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RE: Buy RV in USA & drive it down? Or after I arrive in Mexico?

Your best bet will be to purchase the RV in Canada or the USA and drive it down and obtain the importation permit at the border. Why do I say that for the simple reason that trying to legalise the transfer of a foreign registered vehicle will be time and money consuming, poaperwork has to be translated and notarized, and not everyone can translate the paperwork, it has to be an aproved translator, or done by the US or Canadian Embassy or Consulat. After that you need to obtain a new temporary importation permit and not every little town has the proper place to do that so havoid headaches and purchase the vehicle abroad and get TIP at the border it will be faster and cheaper. navegator
navegator 11/26/22 10:07am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: RV Storage in Mexico City

The only RV park in Mexico City is: Pepe'RV Park San Martin 54600 Av. Eva Samano de Lopes Mateos 62 Tepotzotltan Estado de Mexico Mexico Tel +52 55 1259 5129 It is the only RV park in the valley of Mexico City after passing the toll both the entrace to the town of Tepotzotlan is pretty close and immediately to the right, I recomend that you look on google maps the layout of the town , you need to go arround the convent and the street where it is located is easy to miss. Do not confuse the town of Tepotzotlan with the town better known to the tourists as Tepostlan, that is in the state of Morelos between Cuernavaca and Cuahutla. Regarding the repairs that you need, it is better if they are done State side, RV's are rare in Mexico. navegator
navegator 11/05/22 09:49am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Everything Bad Hurricanes Tornadoes Earthquakes YIPES!

Yes I have gone trough an earthquake, 1957 Mexico City then the 2 in 2017 and the last one last month on the 19th and tons of them in California and a bunch of small ones out in Desert Hot Springs, thats North of Palm Springs we lived right next to the San Andreas fault on the American plate side, of course on the RV I did not notice them, the wiife did. navegator
navegator 10/08/22 08:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Earthquake!!!

One vernal cave pool in death vally had 4 foot waves 75 minutes after the quake in Mexico, they also have wave activity after quakes in South America, Japan and the South Pacific islands, plate tectonics are interesting I have been interesred in them since the late 1960's, that pool is 1,300 miles from the epicenter from the quake of 7.7 on the 19 of September, and of course Mexican humor says that Y retiembla la tierra en su centro al sonoro rugir del "temblor" (And the earth trembles in it's center at the loud roar from the quake) These are words that are part of the Mexican him, except for the "temblor" it should be cañon "canon", humor in Mexico is unic. navegator
navegator 09/24/22 09:23pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Earthquake!!!

We had another quake of magnitud 6,7 and 1230 plus teluric movements from the last one and countles others from the seismic areas to the South East this is the tectonic plates moving, those of you living in RV's have the best quake protection, the RV will wistand a 12.5 quake or higher easily, some of you go down the road at over 75 MPH and the RV did not come apart, unles there is an obstacle, those of you living in brick houses, hope they are strong to wistand the quakes, did I feel the one today in the wee hours, nope was sound asleep and the cat did not wake me up, got to have a talk with her about that! navegator
navegator 09/22/22 08:09am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Earthquake!!!

Mexico has tectonic plates near and under, most of Mexico sits on the North American plate with the Baja peninsula riding along on the Pacific plate, on the South East is the Caribean plate that is pushing on a South West direction, directly South is the Cocos plate and North of it is the Rivera plate. The Cocos and Rivera plates are subduction plates that are going under the North American plate, the Cocos plate is broken in two sections and is very interesting because it does not continue in an ark down but levels of and it travels for a distance, and then goes under that is from the coast of Acapulco to Mexico City, that is why the volcano Popocatepetl is active. So Mexico has subduction earthquakes and shear earthquakes, Baja rides the Pacific plate along with California against the North American plate, ergo the San Andreas fault. Mexico has very active teluric zones and there are a miriad of frature zones, there will be more quakes to come, lets hope that the population learns to build better structures that are more stable in teluric movements The Monday quake was from the Rivera plate moving and there there is a gap along the North Cocos plate on the coast of Guerrero that has not moved in some time the last time it had a good movement was 1957 so we are looking at a big one. navegator
navegator 09/20/22 10:32pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dying in Mexico

In order for a birth certificate, marriage certificate or death certificate from any state (USA) or province (Canada) or any document from any country that belongs to the treaty and (I do not recal the name) for them to be accepted as legitimate need to have the correct apostille stamps, when dealing with these types of documents try to have a family or friend in the US or Canada or other country ship the documents via FedEx, UPS, or DHL the Mexican postal service is not reliable, I have teceived lettets that were sent at the end of October and they arrived in late April, specially when time is of the esence but in order to be a little prepared bring certified copys of birth certificates and mariages or better apostilled, specially if you travel in South America. navegator
navegator 09/16/22 10:50pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 2014 Ford V-10 Dropped plastic cap down oil fill tube

Mr: RLS7201 I started working with Diesel and gasoline engines at the age of 12 on my uncles farm, I owned a marine repair in the late 70's then an auto repair shop and have worked for Volvo, Saab, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Audy and Porche and in San Diego I repaired police, fire, emergency and general heavy duty machinery, excavators, backhoes, rollers, etc. I graduated as a Volvo master mechanic from the Volvo technical school in Gothenburg, the last engine that I helped repair was 2 years ago, today I am 75 years old. You would bee surprised at what I have seen stuck in oil galeries in engines and the damage done by things droped in oil filler orifises, specially in marine engines. Thank you for letting me know that I have no idea how engines work!! navegator
navegator 07/13/22 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Ford V-10 Dropped plastic cap down oil fill tube

It all depends if it is the transmission or the engine oil filler tubes. If it is the transmission filler tube, take the oil pan off that will drain the oil, it will be messy and if the cap is not with tne oil, tnen take the dip sgick and push the cap down, the dip stick extens below the rim of the transmission, If it is the engine oil filler neck tube, with a good flash light try see if you can locate it and get it out. It Will not go down to the oil pan DO NOT RUN THE ENGINE the cap will stay on the valve gallery and can really do a lot of damage. Should the cap brake into small pieces by running the engine, severe damage will be done to many components by the plastic debry pluging oil pasages and oil galleries , if the cap can not be retrieved, then the valve cover needs to be removed there is no other way. navegator
navegator 07/13/22 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
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
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