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RE: RV's in Zihuatanejo

Why so little fuel in Mexico. this is not political and please do not make it, it just facts as seen by an insider. My brother is a marine surveyor and platform inspector and he did inspections for Pemex and all of the companies that had support vessels up to 2014, then came the Odebrecht fiasco. The refineries in Minatitlan, Tula and Salamanca were supposed to be reconfigured, nothing of that happened they are old refineries that needed to be upgraded, what happened "nothing" they did not have the capacity to produce the quantities needed and no reconstruction to increase capacity was ever done to the tune of 10 million dollars of corruption. Starting with Felipe Calderon and ending with Enrique Peña-Nieto they decided to sell some of Pemex assets, so be it. They sold some of the old offshore rigs, that were promptly shut down since the new buyers had no interest in running them, that is were importing the refined oil is more profitable with under the table bribes comes in specially by the higher ups. The Odebrecht scandal erupts in the USA and in Mexico Pemex nearly goes bankrupt and there is a government change and the principal players all leave Mexico, Felipe Calderon, Enrique Peña-Nieto and the director of Pemex Emilio Lozoya Austin and there is are other individuals implicated in this. Between 2013 to 2015 the deck of cards collapse and many companies that provided services to the of shore platforms went under, unable to pay docking fees or personnel they anchored the support vessels offshore with no crews on board many have sunk others are moored in port abandoned. navegator
navegator 06/20/22 06:27pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hurricane season is here

Next tropical depression of the coast of Oaxaca and the gulf of Tehuantepec with a probability of 40% of intensifying into a tropical storm, so bad weather is here also the rainy season is upon us, be prepared. navegator
navegator 06/10/22 11:10am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hurricane season is here

As of yesterday 11 dead and 33 missing, and the season just started lets hope it does not get worse. navegator
navegator 06/02/22 09:41am RVing in Mexico and South America
Hurricane season is here

First hurricane of the year and it is a bit early in the Pacific catergory 2 closer to 3 making land fall today, hurricanes normally start in late June earlly July, we have had rain storms too earlly and strong ones, definitlly climate change is here, winter weather was mild not as cold as bebore when I had to use my officers coat, a light jacket or sweater was all I needed, how has the weather been in your part of town? I am currently in the valley of Mexico City. navegator
navegator 05/30/22 09:02am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: What do you need to cross the border into Mexico

Do you need a permit to stay longer? Not in the border towns, only if you verture furder down, from Tinuana you can go as far as the port of Ensenada, past Ensenada you need a visa and a vhehicle permit, there are US citizens living in the border towns that never get permkts. navegator
navegator 05/17/22 09:13am Snowbirds
RE: What do you need to cross the border into Mexico

Check with your insurance provider to see if the vehicle is covered in Mexico, some companies cover some do not, and make sure it has medical coverage. All State does cover for a few miles in to Mexico. A passport or border crossing card will be requiered upon return to the U.S. or other document that proves you are a citizen, drivers licence are not proof anymore. Do not take any weapons in to Mexico at all! Also do not purchase medicines without a valid perscription. Althow small amounts of mariguana for personal use are legal in California and Mexico and related drug parfenelia, under federal laws they are ilegal, if you use leave all at home and do not bring any back, if the K-9 snifs it out you are done. Otherwise engoy the trip, it is a different world Next post down deals with travelling to Mexico and the requiered documents for a longer and further travel in to Mexico. navegator
navegator 05/16/22 10:39pm Snowbirds
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Grind the flat part at an angle and use them as a spatula to either mix or spread the fiberglass epoxy or give them as butter spreaders for X-mass. navegator
navegator 05/11/22 10:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Uninteresting people

Aren't they those ugly lizard looking characters on Stzr Trek? navegator
navegator 04/27/22 08:17am Around the Campfire
RE: extended fuel tank for C class

Check the space on the left side between the transmission cross member and the differential from the rail frame to the drive shaft, if there is nothing there you can install a Ford 75 gallon tank with a switch over pump and switch over valve, these are standard in some E350 and E450 units the 55 gallon rear tank is standard. You probably can find a good tank with the hanging brackets, straps, transfer valve, pump and maybe the electric harness at a junk yard. navegator
navegator 04/27/22 08:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I think most of his time is just plain BS. Baybe Sitting! navegator
navegator 04/24/22 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Turbo car engine in mountains

The only item that your friend needs to do is not to enter a gas station or parking lot and shut down the engine after a drive with the turbo running at/or near full speed, he needs to idle the engine for a few minutes and allow the turbo to spool-down, this prevents the turbo from starving of oil the bearings and from cooling, unless the vehicle is equipped with a spool-down oil pump that runs after the engine is shut down. navegator
navegator 04/21/22 11:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Best route

As long as the VIN (vehicle identification number) located on the left, lower corner of the wind sield (steering wheel side) and/or sticker on left front door maches the one on the vehicle's paperwork AKA "tarjeta de circulacion" or bill of sale you should be OK crossing the border, US customs might take a closer look at the vehicle if the plates are not on it and register the VIN number, be prepared for a thorough vehicle search. As far as I know if you have a Mexican resident card you do not need the FMM, that is for turistas. navegator
navegator 04/20/22 08:21am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Be careful with engine block heaters

Why would an engine block heater in a vehicle, in a garage start a fire in a bush outside of the garage? That makes no sence at all! Unless the extention cord or the wall outlet caught fire and the garage wall whent up in flames and the burning wall burnt trough and ignited the bush outside which in turn helped to spread the fire..... get the idea? I sincerelly hoppe that both recuperate from the inguries. navegator
navegator 04/20/22 07:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Tourist Permits (FMM) and Vehicle Permits (TIP)

Just be very carefull of counting the days from when the FMM and the TIP is issued, both are for one hundred and eighty days (180) NOT six months, that can get you in trouble. navegator
navegator 04/15/22 08:18am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Hare you also calculating for the stress cracks induced by the vibration of the sink while driving, I had the head sink crack horizontally from road induced stress, found that the "P" trap vibrated just enough to induce tension, replaced sink and anchored the trap. navegator
navegator 03/19/22 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

That photo is of a happy and content Diaper terrorist Lord of the poop navegator
navegator 02/25/22 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Now you all you need is a place where to store an extra roll of TP and a magazine rack instead of the Sears catalogue. navegator
navegator 01/23/22 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: pocket knife

Dad gave me a small folding pocketknife for my birthday when I turned 6 and had two blades one was 1 1/2" and the other one was 1/2", I found real fast that the small blade inserted in the ignition of my dads 1948 Jeep would start the motor, my brother and I learnet to drive on the front yard that day, still carry one today and have several knives from Sweden "Mora" and one made by the Laps with a raindeer horn with a carving on the handle, still have my little knife. navegator
navegator 01/22/22 08:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

We used 2 wood bread boxes turned up/side down in the C, one over the toilet and the other over the head door with laches to keep then closed and door struts to keep them open, wife definitly used them. On the pantry I used the 90 degree metal that is used for the corners in houses with driled holes so that bungee cords can be attached when travelling and one side off when parked for a longer stay, so far they work great, with 3 bungee cords per shelf, also used them for the overhead bins to keep loose items from launchin when the over head bin door is opened up, got tiered off playing catch. navegator
navegator 01/20/22 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reducing push/pull from tractor trailers passing

If the RV has the air tabs, what is the effect on a towed vehicle in the generated votex, does the toad swerve constantly or does it track true? Or does the toad venicle need to have the yabs also to mitigate the vortex generated by the RV? navegator
navegator 01/02/22 08:00am Class C Motorhomes
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