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Tequila

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Posted: 01/31/21 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I already know the answer to this but would like some opinions;

We are running an airstream caravan into Baja next Jan and across on the ferry. 99% of these people have trucks and trailers and I know both La Paz and mexicali have the weight issue problem. I spoke to one person with a 1/2 ton whose door sticker said 7800 lbs GVWR who was refused at mexicali. So, one plan is to go to organ pipe, then drive "trucks only' across at Lukeville, get permits and then drive over to Potrero.

So my question is, are they going to be able to get permits for the trailers without them actually being there? Just the paperwork for them. I do realize the trucks will have to be. The other option is on line, but last time we tried that, 2 rigs never got their paperwork.

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Tequila, sent you a PM.

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Talleyho69

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Come on, please share!!!!

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Posted: 02/02/21 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Tequila

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never go to Galvanizd. bTW I need to stress this is next year. We wont risk running any caravans until covid is under control.

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Posted: 02/06/21 09:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bumper pull (me) and a 5th wheel drove past organ pipe, thru lukeville and thru Sonyota on Monday, before heading to Puerto Penasco. Nice drive. Things change in a year.

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Paul,
We normally meet up with friends at Yuma!
For the last several years we drive down to San Luis ,in car pools with our paperwork.
We park at one of the lots on the American side then walk across to first immigration ,followed by Vehicle imports / Banjercito.
All the necessary permits are issued at this one building .

We also normally obtain pesos from one of the Banks and May even have a meal or beverage and recharge our Mexican Cel phones!

Then we join the line to walk back across the border!

If any of your party has a Nexit pass there is a shorter line but only for themselves!

Sometimes the line is a few minutes other times it may take an hour or more to get back to the USA!

We have also done a similar show at Lukeville ,when we camped at Gringo Pass RV Park overnight!

We have also done the same thing going to Baja through Tecate! While camped at Potrero !

We have never had to present our vehicles for inspection at any of these points of entry,

For the last few years we physically have crossed southbound at Mariposa and have barely slowed down anywhere much less been asked for any documentation . In fact last year when we led a group of four we all drove through to San Carlos without speaking to or even been waved to by a soul! And in the 4 months we were in Mexico never had any kind of inspection!

We have also done the on line Tip which includes a pre clearance for the immigration card/ paper work!

If you or your group go through that step it is even easier . You will still have to stop at an immigration station ,hand in your pre clearance and show your Passport. They may even get you to sign and of course you still have to pay the fee!

* This post was edited 02/09/21 01:33pm by robatthelake *


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Thanks so much for checking in and sharing that information!

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Thanks. we had a nightmare 2 years ago with on line applications. They took the money and never sent permits. Happened to 2. It was the year right after an election so that may be the reason, changes of personnel.

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