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Old 10-28-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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Way out side the box to south America

Has anyone ever thought about taking the long Rv trip to the other side of the panama canal into south america so over to Chile`

probably need a chase truck with parts, but i think it would be a neat trip
I have visited most the countries in between over the last qtr century and RV trip is intriguing
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If you want to read a great book on that kind of trip (in a pick up, not a MH), read Road Fever. I think there is a road gap in Panama where you have to load your MH onto a ship. See the book summary below from Amazon:

If you define "adventure travel" as anything that's more fun to read about than to live through, then Tim Cahill's Road Fever is the adventure of a lifetime. Along with professional long-distance driver Garry Sowerby, Cahill drove 15,000 miles from the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego to the northernmost terminus of the Dalton Highway in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, from one end of the world to another, in a record-breaking 23 1/2 days. Just like the authors' camper-shelled GMC Sierra truck, the narrative bounces along at a relentless pace. Along the way Cahill and Sowerby cope with mood swings, engine trouble, Andean cliffs, obstinate bureaucracies, slick highways, armed and uncomprehending soldiery (not to mention the challenges of securing O.P.M., or Other People's Money--the sine qua non of adventure, Cahill observes). Author of such off-the-wall travelogues as Pass the Butterworms and Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, Cahill is equipped with the correct amalgam of chutzpah and dementia to survive what can only be called "The Road Trip From Hell." Readers, however, will thoroughly enjoy themselves.
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You've been living in small town east Texas way too long. Drive to Tyler or you may even have to go to Dallas but I'm sure you can find some neon lights.

It does sound great but you'll need more than a spare part trailer...maybe a Sherman tank.

On edit: I just got to thinking, you need to attend a Texas Boomers get together. Y'all can cook can't you????
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powerboatr:

BOY, did you hit a chord. Not only have we "thought" about it, but have dreamed about it. Of course it ain't gonna happen in our lifetime, but wouldn't it be absolutely STUPENDOUS!!

If only the Mexican, Central American and South American countries could get their act together, wouldn't THAT be one fabulous trek??

I know younger travelers CAN do it now with the right gear and alot of "guts", but think of driving your MH or 5er to Rio, or to Chile. WOW!! Oh well.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:16 PM   #5
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You've been living in small town east Texas way too long. Drive to Tyler or you may even have to go to Dallas but I'm sure you can find some neon lights.

It does sound great but you'll need more than a spare part trailer...maybe a Sherman tank.

On edit: I just got to thinking, you need to attend a Texas Boomers get together. Y'all can cook can't you????

oh yes we can cook
we just seem to miss the boomers get together's
we try to avoid the big city (dallas) at all cost, traffic is worse than atlanta i think
I think an unimog would be the vehicle of choice.
but a year or tow journey to the far end of south america would be interesting

i think i have a book to read now.
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My brother drove two years ago to Costa Rica via El Paso and Mexico City, back on the Westcoast. Took him 1 1/2 month. He had a Van out of the 70's and his Friend did that trip already 6 x, so in 2011 they will drive to Panama and have their cars shipped South. Of course they are nuts, that they will drive the world deadliest road in Bolivia:

www.youtube.com

Put in the Searchwindow: Deadliest Road in Bolivia.

NO - THANKS ! I stay with our Bay Star here and enjoy snowbirding.
Of course I (and my brother) was dreaming since childhood about the Pan Am, but I got this old without the Pan Am and South America. I'm dreaming of getting a lot older!!!!

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