Some concerns about crossing the border

Our 4th annual meet, July 5-6, 2008, in Canada, eh?

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Some concerns about crossing the border

Post by Smuz » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:10 pm

Wilson has a title, tags and insurance.
Mouser and Sleepy have none of the above.

Why do I get the feeling that trying to take an unregistered vehicle across the border and bringing it back may cause me grief?

Also, what is the Canadian Police's view about pulling a trailer behind a fifth-wheel camper?
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Post by Myers » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:40 pm

Another concern is tag and title for trailer. Oklahoma does not require either. Tag agent did provide me with letter from OK Tax Commission explaining such.
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Post by Jimny » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:43 pm

Ohhhh yeah, it will be easy to get it across the line but trying to get back into the US with a LJ on a trailer without a tittle and or tagged.

I don't think we will have to do any checking into this, I know the answer, I had better get it/them tagged.
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Post by Myers » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:14 pm

Hers is some good info (Q&A) and also (I think) a place to contact. Looking throught the (Q&A) looks like I have some work to do. Looks like there may be some Stations that only process vehicles other than what you are driving at specific times. Thanks for the heads up Smuz.

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Post by Myers » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:19 pm

Woops, here is the link( http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/ ) I was referring to in previous post.
hhtp://www.customs.ustreas.gov/
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Post by Myers » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:37 pm

Some more better info found at U.S. Customs

"Due to the backlog of emails if you intend to travel or require assistance within the next two (2) months please call toll free 1-877-227-5511 or 202-354-1000 and speak with a representative."
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Bringing guns into Canada - 2008 LJ Meet

Post by Myers » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:38 am

A link to info bringing guns into Canada. http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/factsheets/visitin_e.asp
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Post by Smuz » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:32 am

Better info about bringing guns into Canada:

Don't!
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Post by Jimny » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:45 am

Guns? We need no stinking Guns.


Well not to go across the border with anyway.
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Post by Fordzuki » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:19 am

Starting to sound more like a Hells Angels meet than an LJ meet... Guns, unlicensed vehicles, and how to smuggle them over the border... :))):
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Post by Frankenstein » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:22 am

Don't forget the large amounts of alcohol :D
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Post by Jimny » Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:10 pm

YEAH! :beer:
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Post by Myers » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:00 pm

Hey, I posted the link to Canada gun regs toward helping some good guy from spending his vacation at the border. Smuz has it right - "DON’T". Believe their web site also had info about alcohol so be careful. I don’t remember seeing anything there about Angles, Hell or otherwise so will have to wing that part.

I haven’t done guns for over 30 yr. when the doe and her fawn decided to come back to watch me, the great white hunter, taking a smoke break while standing over the field dressed buck they had been with.
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Post by Jimny » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:14 pm

Poor Bambi!!!!! LOL!


They would really freak out if someone brought home brew. :))):
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Re: Bringing guns into Canada - 2008 LJ Meet

Post by Suzy » Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:55 pm

Myers wrote:A link to info bringing guns into Canada. http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/factsheets/visitin_e.asp
The MV Coho sails between Port Angeles Wa and Victoria B.C., I have sailed aboard her hundreds of times. They have a very, very clear message over the pa system advising that guns can not be brought into Canada, they even offer to hold them for you if you have any and you can collect them on the way back. One loser ignores this and off he goes with his wife. Well somehow they suspect weapons and search the car, sure enough they find the weapons but there are also several unlabeled videos. Well we don't allow child porn either so everyone piles into a room to see what is on the tapes. Well poor Mrs. loser is rather red faced as these are naughty movies she starred in for her darling hubby. Apparently they had to sit there and watch all of the movies in their entirety just to be certain there were no kiddies involved.
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Post by Smuz » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:19 pm

In 1999 I took a trip to Alaska. When the customs station below Winnipeg saw that I was from the west US and was going to Alaska, they were CONVINCED that I had a handgun somewhere in my rig.

It took 4 hours and a VERY thorough search of the truck and trailer before they let me go. And they still were only convinced that they hadn't found it.

And no, I did NOT have a gun.

So, I don't try to take guns to Canada.
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Post by krazy larry » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:18 pm

smuz pulling a trailer behind your fifthwheel is still legal in alberta as far as i know i pulled the boat behind mine lots last summer never had any trouble think the legal length is 76ft
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Post by Jimny » Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:46 am

Suzy: LMAO!!!!! That poor women!!!!! :))): :))): :))):


Smuz: Damn that SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by stevec » Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:54 pm

I was figuring on putting a batch of homebrew in the bed of the truck in front of the wheel well, then putting the camper on. It's wasted space, and I figure I won't be drinking much of it until the meet anyway. Maybe I won't - if they do check there and find it, they'll be sure there's something illegal in it, and end up "testing" it all at the border. :roll:
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Post by Jimny » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:57 am

yeah they will be "testing" it alright :beer:
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Post by tweeder » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:28 am

stevec wrote:I was figuring on putting a batch of homebrew in the bed of the truck in front of the wheel well, then putting the camper on. It's wasted space, and I figure I won't be drinking much of it until the meet anyway. Maybe I won't - if they do check there and find it, they'll be sure there's something illegal in it, and end up "testing" it all at the border. :roll:
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Post by woodchopper » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:47 pm

as for firearms, I'm a firearms owner and have a pile of rifles and handguns.

Laws here are just as silly as some of your states, they really frown on handguns but now so much on rifles.

As for bringing them into the country your going to have problems, lots of problems.

Now if it was hunting season, and you had game tags, and taken the time to get the Canadian licences and register the firearms, and then get your US export permits then its not a big deal. Just a whole lot of paperwork. :?
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Post by Frankenstein » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:56 pm

So it's easier to buy a gun in Canada and throw it away when you go home...
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Post by thesarg » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:59 pm

Just to clear it up once and for all, july is a very snowy month in canada so be sure to pack warm clothes and heaters, if u have a snowmobile feel free to bring it and be POSITIVE u have snow chains. Also it is illegal to feed the polar bears or hit a penguin with your car, as they will impound it.

We are still in prohibition so any alcohol u can aquire over here will be illegal and they will impound your vehicle for that as well


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Post by russmehl » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:36 pm

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