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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 05:40 PM


I pull a small utility trailer, but I run over sized 15 inch tires at only ten pounds pressure. It takes a lot of the bounce out that would usually be handled by shocks.

It has a 3500 pound axle under it, but I only carry a few hundred pounds on the trip south. it is mainly to give me more room in my itty bitty SUV! In 2014 I covered over 1000 mile of back roads (including about 500 of the Baja 1K route) with no problems.




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[*] posted on 3-21-2017 at 11:22 AM


Late to the party: I highly recommend Baja Cactus in El Rosario - here are my reasons - secure parking, gas & groceries close by, and getting on the road really early get I call the white knuckle road behind you, especially with a trailer. While I have headed north and driven that stretch with more traffic than I like, I really like getting it done with little traffic early in the morning. You will definitely get to Mulege in daylight.
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[*] posted on 3-21-2017 at 11:42 AM


AK, a kayaker without RV, camping on the beach, usually carries less in a car than somebody living in his Baja home and returning there from semi-annual trip to the great "Land of the Staff" :), or traveling with a couple of ATVs.

Besides, most of this said staff won't fit well on the roof rack, while 2 kayaks will. All kinds of saddles, attachments and no-holes roof mounts for kayaks and canoes have been developed over the last few decades. With kayaks on the roof, it's hard to justify the need in a utility trailer. Traveling in a car in Baja you are rarely more than an hour away from food and water supply or few hours from a hotel (in case if you need one). Kayakers are not much into back roads, only if those roads are the shortest route to the sea.

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[*] posted on 3-21-2017 at 01:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Alm  
AK, a kayaker without RV, camping on the beach, usually carries less in a car than somebody living in his Baja home and returning there from semi-annual trip to the great "Land of the Staff" :), or traveling with a couple of ATVs.


Alm, you must have me mixed up with some other Nomad! I don't have a place in Baja and this is what my RV looks like;

https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.rP1eAvI26gm0BSrPLI37vwEsD...

I can't see putting much of a rack on that little guy!

With the back seat removed, I have room for an ice chest, a dry goods box, my duffle bag, dogs bed and a bit of emergency stuff. If I want toys, or even camping gear, I need a trailer!

The point I failed to get across, is that if you need to pull a trailer, tailor it to your needs!




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[*] posted on 3-21-2017 at 02:40 PM


I recommend the Huerta in San Ignacio if you make it that far and want a fun experience.

My nieces stayed there and enjoyed it - I hear the restaurant is excellent.

Have fun and drive safely meaning NO nighttime driving!




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[*] posted on 3-22-2017 at 08:13 AM


Guerrero Negro is 9 or 10 hours from the border. plenty of hotels, lots of good food. Another 1.5 hours to San Ignacio .. lots of choices. Cross at 5am you will cruise in to either well before dark.
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[*] posted on 3-22-2017 at 08:45 AM


Just how early can we plan to cross the border at Tecate and get our FMM paperwork as well?
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[*] posted on 3-22-2017 at 08:49 AM


I thought San Ysidro crossing was 24 hours on paperwork. also if crossing early this is faster (toll road)
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[*] posted on 3-22-2017 at 08:50 AM


Tecate border is open from 5 am to 11 pm every day.
I wouldn't expect everyone to be on duty the first thing in the morning, so have breakfast first!




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