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  1. Entering Canada with a firearm or ammo as a US citizen is a big NO. I would go to Canada to compete in safety trials as a Motor Officer in uniform and in a marked Police unit. They would not allow me to enter with a weapon. Customs will board your coach and do a walk through most times.
  2. Easiest would be up the Jersey turnpike to Perth Amboy exit (exit10?) and onto Rt 287 north. follow to Rt 87 in NY to Rt 84 east. A little busy around Hartford CT. but doable. Follow to Rt 90 east to Boston. Tolls on Jersey Pike, Rt 87 and Rt 90.
  3. My buddy had the same problem on his 2002 Horizon. He has lots of info for you. Email him at mstella2@nycap.rr.com He is having difficulty submitting his reply.
  4. schoonmakerjon - We do not travel with pets so it was not an issue. We chose the Canada route because it seemed less traveled and was a change of scenery. Your route would work just as well. Enjoy.
  5. We did the same trip from Albany a few years ago - entered Canada (if you can) from Buffalo and headed for Detroit. Customs was easy but took about 30 minutes - they will enter your coach and take a look. We stopped in Detroit to visit "The Henry Ford" museum - a great surprise and well worth the stop. Can't remember the campground name but it was very close to the GM driving proving grounds. From there up to Mackinaw and Mackinac Island - you need to hop a ferry for that visit. We went to Sault St. Marie for the day also - nice town. As far as campgrounds - it all depends how remote you want to be. We stayed in Newberry - quiet, very little traffic and easy to get to but somewhat remote. Full hook ups also.
  6. In NYS, the first place to call is the DMV. They have investigated units that only do fraudulent titles and odometer set backs. You wouldn't need a lawyer.
  7. I totally agree.
  8. I get my info from a family member who worked for NYSTA for 40 years. Enough said.
  9. wildbill308 - that simply is not true. Without getting into any kind of debate - lets just say that as of Dec 2020 the difference in payment of having an ez pass or not has grown exponentially.
  10. As of Dec 1 2020, NYS toll roads will charge any vehicle more $ if they DO NOT have EZ Pass. Welcome to our great state!
  11. Unless EZ Pass has changed they do not weigh your vehicle at toll booth. You purchase the transponder for the type of vehicle it will apply to. I have 3 different passes - RV / car / motorcycle. They also offer one for a vehicle that is towing. Just don't leave your car or motorcycle transponder on that particular vehicle while towing or you'll get billed twice. EZ Pass will ask # of axles when you get the transponder. In NYS you can get the transponder from the internet or a rest area. NYS is currently transitioning to no toll booths and only EZ Pass. If you don't have an EZ Pass - a pix of plate is taken and a bill sent to your home.
  12. We traveled that exact route about 4 years ago. Entered at Niagara and exited at PH. Didn't concern ourselves with staying overnight as we made the trip thru Canada in less than a day. The roads conditions were excellent and smooth. Wide open and flat terrain. No problem if you need fuel either. Border patrol did enter my MH in Niagara for inspection but that is expected due to my previous employment and places (with lots of sand) that I have traveled. I also returned the same way after a beautiful stay in the Upper Peninsula and the border entry and exit was seamless. Do not try to hide anything from Border Patrol and definitely no weapons of any kind. Cost me about 30 minutes from start to finish.
  13. Check out RV campsite in Newburgh and Saugerties area. Newburgh a bit closer to the Point. Several KOA's but many others as well. There is much to see in this area - Bear Mtn., Catskills, Red Hook and don't miss the "walk across the Hudson" - its an unused vehicle bridge converted to a walking / bicycling bridge across the Hudson - very beautiful.
  14. As a lifelong residence and 30 year law enforcement of NYS - DO NOT bring your gun here. This state has zero tolerance for non-NY permitted carry. It is mandatory 1 year sentence for illegal carry in this state. Well now, with our ridiculous bail reform laws, you will be arrested and then immediately released to hopefully and maybe show up at a later date. Heed the other posters advice - leave it home or lock it up outside of here.
  15. I had overbilt lifts put one on my Am Eagle. They are absolutely over built. They are in Saugerties NY and are a family run op. I could not find their website for you so that could be a flag. They have been in business at least 25 years. They use the 3 point hitch so the actual lift itself would be pretty inexpensive if you already have the hitch. They ship anywhere. Website is (or used to be) www.overbiltlifts.net. They are worth a look if they are still in business. Good luck.
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