The RV and the toad can go under one name or owner, the RV will get a 10 year permit the toad 180 days, do not forget to turn the toad's permit in when you exit México, turn the RV's permit in only if it is not returning to Mexico, because you are selling it or trading it, otherwise you will be denied a permit for the new RV.
The RV and the toad need separate insurance policies and it is better if they are under the same name as the vehicle permits, otherwise confusions may arise.
The drain valves are "T" looking and are on the floor look under the bed were the lines go out, there are at least three valves, one for the line to the bathroom, the kitchen and one to drain the hot water tank, and one to drain the potable water tank.
Check under the couch, the seats in the dinette, they are about 2 inches and are black, they pull up be careful not to pull going side ways they are plastic.
If the A/C needs replacing DO NOT replace with a Coleman unit, they do not work as good as the Dometic, plus the filter can not be washed while the unit is running or the inside fins cleaned with a vacuum cleaner the evaporator fins are inaccessible.
The worst part of the Coleman units is that it does not cool after the temps outside reach 80 or more, after that is just makes noise and the temps inside go up, the Dometic we had would keep the rig cold in 120+ with no sweat, with the Coleman the inside temp stays at 80 to 95 depending on the outside temperature.
Please do not tell me how good the Coleman's are, we had a Dometic that lasted 15 years, now we have the Coleman, same hot dessert, big difference.
No we did not purchase it, insurance repair, el cheapo.
I checked the internet for language translator app's for the smart phones and the androids and found a number off them.
Most people today have one of these phones and travel to a different language speaking country.
For those of you that have a hard time with non English speaking natives, the translators might come in handy, from what I gather some even use voice to communicate the translation.
I do not have the ability to upload anything from my tablet, or I do not know how, chose one and let me know how dumb I am please.
OH by the way I speak, read and write in 9 languages, Spanish is one of them and of course English is another.
Was it working OK or did you have a lot of trouble with it, if you cut it the attachment screws will be in a different place on the side of the RV, since it will be shorter that also goes for the bottom leg, if you use the old place to attach then it will really give you problems, everything will be out of square.
Some insurance companies in the U.S. insure vehicles in Mexico up to a certain number of miles South of the border, others do not.
Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur require that all vehicles have insurance, that is the law in the books, that includes vehicles registered in the U.S., Canada, and of course 80% of drivers ignore the law.
Should you happen to get in an accident and you do not have insurance, you will be thrown in jail, even if it was not your fault, and guess who will be at fault.
Check with your U.S. insurance company to see if you are covered and how far into Mexico. Get Mexican insurance that covers third parties and also covers you from uninsured, if your insurance does not cover you at all then get the Mexican insurance, some insurance companies will tailor the insurance for the miles into Mexico.
If you can build a good strong box for the battery's, it will be better, just make sure that there are some breathing holes in case of gassing, the box will also protect the battery's from theft, they cut the cables and lift off.
Slant the lid a little so rain water runs off.
When you get home take a spray bottle, Home Despot or Lowe's sell them the bigger the better, with dishwasher detergent Dawn or Shout, 1/4 soap the rest water spray the radiator and coolers, leave 5 minutes and rinse with water, repeat as many times as needed do not scrub with a brush, you will bend the fins.
Bugs are more grease than matter and the detergent brakes down the fat and you can rinse it off.
Ladies & Gentlemen of this forum, it is best to leave the ignoramus alone and not respond to posts generated by persons that have not, do not, will not, travel outside a very small minded area, believing everything the talking heads throw at them.
Let us ignore the small minded and fact less trolls and concentrate on the good things, I have traveled, lived and worked in Mexico for the last 60 years.
Does the Ortho home defense work on them, I use it on the Argentinian ant that we have in San Diego, haven't seen any fire ants yet, they have them in Palm Springs where we go some times.
I spray the tires front and back, the jacks, and anything that touches ground sewer hose, water hose, power cable and the chairs and table if I rest them against the RV, so far so good.
I had the same problem with my VW, severe shaking after going over a small bump or changing lanes and hitting the white markers.
I replaced the worn out shock absorber's and the problem went away, also check the rest of the steering.
Raise both wheels of the ground and use a pry bar to move all the moving joints, there should not be any movement, slight yes big no, if there is a centering shock disconnect one end and check it also, when the tires are free rotate them and see that they are ok, a small bump one one can also cause the vibration.
p.s. if you replace the shocks, replace all four, do not replace only one.
If you are familiar with Tecate, there is a square (Zocalo) on the main street, the street that you are looking for is the East street going North.
If you are standing at the square facing North, towards the U.S. the street is the one on your right, one block east of the old entrance.
The other way to get there is on Presidente Pascual Ortiz Rubio, you can try this street, it comes out at a 45 to the entrance for the cargo, the Police might let you cross or they make you go to the end of the line.
If the barrier is in place you will be SOL, give it a try.
Of the entrances the one to the east is the cargo entry, the lanes are wider and veer off towards the cargo inspection area, the east entrance is for the cars, they can use both entrances when the cargo entrance is not in operation for commercial purposes.
There is no other entrance Tecate is a small port, just the two, East cargo West cars.
The old border crossing has changed, on the Tecate Rumorosa Libre East of the main plaza is the street that takes you to the port entrance, the street's name is Culiacan, the street goes North then makes a left turn and runs along the border, there are two lanes stay on the right lane.
There are two entrances, the first is the truck big rig, not always open, the second entrance is the vehicle entrance, if you are going to San Diego, be very careful on highway 94 during the week days, a lot of big rig traffic from Tecate.
There is a CBP check point before you get to Otay Lakes road, if you are going to Yuma on 94 the traffic is less.
Have the pilot on the ground, if we can send a drone half way around the globe, we should be able to steer the future aircraft the same way, no pilots on board they are on the ground, where the powers that be can replace them if they want to do something stupid.
All there is on board are passengers and cabin attendants, all guidance is relayed by satellite with encryption so that it can not be hacked, no public access controls no cockpit.
Place a porta potty in the in the jump seat for the pilots to go potty, no more lone pilot in the cockpit!
Simple solution to a complicated problem, and once the pilots are locked in they do not leave until they are at the gate with engines shut down.
Any passengers that need to be dealt with, air marshal may shoot them!
I have been thinking about the possible location of the pump in your unit, QB on passenger's side, shower at driver's side rear, toilet in front then a door and a small wall with the sink in front.
If this is the arrangement, check for an access under the sink, and next to the toilet, I presume the toilet sits on a platform and the water lines run under there might be an access hatch next to the toilet, you might have to remove the toilet, in that case place a piece of wood to prevent tools from going South.
If there is an outside compartment, sometimes you need to remove a whole wall rather than a hatch, you will see it by the screws around the perimeter, there might be a chance that the pump is under a cabinet farther and way and the sound is reflected at the back.
Good luck, I hope it helps a little.