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Last summer we re-entered the US at Port Huron. It was the easiest, fastest border crossing we have made in recent history. The scenery was nice between Niagara and Port Huron.
We did that trip from east to west last summer. We topped of our gas in NY and drove all the way to MI without having to get any Canadian gas. Last summer the gas in the US was a lot cheaper than Canada but this year not so much of a difference.


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As others have said crossing at Port Huron was quite easy. We overnight at the KOA and crossed in the morning. The KOA was the biggest and best we've ever seen.


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The Duty Free gas that I am thinking about is just a few hundred yards from the toll booths. You have to watch the signs carefully or you will be in the wrong lane and miss it. The savings were substantial. It can only be accessed when entering Canada from Michigan. There are lots of easily accessed pumps - it is not a little rinky dink operation.


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I-69 on the north side of Lansing is washboard, and will bounce you trailer around. Make sure you have everything loose locked down, because it will get thrown about. First time over it you will think you have a flat tire.


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Tripalot wrote:

The Duty Free gas that I am thinking about is just a few hundred yards from the toll booths. You have to watch the signs carefully or you will be in the wrong lane and miss it. The savings were substantial. It can only be accessed when entering Canada from Michigan. There are lots of easily accessed pumps - it is not a little rinky dink operation.
I have no idea what you are referring too and have never seen any pumps. A little more direction please if you could. I am crossing into Ontario at Port Huron tomorrow. Thanks.


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I just checked on Google, and the Duty Free Gas is at the Ambassador Bridge, Michigan side. As I said in my original post, I was not 100% sure which crossing had the duty free as we use both crossings - and it has been a couple of years.
Memory is not what it used to be! Website shows gas price $2.61 gal. but I do not know how this compares to other US prices.

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I haven't seen a reference to this, but you MUST make sure that ALL passengers have the proper documents when you cross. Check regulations for entering Canada and also back to the US.

Best bet is passport, but I believe an enhanced driver license will suffice. Not sure about minors.

But, please do your homework.


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We crossed at the Sarnia point mid morning in 2017. No lines. Don't think we were stationary for any more than a minute. Fastest ever into Canada.

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