Originally Posted by ssplettstoes
We have a 32 foot motor-home and pull a 16 foot trailer to haul our motorcycles. Is it possible to tow this and be able to stay at a trailer park? Are there rv parks along the way that have 50 amp power? Have you traveled along this area? Thank you,
Well anything is possible....it's really just a question of your tolerance for "adventure".
1) I assume your Dolphin is gas? ULSD is not currently available for post 08 diesels on the Baja. Anyway, assuming your Dolphin is gas your biggest concern will be your length at 50'. The Baja does not cater to big rigs ......so you will often be getting your gas at regular automobile stations.....not a big deal.... but don't pass-up the big open trucker stations in favor of the next town down the road!
2) How big are the tires on your rig? Can you get them off on your own? Can you strap an RV tire to your motorcycle in order to get a flat to the nearest llantera? In other words....AAA, GoodSam, Coachnet, etc does not exist on the Baja ....so if you breakdown .....you are on your own! If you need a "tow" from Mulege to San Diego you're gunna need a "no-limit" VISA card. Stock-up on spare parts!
3) RV Dealers are also non existent .....so while you'll be able to get tires fixed, probably engine or transmission work down....good luck getting parts or service on any Coach related stuff....if the fridge quits say hello to a stryo cooler and ice! Stock-up on spare parts and service manuals.
4) RVers and RV caravans used to regularly go to the Baja in the 90's, but in the past years fewer and fewer RVers are up for the adventure. As a result, the economic viability of maintaining, improving or otherwise owning an RV park has become about as valuable as owning Kodak shares! Regardless, when you do find an RV park remember that electricity (30amp) is very sketchy ( be sure to have a top quality surge, voltage protection).....water is also sketchy! Pull throughs? Ha ha ha ha....good one! Seriously....good luck while at RV Parks, but no problem while you are boondocking on the beaches.
5) Mex1 is the main (well actually the only) road down the Baja and while it has been widen considerably over the past few years....it is still extremely narrow. In many sections it is "just" possible to get your rig past the semi coming the other direction...without clipping mirrors. Be sure you can fold-in your mirrors for these sections.
6) Medical care in the big cities is really very good but, for the price, make sure you have medical insurance & an air evacuation policy. Also...be sure to have good RV & motorcycle insurance that includes "bail bond" and an emergency number that will get you immediate support from a local (bi-lingual) agent. Even if you are stationary...if a local plows into you...you are at fault and will be going to the police station! O-ya.... what ever you do leave your guns & ammo at home ....cuz if you get caught nothing is going to keep you outta jail!
Anyway.....it's an adventure. Well worth the effort because the people are great...the food is fun...and the beaches outstanding.