Boondocking or (Dispersed Camping) - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-31-2015, 02:25 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,142
Yeah, Canada travel for US citizens is a whole different thing where firearms are concerned. About the border crossing, I haven't made that crossing in over 15 years and I'm not in any hurry to do so.

Carol, a "shoot gun"? Is there any other kind? Did you mean "shotgun"?

BTW, almost every state provides CCW reciprocity with my state. Such an arrangement can make life a little less stressful when traveling.

Some years back I bought a 1/2" drive socket extension that's about 15" long. It rides under my driver's seat. No cop in the world will hassle a person for possessing a tool! In a pinch, it could be used to deter a 2 or 4 legged critter.
__________________

__________________
How much time do we have left? 2 Chr. 7:14
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 02:53 PM   #30
Member
 
boats19's Avatar
 
Name: Gary
Trailer: 1976 13' Scamp
Michigan
Posts: 98
I believe that is the Canadian pronunciation...
__________________

__________________
boats19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 03:15 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by steve dunham View Post
TFrom what I was told at the border ,a DWI conviction is considered a felony in Canada and it is a crime for a felon to possess a firearm. Maybe I misunderstood the border guard ( The guard spoke Canadian) ,so Carol please correct me if I am wrong
It true. Even former US President G.W. Bush got caught out on it & ended up having to obtain a special waiver due to a 1976 drunken-driving offence in order to attend meetings in Canada

Most Provinces have some pretty strict drinking and driving laws resulting in licence suspensions, fines and a night in jail etc for driving after having only a drink or two but you don't end up with a criminal record. BUT you do indeed end up with a Federal Criminal record regardless of what Province you are in, should you be caught driving with a blood alcohol reading over .08% which is the legal limit or for refusing to supply a breath sample.

American's entering Canada with a legal record even it was classified as a misdemeanour in the US but is considered a criminal offence in Canada can be turned away. More than one well known rock star heading here for a big concert has gotten caught out the day of a big concert on that one ;-)
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 03:19 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by boats19 View Post
I believe that is the Canadian pronunciation...
Yup being the polite society we are up here in the North, we usually do shoot out an apology prior to firing the gun!
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 03:32 PM   #33
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 4,727
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carol H View Post
The second one is that anyone with a gun - even a shotgun must be licensed
Since the ending of the long-gun registry in 2012, non-restricted firearms are no longer required to be registered. All existing records were destroyed (supposedly). You do still have to have a Firearms Acquisition License to buy, sell or trade any firearm. You do also have to have a licence to be in possession of a firearm.

I know US residents can bring rifles in, they just have to be declared. Not sure of what is required though, but know of a few Americans who have brought their rifles for hunting with them.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (January 26)
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 04:27 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
Quote from post #25 "Anybody who boondock camps without a firearm is tempting fate."
I have been out there for almost 50 years and never once had even the thought of the need for a firearm, and I don't intend to change that now.


About DUI's & Canada:
My ex, in Chelan, WA, about 100 miles south of the Canadian border, has a friend who was denied entry at the Osoyoos, BC entry because he had a DUI on his record and was told that he would have to apply for a special visa to enter. It's pretty much common knowledge in Chelan about those with DUI's not being allowed to enter Canada..... Good for Canada.
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 04:56 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Name: None
Trailer: None
None
Posts: 2,730
Dwi

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Miller View Post
Quote from post #25 "Anybody who boondock camps without a firearm is tempting fate."
I have been out there for almost 50 years and never once had even the thought of the need for a firearm, and I don't intend to change that now.


About DUI's & Canada:
My ex, in Chelan, WA, about 100 miles south of the Canadian border, has a friend who was denied entry at the Osoyoos, BC entry because he had a DUI on his record and was told that he would have to apply for a special visa to enter. It's pretty much common knowledge in Chelan about those with DUI's not being allowed to enter Canada..... Good for Canada.
Living in Wisconsin ,I sure wish the USA would make DWI /DUI. a felony offense
like Canada and Europe. We do not drive on Friday and Saturday nights in our area because if one can believe the studies 1 out of 3 drivers in our area is driving under the influence . Your first DWI in Wisconsin is only a misdemeanor and treated like a traffic offense .Not much of a deterrent in my book. Done with my sermon for today AMEN
__________________
steve dunham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2015, 07:30 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
Name: John Michael
Trailer: Scamp 13
Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 567
Boy howdy! It's fun hearing everyone's fears, ideas and solutions. Sure is a diverse group of RVers, united around love of eggs. Be careful out there and bring your weapon/s of choice, or not. Whatever gives you a restful sleep.

Personally I always make sure my laser cannons are fully charged and I bring along a plentiful supply of photon torpedoes. You never know when a pesky Klingon will show up. Thankfully these weapons require no permits. ;-)

LLAP, and
Happy camping! John
__________________
John Linck is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 11:57 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
Name: Patrick
Trailer: R-Vision Trail Lite
New York
Posts: 592
Yes a DWI record in United States will result in being denied entry to Canada.
I only know this because a friend was denied entry for a pre-reserved hunting trip. He had only one long gun. The DWI was from 18 years ago but the Canadian Border Officials denied him entry.
He now only hunts in the USA.
__________________
Uplander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 03:23 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
M Scott's Avatar
 
Name: Marilyn
Trailer: 13 ft 2005 Scamp Deluxe; 2002 Subaru V6 Outback
Oregon
Posts: 175
Keep it safe and simple

After an incident where I was run off the road at night by a big RV and a man jumped out pointing a pistol and rifle at me (I was driving a convertible with the top down), a friend gave me a pistol and a concealed weapon fanny pack. The gun stays home, used only for target practice at a shooting range.
Like guns, stun guns and stun rods are banned in many locations.
In the situation above, I willingly gave him my purse and the red shiny new convertible - it was a rental, anyway.

Keeping me safe with simple protection devices:

1. have a high level of security awareness - avoid looking like a victim; ; keep your road map hidden from other drivers; stop in well-lit areas; anticipate & have an action plan; take self-defense training; if you feel uncomfortable, leave the area
2. my pit bull traveling companion (she's quiet, doesn't shed, barks when something is near the trailer, and her breed is a great deterrent
3. a 3 D-cell flashlight stashed under the driving seat - can be used as a protection device
4. pepper spray (bear spray in trailer, small personal spray that looks like lipstick in pocket if going to a highway rest bathroom, or while hiking.
5. car emergency alarm on key chain - scared a nosy bear away
6. air horn - works to repel unwanted critters (2-4 legged and for emergency signaling).
7. a whistle

I have not used dog pepper sprays and dog electronic repellent devices for aggressive dogs, but they might be a viable option.

The RV Sue and Crew blog site has a great air horn setup on her trailer. Air Horn | rvsue and her canine crew
__________________
M Scott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
papa-t's Avatar
 
Name: Ted
Trailer: (Dark side)Crossroads Now
Glade Valley, North Carolina
Posts: 969
As a recently retired officer of 30 years. Here is my 2 cents. I do carry a firearm in the truck and move it to the camper after arriving at our camp site. I don't anticipate a problem. However, like the saying goes. "I'd rather be tried by 12, then carried by 6".
__________________
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
papa-t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 04:58 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Name: None
Trailer: None
None
Posts: 2,730
Ninjas

Carol : Why are the Canadian Border Guards so concerned if you bring nunchucks and /or throwing stars into Canada . I can not imagine that Canada has had a large problem with Ninjas Just curious

PS :
One time when crossing into Canada they asked if we had a bazooka , We assumed they were joking
__________________
steve dunham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 05:14 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
British Columbia
Posts: 4,369
No joke. They wanted some bubble-gum.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 07:40 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
LOL Steve I am not sure but perhaps as in the right hands they could be used as a deadly weapon. Keep in mind we do have our far share of asian gang issues.

The most current HOT item being confiscated at the border are eggs! Yup chicken eggs. Friends had theirs confiscated yesterday as they apparently haven't been watching the news of late.
__________________

Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boondocking


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CPAP machine & Boondocking/Dry Camping Adrian W General Chat 10 05-02-2016 12:57 PM
Where to boondock/dispersed camping near Savannah GA? Ryan P R Camping, Campout Reports 3 02-12-2013 07:17 PM
Dispersed camping in Az James R Williams Camping, Campout Reports 8 01-29-2013 07:35 AM
Dispersed and Boondocking in New Mexico & Arizona Adrian W Camping, Campout Reports 11 08-30-2011 08:07 PM
Boondocking before Thanksgiving Patrick Mc Camping, Campout Reports 10 12-03-2008 03:24 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.