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Old 04-04-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Sandy & I have been setting on our hands here in Texas watching for pictures of 2012 Escape 5.0's. Attempting to learn what will be new, what can be offered, how to make payment, and recently how to get home without permanent tags. We were wondering what "cubbies in the 5.0" were and might look like. Tammy was kind enough to send us a couple of pictures we are sharing with you. I believe they are for quick, handy, temporary storage of anything while sleeping. My thought was eyeglasses, a flashlight, and a firearm.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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If you plan to enter Canada to pick up your trailer, don't bring your firearm, even if you have a convenient "cubbie" to store it in.

We don't "cotton to that sorta thing up here".

Couple 70-year-old guys in a motor home failed to declare their firearms when crossing the border ( they would have been confiscated ) and ended up with no time in prison, but as I recall, about $15,000 in fines. And, they had to return to Beautiful British Columbia for their trial.

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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Here's another story:

U.S. citizen should be grateful he has poor health--it kept him out of a potential three year "visit" to a Canadian prison after he tried to enter the country with a cache of undeclared weapons.

Collie Roe, a 66 year-old self-described firearms instructor from Arizona, thought he'd take a shortcut from Michigan to a New York gun show by cutting across Canada. At the border he declared he was carrying four weapons to a gun show. Customs officials must have smelled a rat, because they searched Roe's RV and towed vehicle. In reality, Roe was toting a total of 16 firearms, a loaded handgun in his pocket, and several more--including 9 mm and .45 caliber handguns--all loaded--in the immediate vicinity of his driver seat.

According to the Times Herald of Port Huron, Roe could have spent the mandatory three-year sentence in jail for his convictions on weapons possession, illegal importation, and customs evasions charges. In light of his poor health, a Canadian court rolled his convictions into what in the US is considered a misdemeanor status. Nevertheless, Roe spent three months in jail, had to pay $5,000 to get his RV and toad released, and his weapons will soon be scrap metal.


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Old 04-04-2012, 10:35 PM   #4
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Here's another story that has some info the regs.

As in, you could bring in a long gun with proper paper work, but only with a reason ( like hunting grizzlies ).
Your revolver won't get across the border.

Guns seized at Aldergrove border

Eleven illegal weapons were seized at B.C. border crossings last week, including five in Aldergrove.

By Neal Hall, Postmedia Network July 20, 2011



Canadian border officers in B.C. seized 75 firearms so far this year, included 10 loaded handguns.

The seized weapons were mainly from U.S. travelers who failed to declare them, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.

It is illegal to bring undeclared firearms into Canada.

A total of 461 firearms were seized last year at border crossings across Canada, with 141 of those seized at B.C. crossings.

The CBSA provided a list today of the most recent seizures last week:

July 11: An officer at the Aldergrove border crossing seized five loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun from two U.S. men who were heading to Alaska.

The travellers, Hugh Wayne Barr and Danny Ray Cross, did not declare any firearms during the primary examination, but the weapons were discovered in the vehicle during a secondary examination.

Both men were arrested and charged by CBSAs Criminal Investigations Division with various offences, including smuggling under the Customs Act and firearms offences under the Criminal Code.

The judge ordered both men to be released on $50,000 bail.

July 12: CBSA officers at the Osoyoos crossing discovered and seized a loaded 9-mm handgun from Max C. Montgomery, a U.S. resident. Officers also discovered two magazines capable of containing more than 10 cartridges.

Montgomery has been charged by CBSAs Criminal Investigations Division with various offences, including smuggling under the Customs Act and firearms offences under the Criminal Code. He was released on $10,000 bail.

July 13: Two travellers arrived at the Pacific Highway crossing in Surrey in a motorhome, intending to tour B.C. for two months. The vehicle and occupants were referred for an examination where an undeclared loaded .22-calibre revolver and ammunition were discovered. The firearm was seized and both travellers were arrested for smuggling and later returned to the US.

July 14: Officers at the Abbotsford-Huntington crossing seized an undeclared, loaded .380-calibre handgun from a U.S. resident, Jack Vinson, who had not declared any firearms. The firearm was found in the vehicle and Vinson was immediately arrested and charged with three offences under the Customs Act and Criminal Code. He is currently in CB custody.

July 17: Officers at the Douglas crossing in Surrey seized two smuggled handguns and arrested Nathan John Keese of the U.S., who allegedly attempted to bring a loaded 9-mm semi-automatic pistol and a .50 Cal semi-automatic pistol into Canada. He was charged with weapons offences under the Customs Act and Criminal Code.

The CBSA warns U.S. travellers to be aware that visitors to Canada must declare all firearms in writing.

This can be done by filling out Non-Resident Firearm Declaration form and paying a $25 fee. Once confirmed by a border services officer, it has the same effect as a temporary license and registration and is valid for up to 60 days. All necessary forms can be found at www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Anyone who does not declare their firearms upon arrival can face prosecution, and the firearms and the vehicle used to carry them may be seized.

Visitors may temporarily import non-restricted firearms, such as common hunting rifles and shotguns, if they complete the non-resident firearm declaration and if they a valid purpose (hunting, target shooting, for protection from wild animals in remote areas where firearms are allowed).

For information on importing a firearm, visit: http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/factsheets/visitin_e.asp.

U.S. visitors to Canada should also ensure they comply with Canadian regulations concerning the safe transportation of firearms.

As well, many weapons are considered prohibited and therefore not allowed in Canada.

Travellers who have fully declared prohibited weapons or firearms, but dont have the required licence or permit to import them into Canada, will not have their goods seized, and have the option to have CBSA hold the weapons until the required permits and licences are obtained, abandoning the goods to the Crown or appealing the prohibited classification.

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
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This new post was not posted for the discussion of the right to bear arms. I am familiar with the laws concerning the entry of Canada from the US. This is about a new feature built by Escape Industries for 2012 for future buyers. Save your gun stories for another time and another post.

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:22 AM   #6
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I didn't bring up packing firearms in my "cubbie". I believe you posted that.

I simply posted information that may warn others who are not aware of Canada's gun laws.

I suppose I could delete myself

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:15 AM   #7
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Looks like a handy new feature to me David...thanks for posting. I just lay my "stuff" in the space between the bed and trailer wall...this will make things MUCH easier to find!
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They look like a good idea, thanks for posting the photos. I put up a couple magazine racks, one at the bed, the other at the dinette, but I could see this as good for the glasses, flashlights, etc. I want to be able to sleep at night, so there will be no firearm for me

David, you gotta know if you bring up gun toting, you will definitely get a response. Just as I would never mention how I use my Escape for drug running.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #9
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Our dog Sammy is the firearm.. although if he hears and gunshots - he's outta there!!

But the cubbies are an excellent addition..makes me want to do something for our set-up.. BTW - first real trip is in a week or so.. can't wait!
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I added several "pockets" in our Escape - this one holds the TV remote controllers.
I have a few larger ones attached to the cabinet panels - very handy for small
items like glasses, maps, gloves and flash lights.
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