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StirCrazy wrote:

JaxDad wrote:

Steeljag wrote:

Interesting reading the borders are “closed” with so many Canadian snow birds here in central Fl.


There's a surprising number of Canadians who (illegally) leave their RV in the US and just fly or drive back and forth.

My sister and my BIL did exactly that for many years, until a sharp customs officer asked them where they were going to be staying and they answered that they had a Canadian RV permanently parked in the US.

Ooooops.

They were told in no uncertain terms that it had to leave in the spring when they did.


nothing illegal about it, so not sure why a customs officer would say that. its no different than owning a house or renting a permanant holliday spot in the US. is it the smartest thing to do givent the pandemic maybe not but there are no laws being broken. the only one would maybe be them being in the US more than the max number of days which they track easier when you fly, but that doesnt mean you have to move your rv.

Steve

If the R V was purchased in Canada you would have to import and register it or bring it back. If it was purchased in the U S it could remain. Lots of people do leave them but!!!

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Posted: 03/06/21 04:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please keep the discussion limited to the OP’s question of which border crossing to use.

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StirCrazy wrote:

JaxDad wrote:

Steeljag wrote:

Interesting reading the borders are “closed” with so many Canadian snow birds here in central Fl.


There's a surprising number of Canadians who (illegally) leave their RV in the US and just fly or drive back and forth.

My sister and my BIL did exactly that for many years, until a sharp customs officer asked them where they were going to be staying and they answered that they had a Canadian RV permanently parked in the US.

Ooooops.

They were told in no uncertain terms that it had to leave in the spring when they did.


nothing illegal about it, so not sure why a customs officer would say that. its no different than owning a house or renting a permanant holliday spot in the US. is it the smartest thing to do givent the pandemic maybe not but there are no laws being broken. the only one would maybe be them being in the US more than the max number of days which they track easier when you fly, but that doesnt mean you have to move your rv.

Steve


Not true.

A vehicle of any kind is a personal possession not a fixed asset like real estate. It is a Canadian vehicle and must be imported into the US and any taxes or duty owing paid on it before it can be legally left behind.

Some states, Florida for example, will look the other way for the sake of tourism, but it’s still not legal.

Go across the border and buy and insure a WA plated vehicle and take it back to BC permanently and see how that works out for you. I doubt Canada Customs or the ICBC would be impressed.

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