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RE: New Version of Garmin Maps

I think what I'll do on my trip from Laredo to La Penita is put my 2013 SD card for Mexico Street Maps in my old Garmin and my 2015 version of Street Maps in my new Garmin and see if there's any difference when they're sitting side by side on the dash.
Graydon 10/04/14 01:51pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New Version of Garmin Maps

Brian.. Yes it does cover all of Mexico, not just Mexico City. I'm not sure if the new version of Mexico City Navigator maps are included in your Garmin Life Time updates but I kind of doubt it. If it was included, there'd be no reason for Garmin to have a separate Mexico Street Maps. I guess you could send a note to Garmin's customer service and ask the question. My previous version (2013) didn't show the new highway 80 from San Luis Potosi to Guadalajara plus some new road construction between Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey.
Graydon 09/22/14 05:34pm RVing in Mexico and South America
New Version of Garmin Maps

Just wanted to let people know.. Garmin has released the 2015 version of Mexico City Navigator Maps. We'll be using it when we head south in November. ..Graydon
Graydon 09/22/14 02:02pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Where are you heading this year?

Crossing at Columbia bridge second week of November. Heading to La Penita for 4 months.
Graydon 08/22/14 10:26am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Equiping for Mexico travel?

For an average of 20 pesos for a 5 gallon bottled water, it doesn't make sense to bother with the expense of filters, water purification and related systems. We use local tap water for the bathroom and a 5 gallon bottled water lasts us about a week. About 30 dollars per winter season.
Graydon 08/15/14 05:29pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Equiping for Mexico travel?

For an average of 20 pesos for a 5 gallon bottled water, it doesn't make sense to bother with the expense of filters, water purification and related systems. We use local tap water for the bathroom and a 5 gallon bottled water lasts us about a week. About 30 dollars per winter season.
Graydon 08/15/14 05:28pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: What would stop you from RVing Mexico?

When the motorhome is beyond repair
Graydon 07/07/14 01:03pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Medical Insurance for RVer while in Mexico

Depending on severity, we would either get medical treatment locally and submit our bills to our U.S. insurance when we returned home or.. we're also members of MASA (Medical Air Services Association) which would get us stabilized then fly us back home and would also drive our motorhome home including our dog.
Graydon 06/17/14 05:46pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Traveling with caravan or not

I agree with Stan.. we too took the lapenitarvpark caravan our first time to Mexico, back in 2005. Learned enough to try the next year by our selves and have been going down to Mexico each year ever since. The only disadvantage for you is that the lapenitarvpark caravan crosses the border at Nogalas which is a little far from Quebec.
Graydon 05/05/14 12:59pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: How long to get vehicle deposit back?

When we crossed at Columbia in March it only took a few days to get our deposit back.
Graydon 04/11/14 01:56pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Jeep theft Document problem, ATTN Canadians.

excellent explanation briansue
Graydon 03/15/14 09:22am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: My turn !

Glad you weren't hurt although having to get another truck etc is a pain.
Graydon 03/10/14 08:45am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Columbia crossing , Laredo updates

Bob.. about 1/4 mile after you come off the highway there's a small casita on the left. traffic cones direct you to it. That's where you turn in the vehicle stickers and vehicle paperwork. Just past the casita take a left and go over to the Mexican immigration building (where you got your visa and permits when you entered Mexico) Turn in your FMM and get passport stamped. Then head back toward the highway to the returno and back toward the casita where you turned in the vehicle permit. Pass by the casita and head to the bridge and the U.S.
Graydon 03/09/14 03:37pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Columbia crossing , Laredo updates

We crossed at Columbia several weeks ago with a Class A and towd. We were told to go to the far right hand truck lanes. My wife and our dogs were told to go through as pedestrians and I was to go through the truck lane and the x-ray machine. I was to pick-up my wife and dogs after the x-ray. The whole process was easy and took less than an hour. No one came on board or asked what we were bringing back. This was on a Sunday and there was hardly any traffic.
Graydon 03/09/14 01:59pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Jeep stolen on Michoacan coast

Glad to hear no one was hurt. You were smart to follow the bandit's directions and let him have the Jeep. That's what insurance is for. I hope everyone can treat this as only a car-jacking, a common occurrence in the U.S. and not as a reason to bad mouth Mexico. We'll be returning to Mexico next winter season
Graydon 02/21/14 07:26am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexican Insurance

We have National Interstate and they provide collision for both our motorhome and car in all of Mexisco
Graydon 02/14/14 07:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Crossing back into the U.S.

Paul.. We just returned from La Penita and crossed at Columbia on Sunday afternoon. We were driving a Class A motorhome plus a towed vehicle. We were directed to the truck lanes and told to go to lane 4 or 5. (the farthest right ones) There was no inspection such as questions about the kind of food we're bringing back or other items we purchased while in Mexico. All we did was submit our passports and were then directed to the x-ray machine. Everyone had to get out of the motorhome (including our dogs) while the motorhome went through the x-ray machine. When that was complete the inspector at the x-ray machine gave me a slip to give to another inspector located at a final booth as we exited the customs/immigration compound. The whole process was less than an hour.
Graydon 02/13/14 05:34pm RVing in Mexico and South America
TIP Refund

We crossed the border at Columbia Bridge on Sunday and the refund from our car deposit was credited to our account on Tuesday. Can't ask for anything better than that :)
Graydon 02/12/14 07:22am RVing in Mexico and South America
Tolls are getting more expensive

We had to return home early this year and travelled our normal route from La Penita to the Columbia Bridge at Laredo. The trip was uneventful except for losing the cover for the hot water heater on the motorhome. The one thing we did notice however was the increase in the toll charges. In the past we would spend somewhere around 2,500 pesos. On this trip for the motorhome plus tow vehice the amount was 3,216 pesos. Its getting easier crossing at Columbia bridge. I was in the car lane and was directed over to the right hand truck lanes and had to go through the x-ray machine. No one asked what we bought or what fruit or vegetables we had. Total time at the border was less than an hour.
Graydon 02/11/14 11:45am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Intl drivers license

What was the response when you told the lady you'd be driving a vehicle over 7,000 pounds? Also the "air brakes" requirement. I have a Texas Class B Non-Commercial license that allows me to drive a 30,000 pound vehicle with air brakes.
Graydon 12/25/13 07:40am RVing in Mexico and South America
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