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Posted: 09/30/21 01:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

moisheh wrote:

Most are shipping the rv. Either on a flat deck or a Landall.I guess the unit is treated as freight. There is a form you have to fill out. The companies that do this are familiar with the process.


It would seem that the transport would only have to be over the border so would not entail long distances. My neighbors had a 40' MH but now have purchased a large fifth wheel. I wonder if it could be carried on a flatbed?


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I'm reading yes, but it needs to be taken to somewhere they can fly into. Canadians can't walk or drive across the US border, at least until October 21. It could change then, who knows?

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I just called the Pembina ND office . Got a short answer. YES. I asked if that was OK. YES. I asked if there would be any probls. NO. Those answers are verbatim. Je only spoke those answers. But he hesitated as of he did not want to answer Might work for some people. But remember the driver has to get somewhere Sounfs doable but the logistics could be tricky. If the American comes to Canada he has to be vaccinated and have a pcr test within 72 hours of arrival into Canada. Some entrepreneur could make good money. The Canadian still has to fly to the USA. Interesting.

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There have been lots of news articles about services taking RV's across the border (say to Buffalo NY) while their owners take a helicopter or plane to Buffalo and then drive their RV to the southern US.

Here is a link that gives various options for cars and RV's.

https://www.snowbirdadvisor.ca/how-canadian-snowbirds-are-getting-their-vehicles-across-us-border-while-its-closed





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almcc wrote:

There have been lots of news articles about services taking RV's across the border (say to Buffalo NY) while their owners take a helicopter or plane to Buffalo and then drive their RV to the southern US.

Here is a link that gives various options for cars and RV's.

https://www.snowbirdadvisor.ca/how-canadian-snowbirds-are-getting-their-vehicles-across-us-border-while-its-closed


When Spring comes around and the USA border is still closed to non-citizens, I'll take your rigs north into the USA.

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My Canadian friend just shipped his RV I across border. He flew from Abetsford to Bellingham retrieved his RV and is headed to visit us, on his way to Florida for winter.
Since the pandemic we will miss our second winter south of the border since 2003.
No more RVing though we will be renting a house instead. Many of my friends have started doing the same.


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Posted: 10/04/21 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good morning all:

...on the topic of "how do transport companies transport your RV from Canada into the US"....my understanding is thus:

....either the Canadian owner of the RV drives the rig to the shipping company's facility for loading onto some genre of "carrier" (see Moisheh's post), or, the Canadian RV owner contracts an RV shipping company with bonded drivers....the bonded driver(s) will literally drive your rig into the US to a destination very close across the border (a large or small airport capable of receiving inbound passenger aircraft from Canada).

If you have to deliver your rig to a shipping company, you obviously will need a second vehicle to get home afterward, and to drive yourself to the airport for the quick flight into the US (or a relative or friend can drive you).

According to some sources I read, the shipping company will give you a list of items in advance that are not allowed to accompany your rig into the US (like booze, some foods, etc).

One Quebec RV shipping company will line up your shipped RVs along the airport tarmac, ready for you to jump into when you get off the small hopper aircraft (a 15 minute flight to Plattsburgh, NY's airport). The aircraft are usually chartered by the shipping company, and fly out of a small airport on the south shore near Montreal (St Hubert Airport). The aircraft I saw looked like a single prop 8 seater.

As far as having a US national come across into Canada to drive your rig across into the US....it appears that anyone can do this. According to the US CBP article entitled: Taking - bringing a car - vehicle into or out of the U.S. that belongs to a friend, relative, rental company here-->


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....because this is an RVing in Mexico/Latin America Forum, of course any Canadian driving across the US for the purposes of RVing in Mexico (or, further south) will need a return service that will drive their rig(s) from Mexico border, into the US, to meet the Canadian owner (at say, an airport in Brownsville, El Paso, San Diego, Yuma).

But no ideas what the rules are in Mexico having a non owner of an RV rig driving said rig in Mexico TO the border crossing? Anyone? A Mexican notarized permission letter? The real owner's registration and insurance documents? A specific third driver insurance ?

* This post was edited 10/04/21 09:40am by silversand *

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Posted: 10/04/21 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MAX-Aviation flying out of St Hubert Airport (a couple of miles from Montreal) are jam packed solid with Quebec passengers flying just across the border to meet their RV rigs. Pets can fly with owners for $50. But if the pet is over 30LBS, you have to pay a full fare ticket ($550 CAD). They are starting new expanded schedule of flights across the border October 15th (and November and December).

here-->

I think these guys have been hammering away for maybe a year now bringing Canadians into the US to meet their cars and/or RVs.

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Posted: 10/04/21 10:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

....just thinking aloud.....I will bet that Mexico RV caravan operators have a way of driving Canadian RV rigs from Mexico-side, back into the US for Canadian RVers, so that Canadians can meet their RVs at a border airport when returning home from Mexico [emoticon]

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