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Gismo123

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I have tried to tell the government that rvs should be allowed across the border. We are in homes on wheels. We have food, washroom facilities, and entertainment but instead the USA will allow people to pile into an airplane from Canada and go to the United States but being isolated in an RV isn't good enough. I tried to get a petition going, but it went nowhere. Any ideas?

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When you are talking about some thing like border crossing the rules and regulations must be a ‘one size fits all’ type of arrangement. They cannot say blue cars can cross and red cars cannot.

Likewise they cannot say pickups can cross but only if they are towing an RV.

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Gismo123 wrote:

I have tried to tell the government that rvs should be allowed across the border. We are in homes on wheels. We have food, washroom facilities, and entertainment but instead the USA will allow people to pile into an airplane from Canada and go to the United States but being isolated in an RV isn't good enough. I tried to get a petition going, but it went nowhere. Any ideas?


Understand. the gov isn't really following the science. They pick and choose what they want to happen. Notice tens of thousands of illegal aliens cross, and are shipped all over the country. But you can't drive your RV across. You alone in your RV are too much of a hazzard.


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Posted: 07/31/21 07:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Terryallan wrote:

Gismo123 wrote:

I have tried to tell the government that rvs should be allowed across the border. We are in homes on wheels. We have food, washroom facilities, and entertainment but instead the USA will allow people to pile into an airplane from Canada and go to the United States but being isolated in an RV isn't good enough. I tried to get a petition going, but it went nowhere. Any ideas?


Understand. the gov isn't really following the science. They pick and choose what they want to happen. Notice tens of thousands of illegal aliens cross, and are shipped all over the country. But you can't drive your RV across. You alone in your RV are too much of a hazzard.


Well said

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Two days ago, I phoned CBP and had a bit of a conversation with a supervisor (I was seeking info on flying from Canada to the U.S.). Of interest (to me at least), he advised that, regarding virus/quarantine/vaccination issues for flyers, CBP has washed it's hands and to them it is as if the Pandemic was non-existent. They only deal with those issues they have always dealt with and all the other stuff is left to the airlines.

Of interest to this conversation though, when I asked the logic behind allowing air but not land entry, he laughed and said all rules and regulations related to the virus, on who can/cannot cross the border is decided at the top level(s) in Washington, on direction from the POTUS, and is all political, and he couldn't understand any of it.

I would suggest RVs, or whatever the type of land travel (for non-essential) was never even considered.

And if many U.S. border states/communities/politicians who want/rely on land travel from Canada, have failed at changing the regulations, I doubt your petition would have any luck.

Point Roberts is a small U/S peninsula south of B.C that has no land access from continental U.S. and can't be accessed by vehicle without driving from Canada. Because it relied largely on Canadians to support it's small businesses and continental U.S. citizens can't get to it by driving, it has literally been abandoned. They can't even solve that conundrum.

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I am surprise at all of you....

You are trying to apply reason and rational thinking to government operations. You should know better than that.

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Posted: 07/31/21 10:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I am elected to serve in D.C., I promise to give special consideration to RVers. [emoticon]

Not that I am running for office, mind you... [emoticon]


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Terryallan wrote:

Gismo123 wrote:

I have tried to tell the government that rvs should be allowed across the border. We are in homes on wheels. We have food, washroom facilities, and entertainment but instead the USA will allow people to pile into an airplane from Canada and go to the United States but being isolated in an RV isn't good enough. I tried to get a petition going, but it went nowhere. Any ideas?


Understand. the gov isn't really following the science. They pick and choose what they want to happen. Notice tens of thousands of illegal aliens cross, and are shipped all over the country. But you can't drive your RV across. You alone in your RV are too much of a hazzard.


Pardon me for introducing logic into this mess, but you’re saying the US government is actively allowing illegal immigrants free passage to drive over the border now?

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marpel wrote:

Two days ago, I phoned CBP and had a bit of a conversation with a supervisor (I was seeking info on flying from Canada to the U.S.).


Point Roberts is a small U/S peninsula south of B.C that has no land access from continental U.S. and can't be accessed by vehicle without driving from Canada. Because it relied largely on Canadians to support it's small businesses and continental U.S. citizens can't get to it by driving, it has literally been abandoned. They can't even solve that conundrum.


Unless you have first hand knowledge to the contrary, Point Roberts is in no different situation than the State of Alaska.

Transiting Canada to travel between landlocked areas is, and always has been permitted.

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and some people just don't think a closed border applies to them


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