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Hi there, new to this forum and new to RV'ing. I live in Plattsburgh, NY, I am an ER Nurse here in Northern NY/Vermont. I am Canadian but hold Permanent residency status here in the US. I have been traveling to and from Nova Scotia to visit my dad throughout the Pandemic. I have the luxury of being able to cross the border at my leisure. My husband and I just bought an RV in Illinois and since becoming familiar with the RV'ing community I am wondering if there is any way I can assist Canadians with RV's in transporting across the border at the Plattsburgh NY location. We have the local Plattsburgh airport which accommodates flights daily into and out of Canada. I just want to help my fellow Canadians in the midst of this maddening border closure extension here in the US. Hoping I can in some way help fellow Snowbirds transporting their RV's across the border. If anyone out there can give me some direction or advice, I would greatly appreciate it. Would love to help in any way possible!


Good for you. I have been doing the same thing in Mexico for years. People need assistance all the time. You can make some good money without taking advantage of people.


Moishe, why don't you fly this kind lady to Manitoba, have her drive the rig south and fly her back to NY. Pay for her time too. You will probably pay the same amount to stay warm this winter.

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Bidbuy gave me a quote of $890USD to take our 42 ft. Mh and Silverado pu across . I don't remember if that was Blaine or Bellingham. Airfare is $80 per person. I thought that was reasonable. Too bad there are no entrepreneurs in Alberta,Saskatchewan or Manitoba.BC presents other problems for Prairie people. Snow in the mountains. I have driven semis in the mountains but only with small amounts of snow. A dp towing a vehicle is horrible in snow. We did the Raton pass in a blizzard and it is not fun. Pray to the border gods for Oct. 21st.

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Bidbuy gave me a quote of $890USD to take our 42 ft. Mh and Silverado pu across . I don't remember if that was Blaine or Bellingham. Airfare is $80 per person. I thought that was reasonable. Too bad there are no entrepreneurs in Alberta,Saskatchewan or Manitoba.

There are importers in Alberta, I forgot the name. Thanks for the tip on Bidbuy. But I don't see any flights from Vancouver to Bellingham, other than $240 flight with stop in Seattle. I doubt there is an international airport in Blaine.

And then there is a pain to ship it, say, from Tijuana to Los Angeles - the closest airport on the US side. Here is what I learned how they work: they pick it up within 3-5 days after placing the order. Then it takes 5-7 days to get it across the border and tow 140 miles (don't ask me why, this is what I read). So you should kill 10-12 days in Tijuana. Not fun. There are no direct flights from TIJ to anywhere in the USA or Canada. All TIJ flights go via Guadalajara or CDMX, takes 8-10 hours and several hundred dollars. Same with Mexicali-Phoenix.

It's less painful shipping it from Canada - you are home and can wait until they do their job and then fly - there will have to be some storage/parking fees involved but probably cheaper than waiting for them in the hotel in the USA. Vancouver-Seattle direct flight costs $90.

The most stupid is that this all defeats the purpose - to avoid packed airplanes and airports. You still have to fly both ways. Flying from TIJ to LAX takes almost same long as flying from TIJ to Canada.

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Bidbuy does a charter flight from Abbotsford or boundary Bay
I had read it is $80 per person. You fly the same day as they drive your rig across the border. BC has the advantage of being close to the border. Not too complicated. But driving our rig through the mountains with snow is a bad idea. I think we will wait for the next announcement. Could be sooner than Oct.21. If the border opens we could be ready in 2 days. If it remains closed we will put the mh. in storage. If it opens before Dec. we will drive down in the pickup. We have a home in Kino and a mh in my shop if we want to do some close by travelling .

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Bidbuy does a charter flight from Abbotsford or boundary Bay
I had read it is $80 per person. You fly the same day as they drive your rig across the border.

Not bad. Tijuana or Mexicali issue still needs to be resolved.

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Almot: Are you using Tijuana because you will be in Baja?
Playaboy should be able to take your rig from Mexico to the US. Personally I cannot think of a worse place to cross than TJ.

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I SO agree about Tijuana.

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Cnadnchic wrote:

Hi there, new to this forum and new to RV'ing. I live in Plattsburgh, NY, I am an ER Nurse here in Northern NY/Vermont. I am Canadian but hold Permanent residency status here in the US. I have been traveling to and from Nova Scotia to visit my dad throughout the Pandemic. I have the luxury of being able to cross the border at my leisure. My husband and I just bought an RV in Illinois and since becoming familiar with the RV'ing community I am wondering if there is any way I can assist Canadians with RV's in transporting across the border at the Plattsburgh NY location. We have the local Plattsburgh airport which accommodates flights daily into and out of Canada. I just want to help my fellow Canadians in the midst of this maddening border closure extension here in the US. Hoping I can in some way help fellow Snowbirds transporting their RV's across the border. If anyone out there can give me some direction or advice, I would greatly appreciate it. Would love to help in any way possible!


Wow! THAT is a generous offer [emoticon] I know Plattsburgh very well. Have been visiting it for almost 50 years.

We have just stored our rig indoors, and it is locked in. However, we would have taken you up on your kind offer.

We are appx 48 minutes drive from the Champlain crossing, not that far from Plattsburgh. We are only ~~18 minutes from the Vermont Richford crossing, but we normally use the Champlain crossing when heading south to snowbird.

Cheers from the Eastern Townships !


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Curious why the discussion of Tijuana hasn't included the rail from San Ysidro to San Diego. Doesn't Air Canada fly nonstop from San Diego to Vancouver, BC?


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Moisheh wrote:

Too bad there are no entrepreneurs in Alberta,Saskatchewan or Manitoba.BC presents other problems for Prairie people. Snow in the mountains. I have driven semis in the mountains but only with small amounts of snow. A dp towing a vehicle is horrible in snow


LOL! I've backpacked / camped in the Rogers Pass area at the end of August and had snow at that time of year, so I can imagine just how bad the roads can get from Lake Louise to Revelstoke, BC mid~late September occasionally and, especially October onward.

We used to ski at Sunshine Village many years ago, driving there from Calgary. But that was during winter.

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