Stakes, backpack of clothes, cooler, cinder blocks etc.
It's supposed to rain today and tomorrow, so tarp up to your car and make sure the tarp is connected to the tent (or just tie the tent to the car).
This isn't really the place where you'll find a lot of theft - but it can happen. Just leave whatever you feel comfortable with in there. If you don't want to leave anything, then at the very least, tie it to the car.
True, but, it depends on what time you get there. And with everything there, things are rarely consistent.
Even if you get there late on Friday night, you'll still be parked beside someone as close as you would be in a parking lot. Best thing to do is to park and right away toss things from your car before the next car pulls up. That being said, there is still quite a bit a room left between you and the car across from you.
If you get there really late, like 3 am late, it's much more lax, although you'll be in the last row or two.
Trying to circumvent federal laws can never be a good idea.
I was once denied entry into the US at the airport, so I bought some duty free on the way back out and they made me return it.
Here is what they say on the website:
False declarations and the seizure of goods
If you do not declare goods, or if you falsely declare them, the CBSA can seize the goods. This means that you may lose the goods permanently or that you may have to pay a penalty to get them back. Depending on the type of goods and the circumstances involved, the CBSA may impose a penalty that range from 25% to 80% of the value of the seized goods.
In addition, the Customs Act provides border services officers with the authority to seize all vehicles that were used to import goods unlawfully. When this happens, the CBSA imposes a penalty that you must pay before the vehicle is returned to you.
If you do not declare tobacco products and alcoholic beverages at the time of importation, the CBSA will seize them permanently.
A record of infractions is kept in the CBSA computer system. If you have an infraction record, you may have to undergo a more detailed examination on future trips. You may also become ineligible for the NEXUS and CANPASS programs.
If your goods were seized and you disagree with the action taken, you can appeal by writing a letter to the CBSA within 90 days of the date of the seizure. You can find more information about the appeal process on your seizure receipt form.