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Old 07-21-2016, 12:53 PM   #141
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Well then, let us know when you're in the area! (Most people don't know where Felton is ... ).

And congratulations on your 21'. (We've been going back and forth as to whether to "upgrade" or not.) You made a great choice and I know you're going to love it.
Jan,
We just might take you up on it since my sis lives in Santa Clara and we will swing through during the holidays to visit. We can't wait to get our 21, this temporary issue will get resolved.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:55 PM   #142
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If Progressive found the Escape VIN in that system then maybe they are making progress. The VIN on our 2008 5.0 did NOT decode so perhaps they are prioritizing the newly built trailers.
I don't think so. The error, shown below, is for the manufacturer (identified by the WMI and manufacturer number of 2E9 068), and the problem is at that level, not specific to the trailer. The same problem is reported as when this discussion started, even if you put in a partial VIN omitting the last three digits (so generically describing any trailer of a given year).

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NHTSA offers a VIN Decoder; I was not previously aware of this. I tried my car's VIN and it worked well, but for a sample Escape VIN it reports
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Error Code: 7 - Manufacturer is not registered with NHTSA for sale or importation in the U.S. for use on U.S roads; Please contact the manufacturer directly for more information.
... which is, as Sarah explained, the problem.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:42 PM   #143
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Rob, nothing to do with the topic, but I agree. We're treated better entering Canada than returning to our own country. It's shameful.

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Old 07-21-2016, 05:14 PM   #144
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Rob, nothing to do with the topic, but I agree. We're treated better entering Canada than returning to our own country. It's shameful.

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I concur...It make one wonder seeing all the barricades and security in place. To me it was intimidating, unwelcoming and not the America I thought. It reminded me of a visit to a prison. No welcoming smiles; and being viewed as a potential criminal...
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:19 PM   #145
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Seems to me the US gets a lot more terrorist threats then Canada. I don't mind customs at the border or the security lines at the airport.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:52 PM   #146
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I think it is in the training. US border guards act like they are under orders not to smile. Even when being a bit light hearted, they are as straight faced as ever. Whenever I try to elicit a smile out of them, I just get a solemn stare.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:56 PM   #147
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Seems to me the US gets a lot more terrorist threats then Canada. I don't mind customs at the border or the security lines at the airport.
My experience was in 2009.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:12 PM   #148
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I think it is in the training. US border guards act like they are under orders not to smile. Even when being a bit light hearted, they are as straight faced as ever. Whenever I try to elicit a smile out of them, I just get a solemn stare.
We reentered the US at South of Osoyoos after the rally. They had me pull into the parking area. The officer only wanted to check our refrigerator. When I opened it he could see I did not have any fruits and vegetables. His only comment "Ooooh, Tillamook cheese". With that he said you're good to go. I shook his hand and told him that his outfit was doing a hell of a good job. He smiled. I thought I was Buddy Hackett. Then, two days later I missed the last exit at Sweetgrass Montana. After getting a light chewing for pulling too far ahead the Canadian guard told me how I could turn back around about 500 feet into Canada and return to the US. The American officer watched the whole thing and was professional as I pulled up to the window I explained my actions. He asked me if I had made any purchases during my short Canadian stay. His attempt at being Hackett. Maybe my day is coming but so far Ive had good luck.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:20 PM   #149
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Only once have I ever had trouble crossing into the US. I must just run into the guys that are not the cheerful type.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:25 PM   #150
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Maybe my day is coming but so far Ive had good luck.
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You've lucked out Dave. Crossing back from Osoyoos we were told by a misinformed lady at the crossing that since we were towing a trailer we had to have a secondary inspection. Took about 20 minutes. There's no such requirement, but I wasn't about to argue.
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