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Old 08-23-2015, 08:47 PM   #1
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The .75 cent Canadian Dollar

Here is a copy of my comments from the ORV owners forum. I didn't realize the the significant price difference just because of the USA and Candian dollar exchange rate. Given this difference in the $ our Jan. and Feb. to Southen California/ Arizonia will most likely be deferred. Most of the RV/ trailers are manufactured in the USA..meaning higher prices in Canada because of exchange rate however a benefit for the USA buyer big time. To be clear I am not an RV salesperson. Just a neighbours helping a neighbour.
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"Not sure what specific model/your looking at, however, this is from our dealer in Kamloop BC Canada web site
This is in Canadian dollars...current exchange rate is about 25% to 30%.. So on a $45,000.00 Canadian the U.S. Price is about $34,000.00 U.S.
Not sure what the duty or administration costs would be to import it to the U.S. Maybe contact a custom broker. That by the way is the internet price.
You can buy a lot of fuel for $11,000.00 savings.
You may want to check out some of the Canadian dealers...web pages
...and no I have no affiliations with any RV dealers.
For what's it's worth.
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It's worse than that today (8-25-2015)....I just checked and the exchange rate is about $0.68 for your dollar. That's not good for me either as about half of our customers are Canadians. I sure hope this turns around for those US bound snowbirds.

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It's not going to turn around soon unfortunately. The exchange rate is going to hit some businesses that cater to Canadians very hard. As well Canadians are going to choose to travel locally more often than they have in the past. It is already happening and I don't see this changing anytime soon. The market correction going on in China hits very hard on Canadian resource sales as does the current oversupply of Oil. Not only is there less $$$ to be had up here, what there is goes significantly less distance as all the US imports and so on gets more expensive. As for buying RV's. There may be some bargains to be had presently as current inventory is still priced more reasonably but new models coming up are going to cost significantly more in short order because they are being produced in the US with the exception of TripleE which I don't believe makes anything larger than a C Class these days.
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Hard to imagine Canadians staying in the Great White North for the winter. I expect many will still go south but there will be more whining than usual. Things are still less expensive in the US than Canada. On the bright side there are likely to be more Americans travelling north of the border in the summer.
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Hard to imagine Canadians staying in the Great White North for the winter. I expect many will still go south but there will be more whining than usual. Things are still less expensive in the US than Canada. On the bright side there are likely to be more Americans travelling north of the border in the summer.
Yes, but some other places are cheaper than the US right now and just as warm so even though there are those who may flee to warmer climes, they aren't necessarily going to end up in the US. Right now, places like Turkey and Brazil are bargains. I guess like anything else, Canadians are a bit of a market. Anything that inhibits that market is going to wind up in $$ lost to the US economy. I know it has altered my behaviour. Last year I was traveling across the line 3 or 4 times a year for a bit of shopping and this year, I didn't even consider taking a trip in the RV south of the line. The cost of the greenback was just too high. When that $40.00/night RV park costs me $52.00 Canadian, that is a bridge too far for me.
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Yes, but some other places are cheaper than the US right now and just as warm so even though there are those who may flee to warmer climes, they aren't necessarily going to end up in the US. Right now, places like Turkey and Brazil are bargains. I guess like anything else, Canadians are a bit of a market. Anything that inhibits that market is going to wind up in $$ lost to the US economy. I know it has altered my behaviour. Last year I was traveling across the line 3 or 4 times a year for a bit of shopping and this year, I didn't even consider taking a trip in the RV south of the line. The cost of the greenback was just too high. When that $40.00/night RV park costs me $52.00 Canadian, that is a bridge too far for me.
Yes, we are altering our plans and going to Europe/South America. The rise in the US$ means we will look for our value in other destinations/economies.

Very positive for Canadian oil/manufacturing that sells to US and operates in Canada.

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I guess I was referring to RV travelers as this is an RV forum. The Canadian friends I've met through RVing are continuing to travel south. A few are going further to Mexico.
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We have been to the U.S. for the past few years. This year we stayed in Canada and boondocked for three weeks in the Rockies. We won't be traveling stateside anytime soon unless the dollar strengthens.
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Not all that long ago that the tables were turned. For instance, the US dollar was so weak that 1 Australian dollar bought US$1.05 so that trip in the US was relatively cheap. Now the rate is not so good, but our next trip will be from LA straight to Mexico again so the AUD to USD rate is just about irrelevant because the AUD to peso rate is not so different to when we were there last.

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I've always wanted to visit Australia. Maybe this will be the year
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Canadian dollar is worth more than the Aussie dollar !!! Lol
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