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RE: Driving across the border during Covid

FYI, I am a residente permanente. I have crossed north and south many times since covid restrictions were announced. I have crossed south at Anzalduas, Colombia, and Nogales. While checking back into Mexico I have asked the INM officer if my "friend" can come visit me. Each time I have been told there is no issues getting FMM touristas. So come on down, enjoy the winter, and be warm
playaboy 09/30/20 07:56am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: McAllen Texas to Zihuatanejo

Muchas gracias navegator. I am pulling my 16ft cargo trailer with "La Bestia" Planning to stay at Las Palmas the first night. Then Patzcuaro the 2nd night. I was considering taking Hwy 37/77 just south of SLP to Silao then down down 45D to 43D south. Why would you go all the way to Toluca?
playaboy 09/30/20 07:26am RVing in Mexico and South America
Trip to Troncones

Ayudeme por favor , I am taking a client to Troncones in October. I have never driven to that part of the coast I will be driving the truck and pulling a trailer. I am coming from Mcallen, staying the first night in Matehuala at Las Palmas. I am looking for route suggestions from there and a good place to spend the 2nd night with parking large enough for me.
playaboy 08/27/20 03:46pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: What will Canadians fo this fall/winter

I have been on the road a lot recently. Just crossed last week. Mexico has never closed the border going south for anyone.
playaboy 07/15/20 10:06am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Expiring Residente Temporals and Covid

here is a good one. Can you take a US or Canadian plated car into the free zone with residente permanente? According to sonia's website you can, others say no. That is the zone you do not need a TIP. I want to find out so I know if I can store a car in San Carlos and do a swap over. (the owner of Totonaka is a buddy) I like to be able to drive down and bring stuff some years. If not, I suspect all I would have to do is put a close relative like my son on the registration/title. Tequila, you are a newbie resident. I would take everything that Sonia and John post with a grain of salt. Don't rely on them as a source of information. You are looking for the answer that you want to hear. You are trying to game the system. Chances are you will not be checked north of Empalme. But you could be. It happened to me more than once. How will you handle it? $$$$$ Call Sonia? Lying to the officer? What happens when you get into an accident? During the initial investigation they find out you are RP driving the foreign plated car. I lived in a "free zone", Qroo for 15 years. I know of one car taken from a gringo in that time. He never got it back. Other times the local police in PDC changed their enforcement policies which caused issues. I drive other people's cars out of Mexico frequently. I just drove a Winnebago with 9+ years left on the TIP. Being a RP, I got a returno seguro to protect my clients rig. At a Federales checkpoint I was asked for the RV's paperwork. I showed the officer the returno paperwork and was sent on my way. It could have been different. I learned a long time ago while living in Mexico it is best to have my I's dotted and my "T's" crossed. It has saved my ass more than once.
playaboy 07/14/20 07:04am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Expiring Residente Temporals and Covid

Tequila, you have a residency card but are not a resident? I have temporal. I spend 6-7 months a year in Mexico. I will spend 5 a year in Canada until my parents go. I left earlier than planned when covid hit. i got temporal mainly so I could buy a Mexican plated car and open a bank account, plus I can legally work down there (I work for a Mexican tour company part time). I intend to stop RVing down there once it changes to permanente. Ok, got it. Mexico does make it easy to get residency.
playaboy 07/13/20 01:58pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Expiring Residente Temporals and Covid

Tequila, you have a residency card but are not a resident?
playaboy 07/13/20 07:11am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Expiring Residente Temporals and Covid

"However, it is critical, when entering Mexico, that you complete an FMM and you must not mark tourist and best not to check any category and no stamp by Immigration staff. You must convince the immigration officer at your point of entry not to enter you as a tourist on their computers." Terrible advice, go to the Mexican consulate, "BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO CROSS"
playaboy 07/13/20 06:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
TOURIST CARDS

Yesterday, while checking out of Mexico at KM21 south of Nogales, I asked the INM officer if their are problems getting a tourist FMM? He told me that there is no problem at all. The look on his face said it all. YMMV
playaboy 06/15/20 08:37am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: They are comming to take me away

I have been living life pretty much near normal since this began. Besides some restaurants being shut down, not much change. I have been traveling around quite a bit in Mexico and the USA. Cancun to Puerto Vallarta to KY to Cali since March. The roads have a lot of new asphalt, have been empty, the driving great. You would have loved it Wm Elliot. You left Mexico too soon In my pueblo, besides closing the zocolo, malecon, wearing masks and sanitizer everywhere, most folks are living their lives. It is funny seeing people in masks pulling them down to kiss a friend "hello" and them pulling them up again.
playaboy 06/15/20 08:31am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Anyone cross the border from US to Mexico lately?

He's definitely an asset. Thanks!!! Looks like he also provides a necessary service while getting to travel. Now I have to find that "perfect" camper for my truck. Then I can really have some fun. :)
playaboy 06/11/20 08:07am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Anyone cross the border from US to Mexico lately?

I have crossed the border 4 times in the last month, 2 north and 2 south. Mexico is not stopping tourists entering Mexico by land. I have seen the southbound direction to be the same process as before the so called "restrictions" I have stood in line at IMM waiting to process my FMM. playaboy, thanks for that confirmation. Where did you cross the border at?? Going north, Anzalduas and Colombia; going south Anzalduas both times. This week I will be crossing north at Mariposa
playaboy 06/09/20 07:04am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Anyone cross the border from US to Mexico lately?

I have crossed the border 4 times in the last month, 2 north and 2 south. Mexico is not stopping tourists entering Mexico by land. I have seen the southbound direction to be the same process as before the so called "restrictions" I have stood in line at IMM waiting to process my FMM.
playaboy 06/06/20 06:17am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Toll Roads

I am diving the motor home up to the States for a South American family stuck in Mexico. They are going south and the RV is going north to a consignment lot. I use the sct site all the time when figuring budgets. I am just trying to have a accurate budget for them. I know that the toll costs are the costs and you pay to use. BTW, There is a lot of new asphalt on the toll roads making them smoother than the free roads in most areas
playaboy 05/28/20 06:04am RVing in Mexico and South America
Toll Roads

I am going to be driving a Class C motor home out of Mexico. It is a dually. Am I charged the 3 axle truck rate or the 3 axle bus rate?
playaboy 05/27/20 07:25am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: hate to be a donnie downer...

Maybe the high price of fuel is the reason. $4.25-4.50 a gallon compared to $2.50 in the USA.
playaboy 02/26/20 05:33pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Need advice on TIP

No province will ever change the registratipn. The vin shows up as a truck To call it a motorhome you have to show papers where it was an unfinished vehicle and more papers where it was converted. Lots of red tape. Nothing with governments is that easy. FYI, back in 2006 I received a 10 year permit on my truck/lance camper and my cargo trailer. It was a sweet gift from consulate banjercito office in San Bernardino. I know it can be done (at least back then)
playaboy 02/24/20 05:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Need advice on TIP

The truck is not a dually and in the past my husband and I got permits for our 5th wheel and same truck with no issues.. Since he has passed away ..I now travel with a slide in camper towing a chev tracker which is much easier.. I'm in my seventies and sure would like to go to the mainland again.. If not I guess I'll have to rethink next winter's plan.Hence the reason to be certain before crossing. I do appreciate all the input and find this forum a wealth of information. Try to get your province to change the registration on your truck and camper to an RV. Then you can get a 10 year RV sticker for the truck and a 180 day Chevy sticker. Also, you will avoid the truck GVW issues.
playaboy 02/22/20 05:25am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Need advice on TIP

Yes. You are allowed to have a TIP for a vehicle and what you are towing. Get them on line in advance and make your life easier! I think that is only true when one of the TIP's is an RV-10 year permit.
playaboy 02/20/20 07:17am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Four Questions

Yes, concerning the toll booths. I just drove south on 15D to Lakeside the last 2 days. There were 7 casetas taken over by "others". I paid 50 pesos at each of them and down the road I went. The Federalas didn't seem to concerned with any of this. I went directly thru Navojoa, early in the morning, with my dually and cargo trailer.
playaboy 01/31/20 03:44pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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