LIST, you are wasting your time. The Seller can do nothing at their end....

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Old 11-01-2010, 06:13 AM   #4
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These butt conections if they are changed would they let the coach in or I am wasting my time.Will you posted thanks.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:44 PM   #5
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Some resources for you, found through Google:


Has a list of manufacturers and WRV/Alpine is not on it.

http://www.riv.ca/Docs/RIV-09_brochure-EN-web.pdf and Registrar of Imported Vehicles - Importing a Vehicle

This mentions that you need letters from the manufacturer of both the house and the chassis (both are WRV/Alpine) that there are no recalls. This is impossible as the manufacturer is no longer in business.

Motorhome Magazine Open Roads Forum: Search

There are a couple of threads here talking about importing a motorhome to Canada.

Motorhome Magazine Open Roads Forum: Importing a MH into Canada- what about plates?

More threads here with pertinent info.

All things considered, it certainly looks like this will NOT work out for you.

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Old 11-05-2010, 07:12 PM   #6
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IIRC there is a procedure in lieu of letter from the Mfgr, e.g. you want to import a Packard or a Studebaker, or a Chrysler (oh wait, the White House can write a letter on that last one). This came up on a Country Coach recently if memory serves.

There were recalls on brakes on early Alpines, but none that I can recall on 05's, and the recalls that shoulda happened on the 05 rear axles and steer brackets for 04's and later never materialized cuz WRV unmaterialized. Or is that dematerialized?

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