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Old 08-22-2016, 08:10 PM   #15
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With so much of the beautiful USA to explore, I can't imagine I'd take the risk to go to Mexico and see what?
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From So Cal we've taken our Motorhomes and Trailers loaded with Quads down to San Felipe a few times and never heard of any restrictions. We bought insurance for everything at the border in Calexico . We spent night on US side close to border and got up and cruised through border and Mexicali at Daylight and that worked perfect. My advice is to drive slow through the towns as it gets confusing but not impossible, it's just different than the US , the lights etc. Don't speed on the Highways and don't drive at night. We camped right on the Beach with some really nice and friendly Mexican families plus lots of other Americans. They wanted to cook all weekend for us and it was good ! All the people in Town everywhere were really friendly. For the better part of Mexico it's not like what the Media depicts it. We had a great time ! Mexico is what you make it...go down there and get drunk and act like a fool and you'll see the wrong side of Mexico. Mmmmm...Tacos !
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:19 PM   #17
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Back to your original question. Yes you can. You need insurance on all licensed vehicles. Car Toad and motor cycle. We go down yearly.
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I am jealous but ... man that is a long drive! I just got back from 10 days in Tijuana and my daughter was in Pachucha (near Mx city) for over a month. I travel there 8-10 times a year. Love the food, people and culture. #$@&*^ to the nay-Sayavers. I have a link to the bajbound ins site that covers tourists cards.
https://www.bajabound.com/before/permits/visa.php
I am not sure where you found the limitations on number of vehicles. As long as they are insured they should not be a problem. I take the rv to Rocky point several times a year with toad. There are people that take trailers full of quads. If you feel it is an issue I would call the Mexican consulate here in the US. Have a great time and take lots of pictures. You need a kayak!

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Old 08-24-2016, 10:27 PM   #19
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US insurance is no good in MX; you must buy theirs. You will be jailed if someone is hurt in a wreck and you don't have it. We used to get our insurance and paperwork ahead of time here in Tucson at an outlet for MX insurance. Made it real convenient to get it ahead of time. We were towing Hobie Cats.
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Thanks for all the replies. Nice to know I can bring two vehicles. I remember reading one blog where a guy had to leave his toad at a storage yard near the border. I am aware I need mexican insurance. I do plan on getting an inflatable kayak that I can store in the RV. I'm looking forward to it.
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We have had our boat in Mexico for 3 years now. We regularly travel back and forth from the US to Mexico in our motorhome. We have yet to have any kind of problem -drug dealers, authorities, etc... We very much enjoy Mexico. Apparently it is a well kept secret that the horror stories you always see about Mexico are just that - stories. Sure, there is crime and corruption here. But then we have never heard of anything like that in the US. Seriously, come to Mexico and have fun!!!

One additional note - we are far worried about entering the US than we are entering Mexico. Make sure your fridge and freezer are empty and you have no other food before entering the US. They really don't like that. But stock up on your US favorites before going south because Mexico really doesn't care :-)
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My daughter is getting married in Mexico in Febuary , do we are flying down . I'm not looking forward to this at all . I'll do my best to try to enjoy it .
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travel.state.gov > Passports & International Travel > Alerts and Warnings > Mexico Travel Warning


According to our State Dept. over 200 US Citizens were murdered in 2014-2015.
Not sure how many, if any were RV'ers but to say that "nuthin's ever happened to me so it must not happen at all" when in Mexico is misleading.
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We have driven across with our TV and spent time in Rocky Point. No issues at all. Lots of Mexican Army patrolling the roads.

While in Rocky Point there were several RV parks full of RV. They were fenced/gated most likely to keep the stray dogs out as much as unauthorized persons. Several people we know go down regularly. Lots of new high end condo developments there.

If you want to go get insurance and try to travel down in a convoy. We had no issues and were treated with friendliness and respect the entire time.
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travel.state.gov > Passports & International Travel > Alerts and Warnings > Mexico Travel Warning


According to our State Dept. over 200 US Citizens were murdered in 2014-2015.
Not sure how many, if any were RV'ers but to say that "nuthin's ever happened to me so it must not happen at all" when in Mexico is misleading.

Certainly not wanting to start a flame war.. but 200 US Citizens (I didn't verify your information BTW) murdered in Mexico.. did you check to see how many US Citizens were murdered in the US during that time period? Or how many of those people were involved in drug or people smuggling or other "risky" behavior? All I know is from first hand travel of 3 years, hanging out with a lot of US Citizens in Mexico, I have yet to hear of or see anyone murdered, robbed, assaulted, etc...

I never said "it does not happen at all" or it can't happen to you.. I just said it is not as common as the "news" makes it out to be. The Mexican government and people are VERY interested in US Citizens visiting and they go to great lengths to not only keep you safe, but to ensure you have a great time. Just sayin...

Oh, I forgot one other detail - my in laws built a home in Aguas Calitntes (arguably one of the drug cartel hotspots) and have lived there for 15 years without a single incident.
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Some folks make decisions based on fear, and consider those decisions to be what they really want. Some folks make decisions based on what they really want, and are willing to confront their fears, or the fears of others. Security is mostly theater, and there is no true safety, only comfy solid ground and edges. Some edges are rough, others are smooth. You don't know what kind of edge you'll be up against until you find it.

I think I know who has the better life because what basis they use to make decisions, mostly. Don't try to put someone down because they choose to have experiences over the theater of security.
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We have had our boat in Mexico for 3 years now. We regularly travel back and forth from the US to Mexico in our motorhome. We have yet to have any kind of problem -drug dealers, authorities, etc... We very much enjoy Mexico. Apparently it is a well kept secret that the horror stories you always see about Mexico are just that - stories. Sure, there is crime and corruption here. But then we have never heard of anything like that in the US. Seriously, come to Mexico and have fun!!!

One additional note - we are far worried about entering the US than we are entering Mexico. Make sure your fridge and freezer are empty and you have no other food before entering the US. They really don't like that. But stock up on your US favorites before going south because Mexico really doesn't care :-)
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Some folks make decisions based on fear, and consider those decisions to be what they really want. Some folks make decisions based on what they really want, and are willing to confront their fears, or the fears of others. Security is mostly theater, and there is no true safety, only comfy solid ground and edges. Some edges are rough, others are smooth. You don't know what kind of edge you'll be up against until you find it.

I think I know who has the better life because what basis they use to make decisions, mostly. Don't try to put someone down because they choose to have experiences over the theater of security.
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Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~ Helen Keller
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