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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
RE: Obtaining permits while in Mexico

If she crosses at Anzalduas all the offices are there
playaboy 01/30/20 02:47pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Obtaining permits while in Mexico

She is 2 days from the Belice border too, if she was heading that way. Not many inspections heading east. Maybe she could get a returno seguro from Aduana?
playaboy 01/29/20 06:23pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Diesel Fuel for newer diesels

Hey, I remember this same argument on this forum back in 2008 and then again in 2011. I see not much has changed in 2020. I asked this same question last year for a friend traveling to mexico and got mixed responses from these forum. I told my friend to check with the manufacture and get it in writing whatever the answer was. This only affects diesel rigs from NOB visiting Mexico. What is that? 1500 trucks total for a year? Mexican trucks have no problems with LSD.
playaboy 01/22/20 06:32am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mariposa crossing heading north

Playboy. After you left the secondary area how did you make the left turn to get on the road? I never entered secondary, I exited on the left side of secondary
playaboy 01/21/20 04:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mariposa crossing heading north

I crossed a couple of days ago pulling my trailer. There was no way I was able to cut across traffic to the bus lane as Moishe suggested. I just got in line in the middle. Once the officer finished with me, He led me to the left side of secondary and moved some barriers out of the way. That gave me a straight shot out.
playaboy 01/20/20 08:18pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Diesel Fuel for newer diesels

The first thing you need to do is to disregard the opinions of the nay-sayers who are blowing smoke on a topic they have no actual experience with, and look for information from people with verifiable actual experience. I have a 2013 Chev 3500HD that has travelled to Puerto Vallarta every year since it was new. That's SEVEN trips to PV and back, and I have had ZERO fuel-related issues. I haul a 5th there and back, and I use my truck as a daily driver for the 5 months I spend there each year. Certainly there are a few little things you need to do to avoid problems, the most important of which is to make sure your truck gets up to full operating temperature each time you drive it, and also don't let it sit and idle for any length of time. Letting it sit and idle for a lengthy time will bring on the Check Engine light even back in the US or Canada using ULSD. Also don't believe the nay-sayers who spout their opinions that ULSD is not available anywhere but at the border. I have a Pemex Delivery Report all the way back in 2017 showing ULSD being delivered to stations in PV and my friend who provided this to me assures me that nothing has changed since then. Opinions are worthless, actual experience is what you need to look for. I live in Mexico full time. I have no dog in this fight. Last year, I wanted a dually diesel and decided to purchase an older truck to avoid this issue. I agree with you 150%, experience is key. Here is my first hand experience. I left the GDL area yesterday, driving up Hwy 15D, on my way to Vegas. From Mazatlan north I saw several Arco, Chevron, and Gulf stations. Arco advertised imported USA fuel. I didn't stop at the others. I don't think you will have an issue with fuel to Mazatlan. FYI, Fuel prices were from 21.2 to 22.1 a liter with a lot of stations selling at 21.8-9 or $4.45 a . OUCH
playaboy 01/17/20 06:51pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Diesel Fuel for newer diesels

It is not that long a trip, you should be ok with any diesel for a few tanks. I would not count on getting ULSD, you might but it will be hit and miss. Even the stations that say they import all their fuel from the USA doesn't make that fuel the same as the USA. Mexico gets some of their LSD from the USA.
playaboy 01/17/20 06:39am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mariposa crossing heading north

F350 crew cab dually pulling a 16 foot trailer
playaboy 01/17/20 05:53am RVing in Mexico and South America
Mariposa crossing heading north

I am planning to cross north manana at Mariposa hauling a trailer. Which lane should I use?
playaboy 01/17/20 04:33am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Increase Mexican Fuel Prices

wow, relatively speaking, a huge difference. Interesting the differences when we use to have none! I travel around Mexico quite a bit. I use an app called Gasolina MX. It uses GPS for my location. It lists the stations and prices nearby.
playaboy 01/15/20 04:43am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Great News, Pumping Real Diesel for 5 More Years

Naaah, its 11 years, says the article. JAJAJAJA Next months scientific climate report will give us only 8 years because of the wildfires in AU, farming in the Amazon, and the Taal, White Island, Popo, and other volcanos not meeting their emmisions requirements.
playaboy 01/14/20 09:32am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Increase Mexican Fuel Prices

It has been 2 weeks since the tax increase on fuel went into effect. I have not noticed any increase in prices. Do you think the dealers absorbed the increase?
playaboy 01/14/20 05:39am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Great News, Pumping Real Diesel for 5 More Years

12 years?????????
playaboy 01/14/20 05:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Great News, Pumping Real Diesel for 5 More Years

Why would Pemex need to mark the pumps? There are no Mexican behicles sold by dealets that require ULSD. They can burn either fuel. Even ARCO does not mark the pumps But they do advertise that they sell USA fuel. It is shameful that Mexico is polluting the environment. Moisheh C I know it will never happen. I just want to stay away from ULSD, it is not the best fuel for my 7.3 diesel. My truck runs better with LSD. That is what I want to buy if possible. It ran GREAT using "red" high sulfur I mistakenly pumped into my truck in Arkansas last month. I thought all diesel sold in the US including red off road is now ULSD?? Last month I was in rural Arkansas. I pulled up to the pumps and mistakenly filled with "High Sulfur" red diesel. At least that what it said on the pump. The attendant told me that I can be fined big bucks if caught. Would they arrest me with my Mexican plates? :-)
playaboy 01/12/20 07:13am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Great News, Pumping Real Diesel for 5 More Years

Why would Pemex need to mark the pumps? There are no Mexican behicles sold by dealets that require ULSD. They can burn either fuel. Even ARCO does not mark the pumps But they do advertise that they sell USA fuel. It is shameful that Mexico is polluting the environment. Moisheh C I know it will never happen. I just want to stay away from ULSD, it is not the best fuel for my 7.3 diesel. My truck runs better with LSD. That is what I want to buy if possible. It ran GREAT using "red" high sulfur I mistakenly pumped into my truck in Arkansas last month.
playaboy 01/01/20 07:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
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