Kelly Hicks Construction Inc. RV Sales
503 Inlet Road Sublette, IL 61367
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phone 815-849-9089

    fax 815-849-9403

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We have exported lots of RV's, both new and used, to all parts of Canada. You need several things to do this:
  1. We supply a "NO RECALL LETTER" at no charge, from Forest River Inc., and on our own company letterhead. We are a factory authorized dealer of Forest River Products and can also write the no recall letters.
  2. We supply a properly endorsed "TITLE" or "CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN".
  3. We supply a BILL OF SALE/INVOICE/SALES CONTRACT on our Company letterhead.
The above items are a must if you plan to import a camper. You also have to be prepared to pay the following fees:
  1. You might pay a $204.50 RIV fee. (Seems to depend on the CBT officer)
  2. You pay exactly 5% Canada National Tax at the time of border crossing. (cash or credit card)
  3. You then receive a package in the mail from RIV which you take to your province for titling.
  4. You will also owe your province additional tax at the time you apply for your title transfer and plates.
You import the Camper one of 5 ways, more or less:
  1. Come and get it yourself. (obviously the cheapest way)
  2. Come and get it on the US side of the border, and deal with Canada Customs on your way home. (pay us to deliver to a specific crossing).
  3. Hire a transport company. They have to be bonded and insured, and you may or may not need a customs broker.
  4. Canada customs brokers typically charge $350 more or less to insure your import paperwork is in order. If you are unsure of your transport company, or unsure of yourself (or who you are buying from), hire one. Money well spent.
  5. Lastly, YOU MAY DESIGNATE A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL TO ACT ON YOUR BEHALF AS A PRIVATE IMPORT AGENT at the border crossing. (We have drafted a letter here which we have used on many occasions). If you use this method the import agent pays the tax for you.
Payment terms and Conditions:
  1. Payment must be paid in full before the camper leaves my sales lot. This goes for the entire world, not just Canada exports.
  2. Anything that is not cold hard American cash is considered a check. Checks may take as long as 14 business days to clear. You get the RV after 14 business days (possibly sooner, my discretion). You get the RV AFTER any check clears. There is no way to verify International checks except waiting for them to clear. If you must send or bring a check be prepared to wait for it to clear.
  3. We encourage and recommend bank to bank wire transfers. This takes 48 hours at most, and usually is done within 24 hours. (If picking up, set it up in advance with your bank). You arrive, inspect the RV, and call your bank to send the funds. You then go sightseeing for 24-48 hours...as soon as the transfer happens we release the RV and all paperwork to you.
  4. We do not accept charge cards for international payment. Visa/MC/Discover/Amex all charge me around 3% of the sales price. We will accept Charge cards for a deposit to hold the camper, however.
  5. Lastly, there is a couple banks around me (within 30 miles), that will convert AMEX travelers cheques to cash. The only advantage here is you could pay in full in cash less than 24 hours.
  6. Do not attempt to buy a camper/RV from me if you can't follow these terms. I do not need or want your business. As we all know there is plenty of unscrupulous people on the internet. I am not one of them. We have no way of knowing if you are for real or an eBay scammer.
We would never force you to keep an RV you do not want. You need to do your best as a buyer to insure you are buying an RV you want. We will not refund any delivery charge/freight/fuel/tax/RIV/impact fee/ etc.... You are at risk for any and all fees incurred for freight/return freight/damages from an outside carrier, or yourself. If we are the delivery agent, you will get the RV as purchased/displayed/pictured/videotaped with no delivery damage.

I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY ACTED AS A PRIVATE IMPORT AGENT MANY TIMES.
YOU BASICALLY GRANT ME PERMISSION TO ACT AS YOUR 1 TIME IMPORT AGENT.
THERE IS NO PAY, AND I DO THIS AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN DOING A CANADIAN CITIZEN A FAVOR.
YOU HAVE TO WRITE ME A LETTER IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:
UPDATE: I have been informed by CBP that I may only act as a private import agent 5 times per year.
If at all possible it is best to meet at the nearest border crossing, and perform the import yourself.
I do have a list of reputable/honest/reasonable customs import agents we can use if you can't meet at the border.


THE DATE GOES HERE

TO:

Any Concerned Canadian Authorities

Registrar of Imported Vehicles

Accounting or Tax Collecting personnel

Environmental Impact Fee Collectors

 

FROM:

RV OWNERS NAME GOES HERE

OWNERS ADDRESS

CITY,STATE,ZIPCODE

COUNTRY (CANADA)

OWNERS PHONE NUMBER

 

RE:

Designated ONE-TIME Private Import Agent

 

We would like to designate:

Kelly Hicks

MY STREET ADDRESS GOES HERE

P.O. Box 436

Sublette, IL 61367

1-815-849-9089

As our 1 time private import agent for delivery of the following Camping Trailer:

Make - Wildwood Towables

Model - MODEL NUMBER GOES HERE

Body Type - Travel Trailer

VIN - YOUR VIN GOES HERE

 

We authorize Kelly Hicks to pay any and all fees incurred on our behalf for importing our New 2008 Wildwood Camper, including but not limited to:

5% Canada Tax (GST was lowered from 6%)

$195.00 Canada RIV Fee

$100.00 Environmental impact fee for the Air Conditioner

Any misc. fees not mentioned above.

 

Signed X CUSTOMERS NAME ___________________________________________

 

Signed X 2ND CUSTOMERS NAME ________________________________________

 

Dated (date goes here) ______________________________________________
 


YOU MAIL OR FAX ME THE ABOVE LETTER AND I CAN DELIVER THE RV DIRECTLY TO YOU.
WE SKIP THE CUSTOMS BROKER AND YOU SAVE $350.00 or MORE.
YOU USE THIS LETTER IF YOU WANT ME TO PAY ALL THE FEES INCURRED AT THE BORDER.
WITHOUT THIS LETTER YOU HIRE A CUSTOMS BROKER, OR MEET AT THE BORDER CROSSING TO PAY THE FEES YOURSELF. WE CANNOT PAY ANY FEES WITHOUT YOUR WRITTEN PERMISSION.

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