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Darryl&Rita

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garyhaupt wrote:

I really don't get why people have a struggle with crossing the border? Don't have any food in your RV. Period. Not even pet food unless it is clearly labelled as made in the US.

Yes, I know..food in the US can be much cheaper. However, loosing it at the border is so going to happen..and then people get mad. Why?

California...is a beautiful state. Probably couldn't afford to live on the coast but visiting? One of the best states to hang out in.


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Gary has the right idea. Even though we're full-time, we know what's on the restricted list, and leave it behind. I've sat within sight of the border crossing, and ate my last grapefruit, before crossing. Informed the Customs Officer of that fact, and had them chuckle.


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It’s not just west coast, here in NY state crossings they do the these checks all the time.


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Lwiddis wrote:

“They?” The State of California seeking to protect our agricultural industry isn’t “they.” It’s us. Long overdue. Dont “be light.” Be in compliance.


Well said.

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romore wrote:

I hope she enjoyed the one tomato she confiscated.


Absurd, because 'SHE' did not enjoy it. She was doing her job by seizing controlled products and that tomato was destroyed, not consumed.

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I agree with Lakeside. Pretty tired of the attitude that the border agents take things for their own use. How about some proof.

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The only time when food inspections at the US Canada border were a big issue was during the mad cow era. Several times border agents have looked in the refer. One wanted our tomatoes and green onion tops (ie not the bottom which we cut off). They have never been concerned about pets, pet food or house plants.

The big four besides documentation are guns, alcohol, tobacco and firewood.

We don't carry excessive perishable food when crossing but the refer and some cabinets are full.


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2lazy4U wrote:

I agree with Lakeside. Pretty tired of the attitude that the border agents take things for their own use. How about some proof.
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Heading to Canada I asked one US border agent what I could do with some fire wood. "Put it in that red truck and when it's full it's auctioned off to employees and the money is donated to help local kids." I felt good about helping.

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I think sheltieRV just forgot to put the suffix on OROVILLE. The crossing is near OROVILLE, WA, not Oroville, CA which is on Hwy 99 and several hundred miles south of the US/Canada Boarder.

It is a easy mistake to make and I'm sure it won't impact anyone's produce bills.


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2lazy4U wrote:

I agree with Lakeside. Pretty tired of the attitude that the border agents take things for their own use. How about some proof.


Thank you 2lazy4U for the backup support. I too am tired of the border bashing.

Our border Officers are trying to protect our country's billion dollar Ag industry by not allowing invasive species decimate the citrus and vegetables produced here.

Others have mentioned the best way to cross the border without problems, travel with minimal fruits, veggies, alcohol and purchase what one requires from the local stores once in the host country.

Crossing the border is not a difficult process, unless one chooses to make it difficult.

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Coming and going across both borders we were never asked about fruit, vegetables or meats this passed trip(2018 summer)


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