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Old 02-03-2016, 03:26 PM   #1
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Canadian Compliant?

Hi. We are in the process of buying our FIRST RV! We are extremely excited!

When we chatted with our RV sales person today, he asked if we are planning any trips into Canada, because if we were, the RV would need to be made "Canadian Compliant." On the build sheet, it says "Canadian Compliance - (XPH Speedo & Running lights), 24OZ CSA, and CD - MVSA (Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act). This comes to an additional $900.

Can any of you please explain what this means? We do plan on going into Canada, probably the Gaspe, Ontario, and Quebec provinces. What happens a the borders if this stuff is not added to our RV?

Thanks!
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Not 100% sure but I'll bet he is talking about RV build requirements for Canadian import - not US tourists just going north for a visit. If you live in Canada and plan to take RV home - then you have to be very careful what you buy.
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if you are from the states and only visiting canada the salesman is trying to dazzle you with bs. he probably just added a couple grand for this information.i would find a salesperson that is more on the level and knows what they are doing.
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Nope Nada No. If that were true then all cars after a certain year ' would have to have their headlights converted to daytime running light. You have a very misinformed salesman. Run Run Run
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if you are from the states and only visiting canada the salesman is trying to dazzle you with bs. he probably just added a couple grand for this information.i would find a salesperson that is more on the level and knows what they are doing.
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The salesman is either misinformed or crooked. I have been to Canada numerous times and my RV is not Canada compliant. The only time you need that is if you wanted to import the RV into Canada permanently.
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Old 02-03-2016, 05:38 PM   #7
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If you are buying an RV made in Canada, I believe it will already be Canadian Compliant. I know you are buying in the U.S. and it doesn't have to be compliant with Canada.
We purchased a Pleasure-Way, made in Canada. For example, it came with daylight running lights (a must in Canada), and I am glad it did. I was going to order the running lights anyway. Not sure what the other stuff is, but it probably came with the other stuff to meet the Canadian vehicle laws.
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Old 02-03-2016, 05:58 PM   #8
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If you are an American & just visiting Canada or just traveling through & the vehicle is not staying in or registered in Canada, you DO NOT NEED this Canadian Compliant condition. Either the sales person doesn't understand the reason for the option offered or he is looking for an extra $900.00. If he is looking for the extra money I would also RUN very fast from this dealership. I am a Canadian, live in Canada & know this to be a fact.
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I'm also Canadian and like Artic Owl is saying, just visiting Canada your Rig don't need to have Canadian Compliant. However in my cast, I have purchase a US made Motor Home and was registering it in Canada so I had no choice one in Canada had to get it inspected and had to add a few things to make it Canadian Compliant before I could get it register on the Canadian side. In my cast all I had to add was Day Time Running Light and added a Kilometer sticker to the Odometer.
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NO,NO, and NO. As long as the coach is legal to drive in the US, it will be legal to drive in Canada,eh.

Find a new salesman because this clown don't know squat
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Thanks for all your replies. We have not added the Canadian Compliant stuff. Today our final build sheet should be completed so the order can go to the manufacturer. It has been an interesting and sometimes frustrating purchase. Most large purchases usually are. We have researched much on RVs, and I am sure we have lots of interesting times ahead.

One of our goals is to be able to work out of the RV, as our jobs are such that we can work anywhere there is internet. Our children and grandchildren are between 900 and1300 miles from our home. So to be able to visit them for longer periods of time without incurring huge hotel/kennel fees while still working we are greatly looking forward to.

They are telling us it will take around four to five weeks for our rig to be completed. It is a class c Coachmen.

I am certain to have more questions for you!
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dons2346 is absolutely correct. If it legal in the states its legal in Canada. The salesman is blowing smoke up your butt for a bigger paycheck.
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Hi. We are in the process of buying our FIRST RV! We are extremely excited!

When we chatted with our RV sales person today, he asked if we are planning any trips into Canada, because if we were, the RV would need to be made "Canadian Compliant." On the build sheet, it says "Canadian Compliance - (XPH Speedo & Running lights), 24OZ CSA, and CD - MVSA (Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act). This comes to an additional $900.

Can any of you please explain what this means? We do plan on going into Canada, probably the Gaspe, Ontario, and Quebec provinces. What happens a the borders if this stuff is not added to our RV?

Thanks!
Find another sales person. The one you are talking to is blowing smoke. The only reason it would have to be Canadian compliant is if you were going to import or register it in Canada. If you are legally licensed and insured in your home state you can drive it into Canada for a visit anytime you want.
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if you are from the states and only visiting canada the salesman is trying to dazzle you with bs. he probably just added a couple grand for this information.i would find a salesperson that is more on the level and knows what they are doing.
on this. Find another salesperson.
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