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RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

Charleston: I have seen a lot of gibberish in this forum over the years. Your post wins the prize. For starters when you stop at what we call "km21" you are not in the USA. You are at least 10 miles into Mexico. The US has no jurisdiction and if you went back to the US border the guys would just laugh at you. Why don't you try contacting your congressman and ask him for help. This is a Mexico problem and if there is a solution it will come from Mexico. Give it a rest! Moisheh
moisheh 09/18/17 07:06am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

Charlston: I certainly was not referring to the US Government. This is a mexico forum and the US Government has no jurisdiction in the problems of a few RV'rs. I don't understand why you would start a political discussion. It will only get this thread locked down! My comment was not political. Mexico is quite different than the USA or Canada. Citizens have very little input into what is happening. The wealthy get their way and the rest get mada! My point was that unfortunately RV travel is maybe 40 % less than just 12 years ago. CG's are closing. Tequila's boss is maybe the only one that can make some changes to that ridiculous ruling. Have you ever dealt with a Mexican bureaucracy? It is extremely difficult. In our community when the citizens are having problems they barricade the main road! You may recall that last season when fuel rose in price the citizens blocked the toll booths. We are mostly tourists and have very little in the way of influence. Lobbying by a foreigner is grounds for expulsion. I might also add that the CG owners never get involved. I am glad that my current truck is just a half ton. In the past I did have a stickered one ton duallie Crew Cab. But that was more than 10 years ago. Even MDT's were getting a TIP. I will pass on any comments on your political rant. Hi Rocmoc! Moisheh
moisheh 09/17/17 07:07pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 30 and 31 ft. C's

Thx for the replies. Moisheh
moisheh 09/17/17 12:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

Dealing with Mexican border people is hit and miss. There are some that are smart, kind and really are trying to do a good job. But Gov. jobs are often reserved for people that are connected. Often you get someone that is just warming a seat and knows very little. Every year at Xmas the President goes to some major crossings to assure the Paisanos that they will be safe and not subject to requests for Mordida . Often there are so many problems that as many as 1000 people get fired!! Lately it has improved and there is always a few that are educated and understand many of the rules. When there are problems El Imparcial in HMO will often post a story complete with pictures. Nothing changes. Here is a story about the Hacienda( they control Aduana). When Donaldo Collosio was running for President he held a number of fund raisers in Magdalena. He was a Rancher and that is Ranch, mining and Drug country. The Ranches are huge and these ranchers are very wealthy. Political donations are often over 1 million USD. One of these ranchers asked Collosio if he could help with a Tax problem ( Hacienda). His response was: I can help with any other problem but please don't ask me to interfere with the Hacienda! I doubt that anything affecting a few RV'rs is important to the Gov.. I am awaiting to see what happens @ Nogales this season. Will they give 3/4 ton and larger trucks a hard time? Will they also enforce some very strict pet import problems? Nothing has been reported from either San Carlos or Kino residents but Sonora is part of the No Hassle zone and these residents do not have to stop for TIP's . Brian. Every truck has a metal tag . Either on the door or the door jamb. It shows tire size, axle weight limitations and GVRW. If it is just a half ton that is everything. If it is a heavier truck with towing or camper options it will have another label. They are probably loking at the door label. Or maybe at some of those crossing they see dual wheels and that sets of bells! There is also the possibility that some Registrations will show GVRW. I think BC does. Moisheh
moisheh 09/17/17 09:26am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

I will say it again: In Canada and in the USA many things are at the discretion of the customs official at the border. It is probably the same in Mexico. When the Hologram permits were very new there were lots of problems. Mostly because the border personnel did not under stand he new regs. SAT had an ombudsperson in a booth at the Nogales truck crossing. This person was a real employee with excellent knowledge of the new rules. We were having a problem and she spoke to the fellow issuing the TIP and Voila. All was good. I don't know if they still offer that service but you can ask to speak to a supervisor. Tequila: Did you ever find out if the problem with the Churches was the truck size or the paperwork? Moisheh
moisheh 09/16/17 07:53pm RVing in Mexico and South America
30 and 31 ft. C's

In my quest for a new to us MH I see quite a few that are 30 and 31 ft. long. Isn't that a little much for an E450? Must be getting close to the GVWR. Or at least cuts down on the stuff you can carry. What about handling? Moish
moisheh 09/16/17 03:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Eyeing the Used Market And looking for Some Help

To the OP. Any ad that says: Certified and Etested is usually a scam. What exactly is certified? BTW: The B class unit you posted are problematic. Moisheh
moisheh 09/16/17 03:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shaw Direct changing coverage?

Just subscribe to a US service like Direct or Dish. They will certainly work in AZ. You will never be able to stream in Mexico via CG WiFi. Moisheh
moisheh 09/16/17 03:09pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

The tag on my truck is the GVWR. Every PU truck has that info. Curb weight is meaningless as usually it is for a base vehicle without a lot of options. Brian: You were a trucker and when you saw road restrictions that might have said: Trucks over 35,000 lbs. prohibited you knew that was the total weight of the vehicle. No one cares about the weight of the goods. Do not use info on weights from GM websites as they are not factual. Every PU truck will have different empty weights due to options either factory, dealer or owner installed. BUT the GVWR is for real. GM ( or any mfr.) is telling you the vehicle is designed for that max GVWR. Forget about trailering as some of the trailer weight is on the trailer axles. The only consistent figure is the GVWR. My "tag" only shows the GVWR and the GAWR ( axle limits). It is not a commercial registered vehicle. It appears that Mexico does not recognize the difference between a commercial and a leisure vehicle. So they seem to be using that magic figure of 7700lbs.. Anything over that will be considered commercial and not eligible for a TIP. Remember that is where the problem lies. Many vehicles can be imported to Mexico. But if it is over 7700 lbs. GVWR it must be imported in a different manner. Somehow for this to change Mexico would have to accept that a one ton dually towing a 5th wheel is NOT a commercial vehicle. They cannot determine anything on your vehicle for weights other than the GVWR. That is the only info other than tires size on the tag. It will be interesting to see what happens at Nogales once the season is underway. Every year there are many one tons that cross @ Nogales with zero problems. Between new pet laws and now vehicles it might be easier for RV'rs to just forget Mexico. I preferred the old method. Before the Holograms you simply showed your registration. Paid a few dollars into a tip jar and you got Mexico sticker ) no Hologram with a year on it. Rv'rs displayed these stickers as if they were kids collecting baseball cards. When you saw a station wagon with stickers that were 10 years old you knew he was an old hand at visiting Mexico. Our Cortez motorhome had 2 stickers so at that time I was still a novice! There were very few problems that could not be solved for as little as $5.00. Brian: I commend you for trying but I don't think it will happen without a face to face with the officials. Moisheh
moisheh 09/16/17 03:02pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

Talk about mixing apples and oranges! Why did you post something about water tanks. I have yet to see a PU truck that has a water tank or other MH amenities. All that nonsense about CCC and GVWR just confuses the issue. Of course they are not talking about the capacity of the truck. (payload). Maybe my posts were short but of what use are definitions of classes of big trucks? I just went out and checked the GVWR tag on my 09 Silverado. It is 7000 lbs. My truck is a typical half ton. Usually the mfrs. offer an option of a slightly higher gross weight. Probably different tires and maybe slightly heavier springs. Thus the 7700 lb. But that truck would still be what is commonly called a half ton( 10 series GM, F150 Ford). Brian: Your posts are offering too much info on this subject and are way off topic. Most of that info is from the USA and means nothing in Mexico. Just as in Canada and the USA Mexico publishes laws and regulations. When there are changes they do not take effect until they are officially published. Chris offered phone numbers and I think an email address. If you are so hell bent on getting to the truth call them. In any country customs is very complicated and often the details will NOT be on line. Customs brokers have rooms full of these regs. They also PAY to subscribe to an online service. There usually is a procedure where a broker can apply for a ruling on importing an item that may not be listed or does not appear to fall into a specific category. Pages of USA information is meaningless. Moisheh
moisheh 09/16/17 06:01am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Gasoline And Alcohol New Regs

Alcohol fuel sucks. You do get bad mpg. In hot weather if your motor runs on the hot side the computer will adjust to prevent pinging and power is down. Aside from that Ethanol is not good for the environment. The mfr. of Ethanol which includes planting and harvesting uses fossil fuel. Moisheh
moisheh 09/15/17 03:48pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

I don't think you will find the regulation on line. You would need to buy the book/pamphlet with the rules or go to a Mexican library. Customs brokers would have that book. Although this problem may seem important to RV travelers in the grand scheme of things it is meaningless. Even if you found that the rule does not exist or that it is being misinterpreted that ruling comes form the Hacienda. Rulings and their interpretations are at the whim of the rule makers. No politician has the guts to fight SAT. Aside from that even the Secretaries of Tourism do not care about RV'rs. Over the years different lobby groups have asked for STIFFER rules. This includes vehicle manufacturers, Auto Dealer Associations and even HD Equipment mfrs ( Cat). At one time the Federal Secretary of Tourism received complaints from people like Fausto ( forum member). The Secretary responded with a comment that RV'rs are CODO ( cheap). They bring everything with them and do not spend money. Although many of my fellow Canadians are cheap they do spend money. The Federal officials want fly in not drive in tourists. So Brian can look for all the rules but why? Other than the above Mexican Politicos are not exactly in love with Americans lately. (Con Razon) Moisheh
moisheh 09/15/17 03:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

What does it matter if they are referring to A car or a truck. That 7700 lb. is the weight limit!! And no they are not going to weigh your vehicle. If it is a truck it will have a GVW sticker. If it is a car they will do nothing. Moisheh
moisheh 09/15/17 06:34am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Workhorse with J72 APB

Isaac: There is a big difference between having to replace a fridge and having a park brake that often fails while you are driving at highway speeds. Can cause over $3000 to fix. They fail often. Many owners have had multiple failures. Parts are hard to find and in some cases obsolete. Do not make light of a serious problem ! Moisheh
moisheh 09/14/17 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

Briansue: Maybe some one will be able to expand on this post. I was in Mexico when the first Hologramed TIP's were issued. There were some specific rules on the type of vehicles that were allowed. Prohibited were duallies, 1 ton and trucks with more than 8 lug nuts ( or maybe it was 6). This was around 1995. I cannot vouch for the exact year. The CG manager had a book he got from a Papelaria. It was published by the Gov. and had all the current vehicle importation rules. This is what you need to see the exact ruling. It was my understanding that they updated the book as rules changed. Moisheh
moisheh 09/14/17 04:34pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

charlton: I have to wonder if you have ever been to Mexico? If those trucks with Mexican plates are in Mexico they had to be imported. I cannot speak for very recent times but until a few years ago no Dually crew cab trucks were sold in Mexico. If they are imported how did they get them into Mexico legally??? I saw these trucks as early as 2006. They were Dodge diesels which also were never sold in Mexico. Moisheh
moisheh 09/14/17 04:23pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Refused entry with a truck & camper

Chris is correct. The number of RV travelers is less than the number of Canadians that fly to Maz in ONE day. I think the problem is not restricting certain trucks. It is the lack of consistency from one crossing to another. I should add that "Horse" people have a lot of duallie Crew cabs with Mexican plates. How do they get them into Mexico?? Moisheh
moisheh 09/14/17 06:39am RVing in Mexico and South America
Workhorse with J72 APB

I my go look at a Tera Fleetwood that is on a 2006 Workhorse. I did some research and I think it is a W18 chassis. I since discovered that this chassis uses a J72 autopark system. Although it is supposed to be more robust than the old APB some owners have had problems and they are expensive to fix. Plus there are no aftermarket upgrade kits. Can cost as much as $3500 just for the parts. Anyone have first hand experience?? Moisheh
moisheh 09/13/17 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2000 Tioga 29Z Ford E450

I said I would post after the inspection so here it is: The owners live in the country on 75 acres that they rent out. I have never seen so much junk in the yard: old bicycles, pieces of farm machinery, out board motor parts, old oil furnaces, parts for lawnmowers, empty 5 gallon buckets, toys and more. Real hoarders. I wish I would have videod the trip! The MH has seen better days. Tires were old and cracked. Step was cracked. Cab paint was faded so much I don't know if it would buff out. Striping was spider cracked and instead of dark blue it was barely blue. Plastic trim for the rear cap was broken in 3 laces. No rear ladder. Crank out windows would not open.Shower was horrible. Filthy and the bottom trim was half missing. Carpeted ceiling was full of red marks. Must be where they killed mosquitoes. I could not see any signs of roof leaks. It started up right away and sounded healthy. I saw the invoice for the Ford Reman motor. Parts were around $5500. Apparently someone else was using the unit and coolant got into the oil. They kept driving. I suspect it was being used as a rental. It might have been a rental from day one. The upholstery was really in good shape. Some owners who rent multiple units take out the factory upholstery and use vinyl cushions. Then when it is sold the OEM stuff is reinstalled. Tiogas come in various trim evels. This one had no TV. No power windows or locks. No wood cup holder nor fake wood on the dash. It really smelt bad inside. Could be mold or maybe mice! I stopped looking at this point. Could I spend some $$ and make it nice. Probably but I really wasn't looking for a big project. I was thinking of offering $5000. It has been for sale for at least 2 years. Started at $20,000. Was now $16,500 but will look at offers. I figured the inside could be detailed for about $600. Ceiling could be cleaned and dyed. Maybe another $300. I could fix the shower. Maybe $100 for parts. Step another $150.00 I can have it painted in Mexico for about $5000. Add in another $2000 for tires and maybe $2000 for misc. So for well under $20,000 it could be like new. Of course I was not allowing for any brake and suspension repairs and I do not know If the tranny is ok. I passed on this one. Will keep my eyes open for something nicer. Maybe a Born Free, Bigfoot or Lazy Daze. Moisheh
moisheh 09/13/17 02:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2000 Tioga 29Z Ford E450

I am sure this will be an interesting inspection. We are going to examine this "baby" later today. I will report my findings. Moisheh
moisheh 09/13/17 06:40am Class C Motorhomes
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