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Old 09-02-2016, 10:34 PM   #1
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Anyone taken their Entegra south of the border to Mexico?

As a side topic this evening, my wife & I were wondering if anyone has taken their Entegra south of the border to Mexico?

If so, it would be great if you could share why? when? where did you go? surprises? would you do it again?

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One of our club members has gone to Mexico every year for the last 5 or so years.

Pm me with your email and I'll have her get in touch if she will share.


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As a side topic this evening, my wife & I were wondering if anyone has taken their Entegra south of the border to Mexico?

If so, it would be great if you could share why? when? where did you go? surprises? would you do it again?

Happy Labor Day!
During the winter several times; this year Feb thru May 3 times to Puerto Penasco.
Great weather, beautiful sun rise & sets; Jan thru March - whales Sea of Cortez.
Every day fresh seafood straight of the boat.

Planning to go starting December this year.

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What is the border crossing like, coming and going?? Canada is bad enough, but is Mexico an ordeal?

Met friends on the road that own a place in a gated RV community in Matzalan (sp?) and they go every winter. They say they are less likely to do a lot of touring through inland Mexico than they used to do, and spend more time just in their RV park (due to their concerns with crime in Mexico), but they say Matzalan is a truly lovely place. I have been game to give it a try, but my DW says no.

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What is the border crossing like, coming and going?? Canada is bad enough, but is Mexico an ordeal?

Met friends on the road that own a place in a gated RV community in Matzalan (sp?) and they go every winter. They say they are less likely to do a lot of touring through inland Mexico than they used to do, and spend more time just in their RV park (due to their concerns with crime in Mexico), but they say Matzalan is a truly lovely place. I have been game to give it a try, but my DW says no.

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Gary,

I go to Puerto Penasco or Rocky Point; Arizona's beach. 4 hours by coach from PHOENIX.
You cross the border @ LUKEVILLE AZ into SONOYTA in the state of SONORA.
Mexican customs & immigration always come on board. Initially they are scared of my GSD, walk around inside the coach and look important and then wish you a good trip. Never ever have they asked for any document and they will not climb over the bed to look in the master bathroom. Piece of cake compared to the "grilling" I got by the Canadian immigration entering CANADA.
On the way back USA immigration is as usual and here I have been checked once (and caught but NO penalty) for food, fruit, meats etc when they came on board. The return USA check point is kind of narrow with tight turns for a 45ft coach, motorcycle lift and towing (Denali or Jeep but doable. After the border immigration check there are 2 more immigration check points on the road similar to wait you have when traveling I-10 via El Paso; they ask if you are USA citizen - none of us are except my German Shepherd which I honestly report as such. In worst case they want to see passport or green card but most of the time they wave us thru.

That's it - most Americans freak out about going into Mexico; totally unwarranted; fe in SONORA there is a 450 KM (300 mile) hassle free zone with every 5 miles a sign with a 800 number to call in case you get bothered by anybody. The state main source of income is USA tourism so they don't want to jeopardize this source of income. From border to PP is only 70 miles; good road mostly 2 lanes. This distance is no problem for diesel etc. etc. as with a full tank I can do easily 800/900 miles.

During the winter many, many USA and Canadians; enjoying the sea"food" both swimming (whales, dolphins in front of your coach) & eating: shrimp (USD6/lb for large, large shrimp), scallops sea bass etc. etc. .
If lucky you park on the beach; open the door, 1 step and on the beach.
Vendors on the beach are very, very polite; if you say "NO thank you" then they will leave you alone.

I am looking into Baja California Sur; as there it seems we can NOT get ULSD (UBA - in Spanish) but only regular diesel which under NO circumstance you should have in our ENTEGRA Cummins DEF engines.
Baja California seems to have ULSD or UBA as it is USA refined trucked into MEXICO.

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