Nov 4, 2006, 2:04 PM
Post #1 of 9
Well, after a year and a half of planning we are finally on our way!!! I would like to get some fresh feedback on two things before we hit the border tomorrow morning. I have searched all the old forums and gotten some great info but I would like to hear from anyone with recent experience. We are in Texas right now and trying to decide where to cross the border. We are looking at Del Rio, Eagle Pass or the Colombia Bridge. Our main concern is that we are coming in with a Honda CR-V that is packed as full as it can be and we are hoping that we won't have to take it apart at the border. Any input as to whether any of these crossings are less likely to do that? Also, as far as having a car full of stuff, should we just bite the bullet and pay some duty? I have heard two trains of thought on this. Some say to just get in the nothing to declare line because everything is for personal use, but then I have heard that if you have that much stuff and you get searched that if you have paid some duty it helps because then you don't look like you are trying to get stuff by them. Any help on these two points (or any other words of wisdom) would be greatly appreciated!! Wish us luck.