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RE: CPAP and CBD oil

I agree with the comments above, and have been following the news here in Mexico, as does Navegator. The CPAP machine is not a problem, people fly in with them regularly. CBD is legal in Mexico, it's just not OK to bring it in with you.
Talleyho69 01/08/20 12:05pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Central America trip

Tires, tires tires. Now days, pretty much all tire sizes are available south of the US border. Didn't use to be. We ended up putting all new wheels on our Class C so we could get tires that were available here, then carrying two spares. Homework, homework homework. Check out everything and prepare for it all, and not need any of it. THAT makes a perfect trip! If you have a problem, and you will, just take it as it comes, consider it part of the adventure and move on. We now live in Mexico, and even today, while renewing our vehicle registration, it's all an adventure! Easy, but oh so different.
Talleyho69 01/07/20 07:57pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Central America trip

We were gifted a flat 50 foot hose made of that same fire hose material years ago. When we wanted more, I made contact with the manufacturer who immediately told us not to use it and not to buy another one because they are unsafe for potable water. That meant we couldn't use the hose in the US or in Mexico because we had a great filtration system that allowed us to drink the tap water, only to find out the hose wasn't Ok to use!!
Talleyho69 01/07/20 04:00pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Central America trip

Very valid comments. Our Class C was constantly breaking springs, so we had it hem completely rebuilt in the US with a "forever" guarantee. Nope. The spring guys in Mexico are everywhere, extremely knowledgeable and very inexpensive. Tires? Absolutely get as heavy duty as you can afford.
Talleyho69 01/07/20 12:23pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Central America trip

We have driven as far as Honduras twice, once with a tent (1985) and once in an RV in 1995. Great trip. Obviously you have a lot of homework to do. Purchase the RV of your choice ASAP so you have lots of time to get use to it and the various systems that will be new to you. Learn Spanish! Duo Lingo is a great, free online program. Find out about gas prices, they are higher south of the border than in the US. You will be lucky to get 10 MPG. Realize that many of the parts you could need that are specific to the "house" part of the RV will not be available once you cross into Mexico. Look into how/who would be able to ship to you once you leave the US. It has the potential to be the trip of a lifetime, or the disaster of a lifetime!!! My spouse and driver, who has driven us over 200,000 miles in Mexico alone thinks it's really important that you have some mechanical knowledge. You will break down somewhere along the line, and it is important to know what to do. There are mechanics everywhere down here, but often there will be 50 miles between them. They are centered in cities, towns and villages.
Talleyho69 01/06/20 10:17am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Another good road report

I found it interesting. It's possible, if you hadn't made mention of yourself in the video, I may not have picked up on the fact that they were not using their truck (assume they abandoned it near Compastela) Too bad they didn't credit you with the rescue. Even done for profit, these services are very necessary in any country. Great job!
Talleyho69 01/01/20 07:37pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Great News, Pumping Real Diesel for 5 More Years

Very interesting observations as to AMLO. Hopefully we can keep this thread non political enough to keep open.
Talleyho69 01/01/20 05:48pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Having an RV in Mexico when residente permanente

" Motor homes may be driven or transported in the national territory by the importer, spouse, their parents, children or siblings provided they are permanent residents abroad or by any other person when the importer travels on board." Tequila, this says to me that if you are a permanent resident abroad, meaning a permanent resident of Canada, you can drive it. NOT a permanent resident of Mexico. What I think it comes down to is that you are going to continue to drive your RV with a 10 year TIP on it, legal or semi-legal or not. It's your neck on the line. I have to ask, Why are you trying to get your residency in Mexico? Do you plan to live here permanently or part time, or is it just for convenience?
Talleyho69 12/31/19 12:39pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Having an RV in Mexico when residente permanente

I think I like what you are saying, but could you edit it and make it easily readable please?
Talleyho69 12/30/19 07:50pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Becoming a resident gets a lot harder after NY's

FYI, then I am locking this thread: The most common minimum annual income required to sponsor a spouse for a marriage-based green card is $21,137. This assumes that the sponsoring spouse — the U.S. citizen or current green card holder — is not in active military duty and that the couple has no children. The income requirements increase based on family size. The amounts will also be higher for residents of Alaska and Hawaii than for residents of the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
Talleyho69 12/29/19 11:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Having an RV in Mexico when residente permanente

You can absolutely take a Mexican plated vehicle into Canada. Our friend, who lives here 90% of the time, annually drives his Guerrero Mexico plated vehicle back to Canada for part of the summer. He does his thing, then drives back. We did exactly that into California when we relocated permanently to Mexico. We kept our Mexican drivers licenses handy but in almost three months, we were never stopped and questioned. When I drove it across the border into the US, they simply scanned my US passport and waved me through. I was also pulling an empty cargo trailer, also with Mexico plates. I have to agree with the above posters. You might be able to get away with having the RV in someone else's name, but if there is a problem, I'd still be extremely worried about the insurance situation. I never play to spend time in a jail in any country, and it could easily happen if the insurance isn't right. Good Luck.
Talleyho69 12/29/19 10:10am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Having an RV in Mexico when residente permanente

Again, my concern is with the insurance. IF there is a problem, someone will have to produce a valid visa for the insurance to be valid. My concern wouldn't be with the value of your vehicle, but with the liability if someone else was injured.,
Talleyho69 12/28/19 11:37am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Having an RV in Mexico when residente permanente

Importing a vehicle of any kind into Mexico has very strict rules, and if your vehicle is eligible, is quite expensive. It could an option for a very high end, NAFTA vehicle.
Talleyho69 12/27/19 07:47pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Having an RV in Mexico when residente permanente

When we were in a similar position, one attorney said we would be fine since we got our 10 year permit while on a tourist visa, and the other disagreed vocally. I think it will come down to whether or not you have a problem-like an insurance claim or being involved in a major upheaval or event. Like rolling your trailer off of the road and walking away. I suggest contacting one of the "in the know" insurance brokers like Lewis and Lewis and see what they say about the insurance on the RV. If they don't know, they will find out. Or else, just call Qualitas and find out from them.
Talleyho69 12/27/19 04:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Becoming a resident gets a lot harder after NY's

When we got ours, it was based on our income, retirement or not, just what we could show was coming in. Again, don't forget the net worth way.
Talleyho69 12/27/19 04:31pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Becoming a resident gets a lot harder after NY's

Did you check into proving your net worth? I believe property (houses) also count toward that. When we did our permanent residency, the man we worked with was extremely flexible in what we used. We were able to show how much money was passing through our PayPal account during the 6 months a year we did eBay, and he was happy to accept that as proof of income. Here's more, and it gives the number for net worth. Maybe you have that in your retirement account or a house! Residente Permanente visa applicants must show a monthly income of 500 times the minimum wage => $3,243 US dollars ($61,610 MXN pesos) using an exchange rate of $19:1 ... That income must be documented by 6 months bank statements. ... People who have liquid assets can also qualify by proving an annual average balance of 20,000 times the minimum wage => $130,000 US dollars ($2,464,400 MXN pesos) using an exchange rate of $19:1 for 2020 applicants ... documented by 12 months of bank statements. Residente Temporal visa applicants must now prove a monthly income of 300 times the minimum wage => $1,946 US dollars ($36,966 MXN pesos) per month (using an exchange rate of $19:1. Consulates want 6 months of bank statements. ... People who have liquid assets can also qualify by proving an average annual balance of 5,000 times the minimum wage => $32,426 US dollars ($61,6100 MXN pesos) account balance for 2020.
Talleyho69 12/26/19 08:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Navidad

Happy Holidays from our home to yours, whatever you happen to celebrate. We celebrate clean living, the ocean, good life, being nice and much much more. Moderator
Talleyho69 12/24/19 07:38pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: US post new Mexican travel warnings

HEY!!!!! How about checking in with the RVing in Mexico and South America on this site for the real information????? Many of us live here (Mexico) and travel all over the country. Ask the people who are actually here!!!! Moderator
Talleyho69 12/21/19 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: leaving car in Mexico

Yes, you have posted the regulations. In real life, at least in our area, the nearest Aduana is at the airport. They do not handle vehicles, and send you to Lazaro Cardenas. At Lazaro, they will no longer reissue a TIP or extend one that has been issued to someone who has their temporary residency. It's a fact. It may not be the law, but it is how it is in this area.
Talleyho69 12/17/19 09:46am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: leaving car in Mexico

We had lived in one home for 38 years. We brought down exactly what we wanted and it fit perfectly into an 8 foot little enclosed trailer. What did we bring? Our kitchen stuff (we cook) and our art. We still have about 3 boxes of "stuff" that got put in that we now agree shouldn't have been brought, but we think we did very well. It's very very nice to start over, unencumbered, know exactly what you have and where it is, and we recommend it highly! We miss the VW convertible, but don't miss the care and feeding it needed.
Talleyho69 12/16/19 03:49pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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