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RE: Pickup truck permit issues

Pick up trucks PULLING a 5th are OK, the problem is pick up trucks with a camper shell on the bed. Since a camper shell is not permanently attached to the truck and can be dropped on the ground, it is considered cargo and theoretically can not have a TIP, key word in Spanish is "casa RODANTE", litteral translation is "rolling home" and not recreational vehicle "vehiculo recreativo'", or motor home "casa motorizada". Sometimes Mexican Government officials can get very sticky with wording when it comes to documents, simple words can complicate and mess a "tramite", since the TIP's do not specify what a motor home really is they might be looking at the wheight of the pick up truck as a cargo carring unit, as opposed to a tractor pulling a trailer that is a home, of course class A and C units and B's are self propelled, pick up's whith a bed carring a box is another matter, for them a box is a box whether it carries cargo or living quarters is irrelevant, the pick up truck is a cargo carring vehicle and subject to commerce rules and import laws. navegator
navegator 05/24/16 11:36am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: San Carlos-Nogales VFR Direct?

Always try to carry enough cash to fill up 2 tanks with gasoline, some Pemex stations can not prosses American isued cards, it all boils down to what bank they go through. We carry Citi Bank Master and of the 2 Banamex branches close to our house in Mexico City, only one can accses my bank acount in the US in order for us to transfer money to our Banamex account, we can withdraw money whith the US card at any ATM. navegator
navegator 05/20/16 11:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: All weather mat for between seats of a Ford E350

Ford actually makes a rubber mat that goes under the seats and the footwells one piece arround the dog house, we had them on the ford E-250 of the crime lab and the prisoner transport van, check with a Ford dealer, they might be a bit pricy or check with a junk yard. navegator
navegator 05/15/16 01:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2014 E450 interior fuse panel

If it is in a Ford it will be in the drivers foot well left upper corner, in a black box with a lid. navegator
navegator 05/09/16 12:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: San Carlos-Nogales VFR Direct?

Quotas can be driven at 50 to 60 miles per hour, only on the libres do you need to slow down for the towns and the topes. navegator
navegator 05/09/16 12:18am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Are RV forums dying?

More and more are using the internet to look up answers to the problems that they are trying to solve, rather than using this forum to ask the same questions, specially the jounger generation that do not know what a carburator is. The digital era is here, we saw a really big RV that everything is controlled by a computer, slides, lights, levellers, etc. The only manual labor were still the sewer hose, water hose and electrick cable the rest was controlled by a small unit that looked like a phone. navegator y
navegator 05/07/16 12:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: No more 10 year permits?

Maybe Banjersito wants to use the money that they set as a fiansa (lean) that is returned after 180 days to make short term loans, the same as some banks do with some short term loans. Or they want better control of what is entering or trying to protect the automobil dealers and importers, maybe a well connected politico will start importing RV's to Mexico? In Mexico the different government agencies do not comunicate with each other and this causes a lot of miss information and headaches for those trying to navigate the paperwork mine fields. It is only natural that they want the person and the vehicle entering and exiting together, I do not know what the U.S. laws are for a temporary importation of a vehicle are, I am certain that the individual and the vehicle need to leave after 180 days, then of course I have never imported a vehicle to the U.S. maybe one of you that worked for CBP can enlighten us. navegator
navegator 05/07/16 12:39pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Electric Breaks and the law

You can install a brake controller on the vehicle that pulls the trailer, they are cheap to install in comparason to an accident or a law suit and you will be legal in all the States. navegator
navegator 05/04/16 05:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: names

Pietro D'Alimonte, Ernrrico D'Alimonte, Franchesco D'Alimonte, Paulo D'Alimonte. Most of the names you have are American or Anglo Saxon rather than Italian, go on the internet and look under Italian names for boys, it might help a litle there are also some Etruscan names, before the Roman empiere or some of the Roman names do not use the Emperors, that will be a burden for him. Good luck navegator
navegator 05/02/16 03:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Real Basic Question on Motorhome Construction

I have seen fiberglass molds for really big boats so even a 45 foot motor home should pose no problem, it is all about how fast and economical can they manufacture the unit and sell it for a lot of money versus quality and craftsmanship, most folks will trade them in in a couple of years anyway so the devaluation is enormous, the same as cars. navegator
navegator 04/30/16 12:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Propane gas detector going off

If the unit is low on the floor, check your house bstteries for gassing due to a low water level, we had an incident with the first battery in the RV, I checked every propane unit and turned the gas off and still had the alarm beep, I realised it was the battery when I closed the entry door, battery sits under the stairs, also check the connections to the cabin heater, the stove and the water heater if they are in the house portion, the refrigerator is vented out side. navegator
navegator 04/30/16 12:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campers with gross mass over 3.5 tons

Mexican customs might be looking at the pickup truck and camper as two separate units, the truck that will get a 180 day import permit and a cargo box that is not permanently attached to the truck and they consider it cargo and not a motor home, as opposed to a class A or C or even a small B that is fully enclosed and self propelled, in Spanish motor home is "casa rodante" (rolling home), and this can be interpreted by the individual Aduandros or Banjercito personell completely different from what we see and know. Heavy duty pick up trucks are a hot comodity for the narcos, steel the unit use the shell or dump it and they have a disposable cargo carrier, or just plain miss information or interpretation. navegator
navegator 04/30/16 12:37pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Will TV(s) in travel trailer be OK for RP on weekend trip?

We crossed at Anzalduas,Tx they x-rayed the unit one new tv laying on the couch they never wen't inside, one tv should be OK two tv's might be a problem at the Sonoyita check point, that is the worst customs inspection place, all they want is the money for the mordida or they confiscate what ever they fancy. Leave one tv at home, and do not take any meat, that will be confiscated. navegator
navegator 04/29/16 11:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Oil Consumption - Quick Questions

Make sure you measure the oil level in the morning when the engine has been shut down over night, if measured after running the engine the dip stick will show one quart low, the engine retains some oil in the heads and oil galleries and takes some time to drip back down to the oil pan. navegator
navegator 04/27/16 01:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 7 Pin Problem

Most problems are on the truck connectors or the trailer plugs, after a few connections and disconnections the little screws come loose and the wires pull out, when I instal new connectors I twist the wires and add a dab of solder, this alaws me to tighten the small screw pretty tight. There is a product sold at Home Despot that is liquid tape, I use this to seal the connectors where the wires are attached so that no water or moisture gets there, I also use electricians tape to seal where the wire cable enters the connectos and the sockets. If the sockets or receptacles get damaged I eplace them, wigling the plugs also widens the round female ends and that can cause an intermittent connection. navegator
navegator 04/19/16 10:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you level a motorhome front to back?

I have a couple of levelers like the Anderson only made of aluminum, they do not work on sand they just dig in for sand I use 2x6 strepped platforms. navegator
navegator 04/14/16 09:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Scammers

There is a new one for tablets and phones, it states that the phone is infected with a virus and imediate action is needed to click on the square. First a lot of misspelled words and poorly constructed english gramar, the best is that we are visiting friends in Tijuana and the warning is also in spanish same poor grammar and spelling errors. Do not open anything that looks suspicious. navegator
navegator 04/13/16 02:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Four little dogs...

Tell management that you have two dogs and your wife has two dogs. navegator
navegator 04/12/16 11:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: Steering Stabilizer

Also check the wheight distribution if there is a lot of heavy items behind the rear axle and less up front, the RV will tend to sway try to shift some wheight forward and try it out, In mine we had the same problem until we shifted some cooking and canned items forward of the rear axle, I can now ddrive about 60 miles per hour and let go of the steering and have no drift at all. navegator
navegator 04/12/16 11:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Preemptive Hornet/Wasp Prevention?

Home Despot sells a product name Home Defense, spray it all over where the wasps/mud daubers might make a nest, also on the key looks this has worked for me for several years, I used this for the ants and found it repels the mud daubers also, spray every 3 months or after a good rain where the product got washed away, it is not harmfull to dog, cats, rabits or wild life. navegator
navegator 04/11/16 12:26pm General RVing Issues
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