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Old 06-03-2015, 11:07 AM   #1
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Will be heading to Petoskey, MI in late July. Direct route is through Canada. Never done that in an RV, or for that matter since we needed passports. Is it worth the hassle, or would I be better off staying in the US? Would have to overnight somewhere in Canada I suspect. Two small pets, no guns to worry about. Any thoughts appreciated.
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I had the same dilemma two years ago and chose to stay in the US, but it was really a close decision. What made up my mind was the possibility of delays upon going through two border crossings, plus the lower cost of fuel in the US. More miles but fewer unknowns and likely less hassles. Despite this I love to visit Canada. If you have the time and inclination to linger in Canada I would do that. Ottowa is a particularly lovely town to visit.
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Not only would you need passports, but vaccination documentation for all pets. I will be going to Friendship, MI in late July from VT so I am looking forward to any comments.
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Thanks for the quick feedback. Likely will stay in the US.
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If you already have the passports it is not a problem.
The only caution is do not transport a gun.
We cross frequently with a dog and two cats. Never asked for papers on any of them.
Fill your gas tank in the US. You probably have the range to travel from Buffalo to Port Huron or Detroit without having to buy gas in Canada. If you don't have the range, just buy part of a tank in Canada.
Its a simple trip.
We live in Michigan
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Will be heading to Petoskey, MI in late July. Direct route is through Canada. Never done that in an RV, or for that matter since we needed passports. Is it worth the hassle, or would I be better off staying in the US? Would have to overnight somewhere in Canada I suspect. Two small pets, no guns to worry about. Any thoughts appreciated.
I am from Derry NH now in Texas. Will be going back in August to visit friends.

Wish you well on your trip!!
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We go from MI up to the Georgian Bay most every summer. Either with fifth wheel or small motorhome. Border crossing is easy and fast these days in Port Huron and a more direct route for you. Avoid Detroit crossing. Travel is slow across Canada, gas is high. If you have time and want to enjoy the scenery, go north to Tobermory and take the ferry across and then hit Michigan in the eastern UP.

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Personally I would take 17 across Canada to Sault Ste. Marie and then down across the Mackinaw bridge to Petosky. I've also taken the ferry with 23' trailer from the Toronto area north to Manitoulin Island and then to Sault Ste. Marie. I've done 17 by car, towing a trailer, motorhome and motorcycle. Its a great adventure I would do again in a heartbeat. The Canadians are great and their provincial parks are incredible.
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