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We'll be crossing back into the US from Ontario this summer. Do we get into the truck lane to go thru customs or stay in the regular car lanes? Thanks. Jim

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Regular car lanes.

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Some crossings have lanes for RV's (usually mixed cars/rv's) to one side..
Truck lanes are there not only for the size but also for the paperwork etc.. The truckers nor the agents would be happy if you used those lanes.

The agents there IME are pretty sticky about things.. There was an unwritten rule I recall that you needed to turn off your headlights when you approached at night. If you didn't and you blinded the guy in the booth would you have a bad day ahead.. Maybe something to consider for us RVer's as well? Little courtesy goes a long way..

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When we went into and out of Quebec at the Vermont crossing there were large vehicle lanes that we were directed to. On the way into Quebec there were no issues but on the way back into Vermont we were boarded and searched, both the RV and toad were searched. Asked the border agent if there was any problem and he said no just a random check, complimented our RV, and said have a nice day. Whole thing took about 15 minutes.
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I just called Customs @ the Ambassador Bridge. He said to take the second lane marked 'RV' to the right of the building. If anyone wants further clarification, call 313-226-3141.

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We crossed there about 2 months ago (U.S. bound). There are new markings that say Cars/Bus/and RVs. Do not use the Truck lanes. After clearing customs and then paying your bridge toll, there is a direct connection to I-75 NB or SB, no city traffic.

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jimhaz2402 wrote:

Post subject: Re: customs--Ambassador Bridge into Detroit

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:32 pm

I just called Customs @ the Ambassador Bridge. He said to take the second lane marked 'RV' to the right of the building. If anyone wants further clarification, call 313-226-3141.
Hope you called the U.S. Customs seeing that you are coming back into the U.S. from Canada. Haven't been over the Ambassador Bride in ages, so I would think it is all different now!


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