Baja, MX down to Mulege’


Above photo – First night in Baja in San Felipe – that was the view out of our camper. Literally camping on the beach!

We recently had the opportunity to take a few weeks and head down to Baja, Mexico. The thought of going to Baja was exciting. It was also even perhaps a bit scary. We had never driven into Mexico before. We do not personally know anyone who has either. We’d run into a few people who used to go into Baja but not anymore. You know, its not safe. (Heard this way too often we actually stopped telling people we were going). It seemed like people who have never even gone to Baja were telling us how dangerous it was.

We spent a few weeks (almost 2 full weeks) in Baja and it was an incredible journey and met some incredible people. The only time it was scary was when you are driving on a narrow 9ft road and a semi truck is coming towards you and in front of you is a huge pot hole. Yikes! Oh and there is no shoulder.

I’m going to split this entry into several.

I’ll start with some tools and Xterra maintenance –



Kolpin Fuel Pack – 4 GAL

Powerbuilt 640912 All-In-One 3-Ton Bottle Jack with Jack Stand

Viair 00088 88P Portable Air Compressor

Tire repair kit with plugs

Fix a flat – one can

Slime Tubeless Tire Sealant 32oz


Xterra Specific Maintenance

New Battery Optima Batteries 8040-218 D35 YellowTop Dual Purpose Battery

New Serpentine belt

New Tires BFGOODRICH ALL TERRAIN T/A KO2 – Good tires are a MUST when heading down to Baja.





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