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Crowe

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Posted: 02/17/20 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We do Calais...easy.

Have crossed here many times. We had citrus confiscated once (our mistake) but the only issue we've had was coming back into the US. Too long a story to get into but resolved. US border agents were awesome.


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be Douglas Adams

RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

musika

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Regarding food, you're not permitted to bring in fresh fruit, milk, nuts, meat, that sort of thing. Anything pre-packaged/shelf stable should be fine.

You are also not allowed to transport wood. We've not crossed with our camper yet but totally didn't think about the fact that means our leveling blocks need to change. Apparently if they are sealed with paint it is okay? I haven't tested that theory.

We've crossed at Calais a few times with a car and it's generally been straightforward both ways every time.

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musika wrote:

Regarding food, you're not permitted to bring in fresh fruit, milk, nuts, meat, that sort of thing. Anything pre-packaged/shelf stable should be fine.

You are also not allowed to transport wood. We've not crossed with our camper yet but totally didn't think about the fact that means our leveling blocks need to change. Apparently if they are sealed with paint it is okay? I haven't tested that theory.

We've crossed at Calais a few times with a car and it's generally been straightforward both ways every time.


Specific food prohibitions change somewhat frequently. I don't believe I've ever had dairy products questioned or confiscated. Some fresh fruits and veggies are usually verboten, most commonly ones with seeds inside, but exactly which ones may change from time to time. Usually store packaged/shrink wrapped meat, at least common meats, is okay; game or repackaged meat sometimes less so.

It's usually just firewood that's restricted (and that's true for many states in the US, as well: out-of-state or non-local firewood is not permitted unless it has been marked as being properly heat treated). Lumber and finished planks and wood objects are usually no problem at all. The main concern, of course, is avoiding having bugs such as the Emerald Ash Borer hitching a ride in the firewood.





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Posted: 02/18/20 06:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you everyone.


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