The following tale was sent to me by a long time racer who resides here in Ontario. Only the names have been changed to protect those involved.
I make 15-20 trips into the US during the summer months. I’ve never had a problem on the US side. Sure we get some cranky Inspectors from time to time, just answer their questions as simply as possible and away we go.
About 10 years ago on our return to Canada, we got a pink slip, this was the only time to date that I had to go to the secondary inspection. We were asked to step outside the motorhome while they inspected it. A very young rookie came out of the motorhome and asked me “Do you have anything hidden in there” I said NO, he then said “Have you ever seen the inside of a motorhome pulled apart” I said, “Actually yes, I was service manager at a Winnebago dealer for several years”, he then said “I’m paid by the hour, so I can spend as much time as I want taking the interior apart, do you have anything hidden,” again I said “no, I don’t have anything hidden” without hesitation, he said, OK you are free to go. I thanked him and took off mumbling to my wife,”I guess it’s his bottle and change his diaper time”
When we got home and were unpacking I found a radio in the bedroom. I couldn’t stop from laughing out loud!! I phoned the Canadian customs and told them a young inspector had been in our motorhame about an hour ago and left his radio behind. The girl who answered said, “Oh great, that was Bubba, he couldn’t remember where he left it! He’ll be so happy, It’s the second one he’s lost and he has to pay for them! He’s gone home now, but I’ll leave a note for him to call you”
I told her I’d be going back over on Wednesday, I’ll drop it off for him! I asked her to please ask Bubba when she sees him “if he’d ever seen a radio taken apart” I explained what he’d said to me about my motorhome. I can still hear her laughing. I did stop to see Bubba on the Wednesday, we both had a good laugh and he thanked me. I see Bubba quite often and he says “Hi Scooter, how’s the radio business?” They do have a sense of humour! They’re human!
Like the sign on my motorhome reads…see above.
And, I’m heading over there right now to Holland Speedway..:)