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RE: Bringing dog from Mexico to Canada, driving.

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qtla9111 12/02/19 08:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexicali to tijuana toll road

From Mexicali to Tijuana, pickup with a two axle trailer or fifth wheel is 462 pesos total according to the SCT website below. https://i.imgur.com/hUmWbPZl.jpg
qtla9111 11/26/19 05:56pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Lukeville crossing

Anyone know of any problems with crossing at lukeville? No Problems Sundays are very busy getting back to USA. Long lines of returning traffic. We crossed and the children would wash our windshield for a quarter. Other children sprayed something from a plastic bottle on our front bumper. When we got to the USA the K-9 barked at our front bumper. We were ordered out of the RV, handcuffed, and escorted inside the building and questioned for over two hours as to where the 'dope' was in our RV. The RV was completely searched and in disarray and we found holes poked into our ceiling from some sort of probe. After much stress, we were released to continue our journey. Wife was so upset, she had to go to the ER. Not fun. Motto of story, don't let anyone spray anything on to your RV. Could cause you problems. We decided that we will never return to Mexico. It might be beautiful, and cheap to live there, but it is also dangerous and too much hassle to get back into the USA. Too much to see in America and Canada to return south of the border. Lakeside So from what I understand, it was U.S. Customs who tore your rig apart. You can file a claim to have it repaired. If this is true, you have no issue with Mexico. Why would a kid spray something on your rv to make customs officials think you had drugs in your rv? I don't get it. Yep, Canada and the U.S. are beautiful.
qtla9111 11/22/19 11:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: The first fewDays !

Hit one in the city of Durango on a Sunday morning. It looked like a shadow from the trees. The hitch pin broke, the trailer came over us like whale in the water. Fortunately, the damage was minimal. We used every piece of wood we had plus the SUV jack to raise it up and get the heck out of Dodge. Down the road, we were able to collect ourselves and get things going again. Broke the hitch pin and soon replaced the codder pin. It never was the same and had to replace the whole thing. Age changes things. I used to say my sweet spot was 62 mph, now it's more like 52 mph. I'm in no hurry.
qtla9111 11/19/19 07:16pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Roof sealing

I would not worry about who is doing the job. rather you need to make sure they use a good product. Look for one called IMPACT 5 year. Excellent quality. Any Ferrateria should have that brand. Don't let the worker water down the product. Moisheh X2
qtla9111 11/16/19 12:21pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Seafood from mexico

35 years living fulltime here and no one has ever knowingly done me wrong. Speaking the language is an important part of the puzzle. Cartels, I have no control over neither do I have control over drug users. But back on topic, each state of entry or exit may make a difference on what you can bring back. I just posted the official record.
qtla9111 11/15/19 05:39pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Kitty litter: How do you dispose of it while on the road?

Something I didn't know. So would an rver put dog waste down the rv toilet? Flushing dog poop down the toilet – without a bag, only the waste – is perhaps the best disposal method, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Resources Defense Council. Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks by allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into storm drains, and eventually into local waterbodies. But cat feces should never be flushed, as it may contain Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that can infect people and animals. Municipal water treatment systems do not always kill this parasite.
qtla9111 11/15/19 09:58am RV Pet Stop
RE: Texas to Zihuatanejo

I was down that way in March. I prefer the Laredo crossing - use bridge II at the terminus of I-35. After crossing the bridge you'll want to stop and do paperwork in the complex which is almost under the very bridge you just crossed. Bear left and watch for a sign indicating a very sharp left turn. Drive back towards the bridge, get your permits and then backtrack to the same road you made the sharp left turn on. This time turn right and head towards Monterrey toll or free - both roads are good. Watch for a right turn as you enter Monterrey - this toll road avoids Monterrey and will connect to 40. 40 west is good either free or toll. Before Saltillo look for 57, take it. 57 can have some surprisingly heavy traffic and can be slow at times - other times it is fast. 57 is a good road, no topes and much like a highway in the US. X2. We've been to Laredo and back from Monterrey several times this year, the last three weeks ago. Great highway either toll or libre. Libre is more scenic. Hwy 57 is pretty much repaved all the way to the exit of San Miguel de Allende. This too we have driven several times this year. Guadalcázar, SLP (off Hwy 57 north of SLP)is a good place to boondock for a night or two. Very friendly town and you can park in the first plaza. We are in San Miguel now, taking the car down we drove Hwy 85 to Ciudad Victoria and then cut across to SLP. Very scenic and two places to overnight, Tula and Juamave.
qtla9111 11/15/19 06:56am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Seafood from mexico

From The Customs and Border Protection website. Fish - Personal amounts of fish, shrimp, abalone and other seafood are allowed and can be fresh, frozen, dried, smoked, canned or cooked. I'm sure that each crossing and each official has their own criteria just like in Mexico.
qtla9111 11/15/19 06:45am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ripped off at Chevron

A friend was just double charged on his credit card at the pemex station just south of the San Miguel toll booth in Los mochis. This si the one opposite the access road to El Jito RV park. May or may not have been a scam attempt. Those things happen. Now everyone is going to pay in cash and pay with 20 pesos notes.
qtla9111 11/08/19 05:53pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Campsite Sanitation - Beware

That's just as bad as sitting there and talking on a cellphone telling someone how much you love them :)
qtla9111 11/04/19 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nogales to HMO

Just curious, how much was it?
qtla9111 11/04/19 06:45am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Watch for this rig in Mexico but do not approach

Chris is right. Although Border cities can be bad once you are past that point things are usually fine. Right now I would not travel past Guaymas!!!! But we would sure like to get on a plane and go back to Oaxaca and Chiapis Guaymas has more murders than Nogales! Rotten cops that get replaced all the time. Moisheh I have to say that flying in Mexico has become very economical. We recently flew from Monterrey to Tijuana for less than 2000 pesos r/t (3-hour flight). Discount airlines are not bad at all and we enjoyed our flight. What's the difference between Aeromexico and VivaAerobus? No open bar. Big deal. If you fly in the morning you surely won't be drinking and a very nice coffee is only 35 pesos. Also, the hotel chain, City Express, has come up with many different levels of quality and service; City Express Junior, Plus and Suites. Not bad at all for the price with breakfast included (not continental) and all of their plastics and paper products are biodegradable. If you're in Mexico or will be, now is the time to book before the holidays.
qtla9111 10/31/19 06:31pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Watch for this rig in Mexico but do not approach

This isn't a comment directed at anyone in particular, but we've been through this before. I live in the north and we rv around these parts many times a year and do it boondocking. The funny part of rver mentality is the belief that the border is the most dangerous area. The reality is that rvers tend to be drawn to the most dangerous states in the Mexican republic which are; Sonora, Sinaloa, Michoacan, Guerrero, Hidalgo, and Guanajuato. Lots to be seen in the northern states. I get crazy when I hear people say, "beat feet across the border and head south". If they only knew.
qtla9111 10/31/19 05:16pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Video: Introducing Kitten To The Truck Camper

We lost our 19 year old to kidney disease this year. He traveled with us from the time he was three months old. He had been all over the U.S. and Mexico. He loved riding in the car, taking walks, being in the trailer even when it was just parked in the driveway. I'd let him in for a couple of hours and then go get him. Sometimes he didn't want to come out. Cats are good traveling companions.
qtla9111 10/28/19 04:47pm Truck Campers
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

I've lived in Mexico for most of my life. We enjoy boondocking just about everywhere we go. We like travel in West Texas and have toured Canada and spent some winter time in Florida too. For us, too many rules in the U.S. Mexico could be just the opposite, not enough rules or the same rules but not always followed. We still like Mexico and leave next week for a two-month trip in the central part of the country. It's hard to say. Things have changed so much over the years. I don't make recommendations anymore. Do your homework, follow your instinct and enjoy the winter.
qtla9111 10/24/19 06:59pm Snowbirds
RE: Trouble with California

Well, let me tell you pitch and a few others that claim agents "do not have the right". The agent could have given you the "pull over there and wait" speech. From there the agent could have called in the big boys to search your vehicle and trailer. They could have torn everything apart and then given you a piece of paper advising you to get it put back together by a professional before continuing on your way. Fact That's it,, I'm outta here LOL Wow! That makes for an interesting government. Sounds like the one my parents and grandparents ran from.
qtla9111 10/22/19 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

If they asked permission that is a signal you have the right to say "No". The checkpoints are becoming more frequent, not just agriculture, and they are reaching further and further north. There is a point to be made by some of the many freedom fighters when they ask, "How far is this going to go?" When are my rights violated? As for immigration checkpoints as far north as 120 miles, what's the purpose? If the job was done properly at the border, then there wouldn't be an issue about who is in the country legally. Does that mean the U.S. needs a border wall? Could be. Spend less overseas and protect the continent I say. We're accustomed to waiting up to five hours to cross a border bridge, then a two-hour wait to inspect the rv, people who ask silly questions like, "How is it possible you were born in the U.S.?" And after inspecting the rig, "Do you have anyone hidden inside?" It's all to try and throw you off. There are signs posted that say you can turn around if you want before getting into the checkpoint. Good luck with that. You'll have weapons and vehicles pointed at you before you make the U-turn and you won't get away from there any time soon.
qtla9111 10/21/19 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campsite Sanitation - Beware

While On the subject of poo,there are people in S.Korea who believe it has medicinal benefits.. Funny what kind of crazy sh*t one finds on the net https://youtu.be/74V4BOF5IAg Also known as fecal transplantation and it is performed in the U.S. and many other developed countries to help regenerate the good bacteria in the intestinal tract. John Hopkins - Fecal Transplantation.
qtla9111 10/18/19 06:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Gap year, family of 6, TV and TT recommendations

Regarding cargo capacity. I see an rv as an airplane and a piece of luggage. How many rvers weigh what they take before loading it? It's simple using a bathroom scale. We do this when we travel because some discount airlines have a limit on luggage weight. We weigh ourselves on the scale first, and then with the luggage. Why? It can be difficult to balance objects and clothes on a scale. It works every time. Give each person a weight limit of what they can pack (you're not going to a fashion show) and if they are over they need to find a way to reduce the weight. Same with dishes, pots and pans, and most of all, water. If you're going to use rv parks and campgrounds with hookups, don't take any water except for drinking. A 40-gallon freshwater tank means 320 pounds of weight plus what you have in the toilet. It all starts to add up. People take way too much stuff that they never use. A lot of full-timers say that after the first year they do a review and.end up eliminating stuff.
qtla9111 10/16/19 12:33pm Towing
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