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- Dec 28, 2019
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- Oxnard, California
- Toyota Avalon, Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, Ford E-250
- Retired Sheet Metal Worker
Years ago when I'd drive my RV back from Baja. I would almost always have to go into Secondary Inspection at the border. Fortunately after a few questions and seeing all our windsurfing gear, they'd tell us to go on.These cases are all mentioning "hidden" compartments. The compartments in the Ford chase truck are not really hidden. They are behind panels/bumper but the latches to open them are not hidden and easily accessible. Perhaps the fact that they are unexpected might give the police some motivation to classify them as hidden. But really, what is the difference on that Ford versus a box truck that has various compartments built in for tools etc. Location and use are both the same. Just that the chase truck looks nicer.
Driving into Secondary with that truck COULD be a nightmare. Then again, The Border Patrol folks could just say, "cool truck".
Edit: This is my RV in Baja. It's a 38 mile dirt road into this camp spot. When we would drive up to the Border Patrol, it was obvious we'd just spent a week or more traveling through Baja.