Thanks everyone. I appreciate the info. I don't anticipate taking more than about $600-$800 worth of product. All will be used in the build. I just figured if I had to pay duty, might as well have it shipped.
When I go to pickup the trailer, I'll have just a day's/night's worth of clothing, sleeping bag and my coffee pot!! I'll spend one night close to the border for a double check of systems, then book for home. I won't take the five days Dave&Kathie took
Because in a week, I'll be packing for 8 days at the Oregon Gathering.
If anyone else has more to add to the discussion... chat on!