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RE: Expiring Residente Temporals and Covid

here is a good one. Can you take a US or Canadian plated car into the free zone with residente permanente? According to sonia's website you can, others say no. That is the zone you do not need a TIP. I want to find out so I know if I can store a car in San Carlos and do a swap over. (the owner of Totonaka is a buddy) I like to be able to drive down and bring stuff some years. If not, I suspect all I would have to do is put a close relative like my son on the registration/title. Tequila, you are a newbie resident. I would take everything that Sonia and John post with a grain of salt. Don't rely on them as a source of information. You are looking for the answer that you want to hear. You are trying to game the system. Chances are you will not be checked north of Empalme. But you could be. It happened to me more than once. How will you handle it? $$$$$ Call Sonia? Lying to the officer? What happens when you get into an accident? During the initial investigation they find out you are RP driving the foreign plated car. I lived in a "free zone", Qroo for 15 years. I know of one car taken from a gringo in that time. He never got it back. Other times the local police in PDC changed their enforcement policies which caused issues. I drive other people's cars out of Mexico frequently. I just drove a Winnebago with 9+ years left on the TIP. Being a RP, I got a returno seguro to protect my clients rig. At a Federales checkpoint I was asked for the RV's paperwork. I showed the officer the returno paperwork and was sent on my way. It could have been different. I learned a long time ago while living in Mexico it is best to have my I's dotted and my "T's" crossed. It has saved my ass more than once. X2 Case closed.
qtla9111 07/14/20 07:57am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Expiring Residente Temporals and Covid

You can't come and go as you please. You need to check out at the border or airport. Your permanent residency is not a free pass. They keep track of the amount of time you are in and out of the country. I am hoping to go to the INM office this week as there is a list of obligations a resident has to fulfill. I won't argue this point, it's fact. If you want to disregard the law, that's fine with me. Rules are rules. As for the "free-zone" and U.S. or Canadian plated vehicles, just remember the sailboat story and the 338 sailboats and yachts that were confiscated as the owners ignored. What is the purpose of living in Mexico if you need to have everything American. Doesn't make sense. Finished.
qtla9111 07/13/20 05:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Chinese RV factory visit

Not sure why anyone would want to wish bad for someone else. Instead, why don't Canadian and American manufacturers just improve the quality of their products to compete?
qtla9111 07/09/20 11:46am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Paid Caravans to Alaska Worth it?

In 2014 we left Mexico for the western U.S. then up to Vancouver Island and across Canada, down through the Great Lakes, back into Canada to Ottawa. We flew from there to Nova Scotia for a week, then traveled back down through the U.S. Gas prices were high (Langley, BC $5.75 a gallon). We covered 10,000 miles in four months. Who needs a guide? Everything is in English, you have GPS, cellphones, we boondocked, took advantage of Passport America parks when we could, forest service, etc. Had a blast. Why spend so much money for someone to take you places you may not want to go and then pay for most of your expenses anyway. We spent a total of $5500, most of it on fuel. Sorry, I'm a free bird.
qtla9111 07/07/20 05:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hauler to get my trailer from Florida to Canada?

I used UShip when we purchased our TT from the manufacturer. I posted what I wanted to move and the bis came in. Worked great. (I used a guy who used biodiesel so his price was almost half of what the others were). He didn't have to knock when he arrived, I could smell the french fries when he pulled into the driveway :)
qtla9111 06/24/20 05:42pm Snowbirds
RE: Replacing Thetford Toilet - Water Hose Help

Okay, thank you for your help and advice. I will order the necessary parts. I checked Home Depot here in Mexico and they don't have anything smaller than 1/2 but I will check plumbing supplies.
qtla9111 06/23/20 03:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing Thetford Toilet - Water Hose Help

From the water source to the toilet. Both require external thread.
qtla9111 06/23/20 06:03am Tech Issues
Replacing Thetford Toilet - Water Hose Help

We have a 12 year old TT and it appears we will be keeping it for another 10 years. It's 24ft long and has two slides, hard to find these days I think. It has the typical plastic Thetford toilet and I got a super deal on a Thetford Porcelain Classica (non-electric). I need a hose that has exterior threads on both ends. I bought exterior threaded connectors, clamps and a hose but the smallest connector I can find is 1/2 inch. It's still too big. What is the standard size? Here in Mexico, I can't find a 1/4 but I can order it online. Or, is there a ready-made hose for this connection? Thanks in advance for your help.
qtla9111 06/22/20 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

I'm not mechanically inclined but we have rv'ed in Mexico now for 20 years. One trip alone pulling the travel trailer a fuel pump went out on the SUV. Tow truck came, I spent the night at the mechanic's and got it fixed. Second event fan clutch issues and the SUV died. Granted it's a 2005 but got it going again. ยดยด We did a 10,000 mile trip through Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, no issues whatsoever. I can change a tire, a belt and a hose so if it is outside of that it would be up to a mechanic anyway. The travel trailer is basic with no bells or whistles so it's like basic home repairs which I can do. Don't let it stop you. My only advice is the least amount of bells and whistle the better off anyone is.
qtla9111 06/19/20 03:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: They are comming to take me away

It is actually a sad situation made worse by the Mexican president and his staff who although they themselves recommend the use of masks do not wear any. We are now at 17,141 deaths (or more) and the situation is not improving. Too many naysayers and uneducated people that are actually destroying and burning down IMSS clinics (Chiapas, Michoacan, Guerrero) and throwing clorox and other chemicals in the faces of doctors and nurses who are attempting to save lives. I've lost a dentist and a good friend, retired teacher to COVID and also a friend's son was in the hospital for six weeks. Ten of his coworkers succumbed to the virus and died the last month. It's great if you are an Rver and can stay clear of cities and crowds. Most people are still working for a living and contact via factories and public transport are almost impossible. Be safe, be smart, and using a mask may seem frivolous to some, to others, it might just save their lives. This is all so new that no one really knows. Better safe than sorry.
qtla9111 06/15/20 08:53am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexico Announces Billions Of Tons Lithium Find

With the Mexican socialist president, it will be nationalized soon. He's going after the electric company now keeping out private companies and taking over our Mexican 401Ks.
qtla9111 06/11/20 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Interesting way to tow a 5er

Not safe at all. Of course, a nice rver could always stop and say, "hey fella, could I tow that to your destination for you?".
qtla9111 06/10/20 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Most expensive camp chair!

Did I read that right? It weighs 13 pounds. Way too heavy to lug around.
qtla9111 05/30/20 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

At 7% for a 20-year loan, a $120,000 motorhome will end up costing $223,000 at the end of the loan. Check on RvTrader what you want to buy and then check the same unit that is 5, 10, 15 years old. Depressing. Buy used, buy cheap and enjoy the camping and rving.
qtla9111 05/18/20 05:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Galveston - Bolivar Ferry

As we boarded with our 24ft TT, we dropped the bars on the WDH as we went from the concrete to crossing the ramp.
qtla9111 05/12/20 05:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Generator for travel trailer

Same TT for 12 years, solar works great. We stay away from heat in the summer and head for cooler climbs. We have a Honda 2000 but even with a soft-start device it will still roar. If you really need it go for a 3000W. I'd love to eliminate the boat anchor on the roof of my TT and replace it with a mini-split. Compressor outside and less watts. A 3/4 ton would work great for our 24 foot.
qtla9111 05/12/20 05:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: National parks balancing demands for cell service, silence

Why would they want to put cell service out in nature when they don't have it down town. Living between Hartford and providence we only have it in one room by the window. Some people don't have any cell service. The Americas, North, Central and South are all way behind in connectivity. We have a long way to go.
qtla9111 05/07/20 05:49pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Travel restrictions

Try this website to see what each state is doing: link Excellent link. Thanks for sharing that.
qtla9111 05/07/20 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Closed bathrooms at national parks

Kind of like latex gloves thrown on the ground in parking lots and filling the waterways.
qtla9111 05/04/20 05:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yes!! I found a way to RV during this awful Covid isolation!

You're on the right track. The clock doesn't stop ticking. Believe it or not, here in northern Mexico they have really clamped down. Stopping drivers without masks, sending me home because I went out for a run and now confined to my road, all businesses are being checked to make sure they are essential. We may just have to take a chance and take the TT out for a spin to our resort about an hour south of us. I can't do much more around the house. Enough painting, remodeling, fixing, and that darn yardwork. The gardener refuses to come. So thanks for the motivation!
qtla9111 04/29/20 05:51pm General RVing Issues
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