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Tequila

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Posted: 10/30/19 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2 bodies believed (not confirmed yet) to be those of James & Michelle butler have been found in Texas. There are reports that their RV was spotted being driven into Mexico ( a Texas Crossing) by someone else. Its is a 2018 silver chev pickup pulling a Cedar Creek trailer. New Hampshire plates. T533534. If you spot this rig DO NOT approach anyone, and call the police in Texas 365-595-8500 and try to report it to the nearest mexican police station as well.

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Posted: 10/30/19 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TY for posting.


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Posted: 10/30/19 05:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 10/30/19 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very sad. I know we're RVing to relax and have a good time but be careful out their folks, especially if you decide to go off into a seclude area you're not very familiar with.

Talleyho69

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It's incredibly sad, but unfortunately probably a statement of the way life is.

It needs to stop!

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Posted: 10/31/19 07:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A number of years ago there was an announcement in the Kino community that a couple who were heading to Mexico were missing. No one here had seen them. A few days later the story unfolded. This elderly couple crossed late in the day. They saw another RV parked on the side of the road somewhere between Nogales and HMO. Figured it was safe and parked for the night. The other RV was occupied by 2 couples that had robbed a bank in the USA. Texas I think. They killed the couple and stole their RV and credit cards. The RV was spotted at Costco in HMO. The killers headed to San Carlos in some other vehicle and tried to use the credit card. Store owner called the police and the rest is history. Moral of this story is that sometimes you don't have to be worried about cartels. Rather it can be a fellow American ( or Canadian) that can be dangerous. Also do not just park for the night on the side of the road.

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We boondock exclusively. We always take as many precautions as we can. I, personally, would not boondock within 200 miles of the Mexico border. To me it is not worth the risk...

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There are many areas in Mexico where boondocking is not recommended. Use a Pemex for overnighting. We once went and asked the Police if it was safe to stay near the beach. He said: NO,NO,NO. Asked us to follow him and we went to this large Motel with a fenced yard. WE stayed there overnight. Ate in the restaurant and swam in the pool. No charge but we tipped the velador> QTLA knows of lots of safe spots!

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Years ago we were told, but I don't remember where or when, that if you see a broken down RV on the side of the road do not stop, but call it in. Unfortunately, years ago we could trust others, but today you don't know who the other guy is and you must curb your instinct to help your fellow man.

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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.


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