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Old 05-23-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Need info on Baja California

Where is a good website to learn CURRENT info on TTs to Baja down as far as La Paz? Having trouble finding good info on parking spots. Don't need full hookups but will need to dump and get water (for showers and stuff not drinking). Don't really want to boondock way out by ourselves, unless it's a popular spot with Americans. La Paz is the destination so any park info there would be great.
Really need a good website though that has recent postings and info
Used to fly down in private airplanes but now want to take the TT (20 ft) and spend more time.
Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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Where is a good website to learn CURRENT info on TTs to Baja down as far as La Paz? Having trouble finding good info on parking spots. Don't need full hookups but will need to dump and get water (for showers and stuff not drinking). Don't really want to boondock way out by ourselves, unless it's a popular spot with Americans. La Paz is the destination so any park info there would be great.
Really need a good website though that has recent postings and info
Used to fly down in private airplanes but now want to take the TT (20 ft) and spend more time.
Thanks!
Try this site: RV in Mexico Everything you should know before you leave!

You might also want to do a Google map search of Baja RV campgrounds

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=U...46d880d0240f50
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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Vagabundos del Mar has the closest thing to great travel services for Baja that I know. Under "Boards" on their site they have forums like this one. If you join you are entitled to chat up their office staff for current travel info. Vags are always reporting trip info, so the staff is as current as anybody.
If this is your first trip, you may want to use their Travel Buddies Calendar to announce your intended travel dates & partner up w/somebody else for your move dates.
Vagabundos can also handle all your insurance needs. Consider the legal insurance, I needed it once and it was waaaaay worth the price.

IIWYI'd cross south at Tijuana, and cross north back into CA at Tecate. The Tecate U.S. guard station is way more accommodating for RV traffic than the TJ crossing. On approach get into line w/the cars (unless you want to experience road rage Mexican style), and when coming up to the Tecate crossing, wait for the left lane to allow you to pull in. Most of the Mexicano militarios know that's the one that has the turn radius for RVs so you will likely be directed there by the Mexican guards, but in case not just politely wave them over & explain you need the longer turn radius out of the left lane. Our 37ft motorhome w/towed pickup makes it fine. Tijuana was designed by a moron who should be conscripted for life to directing RV traffic there, that would fix him.

We've been as far south as Loreto w/the RV, La Paz driving, and Cabo by air. Baja is a hoot. You'll have a lot of fun. La Paz is beautiful, and a very Mexican town outside of the restaurants & hotels along the bay. If you are there July 31-Aug2nd we'll waive at you. We'll be there buying uniform materials for the kids of Mulege.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:33 PM   #4
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Cliff ....we lived in Cabo from 2001 until late 2010. We originally found ourselves in the Baja after taking our 5th wheel up & down several times. During that 10yr period we saw many of the RV Parks and infrastructure deteriorate as fewer and fewer RVers were venturing into Mexico. At one point Cabo, for example, had 5 or 6 RV Parks, but by the time we left they were down to a couple. I spoke with a Caravan Group leader in Yuma earlier this year and he mentioned that their Company used to lead dozens of trips to the Baja, but were now down to only 1 or 2 p/year.

This is not meant to discourage you....just a heads-up that the facilities are pretty basic and choice is smaller every year. The best spots for Americans have always been boondocking on the beaches in Mulege & Loretto and Tecolote in La Paz. By all means do your research, but we found the word-of-mouth information and recommendations started once you crossed the border and this advice was the most accurate and up-to-date. Good luck...have fun!
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This is where you will find info about Baja. The people that hang here both live in and travel to Baja frequently. It is a dedicated group of people that love Baja and help each other with emergencies as required.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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Thanks for the quick responses!
"This" was just what I was looking for including the other reference for VdM. I used to go down a couple of times a year but all those I knew that went also have either stopped (age related) or they have gone to the happy hunting grounds. I'm not THAT old but I ran with an older crowd. We do enjoy ourselves down there when we fly down but we want to spend more time down there now.
Jack1234 any particular reason for the return? We looked at places in San Jose del Cabo 10 yrs ago but decided to visit rather than live there.
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