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Can be a hassle to import them to the US unless the dealer is helping you. Also, depending on the part of Canada, they may be well soaked in road salt.

I went and got a truck in MS, that never saw much salt. Only rust on it was one of the sleeper vents. I cut the vent out and put in a window...

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What Moresmoke said.  We bought a truck from the Toledo, Ohio area.  Fighting rust is a loosing battle.

That said, our work truck, a similar vintage Mack, has nearly no rust, even though it came from Cleveland.  I suspect the wash practices of previous owners might be a factor.

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Ours was a Southern truck and no rust on it either. Also did not have a block heater or fuel heaters so you know winter travel was limited. The ones near us in Minnesota had lots of rust. Some trucking outfits only haul in certain areas which helps. Ours was owned by  PAM truck ing originally.


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I bought my truck from Canada and Rick Lacombe handled all the paperwork. He picked me up at the airport, took me to the ruck, Gave me a driving lesson to be sure that I would be safe. He handed me all the paperwork I needed and I went home to Michigan. Never a bit of trouble crossing the border or getting registered in Michigan.



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In my opinion, having seen many many trucks from Canada, you have to be VERY selective. Not only do the harsh chemicals and winter conditions cause rust, but they prematurely age other aspects of the truck. And some of the CND trucks are in pretty hard service. So knowing the background of the truck is important. I've personally owned a "clean" Canadian-sourced truck. I won't again. But that is just my opinion. If you know what you are looking for there are good trucks to be found in the US.

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