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RE: Another Reason To Not Have Airbags

Could I ask, what is the difference between Sumo Springs and Super Springs?
qtla9111 04/05/20 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No Corona

They dont drink that stuff in Mexico. That's made just to be shipped up above the border. Dos Eqqis, thats Beer. And if they are shutting that one down, I'm glad i got 2 12 packs yesterday, Corona is the number 1 seller in Mexico.
qtla9111 04/03/20 11:40am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New luxury off grid trailer -- very fancy . . .

Pretty cool! I find we do well with 230W of solar and two batteries but then again we don't have lithium and use the A/C. Wouldn't it be better to use minisplits instead of roof airs? Less energy, quieter, and you can save energy by being room conscious, only using the A/C for the room you're in.
qtla9111 04/01/20 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

I constantly dream about the F/T lifestyle, watch YouTube and peruse RvTrader looking at 40ft motorhomes and fifth wheels. We have friends that own both. Even though I love big rigs, it wouldn't be practical for our boondocking lifestyle in Mexico. We can always park the TT and have the SUV worked on if we were to breakdown. A big rig, I'd be lost figuring things out. That said, we have easily spent up to four and five months in our 24ft travel trailer with two slides. The bedroom alone measures 7ft by 10ft. It's very comfortable and though not top quality it has served us well for 10 years. I'm different than most folks. I could fit all my stuff into two boxes and be very content. I've never been into accumulating things. That said, we have two outdoor sheds filled to the brim, but not with my stuff. :)
qtla9111 03/31/20 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stricter stay at home rules

In Northern Mexico it has been business as usual. Over this weekend I have seen a change in habits but only after the Secretary of Health gave us his latest update. As a country, we are way behind. We now police attempting to send people home that are sitting around in parks and plazas chatting up a storm. Tourists are still arriving from European countries including Italy and Spain. Do you believe that the numbers in this chart from last week are true? That a border as porous as the San Ysidro, El Paso, Del Rio, Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, and Brownsville crossings has fewer cases on one side than the other?
qtla9111 03/30/20 11:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Fuel Prices are WAY Down!!

AMLO says it takes $4.75 USD to process a barrel of oil. That leaves $15 USD. What he doesn't tell you is the cost of maintaining five outdated and rundown refineries, plus the building of the Dos Bocas, salaries, pensions and benefits. Benefits for PEMEX workers are the juiciest in the world. And don't forget the corrupt PEMEX union. MEXICO as a government should get out of the oil business.
qtla9111 03/30/20 11:00am RVing in Mexico and South America
Rv Park Fire - Punta Cerritos Rv Park Mazatlan There was a fire that destroyed the Punta Cerritos Rv Park last night after 7 p.m. According to the article three fire trucks, a tanker, ambulances and paramedics were on the scene right away. Another article says up to 70 rvs were destroyed. I hope someone from the rv park or Mazatlan can give us better information.
qtla9111 03/27/20 06:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Rving in Mexico and South America

Casas de cambio in Monterrey today are at 21.60. I did see one at 23 pesos. Shop around. I did make a trip to Home Depot. Traffic in Monterrey was the worst. It seems we still aren't taking it seriously. My gym shut down on Monday, the lake is closed as well as the waterfalls and restaurants in the town squares (Santiago and El Cercado). Hospitals (IMSS not private) will be on board as of Monday which is too little too late but that's how we roll. We're not hearing any complaints from rvers heading back to the U.S. or Canada.
qtla9111 03/21/20 06:52pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 60+ asked to limit movement (Mexico)

Low reporting of cases only because they are now doing something about it. Relative in hospital now for eight weeks and for the first time they are telling us, "starting Monday, there will be no visitations and all permissible entries will require hand washing, masks and temperature readings. What? Three weeks behind the rest of the world? The bomb is coming in the next 10 days.
qtla9111 03/20/20 11:03am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: 60+ asked to limit movement (Mexico)

It's a mess. We are about three weeks behind all other countries and our illustrious Mexican president had the "ganas" to pull amulets for good luck, out of his wallet the other day on his daily 2-hour morning diatribe. Watching the Secretario de Salud yesterday, it is obvious he is not confident in his words and looked extremely nervous and pressured to speak.
qtla9111 03/20/20 06:48am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: My Sprinter stealth ClasB

230W panel, two 6V batteries. We use the crockpot as we are going down the road. Lunch or dinner is ready by 2 p.m. Electric blanket comes on at night on low under the fitted top sheet. Works great, little to no power.
qtla9111 03/15/20 03:01pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: CoronaVirus and Mexico

The Secretary of Health in Mexico said today in AMLOs morning blah blah blah, that it is not necessary to follow what the U.S. or any other country does. Mexico is free and sovereign. He said it is not necessary to check large groups of people and the airports are open to all countries without any special checks with the exception of China. With the majority of the cases asymptomatic, you can be sure that if we don't take stronger action, we will see the border closed and cases increase rapidly.
qtla9111 03/12/20 01:36pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Graveside Boondocking?

I was transferred to San Francisco for a year and we would spend Sunday morning in the Colma cemetery reading the paper and having a picnic breakfast. Very peaceful and quiet. We'd walk around and read the tombstones. Weird but it was fun and interesting.
qtla9111 03/10/20 07:59pm Truck Campers
RE: CoronaVirus and Mexico

I'm not concerned but we did delay our trip to Ecuador only because we don' want to be sequestered there or on our return to CDMX. Better to wait and find a not so crowded Semana Santa place here in Mexico. Thinking an rv park would be best even though it's really not my cup of tea. Going to the U.S., well, don't think I want to wait in line or the hassle although last year was a blast boondocking in West Texas.
qtla9111 03/09/20 05:50pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: CoronaVirus and Mexico

Five confirmed cases 11 suspect and pending as of this morning at 5 a.m. Day and night. They go through the same info as in the U.S. about the failure of masks and the need to stay away from crowds and venues in general, lots of handwashing, no casual kissing or handshaking and keep your hands away from your face. They are testing people but the airports were behind in the initial start of the virus thinking it wouldn't get that far. In the middle of February, they fired the epidemiologist for the CDMX airport because she said they weren't prepared and lacked the necessary equipment and manuals. Test kits are available at some IMSS, ISSTE and ISSTE state hospitals and a guy just developed an inexpensive cubicle for the transport of infected patients and it will be easily reproduced. Goofball president says we can't give up hugs though, we've got to keep the peace and tranquility of the nation :) He pretty much downplayed the virus until last week and now they are having a session every Tuesday on his daily morning two-hour diatribe about the evils of capitalism. Oh, I think I digressed a bit. But you get the point. I think we are pretty much on target with the U.S. and Canada and not sure what is happening in Guatemala. Pemex is taking a big hit on oil prices but you won't see it reflected in the gasoline prices. San Antonio, Tx this morning had unleaded for $1.79 a gallon. The dollar at noon today was 19.40 bank rate. Vitro (glass manufacturer) has taken the biggest hit on the Mexican stock market.
qtla9111 03/09/20 02:51pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Scams at gas stations

I feel for all the good employees who have to be humiliated by having someone jump out of their car, check the pump, scream in their worst Spanish or best English how much they want, that the pump "must" be in zeros, and then have someone hovering over them while they are doing their best job. Then, after all that stress, someone doesn't trust you enough and they have to shake and wave 500 pesos bills in front of you as if you are some type of illiterate. If you feel you have to do all of this, I wouldn't bother coming because it shows there is little or no respect for Mexican people who are trying to earn a living. If it's just the beaches you're after try someplace like the French Riviera. JMHO
qtla9111 03/06/20 05:55pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Scams at gas stations

I always pay with debit cards, both American and Mexican. I ask for a ticket, not just the card slip that comes out of the handheld. Never an overcharge or issue. The new Android Pay is being installed in Mexico and you simply put your phone up to the reader and the transaction takes place. I saw them in the stores in San Miguel de Allende last month.
qtla9111 03/05/20 05:34pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tourist Permits (FMM) and Vehicle Permits (TIP)

It is the same information as on other forums. The only part I have issues with is: "Police officers will have a cell phone application to scan the new permits and verify them." Good luck with that. We're in SMA right now until next week. I may find a transito in Monterrey as well as my small town of 8500 just to see what they know about this. I think it will open the door to more corruption.
qtla9111 03/01/20 09:15am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Shooting in Manzanillo Colima

Remember our Mexican president's saying on confronting the cartels and crime: "Abrazos no Balazos". Hugs not bullets. :h He also said, "que se portan bien porque sufre mucho las mamás". The cartel members should behave themselves because their mothers suffer a lot" :S :S
qtla9111 02/29/20 07:58am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Homeless people coming to your favorite campground!

An interesting article about laziness. It coincides with the statistics of the collapse of the U.S.S.R. which after, approx. 40% of Russians found it hard to integrate into the labor force because they had always had a job whether they really did anything in that position or not. Are Some People Just Lazy?
qtla9111 02/25/20 07:51am General RVing Issues
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