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Old 12-08-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Picking up and bringing across US border?

Hey Escapees,

I have read differing things about how US residents pick up Escapes. From the website it sounds like we just pick it up at the factory and bring it across the border with the proper paperwork we get from Tammy and Reece. But somewhere (fiberglassrv site maybe??) I read that the Escape has to be brought down across the border and the final exchange done in the US. Can someone clear up my confusion?

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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Hi Eric,

Crossing the border is very easy. I complete all of the paperwork that is required to import the trailer. When you arrive at the border they will ask you where the VIN number is on the trailer as they ask you to step inside. Once you are inside they will stamp your invoice with a rainbow coloured stamp and verify the VIN number on the trailer with the one on your documents.

When they are finished you are on your way. ;0) Yes it is really that easy.

For those customers who are having their trailer shipped east and then importing it into the US, the only information I do not have is the Port of entry number which the crossing guard will fill in along with the date of entry.

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Old 12-08-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
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Yep.. it really was a non-event.. We got through the border in about 15min.. I think I spent way more time at the DMV registering it..
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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Re: Picking up and bringing across US border?

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Hi Eric,

Crossing the border is very easy. I complete all of the paperwork that is required to import the trailer. When you arrive at the border they will ask you where the VIN number is on the trailer as they ask you to step inside. Once you are inside they will stamp your invoice with a rainbow coloured stamp and verify the VIN number on the trailer with the one on your documents.

When they are finished you are on your way. ;0) Yes it is really that easy.

For those customers who are having their trailer shipped east and then importing it into the US, the only information I do not have is the Port of entry number which the crossing guard will fill in along with the date of entry.

Tammy
Thanks Tammy. I have asked you so many questions I was trying to get one answered here without having to bother you! But now it is here so any of us Yanks can see it. I went back, searched and found where I got confused - it is here: http://www.roamingtimes.com/rvreport...l-trailer.aspx

Thanks again for the quick reply Tammy!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:51 PM   #5
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Re: Picking up and bringing across US border?

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Yep.. it really was a non-event.. We got through the border in about 15min.. I think I spent way more time at the DMV registering it..
I'll second that one!!! The DMV back home is MUCH more difficult. We didn't even get out of the truck! I did give the border guard a little sales pitch, and one of Reace and Tammy's cards though : - )
The only REAL trouble I had at the border, was when the guard wanted to see my wife's permission from her parents to be traveling with me. He thougth she was much too young and much too good looking to be traveling with me! I had to reluctantly agree :- )
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:25 PM   #6
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The only REAL trouble I had at the border, was when the guard wanted to see my wife's permission from her parents to be traveling with me. He thougth she was much too young and much too good looking to be traveling with me! I had to reluctantly agree :- )
LOL and appreciating your sweet comment!

When we crossed the border back into the U.S. it was a busy day at the crossing. We waited in line about 15 minutes and when we got up to gate the official barely looked at the papers Tammy had so carefully prepared, and didn't check the VIN on the trailer. He just glanced back at the trailer and said, "Well, did you buy anything else?"

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Re: Picking up and bringing across US border?

They are getting used to people "Escaping" from that border crossing...
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:59 PM   #8
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Re: Picking up and bringing across US border?

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The only REAL trouble I had at the border, was when the guard wanted to see my wife's permission from her parents to be traveling with me. He thougth she was much too young and much too good looking to be traveling with me! I had to reluctantly agree :- )
I question why someone half your age would be traveling with you too.

My last crossing of the border (with my Escape) was funny, the guard looked at me, passed me a dog biscuit, and without batting an eyelash, speaking in a very firm voice, said "Sir, that is not for you". I guess he had a good sense of humour after all.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:10 PM   #9
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That's funny! I'd imagine you'd have to have a good sense of humor to survive that all day.
Have a Great Christmas and New Year Jim, and the same to all our extended Escape family.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:14 PM   #10
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Re: Picking up and bringing across US border?

Hi: Jim Bennett...Jim are you sure it was a dog biscuit...and not a "Banana". ooh ooh ooh...ee ee ee!!! Alf
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