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RE: Modify OR Access Easily Over cab Bed for the Older Camper

One my 2001 C I modified a wood ladder the ones that open as an "A", took the ladder apart cut the top portion to the correct height and placed the last rung on the ladder so that it rests flat against the bed, in order for the ladder not to move I drilled two holes on the rung that sits against the bed and installed two sliding bolts, this proved to be perfect I also found a wood towel rack that I installed on the ceiling in front of the AC just to have a hand hold for balance not as a trapeze. This has proven great, the ladder rungs are wide side to side and front to back big enough that your feet do not hurt as opposed to the flimsy ladders sold for this purpose, I also installed carpet remnants on the rung. navegator
navegator 01/15/21 07:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New Canada Border regs.

Do not fret and do not worry to much, eventually al Mexicans and turistas will be vaxinated with: Cloroxido de no salir navegator
navegator 01/03/21 07:50am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New Canada Border regs.

I would obtain a covid-19 test that states in official documents that state that I am not contagious or a carrier in writing, so that at the border and subsequent areas I can demonstrate that I do not need to quarantine and have to stay put in one place, so that I am allowed to traverse the USA, once in Canada they might ask you to stay at home but what the heck you are now home! navegator
navegator 01/02/21 11:19am RVing in Mexico and South America

We have a 2 year old diaper terrorist at home, first week of December my nephew purchased a box of Kirkland diapers and a week latter same box of diapers was 200 pesos more, talk about inflation! Everything has been going up about one peso per week and there are certain items that are not available at all, stores like Walmart, Costco, Soriana, Etc. block iles that offer cloths, kitchen utilities and so on, only food items are available and only so many pattrons enter at one time. The peso is fluctuating between 18 and change to 19 and change, up and down like a yoyo but that is life in Mexico lindo y querido. Pasen buenas noches y feliz año nuevo. navegator
navegator 12/28/20 10:06pm RVing in Mexico and South America

There is a very old saying in Mexico: Los de abajo seremos los de arriba! The ones below will be on top And this has come to pass! navegator
navegator 12/17/20 02:11pm RVing in Mexico and South America

The peso will probably stabilize at 1.00 USD to 18.00 Pesos (hopefully), for many years it was stable at 1.00 USD to 12.50 MX pesos, until the fiasco of the devaluation of the early eighties and from then on it has been a roller coaster. navegator
navegator 12/16/20 10:33am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: More Reminiscing

Used to go to the Piggly Wiggly store with big sis to buy chewing gum that came wrapped in foil, went home so that big sis could unwarp the gum very carefully, I got the gum and she kept the foil she pressed them out and collected them in her school books, long time ago. navegator
navegator 12/15/20 02:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bees with an attitude

The European honey bees have very good eye sight and do recognize the bee keepers, when I was at the boarding school in Sweden the grounds keeper had six bee hives, and I was very interested in them so he loaned me the hat and mesh, I was worried about the hands and arms and he told me not to worry they would not sting, they did not sting me. After a little more than three months the bees recognized me and I was able to lift the mesh and eventually take the hat off, as I approached the hives they would start bussing around me and some would land on my face and then take off, never got stung. When the time came to transfer a new queen to a new beehive, I would help with the making of the new wooden box and the frames, then we would take the new hive to the area where the new colony would be established and the new queen bee was placed in a small wooden cage, I would tie the little box to my neck on the back and walk or bicycle the swarm to the new location, the area where the school is located has apple and pear groves, the smallest production area produces 20 to 25 crates of apples or pears, in private gardens in town. The African bees were imported to Brazil, for a study since they produce more honey per hive than the European bees, in Brazil the hives were equipped with a "comb" it is basically a structure that permits the workers to go past but not the queens, since they are larger and do not fit through. Along comes one of the bee keepers and removes the combs, lack of communication from the bosses and plain ignorance are wonderful, so the bees are now out, and slowly they migrated to the rest of the continent. And now we have the hornets from Asia, those suckers are nasty and they kill the good bees that we need for agriculture, so those of you that live in Western Canada and North Western USA keep an eye out, just remember the bees are small yellow about the size of the last bone in your pinky and the hornets are orange and as big as your thumb and have really big eyes. You all bee good now ya hear navegator
navegator 11/14/20 10:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: living full time internet needs

The wife purchased a small device called a hot spot, both for the laptop and the cell phone, what amazed me was the phone connection in Colorado in the middle of the mountains on the way to Durango and she is confirming the reservation for the RV park, that's power I never expected that! navegator
navegator 11/12/20 03:27pm Class C Motorhomes
Bees with an attitude

Africanized honey bees are very aggressive in defending the hive, to them it does not matter if the threat is two legged or four legged. When the bees establish a hive, they also establish boundaries of defense, and knowing the subtle warnings can save you from a nasty sting or several more. When entering the defensive perimeter, the bees will begin to "harass" you by flying directly to your face and veering off at the last minute, bees have very good eye site and recognize the face or head of the threat, one or two bees you are in the outer perimeter, the closer you get to the hive the more bees will come warning you until they sound the alarm and you're done, you need to run at least a mile or more before they they stop chasing you, that is if you can out run then. And jumping into a pool will not save you they can see you under the water if it is a clear swimming pool and every time you come up for air they will enter your mouth and nose, one person in Arizona perished with more than a thousand stings in his mouth, throat and trachea. If you are walking along and the bees start coming at you, you are now close to a bee hive, it can be anywhere on a tree, on a building and even underground, another thing that annoys them is noise specially low rumbling or thumping repetitive, lawnmowers and Diesel engines as example. When the bees start coming at you best thing is to turn around and leave the area, also alert the proper authorities so that they can move the hive to a safe place, killing them is not productive since we need them for agriculture. If there is a bee in your immediate vicinity do not swat at it, gently move away or very slowly move your had towards it as long as it is not coming at your face and veering off, it will get the message that it is not welcome there. So BEE alert for bees coming at you. navegator
navegator 11/12/20 11:38am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 911 emergency calls in Mexico

It is not a question of whether Mexicans speak English or not, this is about trying to let some of the turistas know that there is at least a phone number that they are familiar with and maybe get some help in an emergency, rather than having to look up phone numbers on the internet or on Google maps! Giving them a heads up on the phraseology so that they do not get confused with the pronunciation and try to get some help. navegator
navegator 11/10/20 10:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 911 emergency calls in Mexico

I live in Ciudad Satelite that is a suburb of Mexico City and the 911 is answered in Toluca the government seat for the State of Mexico on the other side of the mountain hour and a half drive away, best thing is to have your local phones available in an emergency, all of the police officers of Ciudad Satelite know me, I gave them all tours of the RV, this info is mainly for the new visitors that are not familiar with how things work here, and if need be have some help available to them, I hope it never comes to that. nine months with out leaving the house and no I am not going nuts, I am driving everyone else nuts including the cat! so there, no, no es cierto! I am behaving! pasen un buen dia navegator
navegator 11/08/20 09:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
911 emergency calls in Mexico

Yes Mexico has 911 emergency accesses in Mexico City and 15 other cities and today maybe more, I do not have that current information, how to know if your locality has this service? Police cars, ambulances and fire trucks will display this number in red. Be aware that when calling this number in Mexico, the operator will answer with nine-eleven rather than with nine-one-one and the words cual es (SU or LA)emergencia, and they do have English speaking personnel 24/7. For those of you that are Spanish challenged I will try to guide you through the simple words to communicate with the operator. Operator...Nueve once cual es su emergencia? (Operator...nine eleven what is your emergency?) You... Necesito un(a)operadora en ingles, por favor. (You... I need an English operator, please.) you can also speak to them in Spanish if you can convey the pertinent information that is needed. Give the following information Name Phone number Street name and nearest cross street, house number or locale if available !warning! in many places in Mexico street names and numbers are sometimes not readily available or hard to find, so you have to use land marks such as parks, churches, stores, monuments or big avenues, round bout's or well known landmarks as in restaurants or hotels or request a local to give the information for you, Mexicans will always help a turista. For those of you that may need to call the United States Embassy or the Canadian Embassy the numbers are: US Embassy in Mexico City is... 55-5080-2000 Canadian Embassy is... 55-5724-7900 or toll free... 800-706-2900 Some big cities and major ports also have consulates, in cities you can find the consulate by asking for it and the directions how to get there and of course by the flag on the flag pole, in some ports the consul is a local person and the phone and address will be known to the port captain. navegator
navegator 11/08/20 08:50am RVing in Mexico and South America
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