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Old 10-01-2012, 01:12 PM   #85
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Ken, when you go to Cal., you either check the internet for roads around the bug stations, or mumble and talk vaguely about food as if you are stupid. They probably expect old people to be half senile anyway. Also get in the longest line so the bug guy is too busy. This has always worked for me. Sometimes I have Barb drive because she is so sweet and innocent looking, they are charmed.

None of these tactics work with US customs, however, except maybe picking the busiest lane on a very busy day. For that, carry a small nuclear device. They will pick up the radiation and this will divert them from looking for fruit. They will probably take your small nuclear device, however and will want to tsalk to you for a a long time. They will let you keep your fruit if you turn around, go back to Canada, eat it and come through again. At one border crossing they said they left the fruit out for the birds. Apparently the birds can be poisoned and that's ok.

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Gene,

I never leave the country. When I left active duty in the Navy, they required me to sign an agreement to remain in the US. They were afraid there would be an immediate invasion of the US if any of our enemies captured me and decided that I was an example of the quality of our armed forces.

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:19 PM   #87
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Hi, some of us don't have any problems while crossing borders.
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Hi, some of us don't have any problems while crossing borders.
Maybe you should drive our truck. I must look like a fruit smuggler.

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #89
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Hi, on our Alaska trip, we crossed US/Canadian borders seven times.
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Hi, some of us don't have any problems while crossing borders.
Since you live in SoCal, I don't think I want to ask any questions about that. ................. Perhaps you know where one of the tunnels is located.
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Hi, on our Alaska trip, we crossed US/Canadian borders seven times.
That must mean you are still in Canada. On our last trip we entered Canada from Montana, entered the US at Skagway, then returned to Canada, then went to Alaska on the Alaska Hwy, came back to Yukon, went to Haines, Alaska, reentered Canada, then reentered the US in Montana. Have you finished the fruit yet?

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On my next trip to California, I going to bring a bag of Peruvian oranges injected heavily with exlax.

I'm taking off now for a trip to Home Despot. I need some plumbing parts.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:30 PM   #93
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:38 PM   #94
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Since you live in SoCal, I don't think I want to ask any questions about that. ................. Perhaps you know where one of the tunnels is located.
Hi, I will let you know right now that we will never cross the Southern border.
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I meant border stations.

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That must mean you are still in Canada. On our last trip we entered Canada from Montana, entered the US at Skagway, then returned to Canada, then went to Alaska on the Alaska Hwy, came back to Yukon, went to Haines, Alaska, reentered Canada, then reentered the US in Montana. Have you finished the fruit yet?

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Hi, no that is correct, seven border stations, I even double checked with my wife on that. Here's the deal; We crossed the border station going into Haines, but there was no border station there for going back into Canada. [one free pass] We still have some lemons left.
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Make it simple turn of the propane when travlin. Then put left overs in a cooler of ice wouldnt that be good enough till you get home.
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...Some of us are boondocking; moving from one remote campsite to the next.
Make it simple. You have a refrigerator for a reason, use it.
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From the road again, in Moab, UT.

Am having to revise my fridge system slightly. Our friends here just loaded up our freezer compartment w/ some frozen elk tenderloin from a local elk ranch where they are friends w/ the managers. So the blue gel packs had to make way for the venison, and are now in the fridge compartment. However, we figure that frozen venison, if it stays frozen, probably has comparable chilling capability. I'm not sure about the AS Dometic, but a lot of old fridges cool the fridge area by cold air from the freezer that descends into the fridge part. Alternatively, I will ask our friend if we can just stick our cold packs in her freezer overnight for refreezing, as we leave tomorrow for a leisurely trip back to BC.

Canadian and US customs allow a lot of fresh produce across the border, but their lists change frequently due to the lastest pest outbreaks. We had to sacrifice our home-grown tomatoes & peppers to US customs heading south, alas, but the rest of the produce was OK.

I can only imagine that people who drive with their propane on have never had an accident, nor come close to one. We nearly hit a moose running across the road near Glacier NP once. That would be one "venison" experiment I wouldn't want to try!

Yes, it does get hot in Canada, notably in the southern interior of BC where we live.
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