The steps involved in the process of getting our vehicles into Canada with us were:
1. Export truck and RV from U.S. (at U.S. border)
2. Import to Canada (at Canada border)
3. Pay tax on vehicles at Canada border
4. Two inspections on truck at two different places
5. One inspection on RV
6. Register truck and RV
7. Insure truck and RV
8. Pay additional tax on RV
Be aware that this is a neat, orderly list. The process was the opposite experience. Barriers existed along the way and felt nightmarish and insane at times. We dealt with three government agencies and four private businesses from beginning to end (not including places we contacted for birth certificates, titles, the missing information label on the truck door, the RV dealer who wrote the letter stating the value of our RV, obtaining the required Canadian drivers' license and our U.S. personal insurance history documents.)
The month and a half of trying to get the vehicles "legal" in Canada was fraught with mistakes, uncaring bureaucrats, entitled business people, poor communication, and payments of taxes or fees at every turn. Needless to say, John and I thought we had entered a migration hell.
Hopefully, the process with the Matrix will go more smoothly.
This week has been very pleasing otherwise. We finalized our deal on our Surfside RV Resort "pad." We walked on the beach many times while enjoying a variety of weather from sunshine and warmth to cold showers and clouds. We spent time with Sharon and enjoyed her Rhubarb Dessert Torte one evening. (Let me know if you want the recipe. It was delicious!)
|Sharon and her delicious Rhubarb Dessert Torte.|
|Parksville Beach boardwalk at mid-week.|
|Three women enjoying Parksville Beach this week.|
Now time to look forward to the Canada Day celebrations this weekend. What are you doing for the upcoming holidays?