INFORMATION WHEN TRAVELING & TOWING IN
BAJA, BAJA SUR, MEXICO


ONE CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH OF PREPERATION FOR THE BAJA HIGHWAY.
BUT THE FOLLOWING WILL GIVE ONE AN UNDERSTANDING/CONSIDERATION OF WHAT TO EXPECT.












TIRES:
THE ONLY THING BETWEEN YOUR VESSEL AND THE ROAD

CHECK AGE OF TIRES BY THE DOT MARKING ON THE SIDEWALL, ANY TIRES OVER 4 YEARS ON YOUR TOWED VESSEL CAN BECOME A LIBILITY WHEN TRAVELING THE BAJA HIGHWAY. MAKE THE TRANSPORT SAFE AND UNEVENTFUL WITH REPLACING AGED TIRES WITH NEW ONES.
THE BAJA HIGHWAY IS UNFORGIVING & REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE NOT EASILY FOUND IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE............ "IF YOU TOOK A CHANCE AND DID NOT REPLACE THOSE OLDER TIRES THEN THE COST WILL BE MORE NOW................... RUNNING AROUND BAJA TRYING TO FIND REPLACEMENT TIRES

KEEP YOUR SAFETY FIRST AND NOT YOUR POCKET BOOK"






HOW TO CHECK FOR THE AGE OF YOUR TIRE:
THE DOT IS FOUND ON THE EITHER SIDE OF THE SIDEWALL, LOOK FOR THE DOT THAT ENDS WITH 4 NUMBERS, THE LAST TWO (2) NUMBERS IS THE YEAR IT WAS MADE IN AND THE 1ST TWO (2) NUMBERS IS THE WEEK IT WAS MADE IN: AN EXAMPLE............DOT-YTUW-3409, MADE IN THE 34TH WEEK OF THE YEAR 2009.



BOARDER CROSSING OFFICIALS AND WHAT YOUR BRINGING INTO MEXICO
TEMPORARY IMPORT PERMITS
POT HOLES
UNEVEN ROAD SERFACES
DETOURS
ROAD CONSTRUCTION
HEIGHT LIMITATIONS (HIGHWAY OR WHEN DETOURED)
VESSEL/VEHICLE ROAD CLEARANCE(S)
UNEDUCATED DRIVERS
DRIVERS WITH NO INSURANCE
DRIVERS UNDER THE INFLUANCE
FARM/WILDLIFE CROSSING THE HIGHWAY
PEDESTRIANS CROSSING THE HIGHWAY
MILITARY CHECK POINTS
FEDERALIZES CHECK POINTS
STATE/MUNICIPLE POLICE CHECK POINTS
ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR VESSELS/VEHICLES
SECURITY OF VESSEL/VEHICLE AT NIGHT
PLANNING TIMELINES FOR TRAVEL ( DAYTIME ONLY )
NIGHT DRIVING ( THIS IS A "NO NO" )
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE/VESSEL MAINTENANCE
DOT AGE OF TIRES
SPARE TIRES WITH RIMS FOR VESSELS AND VEHICLES
MECHANICAL INSPECTION OF SUSPENSIONS
TOOLS/SPARE PARTS
EXTRA FUEL CONTAINERS
EXTRA COOLENT FOR MOTOR
COOLER WITH FOOD AND WATER

(GREAT FOR A PICNIC OR EVEN BETTER FOR WHEN YOUR BROKEN DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE!)
WARM CLOTHES INCASE OF BREAKDOWN
TRANSMISSION TOWING CAPACITY AND BAJA HIGHWAY HILLS
  DETERIORATED ROAD CONDITIONS
ROAD WIDTH CLEARANCES WHEN PASSING

SPARE BELTS FOR MOTOR
6 TON FLOOR JACK
UPPER/LOWER SPARE RAD HOSES
CRAZY GRINGO'S CYCLING DOWN/UP BAJA