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Old 11-21-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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CA Insp. Stations In 95 South From Las Vegas

Are there any CA ag. inspection stations going south on 95 out of Las Vegas off I515 and into CA to catch I40 going east into AZ?
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We came that way last week and I don't recall passing an ag inspection station. I did comment at the time that we seemed to have passed through Ca without being stopped!
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No...From Las Vegas, they catch you on south I-15 or west I-40 (if you use 95)
See here: CDFA > Help Protect California - BORDER STATIONS

Here's thier station map: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/PE/Exte...StationMap.pdf

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Hi Folk; We will be traveling to California next summer. I have reviewed the Border Station website and found it informative but it did not answer the specific question: Do recreational vehicles have to enter the stations for inspection as all trucks do at weigh stations or do the inspections just occur on RV's when they may be pulled over by a LEO or inspector? Thanks.
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All vehicles including rvs have to stop entering California. They will ask you where you are traveling from and if you have any fruits and vegetables. Most cars, especially with California plates, only slow down and are waved through. Motor homes because there is more a chance that you are carrying fruits and vegetables will have to stop and they may ask to look in your refrigerator. We has one old dried up orange confiscated last time (with Idaho plates). When we went through before ( with Cal plates) they just waved us through after answering the question. If you say you are coming from Las Vegas they usually won't bother you. It seems the farther distant answer you give the greater chance of greater scrutiny.
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Firewood

If you are hauling a load of split oak firewood in the bed of the pickup, they will also take that.

Seems "Oak Blight" is an imported disease from the mid-west.
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Are there any CA ag. inspection stations going south on 95 out of Las Vegas off I515 and into CA to catch I40 going east into AZ?
I know I'm late to this party but can't resist inquiring:

Why does one need to ask such a question???
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I know I'm late to this party but can't resist inquiring:

Why does one need to ask such a question???
For myself, I self medicate on fresh fruit and didn't want to do all that shop lifting in Nevada in order to stock up on my fresh fruit drugs that were sure to get me arrested and thrown in jail at a CA AG check point anyway. I am just tired of dealing the bail bond issues, having to return to the state to appear in court, adding yet another crime to my fresh fruit rap sheet, the inevitable fines... and then there is the possible jail time and I already have some close friends. One time I tried to run the AG check point and they frowned on that too... go figure!
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For myself, I self medicate on fresh fruit and didn't want to do all that shop lifting in Nevada in order to stock up on my fresh fruit drugs that were sure to get me arrested and thrown in jail at a CA AG check point anyway. I am just tired of dealing the bail bond issues, having to return to the state to appear in court, adding yet another crime to my fresh fruit rap sheet, the inevitable fines... and then there is the possible jail time and I already have some close friends. One time I tried to run the AG check point and they frowned on that too... go figure!
I don't know about Nevada but in Oregon if buying fruit & vegetables you can get your sales slip stamped with "Permitted OK for California" or some such phrase and that is accepted by the AG inspection. At least we can get that stamp in our area but we live a few miles north of the CA/OR border. If you are stocking up in Las Vegas you might ask if they have a similar option. If you don't buy in Las Vegas you should be able to get what you need in Barstow.
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I know I'm late to this party but can't resist inquiring:

Why does one need to ask such a question???
Because the CA Dept of AG will confiscate any agriculture products from outside CA being carried by the public. This is intended to protect the state AG industry against infestations like insects and plant diseases.

So, if you are carrying fresh fruit, vegetables, live plants or other non-processed AG products (like cut firewood) in your RV which are not certified for import to CA, they are seized at the border...this can be expensive to the person with the products. This does not apply to canned or frozen food items.

These AG stations are often adjacent to a CHP Weight Station, so if anyone tries to run the station...they won't get too far
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Well, I can't imagine going a couple hundred miles out of my way just to bring illegal fruit/wood/houseplants across the border...but to each his/her own priorities!
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Well, I can't imagine going a couple hundred miles out of my way just to bring illegal fruit/wood/houseplants across the border...but to each his/her own priorities!
Huh?

This is about those that are outside Taxifornia (with your 49 state fruit, veggies, house plants, wood, etc.) and need/want to enter the Golden State.

Yes, I said it - Taxifornia! Thanks to Prop 30, we now have some of the highest State mandated sales taxes in the U.S. -
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Huh?

This is about those that are outside Taxifornia (with your 49 state fruit, veggies, house plants, wood, etc.) and need/want to enter the Golden State.


There's nothing in my post that indicates that I understood otherwise....?
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Because the CA Dept of AG will confiscate any agriculture products from outside CA being carried by the public. This is intended to protect the state AG industry against infestations like insects and plant diseases.

So, if you are carrying fresh fruit, vegetables, live plants or other non-processed AG products (like cut firewood) in your RV which are not certified for import to CA, they are seized at the border...this can be expensive to the person with the products. This does not apply to canned or frozen food items.

These AG stations are often adjacent to a CHP Weight Station, so if anyone tries to run the station...they won't get too far
Our personal experience is this for what ever it is worth. It must be a typical experience.

We have entered California from Oregon and Arizona twice each of the past ten years. They have ask if we had fruit on board, if we say yes they ask what kind, we answer honestly ( we usually have an assortment) and in most cases they wave us through.

We have been boarded in the past two years and the only thing they have taken is some lemons we bought in Arizona at a supermarket.

Every time we have had a shower full (that's where they ride) of my wifes plants from Hawaii, we have carried them for ten years. They look but have never taken any.
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