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Old 08-26-2015, 10:48 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by Mountndream View Post
In some states you must tell the officer... Its a duty to inform is a good source, they seem pretty up to date and correct here in the Keystone state.

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Old 08-26-2015, 11:45 AM   #62
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This makes absolutely no sense at all.

If I had felt the way you do when I was hit on the passengers side of my truck years ago by a woman trying pass me on the wrong side of a merging lane, and then telling the LEO it was MY FAULT, then I deserve what I would have gotten. I would have been stuck paying to fix the repairs.

In the end, the woman that hit me had Insurance that was pending from an Insurance Co. that she had just signed with. The reason for the "pending" was due to the fact that she was in a previous accident ( insurance dumped here afterwards ) that was "her fault" as well. She couldn't afford to have another accident.

So let's try and tell the LEO it was the other persons fault.

Had I not spoke up, maybe she would have gotten away with it. But it was evident she was in the wrong. I'm not keeping my mouth shut when it's something this important. BUT, to each their own!

It doesn't really matter what you say, it only matters in court. You can tell your side all you want if the cop can't figure it out then I don't argue with no one. I let the cop do his job and I tell my insurance agent what happened and let the insurance people fight it out. There is some crazy people out there. I want no trouble when I'm on the road. Insurance company says talk to no one but them and that's what I do

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Old 08-26-2015, 11:51 AM   #63
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Interesting topic...
When traveling recently, we entered into California, they asked at the border if we had any fresh fruit or veggies with us. And asked if he could look in the RV refrigerator and our ice chests. I said "Sure, no problem" and proceeded to open the door of the WJ and then the refrigerator; he didn't touch anything, just looked. Then the very nice man said thank you, complimented how nice the WJ was, and passed us through. I don't have an issue with this at all because CA has been doing produce checks for years, and it is just routine.

I am pretty sure this thread is asking about Police entering the RV during a routine traffic stop; I would want to know why before I allowed them to do so. They may be looking for a stow away or escapee that could have gotten into the RV without your knowing (not likely, but possible). If they couldn't explain why adequately, then I think it is time to call the attorney. Again, if you are in the process of committing a crime as a poster stated, then they WILL search you and your RV eventually and you will still need an attorney.
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:55 AM   #64
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Wow.. its jus myself wife and our 2 dogs but wouldn't want our 5th tore up for no reason. She was thinking of going by az will have to show her this and maybe rethink az. I already crossed out tx too many rules from what i heard. Would want a warrant though.
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:16 PM   #65
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Border Stop

First time ever stopped by US Border Patrol this past July, I have never been stopped beyond the 1st inspection point in my entire life. They were looking for more than eggs and chicken.The scan for heat signature through the RV and must have seen something odd.

Only choice I had was to allow this happen, I am a visitor in the US and must abide by the law of the land. As far as a roadside stop if I encounter such I have no way to plead the 5th and would allow police to do a search if requested.

I have traveled world wide any many a time had inspections of either luggage or tool boxes.

A relevant comment I must share reading a lot of people feel it is their right to take what they want to Canada and getting mad when searched and having fire arms confiscated. That is our law much the same as California might take my lettuce and oranges at the state border to protect their agriculture.

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Old 08-26-2015, 12:16 PM   #66
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Just be honest with me...

I have no problem letting any officer search my vehicles if they just tell me what they are looking for. (I'll just make sure to tell them where the weapons are before they search).

We did have one encounter I thought was a bit strange.
My wife and I were traveling thru New Mexico north of Las Cruces. There is a checkpoint by White Sands where you are routed off the freeway and have no choice but to go thru.
As we pulled in there was a car in front of us that was being "sniffed" by a dog.
One of the officers walked up to my window and asks us where we were from. He then said if I would wait a minute while they got the dog out of the way, then we could be on our way.

I told my wife we were going to be there for a few minutes. She asked why? I told her to look out the side mirror. They had the dog sniffing the RV and our toad.
I couldn't figure out why he just didn't tell me they were going to do it beforehand.
Guess he thought if I were a criminal I would have floored it and escaped with my 53 foot, 30,000 pound rig.
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:17 PM   #67
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Yes police would get my full cooperation they are there to serve and protect
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Originally Posted by cpd1343 View Post
I was a police officer so here goes. If we ask you, you do NOT have to let us. If we see you or a passenger trying to conceal something under the seat, etc., your vehicle WILL be searched. If we see something out in plain view in your vehicle or camper that is illegal, then it WILL be searched. If you are arrested, your vehicle and camper WILL be searched.
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I think there is a lot of smoke and bluster being expelled here.

You may refuse and end up in jail/court and in the end, what was proven?
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I know this has been posted before, but I think it captures the tension between citizens and LEOs/prosecutors. The first half is an amusing presentation by a law school prof and the second by a LEO.


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