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Old 11-14-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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We are planning our first trip into Mexico this winter. I am looking for advice about where to buy Mexico insurance and a good place to stay near Nogales before heading into Mexico.
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We are planning our first trip into Mexico this winter. I am looking for advice about where to buy Mexico insurance and a good place to stay near Nogales before heading into Mexico.
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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When going into Mexico I get Sandborns insurance. It's good.
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:21 PM   #4
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Hi Sailers, We have spent the past three winters in Kino Bay, crossing the border at Nogales. We usually boondock at the Wal-mart the night before, do our last minute shopping and get an early start the next morning..about 7:30. There is also a casino about 40 miles north of Nogales on I-19 where you can also stay. (No hookups).

If you are coming from Tucson, take exit #4 off I-19 and turn left on Mariposa Street which will take you to the Wal-Mart about five blocks on the right. If you turn right on Mariposa, that is the truckers route to cross the border, which is what you would take in the morning.

Wherever you decide to stay, you DO NOT want to drive your RV through downtown Nogales. A friend of ours did and he had his top ripped up by some low-hanging signs; plus the streets are very narrow and much traffic.

From the border, it's 176 miles to Hermosillo; then another 60 miles to Kino. You should cross the border as early as possible so you will arrive in Kino before dark. You will be stopping at Kilometer 21 (about 15 mi. after you cross the border) to do your vehicle paperwork and get your touris visa. Sometimes this can take up to two hrs.

About Mexican insurance: We are currently insured for Mexico through Ada Vis Global Mexico 1-800-909-4457; also we are getting a quote from Vista Group, call 1-866-270-5297, Beth Shipman.

Hope this helps. If you would like information, please feel free to email us. We love Kino Bay and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

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Thanks Ragman, that is very helpful. I will keep your email address handy.

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Hows the road into Kino Bay, I heard it is really bad?
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Jim,
We just received an email from friends at Western Horizons resort in Kino and they said the highway is excellent from Hermosillo to Kino, if that's the road you are referring to. Last year when we were there, the road was being repaved.

If you are a member of Western Horizons, and are referring to the road to the Western Horizon's resort 12 miles north of Kino, it is referred to as the road from He**. The first 10 miles of this road is rocky and washboard (I mean really washboard). We normally disconnect our toad and the DW drives it because the dust getting into the engine compartment can mess up some diodes. Also, plan for at least one hour and 15 min. to do the 12 miles. The last 2 miles is a very nice sandy road down to the beach.

I don't mean to discourage anyone from going there; but you just need to take your time, secure everything inside your coach and you will make it just fine. It's worth the effort. Remember, slow and easy. This year will be our fourth winter down there. We love it!

Feel free to email me if you have any other questions. sorensontx@yahoo.com
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