Just realized I never started anything up in here for my centurion. Anyway, a little history on the rig. Starting in 2010 I started looking for one of these beast made by a conversion company called Centurion (they started by building all of the vans converted to rv haulers in the 80's). They started in 87' and went till 97'. The made roughly 4-4500 of these things over that time span. There was another company called magnum iirc as well. In the early fall of 2011 I first found the one I would end up buying. It was a relatively low miles (12xxxx miles) 1990 460 C350. It was a rust free cali truck relocated to Seattle. The guy wanted 7500 for it, and it was just to much for a 1990 gasser, offered him 6500 and got turned down. Fast forward to june 2012, found the truck reposted for sale at my 6500 offering price. Called the guy told him I'd take it and sent him a 500 deposit via paypal (easiest way to get money back if he flaked) and we made the arrangements for me to fly down the following Friday to seattle where he would pick me up. Only resverations I had about the whole trip was caring 6g in cash with me (it was a PITA to get that much American cash in Fort Mac, cleaned out ATB in the mac of all there American, the good thing is the exchange rate was dead even).
So flew there on a last minute Alaska Airlines flight from Edmonton (caught a ride down to my sisters in gibbons via a roommate and then got a ride to the airport the next morning from there), cheap too, like 175 total. Anyway, the rest is pretty well history. Bought the truck after a quick check to make sure it was road worthy for the trip to the farm and I was on my way. Made a stop in Spokane for an engine/tranny fluid change and otherwise had no issues. Border wise, since the truck was more than 15 years old, I just had to submit the bill of sale & title (I think this can be bypassed) so many hours prior to crossing, pay a AC & tire tax & GST and I was done (I already had temp tags, as I worked it out with the seller to get a "copy" of the title/bill of sale to be able to do this). On my way back to the fort I stopped in Calgary at Folk automotive for an out of province inspection, found a few issues (cracked marker lens and needed fender flares were the biggies) and continued on. I fixed the issues and got the inspection done and the registration complete.