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Old 10-03-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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Border crossing issues?

We take delivery of our new 17B later this month. That means driving the SUV loaded with trailer stuff into Canada for orientation at Escape and then back into the US as we follow the new 17B into WA state. Has anyone had issues with a carload or truckload of stuff at the border crossing? We've heard of border agents going thru peoples' stuff and want to avoid that scenario. Thanks for any info.
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:41 PM   #2
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border crossing, loaded (suv)

We have done that twice, two grey hairs and a small dog, they weren't concerned. We were at the crossing where they see the Escapes every day being picked up and delivered.
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:52 PM   #3
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...We've heard of border agents going thru peoples' stuff and want to avoid that scenario...
If border agents want to go through your stuff, there is nothing you can do about it except don't bring it with you. If you are concerned (maybe you carry items that cannot legally be brought across the border), leave your stuff on the US side and pick it up when you return to the US.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:18 PM   #4
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We went to pick up our trailer and have two big tubs of camping+trailer stuff and beddings in several vacuum sealed bags (to save space), we told them what's in the tubs and the bags and they are only interested to know if any of them will stay in Canada (to which there is none).



We didn't have any food items.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:35 PM   #5
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Once (2010) we did stay at a motel close, unload the stuff, cross the border in the morning, get the trailer and return to the motel to transfer everything. It was a lot nicer to stay at the Best Western and then the RV park to move into the trailer.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:39 PM   #6
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Once (2010) we did stay at a motel close, unload the stuff, cross the border in the morning, get the trailer and return to the motel to transfer everything. It was a lot nicer to stay at the Best Western and then the RV park to move into the trailer.
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That is what we did in 2016 and plan on repeating in 2019 and then heading to Osoyoos.
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:09 PM   #7
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No problem....Except for insanely high roaming charge from Verizon!
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:09 PM   #8
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i crossed many times with lots of stuff they are concerned with food and guns pepper spray and large amounts of cash etc... they didn't care about my camping stuff because it goes back across the board with me.
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You can cross with a million dollars in cash as long as you declare that you have it. There is no penalty, unless you don't declare it, and then you will have less of it.
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:57 PM   #10
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i crossed many times with lots of stuff they are concerned with food and guns pepper spray and large amounts of cash etc... they didn't care about my camping stuff because it goes back across the board with me.
This is true.....Answer their questions honestly. They will ask you where you are going. You tell them Escape Trailer in Chilliwack. They will smile. You will smile. And they will send you on your way.
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