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Old 07-21-2010, 01:09 AM   #1
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Red face Going To and Through California

I have an older C Class 400 CID GMC power. I was told today that I cannot legally go into the state of California to visit or pass through because I exceed their emission standards. Is this true?
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As far as I know if you are legal for emissions in the state where your RV registration is from, than you can travel in CA. Now if you move there, you must meet their standards,make sure you have your Smog Certificate.
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I have an older C Class 400 CID GMC power. I was told today that I cannot legally go into the state of California to visit or pass through because I exceed their emission standards. Is this true?
No, not true, come to Calli and have fun.
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Thanks for the replies. I live in Canada and really enjoy my time in the states. We are planning a trip to Chilloquin Oregon in September and we thought we would slip a little further south and visit sunny California. We mentioned our plans to friends and they were the ones who thought the had read or heard the information they relayed to me.
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Although California does have agricultural inspection stations at some border crossings, I've never seen one where they checked emissions before they'd let you into the state.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:27 PM   #6
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I dont live in CA but pass thru from time to time. It never ceases to amaze me how much $ and time is wasted at these check points I call "The Fruit Police" what a joke.
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The only restriction I know of for those passing through is that many of their raods are length restricted. If you're RV is over 40 feet you can forget the coast raods and many others.
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Possum...If you see anyone sniffing your tailpipe, quickly step back in your Motorhome and leave the area. You are being sniffed by a certified California Green Nut We have many such nut cases here in the Golden (but broke) state.
We welcome everyone in California wether you have a pushcart or a coal burning Motorhme, we love tourists !!
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I'd think you are OK to travel in California but would probably have difficulties if you tried to register the vehicle there. You should see the smokers that come across from Mexico without problem on the southern border!
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I think everyone has quieted my fears of the tail pipe police but being we in BC (British Columbia or Bring Cash your preference) tend to want to save the planet as long as it doesn't affect my way of life I did have thoughts of a sniffermobile following out of state/country vehicles along the highway then radioing for a police vehicle.
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