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Old 08-02-2005, 03:13 PM   #29
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I used to collect knives and on a visit to California was astounded to learn that double edged knife blades were illegal there. Haven't been back lately, but I'll bet there are restrictions on what firearms you can have.
Also, I've heard they restrict what fruits/vegitables/plants you can bring in.
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Old 08-02-2005, 03:58 PM   #30
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Certain firearms are not allowed.

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Old 08-03-2005, 05:03 PM   #31
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I've made the trip from Yuma into CA a bunch of times. Most of the time there was nobody on duty at the checkpoint, or they just waived me through. Every now and then they stopped me and asked if I had any produce.
I haven't been pulled over for any reason, but then again I don't believe I carry anything that would get me into trouble.
Like a lot of other people, I go shopping in Algodones, Mexico. It's the cleanest and friendliest border town I've ever been in.
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:59 PM   #32
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I have never been to Mexico. Now that I will have a car along I may go there while I leave the MH in Yuma.

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Old 08-04-2005, 04:28 PM   #33
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David, I wouldn't drive into Mexico, and I wouldn't go to San Luis. Algodones is closer to Yuma, and it's much cleaner. If you have been to Pilot Knob you probably know that.
BTW, there is a generator guy in Yuma who will treat you right if you need him, and he referred me to a starter/generator guy who will put in new alternator brushes for about $20. His name is Pete and he's listed under Arcs & Sparks.
AND, the Cocopah Indian Casino on the south end of town has a big *free* parking lot for RV's. They also have a great buffet and a good happy hour at their bar in case you get thirsty.
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:41 PM   #34
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I know about that Casino. They have a doorman there and I asked him why there were so many extra people working in the Casino. He said to watchout for us. I had something to eat there and came out to find someone trying to break into my MH. WATCHOUT????

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Old 08-04-2005, 05:02 PM   #35
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Hmmm. I guess I was lucky. I stayed there several times last year, maybe 10 nights total, and never had or saw a problem. This is a new casino and a new parking lot. The old casino, which I never visited, is just to the north of the new one.
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Old 08-05-2005, 07:48 AM   #36
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I must have been at the old Casino. I think the area is not very safe since it is so close to the Mexican border.

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Old 08-05-2005, 01:03 PM   #37
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The old building is still there, and I can tell by the layout that bad things were nmore apt to happen than at the new location. The new casino is big, well lit, and they have security inside and out. It's actually a very nice place.
The border crossings have been tightened up over the past couple of years too, particularly coming into the US. The illegals aren't crossing at established ports of entry.
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Old 08-05-2005, 05:13 PM   #38
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I will probably not take the MH into Yuma proper, just too much traffic. So I guess I will not visit the Casino.

One year I went south almost to the Mexican border by accident. I took a dirt (sand actually) road and hot stuck down near that prison. One of the guards came out and looked me over.

There is suppose to be gold down there in the mountains around Yuma. I have a small collection of minerals; radioactive minerals mostly. There was a mine near Roosevelt lake that had radioactive ore setting in piles outside the mine. The internet source had said it contained good specimens, but it was all only 1000 cpm and junky looking.

I have some minerals I bought at Quartzsite that are very radioactive.

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Old 08-06-2005, 10:34 AM   #39
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That's pretty funny about the radioactive materials David. Do you or your RV glow in the dark?
You better be careful. I don't think that stuff is good for you and I heard Homeland Security is now using radioactivity sensors in various places.
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:38 AM   #40
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Oh, and people should know this: There is lots of sand around Yuma. You won't find it in many other parts of AZ, but you can get stuck down there.
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Old 08-06-2005, 05:35 PM   #41
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I would be interested in more talk about the Wickenburg/Congress area. Gonna spend some time there later.
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Old 08-06-2005, 06:40 PM   #42
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Hi Bill. I spent a couple weeks just south of Wickenburg last April. I would have preferred to have been north of where I was but that was the only place I could find to camp that had Sprint coverage. I am switching over to Verizon and will be spending much more time in that area this winter.
I can tell you it gets colder there than a lot of places south and west.
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