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Old 03-16-2020, 01:05 PM   #1
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Just heard on the news, 1 o’clock CST. Trudeau said Canadians should start to “come home“. It sounds like the southern Canadian border will be closing.
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Thanks for posting information from reliable sources, Donna.
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Thanks for posting information from reliable sources, Donna.
Ditto!
I just listened to more live news updates.
Yes, we need more clarification. this will change minute by minute.
It was just announced that the southern border would be closing “soon“.

For now, The exceptions include U.S. diplomats, trade, commerce, and U. S. Citizens. they emphasized this may be limited to family of Canadian citizens.

Strict screenings will be set up, however.

I posted this to alert other people picking up their trailers during this time.

This constantly changing situation may affect travel plans that include crossing the Canadian border.
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:38 PM   #5
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https://globalnews.ca/news/6682040/c...ddress-nation/

“Trudeau said the restrictions come into effect March 18, but that exceptions will be made for air crews, diplomats, immediate family members and U.S. citizens.”
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Yes US citizens will still be allowed to visit Canada but don't know why they would especially if needing to be hospitalized. That's why we're escaping from the US and get home on Thursday. It'll be interesting the questions we might be asked on hitting the border. We already plan to self isolate for two weeks
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Just heard on the news, 1 o’clock CST. Trudeau said Canadians should start to “come home“. It sounds like the southern Canadian border will be closing.
The border is not closing and will be open to Canadian citizens and Americans. We are working our way up Interstate 5 back into Canada at which point we will self isolate for 14 days. That said this is not a great time to travel and it may be prudent to ask Escape to hang onto your trailers for a few more weeks or months until the situation stabilizes. Choice is yours but there is a health risk more than any other type of risk.
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Interestingly enough, is that there is no mention of the "irregular border crossings", those are the illegal border crossings that have been ongoing for several years. These are people who are not using customs ports of entry to come into the country but are dropped off at select locations the US side and they walk across to claim asylum. No stats yet available for 2020 but it has been increasing again for the last while. The last 1/2 of 2019 saw over 9200 people walking across the border and filing for asylum. I guess the lesson is if you can't come in legally, jump the cue and come in illegally, or irregularity as our great leader calls it.
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Interestingly enough, is that there is no mention of the "irregular border crossings", those are the illegal border crossings that have been ongoing for several years. These are people who are not using customs ports of entry to come into the country but are dropped off at select locations the US side and they walk across to claim asylum. No stats yet available for 2020 but it has been increasing again for the last while. The last 1/2 of 2019 saw over 9200 people walking across the border and filing for asylum. I guess the lesson is if you can't come in legally, jump the cue and come in illegally, or irregularity as our great leader calls it.
Let's NOT go down this rabbit hole for discussion. PLEASE.
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Ditto what Donna said. Considering the number of threads that have taken a wrong turn lately, how about one that stays on track, eh?
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The border is not closing and will be open to Canadian citizens and Americans. We are working our way up Interstate 5 back into Canada at which point we will self isolate for 14 days. That said this is not a great time to travel and it may be prudent to ask Escape to hang onto your trailers for a few more weeks or months until the situation stabilizes. Choice is yours but there is a health risk more than any other type of risk.
I agree about the travel...we are waiting to assess the conditions. Things seemingly change day-by-day, if not by hours.

Regarding the border, if you read my comments and the clarification, you’ll note Trudeau’s quote above.
- He said that the borders would be closed to most travelers, with the exceptions noted.
I also posted the article above as reference.
However, the Canadian border situation may change (note the PM’s qualification of “at this time”).
If you look at the comments to the PM’s actions in today’s news, many Canadians have stated that they aren’t happy about allowing certain people in.

“Trudeau said the restrictions come into effect March 18, but that exceptions will be made for air crews, diplomats, immediate family members and U.S. citizens.”

And:

“There will be exceptions for air crew, diplomats, immediate family members of citizens*and, "at this time," U.S. citizens, Trudeau said.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cbs...irus-1.5498866
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I try to remember to think 60 days out. My pick up date is around then. This is a very fluid situation and has drastically changed in a matter of days.

It will continue to change and hopefully for the better, sooner or later.

A month to two months can bring a lot of change.

Wrote the big check Today, can't wait to start playing my guitar outside my new rig.

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I try to remember to think 60 days out. My pick up date is around then. This is a very fluid situation and has drastically changed in a matter of days.

It will continue to change and hopefully for the better, sooner or later.

A month to two months can bring a lot of change.

Wrote the big check Today, can't wait to start playing my guitar outside my new rig.

Love to everyone.
Thanks Uncle Tim for the encouraging post. Our new E19 is completed and we planned to pick up on May 19 and then head on to the Escape Rally. We live in south MS so It's a pretty long drive - I'd hate to get almost to Canada and then find out we couldn't get across or the trailer couldn't come across to Sumas. But like you said, a lot can happen in the next month or two. I'm trying to be patient and plan to be fluid and ready to go if it looks like things will work out. At some point we'll have a new Escape and I can't wait!!
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Love from all of us back at ya, Tim. I hope things change for the better, too. The sooner the better. -Tom .
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Love from all of us back at ya, Tim. I hope things change for the better, too. The sooner the better. -Tom .
We too have been following things closely, as we have a PUD April 27 and have made extensive reservations w AirBnBs for places to stop on the 'way out' to Chilliwack, and many CG reservations in NPs and so on for 'camping our way back' to TN over at least a month. BTW we are also AirBnB Super Hosts, so are now finding out that some hosts are cancelling certain reservations. AS of now, we still can make it out there, but who knows what 3 weeks will bring.
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Having crossed the border at Sumas multiple times, I have found the Canadian and U.S. border personnel particularly knowledgeable about all things "Escape". Considering that just about every day of the week for several years now, Escape trailers have passed through at Sumas for export to the U.S., and Escape's customers have passed back and forth during the final purchase and pickup process.
I would expect little or no problem, unless you have symptoms and shouldn't be traveling in the first place.
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Old 03-17-2020, 08:28 AM   #17
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Having crossed the border at Sumas multiple times, I have found the Canadian and U.S. border personnel particularly knowledgeable about all things "Escape". Considering that just about every day of the week for several years now, Escape trailers have passed through at Sumas for export to the U.S., and Escape's customers have passed back and forth during the final purchase and pickup process.
I would expect little or no problem, unless you have symptoms and shouldn't be traveling in the first place.
Thx for the update..we're keeping our fingers crossed. Dad-gummit, we spent many fine hours this winter...planning multiple camping trips this season, some with meeting friends and some just the two of us. Hope it all wasn't an exercise in futility.
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I try to remember to think 60 days out. My pick up date is around then. This is a very fluid situation and has drastically changed in a matter of days.

It will continue to change and hopefully for the better, sooner or later.

A month to two months can bring a lot of change.

Wrote the big check Today, can't wait to start playing my guitar outside my new rig.

Love to everyone.
Congratulations and love to you! You got a great rate then too!
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Thanks Uncle Tim for the encouraging post. Our new E19 is completed and we planned to pick up on May 19 and then head on to the Escape Rally. We live in south MS so It's a pretty long drive - I'd hate to get almost to Canada and then find out we couldn't get across or the trailer couldn't come across to Sumas. But like you said, a lot can happen in the next month or two. I'm trying to be patient and plan to be fluid and ready to go if it looks like things will work out. At some point we'll have a new Escape and I can't wait!!
Ditto! Our experiences and sentiments as well. It’s a fluid situation. We’ll just have to see what the situation is at the time. Like you, we worry about being caught somewhere, or something happen with the border crossing.

Good luck to everyone and stay healthy!
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Ditto! Our experiences and sentiments as well. It’s a fluid situation. We’ll just have to see what the situation is at the time. Like you, we worry about being caught somewhere, or something happen with the border crossing.

Good luck to everyone and stay healthy!
Yeah..the dang trip OUT TO SUMAS is the kicker..getting home w the new E21 will be a bit easier bks..well..thee is that 'home behind the truck'. Our problem so far is daggone AirBnB's cancelling reservations we've had for months!
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