Some concerns about crossing the border

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

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Post by Glen Friesen » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:14 pm

Smuz you might want to look into the trailer behind a trailer thing a little more. You might only be allowed on the main highways. I know you won't be allowed in the parks or in BC. You might be able to get to where we are wheeling though.
Another place to check for more information is http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
That is the Canadian border services site and they have a lot of info on the site if you are willing to search around a bit.
You can also call any border crossing and find out if you need tags or anything for your rigs. You might just have to stop at the American side on your way up and let them know what you are doing.

SteveC, looks like you can bring up to 24 beers with you, more than that and you pay.

As for firearms maybe woodchopper can bring enough for all of us then you don't have to worry about it.
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Post by stevec » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:50 am

Glen Friesen wrote:SteveC, looks like you can bring up to 24 beers with you, more than that and you pay.
Guess I'll just have to drink the rest before we cross the border then. :beer:
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Post by nick » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:30 pm

Steve, we have great beer here. Leave yours at home and get some of ours.

Smuz, in Alberta you can how a 2 trailers, but not in BC. The meet is on the BC/Alberta border. So just cross in Alberta and stay there. If you cross into BC and the DOT (CVSE here) see you, or a cop for that matter, they will make you drop one.

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Post by woodchopper » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:02 pm

frankenstein wrote:So it's easier to buy a gun in Canada and throw it away when you go home...
well not really, unless you have the proper licence.

but then again using some old numbers, its estimated that only about 50% of owners actually followed the laws that were introduced in 1995 and registered their rifles. and handguns were registered since the 1930's but they lost most of those registrations and asked that everyone re-register. You can guess how that went. :roll: Gun laws are very unpopular and really don't prevent crime, useless feal good nanny state legislation.
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Post by nick » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:46 pm

woodchopper wrote: Gun laws are very unpopular and really don't prevent crime, useless feal good nanny state legislation.
I am surprised the Conservatives have not throw it out yet.
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Post by Jimny » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:15 pm

Nick wrote:...we have great beer here...
Can't Wait!!!!!!!!!!! :cool: :beer:
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Post by tweeder » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:54 pm

stevec wrote:
Glen Friesen wrote:SteveC, looks like you can bring up to 24 beers with you, more than that and you pay.
Guess I'll just have to drink the rest before we cross the border then. :beer:
nah, just meet at the border and divy it up :D
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Post by Myers » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:09 am

Contact U.S. Customs /Border Protection with my lingering concern about getting older U.S. registered vehicles back into the U.S. from Canada. Looks like if we have the proper paperwork to get into Canada we should have no problem getting back into the U.S.

Here is the link they sent me. http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/clear ... obiles.xml
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Post by stevec » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:53 am

Be prepared to spend a little extra time at the border though - they may flag you over so they can do an "inspection" of your rigs.
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Post by Jimny » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:37 pm

I've been wondering about that. With that info I might just be bringing ONE LJ.
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Post by stevec » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:26 pm

The number of rigs shouldn't be an issue, just tell them you're going to a car meet (which you are). My thinking is just that they'll see you coming, say "WTF is that, it's cool!", and stop you to check it out. I don't think they'll give you a hard time, but they may have questions!
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Post by Jimny » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:48 pm

I wasn't worried about that, I don't have Ranger in my name, the title is still open and I really don't want to pay to have it tagged. I have no proof it is mine when I come back into the USA.

I'd hate to take a chance and have to leave it in Canada and having Ruby come and get it. :wink:
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Post by Suzy » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:26 pm

Jimny wrote:

I'd hate to take a chance and have to leave it in Canada and having Ruby come and get it. :wink:
Don't worry, he'd never beat me !

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Post by Jimny » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:35 pm

LOL!

You know if I was a betting man I would follow us back to the border to see if you can take one (or more) home with ya. :))):
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Post by Ruby » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:58 pm

Suzy wrote:
Jimny wrote:

I'd hate to take a chance and have to leave it in Canada and having Ruby come and get it. :wink:
Don't worry, he'd never beat me !

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Post by thesarg » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:24 pm

fight ya for it ;)
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Post by Frankenstein » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:34 pm

It's gonna be busy at the border :ohno:
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Post by Jimny » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:20 pm

I can just see it now, we'll have a long line of trucks with empty trailers following us to the border. :))):
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Post by Ruby » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:31 pm

Jimny wrote:I can just see it now, we'll have a long line of trucks with empty trailers following us to the border. :))):
That's why we suggested a Canadian meet :twisted:
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Post by woodchopper » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:05 pm

I'll bring the big trailer :D

border is only 6-7 hours drive for me
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Post by thesarg » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:13 pm

im 25 min from the border hehe, just a bit too far east
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Post by russmehl » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:57 pm

thesarg wrote:im 25 min from the border hehe, just a bit too far east
I'm watchin for ya...
Maybe you and I could have our own "Canadian" meet...
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Post by thesarg » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:43 am

cmon up, ill start the bbq n ice the REAL beer :cool:
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Post by stevec » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:08 am

Found these links regarding passports:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/new ... 2008_4.xml

To summarize, you won't need a passport to go to Canada for the meet, as this requirement was delayed until June 1, 2009. Here in Washington, they have come out with an "enhanced drivers license", which supposedly can be used for travel to Canada in lieu of a passport, even after that date. (I hear them advertizing them on the radio all the time!) Other border states are probably also working on similar licenses, since there is a lot of cross-border travel in these states.
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