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Old 08-12-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Going to Mexico

I want to explore Mexico with my RV. I've read that with the tourist visa you can only bring one vehicle. I have a 22 ft RV and I have an enduro motorcycle on the back. That's two registered vehicles. What are my options?

Specifically I'm looking at the Lake Chapala area. There is an RV park there. Pics include fifth wheels, trailers. That's two vehicles right?
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Nothing to say that answers your question, just some peripheral advice.

Folks will chime in to try to persuade you not to go because it's dangerous. DOn't pay them any attention. They'll put up links to news article, the State Department advisories, anecdotal stories, and they'll try really hard to convince you that travelling in MX is too dangerous. If you want to travel in MX, then just go and have a great time!
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Welcome to irv2. Here's a link to some previous discussions that may assist.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Mexi...com&gws_rd=ssl

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There's not enough money in the world to pay me to take an RV into Mexico! JMHO
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:40 PM   #5
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Don't drink the water.....ha chis la bud no es mexicana, pero bueno que mal andan, esas cervezas que postearon son las mas rancias y baratas de mexico.
Would think if it has a tag, its a vehicle. However, wt may have some distinction on bikes and four wheeler's. Some cross border bandito should jump in.
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Let's please stick to the question in the OP. This is a new member looking for specific information.
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I live on the border in the winter Research where to and not to cross talk to people who have gone where you want to go not somewhere in the same area.

I will not cross in two cities 40 miles apart and will cross at the one in the middle but then I get away from the drug traffic near the border asap. We have 30-50 thousand pounds of drugs confiscated each month in our area. Not nice people.

I have driven across with pickup with motorcycle in back and just had to get two stickers and have insurance on both to make happy.


Check your medical insurance!
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[I]Would think if it has a tag, its a vehicle. However, wt may have some distinction on bikes and four wheeler's. Some cross border bandito should jump in.
This is what I want.

I'm not concerned about the risk. I'm 34 yo and single. No wife or kids to support. I take risk as I like. I want to know if you can take two licensed vehicles across the border legally. That's it. This is not a beatumup mexico thread.

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I live on the border in the winter Research where to and not to cross talk to people who have gone where you want to go not somewhere in the same area.

I will not cross in two cities 40 miles apart and will cross at the one in the middle but then I get away from the drug traffic near the border asap. We have 30-50 thousand pounds of drugs confiscated each month in our area. Not nice people.

I have driven across with pickup with motorcycle in back and just had to get two stickers and have insurance on both to make happy.


Check your medical insurance!
Thanks for responding. Is it a dirt bike or enduro (dirt bike that is street legal)? Also did you have mexican insurance or US?

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LLCoolDave, call one of the RV tour companies and tell them you are interested in joining one of their groups going south. Ask them how the vehicle insurance and permits work and see if they have any short Mexico trips that might be of interest to you. They'll be able to give you first hand infor and may possibly be able to help you get your feet wet.

I am trying to get my wife on board for a Mexico trip but she is hesitant because of all the horror stories. I have heard all the horror stories about the "coach wrecking" road to Alaska and the dangers of other places we've travelled only to find they were gross exaggerations. For whatever reason, folks like to make it seem so much harder that it actually is. Just be smart about how you travel and if possible consider travelling in a group for increased security.
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Enjoy. My folks did several trips in their 70s and enjoyed it all. Just keep your eyes open and have fun.
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As one who grew up in Mexico: listen to MSHappyCampers. Best-case scenario is you pay bribes every week just to avoid going to jail for made-up infractions.
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I rented a house in Los Algodones, Baja, Mx. for 4 years, and drove my car in and out as I worked in Las Vegas, Nv. In the 4 years I lived down there I was ask for insurance or license info a few times at the gov./military check points as I traveled around the northern part of Mx. And I crossed the border at 4 or 5 different places, and all they ask to see was my Passport card, when coming back into the U.S. I had Mx. insurance, along with my U.S. insurance also! On the two vehicle's thing, can't answer that, but a quick call to your insurance co. will answer that question for you! I used Bajabound.com for my Mx. insurance. Also, depending on how far you travel into Mx., you have to get a visa if you go past the "Tourist Zone" A little online research will give you the details on that!
Good luck, and have fun! Rail!
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I just read that there is a different procedure for 499cc & below. I have no details, sorry. Just another thing to investigate.

I think your trip will be absolutely fantastic!
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