Congratulation on your PPR!
When the COPR's back, you'll see the date you need to land by.
Double check the hours of the immigration services at the border you're going to land. They normally open 24x7. Not sure about your work schedule, but if you can spare 2 consecutive days or a minimum of 19-hour time slot, then you can drive 9 hours to the border, land (takes about 20-30 mins), and go straight back to US (you may want to add in extra time for contingency like traffic, rest, etc).
You can put all of your belongings on the Goods to Follow list and get it stamped by the Custom when you land. You can take your time to move your belongings later without needing to pay duty and tax. Your car can be put on the Goods to Follow list too and you can export/import it later after you get the title.
Please note that if you tell the immigration officer that you just want to land first, will go straight back to US and settle later, they will hold off ordering the PR card for you. You will need to apply for it yourself when you are in Canada next time.
As a landed PR, you're supposed to carry the PR card with you when travelling in/out Canada, especially via any commerical means eg commercial flight, train, bus. Without the PR card, you still can travel in private car, private plane, etc, with your executed COPR and passport (this applies to when you've ordered the PR card and before you receive it which takes about 2 months recently). Alternatively, a travel document can be applied in the country where you reside/travel to outside Canada.
Do you mind sharing your dates for each step so that we can add you to the Buffalo spreadsheet for others' reference? Link to the spreadsheet can be found in my signature.
Good luck to your landing arrangement!
Yeah, my PPR doesn't include a date.
I could land and then wrap things up, I'm just worried because it's cutting it close now for me to even be able to take vacation time since I live about nine hours from the border and my job is somewhat inflexible.
I hadn't really thought about landing and then returning to get everything together. Is the process any different?
Thanks for the advice!