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Old 08-18-2015, 12:14 AM   #1
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Getting MH upgrade done in mexico?

I was at a dump station behind an older (Maybe 10 year old - just a guess) - exceptionally beautiful Class C. While I was waiting for the man to finish dumping, I get to chit-chat with the wife (oh boy .. she like to talk), they were from Europe some place; spoke broken English, very heavy accent. she show me their recent up grade; it was beautiful inside and out. The cost was unbelieveably low. she said; they just toured Mexico a couple weeks ago and have all the upgraded done. When they finish their journey they can sell it in the state. She claim her friend done it before, they make enough to paid for the entire vacation plus a handsome profit. (The entire conversation was maybe 5-10 minutes, I forget to snap a couple pictures. Actually not a conversation, Mostly she talk...I listen... trying to be polite).

I am very close to the Mexico border, I am temping to do the same.

Anybody in this forum ever done something like that?
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Interesting, never heard of this before. I just hope the walls are not packed with drugs and them unknowingly transporting the goods back across the border.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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I would say a MH with walls full of drugs could bring you a substantially higher price in some markets
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:56 PM   #4
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Back in the 70's it was well known that you could get a very cheap and very well done restoration of vehicles in Tijuana. I had a cousin have a 64 GTO done there .
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Back in the 70's it was well known that you could get a very cheap and very well done restoration of vehicles in Tijuana. I had a cousin have a 64 GTO done there .
I don't know if it is true or not but I heard they used horse manure for the stuffing in the upholstery.
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I had a van painted in TJ years ago. A few months after I was working on the roof of the house and noticed they never painted the top of the van...
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I had a van painted in TJ years ago. A few months after I was working on the roof of the house and noticed they never painted the top of the van...
Kind of like some of the stuff I used to see in Korea. You would see some really nice adidas shoes for sale cheap, and then realize that adidas was spelled addidas on the shoes!
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I don't know if it is true or not but I heard they used horse manure for the stuffing in the upholstery.
I think that is a bunch of BS, they used cotton batting. in the 60s
I grew up in Chula Vista, spent some time in TJ. Had cars upholstered, exhaust systems, detailing. Bring your own oil and filter, LOF for a buck, 50 cent for a flattop DA haircut. You could get a car sanded to bare metal for a few dollars and a case of coke (Coca Cola)

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Oh boy...I feel so dumb ... it didn't occur to me there maybe white powder hidden...
Just out of curiosity; do they (border guard) allow small amount for personal use ...something like that?

My only thought was 'what a great deal, take the MH to Mexico get it refurbish for a fraction of cost - as compare to the US'. Assuming there was no white powder involve. Just how dangerous is it crossing the border and back? on a scale of one to ten.
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Oh boy...I feel so dumb ... it didn't occur to me there maybe white powder hidden...
Just out of curiosity; do they (border guard) allow small amount for personal use ...something like that?

My only thought was 'what a great deal, take the MH to Mexico get it refurbish for a fraction of cost - as compare to the US'. Assuming there was no white powder involve. Just how dangerous is it crossing the border and back? on a scale of one to ten.
No help from me on this because I will not bother going into Mexico anymore, period. And I certainly would never consider taking my coach into that place.
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I had been through there a lot, but that was way back when there were a LOT of nice people down there...
there still are a lot of them there, but many more 'bad guys' down there now and a lot moved to Tejas
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It would be nice to get a serious answer from someone who has actually had work done in MX. I've heard of paint jobs and mechanical work on cars for 1/2 US price. Perhaps a MX forum like Mexconnect might be a better place to ask.
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It would be nice to get a serious answer from someone who has actually had work done in MX. I've heard of paint jobs and mechanical work on cars for 1/2 US price. Perhaps a MX forum like Mexconnect might be a better place to ask.
You did get some answers. EMDF9A said in the 70's his cousin got a car done there. Wdebarmore had his van painted there, less the roof.
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tj is safe now all the bad guys have crossed the border and are on food stamps and ***care
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