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Mar 24, 2014, 7:11 AM

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Re: [HMacy] Moving Stuff to Mexico

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Most people advise getting off I-35, and using the less-busy bridge/crossing #1 that is 4 blocks west of I-35.

There is a dandy map here that shows the layout of the 2 crossing points, and how Aduana/Banjercito's office for TIPs sits in between the 2 crossings:

If you take the downtown bridge (#1), you turn right as you exit INM. see the map

If you take the I-35 bridge (#2), you turn left as you exit INM.

How big a trailer are you planning to haul?

If you plan to drag a big 16' or 20' trailer, then Robert's advice on a 2" ball is good. If you are hauling a small utility trailer (e.g. with an 8 ft. box), then the 1-7/8" works fine. The biggest safety issue: Keep your speeds below 65, because there can be so many surprises on Mexican roads ~ for newbies ~ who are not familiar with a route.

e.g. You'll likely see horses or donkeys grazing right next to the road-side - tethered by ropes that are just short enough to keep the horse off the pavement. You can guess what happens when the rope fails on a section of road with a somewhat-blind curve => bashed-beastie and ruined vehicle. (there were 2 on our last trip across Mexico). :(

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(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Mar 24, 2014, 7:28 AM)

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