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Old 12-18-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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Hi all, new member. Looking forward to the forums and all.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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Hi Stan welcome to the Forum, hows the weather today in Van we're down in Arizona catching some rays

What kind of rig do you have or are you in the process of buying?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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Enjoying some snow fall and is playing havoc on our roads. Getting ready for a January run Arizona way.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum Stan!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:39 AM   #5
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Hi there and welcome to the forums! Your upcoming trip sounds like fun.

Happy Camping!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:00 PM   #6
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Welcome Stan. We are just across the water from you near Victoria.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:50 PM   #7
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Welcome, Stan. We're ex-pat Brits living in Anacortes. Almost 30 years with Boeing and 3 years at NASA before I retired. Then 3 years with our county's transit agency before I decided full retirement was appropriate.

If you pass through, give us a call.

This is a good forum if you own one of Forest River's many lines. Our Georgetown is getting on in years, but doesn't have a lot of use showing ('02, 15,000 miles and 50 hours on the generator). Sure, it's not Rolls-Royce quality, but it wasn't a Rolls-Royce price, either.

What's your FR product?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #8
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Hi Stan! Welcome to the Forums!

Enjoy Arizona! Have you been there before?

I have heard that the Sumas crossing is quicker and easier to navigate than the Blaine port of entry when towing larger 5ers. What have you heard?
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:40 AM   #9
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We have only used the Lynden and Sumas crossing, Sumas has a dedicated RV lane(oversize rigs) as Lynden has a seasonal RV lane and we would also have to back track to get to I-5
Never been to the south in an RV so looking forward to it with RPI

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #10
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Hello Stan,

We are somewhat recent newbies as we bought our first RV the August before last.

We are in South Langley close to the border and can get to the Pacific Highway truck crossing in about 15 minutes. We like going to the US and we bought a membership at Beachwood Resort in Birch Bay last year and love it. They have a bunch of other campgrounds around Washington that we can stay at for no extra charge.

My wife has a co-worker who lives in Coquitlam and they camp at Beachwood resorts a lot all season long. They use the truck crossing. The truck crossing is a "beech" for longer RVs as the entry to the border crossing gate is really narrow plus they have concrete barriers laid out in chicane style right after you exit the border. Saw one guy with a LONG trailer once that had his mirrors hanging out over the concrete-filled pipes while pulling up to the border and his TT was at an angle. We thought for sure he was squished in there and stuck but with help from a couple of other border guards, he got through with going back and forth a few times to straighten out. (Probably a newbie, lol.) If you have a dually and a long camper, skip the truck Xing. We've heard that Peace Arch is good for RVs now.

If you plan to go to the US much, we highly recommend getting a NEXUS card. Can save you an hour or two when it's really busy plus declaration of purchases is much easier. Most times, we get waived right through each way.
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