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Old 10-30-2015, 08:50 AM   #1
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We are 5er owners that summer in Wisconsin and are going to winter on Gulf Coast. We thought we would take the "Northern Route" to the east coast and travel the coast down. We would like to go across Canada to shorten our route. Sault Ste. Marie through Montreal, and Quebec into Maine. Does anyone know what International RV travel is like? Is it awful going through customs with the RV? Is it worth the hassle for the adventure?

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No, it's not awful. Just obey the rules. NO GUNS, have your Passports, all records on pets, Limit the amount of alcohol to their limits, be polite.

Get their rules about what is allowed and follow them.

We have crossed several times with little hassle. If we are hassled it's usually by the US agents when we re enter the US.

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Here's a useful site for entering Canada. We've never had a problem in either direction.
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Yes, just read thru the rules. I think you now have to have a Passport to return to the US, not sure if that is the rule yet, but will be.
I like to mention the "No Fires Rule: No Firewood, No Firearms, Little Firewater." going into Canada. Usually a piece of cake if you don't get too cute with the officer. Be respectful and answer only what is asked.
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We did it once and the only problem was that the mirrors on our Class A were too wide for the 'RV' lanes. We should have used the 'Truck' lanes.

As others have said, no guns, and don't try to lie about it; you will end up in handcuffs.

When Canadian RV parks say "Hydro" they mean electricity.

We are 40' and could not fit in most RV parks so be careful.

The biggest hassle was getting back to the US. They confiscated eggs even though we had bought them in the US before we entered Canada.

We drove over Superior and Huron and loved it! Enjoy!!
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The majority of the RV parks we have gone to have not problems with 40 footers.. actually, I cannot think of one that cannot...maybe a provincial park ?

BTE, that is not east coast..you are still in central canada..you have to go into Atlantic Canada to be in the east coast. New Brunswick is directly above Maine..
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We took almost that exact same route last fall but came back in at Vermont. We did not have one problem except our traveling friends lost some home grown tomatoes re-entering the US.

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