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    Default Sometimes crossing the boarder is just for fun

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    My military vehicles are all Canadian built during WWII so a couple of years ago (2014) decided to cross the boarder just for the fun of it. Returning my 1942 3ton Radio truck to Canada after 72 years. No questions or hassle, drove out of the US to the Canadian Station, they checked all my documents passed me through. CMP enter Canada.png

    Drove 100 feet and made a U turn and recrossed to the US side, where they in turn checked all my documents and passed me back into the US.
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    This was during one of our club convoy trips the original intent was to have driven the entire convoy across the boarder into Canada then to the next boarder crossing and return. But at that time you don't want to do that without a Pass Port, no problems entering Canada with just a drivers license, insurance, and registration the problem was returning to the US without a Pass Port. So only the people in the group with Pass Ports made the crossing. Bye the way we cross at the very norther tip of New Hampshire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMPPhil View Post
    Hi -

    My military vehicles are all Canadian built during WWII so a couple of years ago (2014) decided to cross the boarder just for the fun of it. Returning my 1942 3ton Radio truck to Canada after 72 years. No questions or hassle, drove out of the US to the Canadian Station, they checked all my documents passed me through. CMP enter Canada.png

    Drove 100 feet and made a U turn and recrossed to the US side, where they in turn checked all my documents and passed me back into the US.
    CMP Boarder.pngBoarder crossing.png

    This was during one of our club convoy trips the original intent was to have driven the entire convoy across the boarder into Canada then to the next boarder crossing and return. But at that time you don't want to do that without a Pass Port, no problems entering Canada with just a drivers license, insurance, and registration the problem was returning to the US without a Pass Port. So only the people in the group with Pass Ports made the crossing. Bye the way we cross at the very norther tip of New Hampshire.

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    Default Then it was more about the peoples documents

    Hi Tobash

    Yes I thought that our vehicle's are different when I posted, but part of my point not well made is that it seems to be that having all your documents in order before you cross over the boarder is important. The other truck that cross was loaded with military radio gear, my truck is a radio truck they, neither boarder station even looked inside. Part of this was pre-trip calling the boarder stations on both sides and told them what I wanted to do and asking them if they saw any problems. Then before I left the US I stopped and asked again if the was any problem taking military trucks across the line. Again they were concerned only about my documents.

    Hope this help.

    Cheers Phil

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    sorry double post

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    I would really like to take my Deuce to an event in the US but I am very, very reluctant to take it out of my jurisdiction. It is not only crossing the border, it is also silly things such as IFTA yes/no and commercial vs. personal registration that may work ok in my area but can raise a very ugly side if made an issue somewhere far from home. Last thing I need is having my truck taken out of service by an eager beaver official, leaving me stranded.
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    I have been across the Border out here in the west with many different of my Military vehicles and many different crossings without any issues at all even Alaska. The only few times someone has been pulled into secondary in our group was for the older vehicles with the Radium in the gauges of the vehicle, radio or a compass and was just a quick check by the agents and then on the way. Vehicle Insured and Registered and you have a Valid passport no problem. A few years back we went down to the MVPA event in Portland Washington and the one member had a Volvo antitank vehicle with a Replica 90MM antitank gun on it and all the US customs officers said was COOL and every time we would go down to an event through the same crossing they would always as where that cool vehicle was with the gun on it Just my 2 Cents worth.
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    Maybe I'm just overthinking things.

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