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Old 08-29-2014, 07:55 AM   #43
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It's a piece of cake. We crossed @ Washington into BC. The officials were very nice!
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:29 AM   #44
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We travel with three cats and are considering a trip into Canada. We are very careful when going in or out of the MH. We're concerned that if we do get selected for a more thorough inspection, will they be careful as far as our cats are concerned?
I think you have to take the animals with you.

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Old 05-26-2015, 01:19 PM   #46
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We went to Newfoundland with no problems whatsoever. They didn't come in, though they could have and might have found fruit or something like that. We told them we had alcohol - we went right through but never had guns.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:30 PM   #47
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I've been across the border 4 times with two trips to Alaska and back.

Look the border agent directly in the eyes and maintain eye contact throughout the entire questioning. Be truthful and honest. Remove your sun glasses if you have them on.

ONLY answer the questions asked and nothing more.

Only once I had to pull over at the crossing on the I-15 going into Canada where they had me line up with the commercial trucks to X-Ray scan my coach and trailer.

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This is excellent advice and should be followed to the letter.

We've had similar experiences going to Alaska a couple times and up the Atlantic coast a couple times. Only once did we have anyone enter the coach and that was when we reentered the US on our last trip. Even then the guards were friendly and respectful. They did a cursory "search" for contraband items and sent us on our way. The whole experience lasted less than 10 minutes and there was nothing damaged.
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does motorhome have to be in your name ?

as title says our motorhome is in a friends name as we dont live in us
so could we go to canada ? yes or no
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Usually a breeze but often there will be long lines. I have little respect for the border guard's as they collectively make the lines long selfishly to protect their jobs. Sorry had to sneak my rant in.
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We have crossed the border too many times to recall and never had an issue with the Canadians or the Americans. I have crossed the border many times with my sailboat and had it tossed more times than I can recall. I think the issue is Im not a drinker and dont carry alchohol. Seems to be when I tell them there isnt any they get their hackles up.
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I think the issue is Im not a drinker and dont carry alchohol. Seems to be when I tell them there isnt any they get their hackles up.
Kind of like having Texas plates and saying you don't own guns from what I've been told.
We haven't been across the border since at least 1997 since we had our 1988 Type B MH at the time.
Pretty territory but I haven't seen all the US yet.
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as title says our motorhome is in a friends name as we dont live in us
so could we go to canada ? yes or no
I would suggest you contact the Canada Customs and Border Patrol for the best answer.
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Our experience this year (June). Crossed at Calais/St. Stephen. The wife and I are 54, teachers, pulling a TT. Followed the recommended behaviors and courtesies. We were asked, rather forcefully, 3 times if we had any firearms and the consequences explained in no uncertain terms. We were directed to secondary and 3 officers removed EVERYTHING from our vehicle, searched every box, bag, compartment and crevice of our TV as well as the interior of the TT. I believe this was due to my CCW, which in FL requires a FBI background check.
We had no weapons. I choose to visit your country, I'll honor your laws.
Also received a lecture that Canada has no "Right to Defend" laws. Apparently, if attacked one should be proper about it and allow yourself to be killed.
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Hey, could be worst, in some countries if you defend yourself during a B&E, the burglars might sue you! ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ired-back.html) Hope you enjoyed the visit in the great white North.
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Living in Wa and TX, I cross the borders quite often. Been inspected a few time, they are just doing their job and I am happy they are. I have pulled boats, MGs and RV across Canada and Mexico. I grew up in Chula vista CA and crossed into Baha many times. My Kids with me. I now live and spend the summers 60 miles from Canada. My Son is married to a Canadian and has the work permits for Canada. I spend the winter, less than 7 miles from Mexico. And cross there with no problem. I consider it a great honor and privilege to be able to visit the neighboring countries with so little or no effort. We have the enhanced driver's licence from WA and don't even have to carry our passports.
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Our experience this year (June). Crossed at Calais/St. Stephen. The wife and I are 54, teachers, pulling a TT. Followed the recommended behaviors and courtesies. We were asked, rather forcefully, 3 times if we had any firearms and the consequences explained in no uncertain terms. We were directed to secondary and 3 officers removed EVERYTHING from our vehicle, searched every box, bag, compartment and crevice of our TV as well as the interior of the TT. I believe this was due to my CCW, which in FL requires a FBI background check.
We had no weapons. I choose to visit your country, I'll honor your laws.
Also received a lecture that Canada has no "Right to Defend" laws. Apparently, if attacked one should be proper about it and allow yourself to be killed.
I,ve been in Canada all my life,i would like to know were you have to stand there and be killed,Everyone has the right to defend themselves,we have stricked gun laws
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