When we crossed at Bridge 2 in Laredo I was the only one allowed in the motorhome when told to drive through the x-ray. I was told to drive through the x-ray at 2 or 3 miles per hour then wait for the x-ray report to be read. This took several minutes and then several custom guys ran over to the motorhome and told me to open one of my basement doors because the x-ray report said there was a tank of some kind in there. When there was no tank in the compartment they wanted opened, I opened the one beside it and asked if this was what they were looking for... the propane tank. There was a few embarrassed looks on their faces.
Sometimes those traffic lights that flash green then orange then red go through the cycle before you can get your 40ft motorhome and tow vehicle through the intersection. You can start through when the light is green but can turn red before your tow vehicle makes it. And if there's a transito that sees it.. he's quickly on your tail.
Good questions Briansue.. Although south bound crossing at Columbia is relatively easy, I agree north bound crossing is far from easy.
We're leaving La Penita on Saturday heading for Laredo and will post about our experience with Bridge # 2
We've never crossed at Laredo going north and have used Columbia bridge going south.
After reading some of the difficulties described above, can someone please describe in detail the procedure/location of where you turn in your Mexico vehicle permit and tourist visa at bridge # 2 and then the route to get over to the U.S. side.
We've been in La Penita since mid November and find it a great place to spend the winter season with our Class A motorhome. We're heading back to Texas next week and will be watching the calendar until we return next year.
In all the years we've been coming to Mexico, we have yet to see a bandito (except for a greedy transit cop once in a while)
Eve & Steve... Can you tell me where the Heaven's Gate park in La Penita you're talking about is located.
We're in Heaven's Gate park on Cabo San Lucas in La Penita. The park is on the ocean but there's no pool and no cable tv. And we're the only RV in the park and have been the only RV here for the past month.
After researching different plans we went with MASA and as we travel to Mexico each winter and on the road alot during the rest of the year we bought a life time membership. .. Just hope we never have to use it.
We got stuck in that fog when the accident happened.. It resulted in a slow 5 to 10 mph drive for three hours in the fog.
But we made it and we're now in La Penita getting the motorhome set up for a 3 or 4 month stay.
....ps.. its hot and muggy down here. Everyone is waiting for the cool breezes to arrive.