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robatthelake

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Posted: 11/15/19 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So we arrived at the Nogales Mariposa border crossing on Wednesday morning after spending a night in Tucson!
There was absolutely nobody paying any attention to the three of Us as we drove slowly through the Border area! We all had our passports ,Visitor Papers and TIP documents as well as our Insurance papers ready for inspection ,but not a single soul so much as waved at us!
The highway 15 D was in very good shape this year and the By pass around Hermosillo is fantastic!! The signage is good so anyone who can read should have absolutely no problem getting on the right road!
Many of the Toll booths were taken over by the locals so the toll cost has been pretty easy on the pocketbook.
Fuel prices are as stupid here as they are in BC !
The Western Periferico around Navajoa was in excellant condition .apparently the Eastern one sucks!
We were headed to Huatabampito so enjoyed the ease of access!
We managed to pickup two more rigs while at a Totonaka!

We were escorted from the Periferico around Huatabampo and all the way to our RV Park at Huatabampito by the State Police!
That’s all for Today!

* This post was edited 11/17/19 08:08am by robatthelake *


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Posted: 11/15/19 09:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Interesting report.


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Posted: 11/16/19 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

just curious, why the patrol escort? never been across the border.

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Posted: 11/16/19 01:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They stopped us and said that we needed to follow them ! We have been here numerous times over the last 20+ years so did not need to be shown the way!
I suspect that since there were 5 Rigs together they figured One of us would buy them a cervaisa!

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We should be rolling into Huatabampito about the 23rd or 24th and plan to spend several days eating shrimp and walking the beach. Would appreciate a report on the south road out as we are headed to Mazatlán, taking our time.


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We will be exiting that way so will post about it! Last year it was in good shape having been reconstructed the previous year!
I will report from the next place with WIFI!
BTW The mosquitos and other biting and crawling critters are awful so bring OFF and After Bite!

* This post was edited 11/17/19 08:10am by robatthelake *

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Southern exit to the Main Highway is smooth all the way! Do watch for Topes However!and a couple of Tractors !

Mr Morro is the better destination for a two or three night stopover!

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For those who have not driven in Mexico, "topes" are (usually) very abrupt and significant speed bumps, sometimes almost like cinder blocks cemented into the roadway. The sign for "topes" is often very close to the bumps themselves, which means you have to slow down RIGHT NOW when you see that sign, or else risk damage to your vehicle.

Please do not ask how I discovered all of these facts.


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Talleyho69

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You aren't a true RVer in Mexico unless you have not seen a tope and "gotten air" in a large RV.

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Talleyho69 wrote:

You aren't a true RVer in Mexico unless you have not seen a tope and "gotten air" in a large RV.


Advice on those "suddenly on top of it" topes:

Brake as hard as is reasonable, but very important, RELEASE THE BRAKES immediately before hitting it. If you are still hard on the brakes, the front suspension is already pretty well collapsed. You want full suspension travel when you contact the tope.


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