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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 04:54 PM
Northbound crossing towing a really big boat.


Will be crossing northbound towing a very large boat on the 14th or 15th of April (Friday or Saturday). It will be Semana Santa week just to make things interesting. Any recommendations on where to cross and when? San Diego will be my final destination.



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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 06:10 PM


Just get in line at TJ.



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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 07:22 PM


David,
How about a pic of that baby?




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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 07:54 PM


Last year some friends mentioned having to go cross at Otay towing their race trucks, so I assumed that was because it may be difficult to navigate through the SY crossing over a certain overall length or required due to gvwr. During Semana Santa should add some more excitement! Hopefully everyone is headed South that day...
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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 08:12 PM


Looks like otay has k rails set up as a slalom once you pass the booth.
Do you have time to email cbp? They responded to me quickly one time.
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[*] posted on 3-19-2017 at 08:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
David,
How about a pic of that baby?


This is the old boat, I wouldn't be towing the new boat anywhere...




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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 08:01 AM


My advice, David, is to cross at Otay and use the commercial truck lanes. Just follow the 18 wheelers as you drive on corredor 2000.

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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 08:07 AM


You can cross at Otay, stay far right, that avoids the tight turns after crossing.
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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 08:14 AM


Once you get through the CBP gates at Otay you have to navigate through a K rail chicane....not good if you are towing anything large, and you can't depend on the far right lane being open/available. Suggest San Ysidro N/B
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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 09:38 AM



How about launching it at Popotla, pick up a load of paying customers, and driving it north the San Diego area. Maybe the start of a new and exciting career.

OK...I'm jes kiddin'.




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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 09:41 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
Once you get through the CBP gates at Otay you have to navigate through a K rail chicane....not good if you are towing anything large, and you can't depend on the far right lane being open/available. Suggest San Ysidro N/B



They recommend for large vehicles...bigass motorhomes etc, to use the far left gate at Otay going north.




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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 10:03 AM


have you considered nogales? very easy to return you TIP too ( easy wide open parking several miles south of the border)
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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 12:04 PM


The far left lane at Otay Mesa is a Ready Lane that requires a passport card. The regular lanes are in the middle with the Sentri lanes on the right side.

The far left lane at San Ysidro is a regular lane and gives the straightest shot across the border. Ready Lanes are in the middle with Sentri Lanes at the far right. However, after clearing customs both regular and ready lanes have a roomier exit to make the turn into the exit lanes leading to I-5/I-805. These lanes are more constricted.
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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 12:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by dtbushpilot  
Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
David,
How about a pic of that baby?


This is the old boat, I wouldn't be towing the new boat anywhere...


Okay....pics of both? The "before" and "after" boats... ?

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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 12:15 PM


David I cross at tj with my 5th wheel use left 3 lanes, it is almost straight shot to secondary, which Iam sure they will send you. Have fun
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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 01:59 PM


Hope he can clear the K rail obstructions

Quote: Originally posted by DENNIS  
Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
Once you get through the CBP gates at Otay you have to navigate through a K rail chicane....not good if you are towing anything large, and you can't depend on the far right lane being open/available. Suggest San Ysidro N/B



They recommend for large vehicles...bigass motorhomes etc, to use the far left gate at Otay going north.
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