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Texas to Mexicali, Baja California

Discussion in 'Destinations Tips HowTo's and Safety' started by 7six2, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. jondle

    jondle Full Access Member

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    I've crossed at Mexicali a few times and never had issues or felt at risk in the slightest. Like @RDFTS , I've never stopped since I'm on my way to off-road, but if you have a gated parking lot and you're only there during the day I would have zero concern. I would get Mexican insurance just to be safe. EXO uses Baja Bound insurance, so they are used to dealing with Raptors and this community. There is a Global Entry lane for the return trip, which Tecate doesn't have. Personally, I would be more leary of leaving my truck in Yuma or Calexico than I would driving it into Mexicali for a day.
     
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    You may want to look at the return crossing information, last week the wait at the border coming back into the US was 9 hours, just FYI. I have taken my Raptor into Baja numerous times, but currently there is a moratorium on crossings except for essential business until September 21. That has caused massive delays. I do agree, leaving a Raptor in Calexico, is a very bad idea, not sure about Mexicali either, both probably pretty sketchy.
     
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    Yikes!!! That kind of wait time is not gonna work. My trip will be after September 21st so maybe that will help.
     
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    Ok. UPDATE: I ended up getting another technician to take my place. I've been covering this out-of-town job for 11 years; but now that my responsibilities have increased its getting harder to be away from home base for very long. Between work load, COVID concerns, and concerns about my truck I just decided it would be best to sit this one out. Thanks for the otherwise helpful advice fellas.
     
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