Dave Arbogast RV Depot: Canadian Customers

At Dave Arbogast RV Depot, we're proud to have an RV sales team that goes above and beyond for all of our customers, including our Canadian neighbors.

Preparing all the necessary title documents doesn't have to be a daunting task either. Simply give us a call or fill out the contact form on the right and one of our RV specialists will return your call and walk you through the entire purchasing process.

Just because there is a border between us doesn't mean you can't enjoy great savings on one of our new or used RVs.

Prior To Delivery

  • Deposits - A deposit of $1,000 is required on any new or used RV. This can be done with any major credit card or wire transfer.
  • Down Payments - If a down payment is required, this can be done by making a wire transfer 7 business days prior to taking delivery.
  • Complete Balance - Complete balance payments must be paid by wire transfer 7 business days prior to taking delivery.

Documents Needed Prior to Delivery

  1. Original Title
  2. Bill of Sale or Purchase Agreement
  3. Recall Clearance Letter: The manufacturer provides this letter stating the RV is free of all recalls which allows it to be imported into Canada.
  4. Temporary Transit Tag - This allows you or the driver to transport the RV and expires 30 days after purchase.

Delivery Information

Arbogast RVs has several drivers and transportation companies available to ship your new RV virtually anywhere. We offer delivery to the U.S. Border Crossing of choice. Having your new RV delivered to the US side of the border is less expensive and does not require a broker.

Delivery: Before Crossing The Border - Canada Will Require the Following:

  1. Produce your title documents, registration and sales receipts.
  2. Complete Vehicle Import Form - Form 1, which Canada Border Services Agency will provide. This requires a Canadian mailing address. This form must be kept in the vehicle until it is licensed.
  3. Canada Border Services Agency will check your vehicle against Transport Canada's List of Vehicles Admissible from the United States. They will also verify the public VIN and manufacturer's statemnt of compliance label on the vehicle to make sure they match.
  4. Canada Border Services Agency will collect your non refundable Registrar of Imported Vehicles' fee of $195.00 + GST in all provinces except Quebec where it is $195.00 + GST and QST.
  5. Payment for the RIV fee may be made directly to Canada Border Services Agency with any major credit card. Canada Border Services Agency does not accept cash or schedules for the RIV fee. If you wish to pay by check or money order, Canada Border Services Agency will provide you with a payment envelope which must be mailed to the Registrar of Imported Vehicles. Please note that all personal checks will be held for ten business days in order to allow them to clear the bank. This will use up a portion of your 45 day time limit.
  6. Remember that payment of fees and receipt of the Vehicle Import Form - Form 1 does not warrant that your vehicle is capable of being brought into conformity with all applicable federal and provincial or territorial laws.
  7. The Registrar of Imported Vehicles will not issue a federal inspection form or any specific medication information for a vehicle with an unpaid file. It is important that you do not proceed with any modifications on your vehicle until your receive this federal inspection form. If the file remains unpaid for 14 days after importation, we will send the importer a reminder of notice; if payment still has not been received within the proscribed 45 days after the date of importation, the file will be forwarded to Transport Canada for enforcement. The compliance status of every vehicle entering Canada through the RIV system is shared with all provincial and territorial licensing jurisdictions. Non compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Act may result in a refusal to license, or a revocation of an existing registration.

Delivery: After Crossing the Border - Canada Will Require the Following:

  1. After payment and the recall clearance documentation have been received by the Registrar of Imported Vehicles an Inspection Form will be mailed which details what must be done to bring your vehicle into compliance.
  2. It is your responsibility to complete the necessary modifications within 45 days. You may have the modifications done by the mechanic or garage of your choice. However, we recommend that you contact the Original Equipment Manufacturer to discuss appropriate parts of warranty issues. Make sure you keep receipts for parts and labor to present at the inspection, along with Form 1, Form 2, and the recall clearance letter.
  3. The RIV has contracted with Canadian Tire, with 470 locations across Canada, to perform our federal inspections. In many cases Canadian Tire can perform certain modification work as well as performing the provincial inspection.
  4. When you pass the inspection, the inspection center will stamp your Form 1, that you will have to present to the provincial or territorial licensing authority, which may require additional testing.
  5. Within approximately one week of passing the federal inspection, we will send you a new Canadian Certification label with instructions on where to affix it to your website.
  6. If the vehicle fails the inspection, you'll have to pay additional charges for another inspection. If the vehicle cannot pass the inspection within the 45 days, it will have to be exported back to the United States.

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