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bpounds

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toedtoes wrote:


You don't even have to do what they ask.


Really? You just drive right on through and report back on what happens. If they ask you to stop, don't do what they asked. Just pull on.


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mountainkowboy wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

mountainkowboy wrote:

I go between Or and CA all the time and go through the "AG" stops all the time. I have been asked a few times if they can "inspect" the inside of my TC for whatever, I just laugh at them and say no. They have no authority for such...in fact 90% of the time the Leo's don't have the authority, but people are intimidated by the request and submit to it, why I have no idea.

Know your rights and demand respect from ANYONE, or be a sheep and get trampled on.


I'm sorry if I found this incredulous. I don't think you'll even be asked, and you'll just be waived at the border if you have a Oregon license plate. That's within flying distance of any insect and don't need you car to be transported. These nearby states, up to WA have joint-coordinated pest control protocols.


Really? you've ridden with my wife and I driving in and out of CA over the last 10 years? I love the drivel of some people who choose there own "truths" over others facts. You can choose your "alternate" reality if you wish, but quit making statements about things that you don't have first hand knowledge of.


Kinda sounds like a House impeachment inquiry.... [emoticon]

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kinda sounds like nonya


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bpounds wrote:

toedtoes wrote:


You don't even have to do what they ask.


Really? You just drive right on through and report back on what happens. If they ask you to stop, don't do what they asked. Just pull on.


If you don't want them to search, then you say no. It's up to them if you get to drive on through or turn around. But the point is that you CAN say no to the search. If you get an attitude, you're guarranteeing a problem. If you're polite, you have a chance at an easier time.


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toedtoes wrote:

bpounds wrote:

toedtoes wrote:


You don't even have to do what they ask.


Really? You just drive right on through and report back on what happens. If they ask you to stop, don't do what they asked. Just pull on.


If you don't want them to search, then you say no. It's up to them if you get to drive on through or turn around. But the point is that you CAN say no to the search. If you get an attitude, you're guarranteeing a problem. If you're polite, you have a chance at an easier time.


Or they can test again the constitutionality of the agri inspection and get another court decision like this:

"United States v. Martinez-Fuerte, 428 U.S. 543, 96 S.Ct. 3074, 49 L.Ed.2d 1116, determined that checkpoints do not constitute a Fourth Amendment violation of the rights of motorists and their passengers. The court found that neither warrant nor probable cause was required to briefly stop motorists at the checkpoint to ask a few questions."

* This post was edited 01/28/20 12:33pm by Yosemite Sam1 *

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I have family on both sides of the border. I've been across the border somewhere between fifty and a hundred times myself, and my dad, who I must say is kind of a confrontational person, has been across at many hundreds of times. I've never heard of anyone being asked for an inspection of their vehicle.

We just say no when asked if we have any fruit or vegetables. Even if we have a large box of fruit plainly visible :-). As far as I'm concerned, it's security theater, just like the airport checkpoints and the wall. I think all they really care about is what the semis are hauling.

Do you have any experience with quince? They are a wonderfully, powerfully, fragrant fruit that grows in cold climates. When I went through last fall, I had a box of quince and a box of apples. My entire van smelled like essence of fruit. No hassles.


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There is an inspection point near South Tahoe between Nevada and California. You can go around the building or go through it to meet the attendant (when present).

The first time I commuted through there in the summer of 2018, I stopped. The guy gave me a pass slip and the idea is to hold up the pass or display it when taking the bypass.

People drive by that building at full speed. Nobody stops. Nobody holds their slip and don't display it. The attendant got all excited and waved everytime I passed. I think it is because I held up the slip. But most of the time, nobody was around.

An unattended inspection point is a waste of money. CA is tax crazy and part of that problem is from having to pay for all the State Government employees retirement benefits.

So if you want an easy-peesy job with a pension, "equality" and workers rights get a job at the Ag IP in Tahoe. Bring a laptop and **** off all day. Work if you feel like it.

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My first time going to NFLD was about five years ago. My friends that came with me had been there before, and said we would have to go through a giant "car wash" that would spray the MH from all sides when we leave the island to return to the mainland. I guess they were trying to control some kind of potato bug. I have been there twice now,and we went through the wash station both times, but they didn't wash the rv. I guess the previous threat was not present at the time. I wonder what would happen if the washer was required, and you refused to let them spray your rv. I guess your rv would be a permanent resident of NFLD.

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toedtoes wrote:

ppine wrote:

It takes a lot of attitude to get cross-threaded with the ag inspection agents a the CA border. Be respectful. Do what they ask. No problema.


You don't even have to do what they ask. Just be respectful and if you don't agree to a search, then state no politely. Don't play games, don't give attitude.

It's your choice and your right not to be searched. But you don't have to be an @ss to stand up for your rights. Everybody has or had a job where you learned that jerks with attitudes make a simple task impossible and stressful. Don't be that jerk for someone else.


Both 'quotes' very well said!!!

Now to get those with the better than 'thou' attitude to listen and learn.

Priceless.

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winniman wrote:

My first time going to NFLD was about five years ago. My friends that came with me had been there before, and said we would have to go through a giant "car wash" that would spray the MH from all sides when we leave the island to return to the mainland. I guess they were trying to control some kind of potato bug. I have been there twice now,and we went through the wash station both times, but they didn't wash the rv. I guess the previous threat was not present at the time. I wonder what would happen if the washer was required, and you refused to let them spray your rv. I guess your rv would be a permanent resident of NFLD.


If somebody wants to wash down my RV for free, just tell me where!

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