The Peso is dropping against the dollar and every thing just went up 10 to 20 Pesos in the last week, fuel in Mexico goes up and up it never goes down, to much corruption too many Aviadores, persons that collect money but do not work for Pemex, the rich get richer and the poor well get poorer, here in Mexico the people say that those in power are bad, but the ones coming in to power are worse than the ones in power now.
That Pemex took a beating, yes the Aviadores can not steal more they will have to settle with less mordida money, oh well that is life here in Mexico.
We were in San Antonio a couple of months ago and park had warnings about high water pressure, two spaces to our left Family comes in hooks up and leaves to go to dinner, about 20 minutes later water starts pouring out of trailer from the kitchen area, next door neighbor shut water off and left note on door, next day mobile service van was there repairing burst pipes and dad went to camp ground store to buy a regulator.
All incoming guests are told at least twice about the water pressure, I never hook up with out one I tighten it to the hose really hard, that way I can not leave it on the spigot unless I leave the hose too, and I always do a walk around before leaving and check space after moving out, just in case something fell under RV that I did not notice.
I have found that most supermarkets and general stores that sell charcoal also have wood, there is no need to carry any, local wood is better than introducing a plague that is not native to that State or area, that is how a lot of beautiful forests are being destroyed by careless individuals.
A "T" fitting with a plug on the straight end and a valve on the 90 end should work OK, even with the wand, there are plastic fittings sold at hardware and marine stores if a galvanic reaction is of concern.
The wife, cat and I have lived the last 12 years in a 24 foot C class RV, a tad small but livable, a 28 foot trailer would be a bit more comfortable, get one that has a decent bathroom and enough counter space in the galley, and make sure that you have a Dometic A/C not a Coleman, the they do not work after 96 and humidity.
Main land in Yucatan is very hot and humid, Mexicowanderer is correct on the climate, you will need to have a good reliable gen set with plenty of fuel to last the nights, as for the truck, make it useless for the narcos to want, a small fifth wheel will be a better choice, and equip the bed with a permanent hitch and a spare gas tank, and side lockers, and stuff, in other words useless for carrying bulk cargo.
Viviendo la vida loca in Mexico
Some of the leaks can be a connection, either a compression ring or a threaded unit, I have had both, one on the valves that directed the water and the second on the connection to the accumulator, tightened the first re made the valve set up since it was wasting space, gained one cubic foot of storage.
Look for all the crimped connections and check as others suggested at the drain valve, I had to make protection barriers on mine so that the storage of items did not open the valves under way or when we retrieved an item.
We stayed at the hotel Las Palmas in Matehuala a month ago, 1100.00 pesos for the RV and a room, we showered in the room I really did not want to use water and contaminate the potable water from the States for coffee in the morning since we had no room for jugs of water, wife loaded the RV with gifts for family and friends.
There is a good "motel" in Matehuala, name is Las Palmas Midway In, nice clean and reasonable, with breakfast the next morning, it also has space for RV's, we stay there on our trips, both with the RV and with out it.
Park the unit on level ground.
Put chocks on tire, font and back.
Place transmission in neutral, do not start engine!
Release the parking brake.
Get under unit and manually rotate the drive shaft at the U joints, when the U joint is vertical push up and down, if no movement rotate 90 degrees and repeat, if the U joint moves up and down on the fork, the U joint is worn and needs to be replaced.
Same noise would be heard if you shift from reverse to drive and back again with the engine running, a metallic clank, this will be the pinion and the crown, if it is louder a U joint might also be contributing to the noise.
Tijuana can be avoided completely, going South at the border there is a right hand turn and then a left tun that leads to the customs check point, stay on the right hand lane once past the customs area there is another left turn, there is an exit to the right that goes over the Tia Juana river and leads you down to the other side, stay on this road, it will go up a hill next to the border fence.
Once the road reaches the crest, the road turns left and goes down, be careful sharp curves, at the bottom stay on the right lane and exit, this merges with the road to Playas de Tijuana, now stay on the center lane up a hill, left curve down hill, up another hill and then you come to the "Y" left lanes go to Rosarito and Ensenada toll road and right lane(s) to Playas, now you are on the toll road to Rosarito and Ensenada.
On the way back, stay on the same road do not make any turns, once past most of the town the street becomes a one way, stay on the second lane from the left, this leads straight to the over pass to the border, go slow lots of traffic and idiots behind the steering wheel.
if you need to visit the Banjercito modules, Tijuana is not easy to get to them, specially with big rigs, I definitely recommend Tecate for that.
That hose needs to drain out side of the compartment and not inside, that way the bottom of the compartment does not rot, route it to the outside, you might have to clean the streak now and then.
I grew up in my uncles farm, even a one month old calf can inflict a lot of damage to a human, even just playing, and they have seen us from day one when they were born, they are domesticated farm animals, only very stupid people do not understand the word "wild" and nature, ergo the tourists should be put down not the "wild animal" that is doing what it knows to do, keep your distance this is my territory.
I replaced all 7 tires 2 months ago at the Goodyear dealer, each tire with a new valve stem and balanced and installed with the correct torque was $185,00 per tire, my tires were replaced in 2007, check the date of manufacture of the remaining tires and always check the tire pressure before every trip.
I think that you are being swindled by those individuals.
I installed a boat ring anchor and use a a block and tackle to raise and lower the spare tire, maybe you can use something like this, my system us
es "S" hooks to attach to the boat ring and the tire.
I am in Mexico, the picture with the traffic going around the columns at night is only a half kilometer from the house that my wife and I own in Ciudad Satelite, those are the Torres de Ciudad Satelite, the road is the Periferico Norte.
I am living the vida loca mis estimados amigos, enjoying a beer!
The paper work at Anzalduas is all done in one building, it is the copy of the personal visa that needs go be done in a separate building, I like to have all 180 day's rather than wasting one day doing paperwork, we will be back in the US on January 4th.
viviendo la vida loca