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Old 03-20-2015, 11:45 PM   #291
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There is a camera at customs that photographs your front plate and probably runs it while you wait your turn to talk to the agent. Might be another that photographs your rear plate.
The border facilities that I have seen normally look at the rear plate (although they may look at the front plate as well), because many provinces and states do not issue front plates. They should be able to look up the trailer plate as easily as the tug plate, giving them an idea of who should be at the wheel; of course, there are states which don't require trailer plates, which must complicate things.

The automated tolling systems on some toll roads and bridges read license plates, and they typically have cameras looking at both ends of the vehicle as well... although for one direction on one bridge in B.C. it seems that the rear plate camera wasn't working so I had a couple of free crossings in our Alberta-registered van... with B.C. vehicles having a front plate, I suppose it wasn't urgent for them to fix it.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:04 AM   #292
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I purchased my F-150 on April 16. No permanent plates, just the temp offered by the State of Oregon. My insurance agent strongly suggested I not leave the USA without permanent plates. She was concerned about theft of my truck outside the USA. I listened to her and rented a car to cross into Canada less than 10 days later. YMMV
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:22 PM   #293
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It's official - Tow is On The Way

Howdy all. Can't say enough about how grateful we are for the well wishes. I'm going to start another thread called Past Tents First Journey or something like that since this was about the truck and the saga of getting it. Stay tuned.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:30 PM   #294
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Robert and his wife were safely ensconced at Bayview last night. I know--I drove down to see Past Tents and it's a beauty!
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:31 PM   #295
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Thank you so much for your visit and your kindness Karen! Yolanda says you're a very nice person and she's a good judge of that!
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Hi Robert and Yolanda you must be on cloud 9 right now enjoying your new trailer. Hope you have a safe trip home.

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Robert and Yolanda, welcome to Washington, again. Too bad the weather isn't cooperating but it will make your stay at Bayview "memorable". I'd hoped to swing by too and see Past Tents but Gonzo th' Dawg came down with canine pneumonia so we're housebound for now.

Have a fun and safe trip the rest of the way home and I'll be looking for the Past Tents thread.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:32 PM   #298
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Robert and his wife were safely ensconced at Bayview last night. I know--I drove down to see Past Tents and it's a beauty!
Karen--What a wonderful greeting for Robert and Yolanda, well done!
Robert and Yolanda--Happy first night in Past Tents, we are all rejoicing for and with you
Pat--Here's to speedy healing for Gonzo
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Robert and Yolanda, welcome to Washington, again. Too bad the weather isn't cooperating but it will make your stay at Bayview "memorable". I'd hoped to swing by too and see Past Tents but Gonzo th' Dawg came down with canine pneumonia so we're housebound for now.

Have a fun and safe trip the rest of the way home and I'll be looking for the Past Tents thread.
Sorry to hear Gonzo is sick Pat. Hope he gets well soon!
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