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Nogales Crossing may be a short-term problem!

From the Nogales International Newspaper: "ADOT warns of truck blockade at Arizona ports Story Comments (2) Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 8:58 am | Updated: 9:29 am, Fri Apr 18, 2014. Nogales International | 2 comments Mexican truckers are upset about their treatment at Arizona ports of entry and could blockade the ports if conditions don’t improve, state authorities say. Truckers in Nogales, Ariz. and Nogales, Sonora threatened to blockade Arizona’s ports of entry, citing concerns over the high number of inspections and fines, as well as the high number of trucks placed “out of service” by U.S. federal safety inspectors, according to a news release issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation on Wednesday. In addition, the truckers complained the fines and “out of service” rulings are disproportionately higher at Arizona’s ports of entry than at ports in Texas and California. The truckers reportedly gave a March 20 deadline for the blockade, but “the efforts of many officials have helped stave off that threat for now,” the release said. ADOT “doesn’t take a position on the merits of these grievances,” but in light of the importance of cross-border trade to Arizona’s economy, the agency is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to consider these complaints and resolve the issues in order to avoid a blockade, according to the release. “A blockade would have detrimental and long-standing repercussions for Nogales and the entire Sinaloa-Sonora-Arizona corridor as Arizona looks to enhance competitiveness with other U.S. border states,” said ADOT director John Halikowski. “The United States and Mexico are engaged in a high-level dialogue to promote competitiveness and connectivity along with fostering economic growth and productivity,” he said. “But without an effective and efficient border, our two nations would not be able to reach their maximum potential. Our work on the border is critical to Arizona’s and the nation’s future.” Vehicular traffic at Arizona’s ports of entry has risen in recent years, from 15 million cars in 2012 to 16.3 million cars in 2013. Truck traffic increased from 754,000 crossings in 2012 to 763,000 crossings in 2013. Train crossings also increased from 1,300 in 2012 to 1,730 in 2013. “Arizona and our federal partners have been working tirelessly to ensure that our ports of entry are modernized so that we can remain competitive with other border states,” said Margie Emmermann, executive director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission." rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/20/14 07:42am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: The Reef RV Park Puerto Peñasco 2014

What I really would like to find is a location like the Reef before the development and especially now with a cruise ship in town. Maybe Gonzaga Bay, South of San Felipe? We are going down in Sept for our first trip to swim with the whale sharks, kayak & play off-road. BUT would be nice to find a location East of Rocky Point. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/17/14 07:35pm RVing in Mexico and South America

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-pemex-refineries-boost-output-2014-maintenance-peaks-171720302--finance.html rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/15/14 08:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Summer RV'ing in the Southwest

OP, there is some incorrect information here. A lot of Southern AZ does not even get into the 100's during the day light hours let alone night time. Even Tucson has a limited number of nights that hot. It is HIGH desert so it cools quickly when the sun goes down, you will/can need a blanket even in the summer. The high desert locations can have a 40+ degree temp swing in a single day. The summer popular camping locations in the SouthWest will require reservations. It took us TWO years to finally get a site in the North Rim Campground (large enough for our Motorhome/reservation made in Dec and it was the last one). Sometime you can get in but be prepared with a backup campground or a boondocking location. You should have a great trip as each state has great places to see & visit. Most back roads are drivable and more enjoyable than spending time on a freeway. BUT beware of summits/passes. On a single trip thu UT & AZ a couple of years ago we crossed over 18 summits above 6,000 feet of which 8 near or about 8,000 feet. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/09/14 07:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Shorter Border Wait Times!

At the Nogales crossing, I am guessing 2/3 or more of the new personnel will be for the new truck traffic coming from the port expansion in Guaymas. Traffic on Hwy 19 is like I10 was 10 years ago and only suppose to increase. This new increase in truck traffic will and is badly effecting road surface condition. I19 is still very good but can see cracks starting in the road surface. Last report from ADOT, nothing was planned for road surfacing. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/05/14 07:43am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Valley fever

Live in AZ full-time and play/work in the dirt nearly every day. Have known a couple of people who have had Valley Fever and they all were older with weaker health. Not saying this is the only group but would be interesting if someone has data broke down by age group and/or health condition. If you look at the raw numbers above, it is a small percentage of the population. BUT we do take precautions. We avoid activity outside in dust storms and fortunately we live in an area that does not get many (one in the last 10 years). Most of the big dust storms are in an area between North of Marana to Phoenix and around Willcox. Our winds normally are from the South to the North. Also pets can catch Valley Fever so watch your 4 legged buddies. Valley fever is not just in AZ but is in all of SouthWest, California, Texas, Mexico and Central & South America. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/05/14 07:28am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Who were they?

Thanks everyone. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/04/14 07:31pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Who were they?

Yesterday while traveling South on Hwy 19 near Nogales we were passed (we were pulling a trailer) by a caravan of 6-7 old Ambulances & Airport buses headed South. They were marked with a Rotary Club sticker on the door with Canadian & Mexico flag decals. Plates were from Alberta. Any idea who they were? rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/04/14 05:30pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Shorter Border Wait Times!

Do notice the use of the word, Might! http://azstarnet.com/business/local/border-wait-times-could-drop-with-addition-of-agents/article_ebc1e17d-2690-588e-97dc-a5b7ef40795b.html rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 04/04/14 07:48am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Long Time Mexico Traveler Passes On

Moisheh & Z, Always a tough loss. Dobie & Zelda (our kitties to everyone else) send their best. Take care, rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/29/14 07:39am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Summer in Mexico

Shortest drive! Creel on the top edge of Copper Canyon. Have been there in late May, 75 degrees & no bugs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creel%2C_Chihuahua rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/27/14 02:29pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hwy 50 from Tahoe to Sacramento

After living in South Lake Tahoe & Placerville for YEARS, I grew to really dislike the drive. Easily doable with your rig but slow going because of a couple grades, traffic, curves and small towns/offs along the route. In the past there were a few areas of rough road surface, depends on the winter. If you are on the South end of the late, better to take 50 than to drive North for 80. If midway, head North and take 80. Just give yourself plenty of time. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/23/14 09:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Cat engine maintenance Tucson,AZ

Two places I recommend are Empire Cat, http://www.empire-cat.com/?utm_source=tucson-powersystems&utm_medium=maps&utm_campaign=local in Tucson and WW Williams,http://www.wwwilliams.com/ on Glenn in Tucson. Both are excellent, prices are nearly the same and per hourly cheaper than the RV centers. Empire took care of my Cat Cooling system & WW Williams my Allison service & Air Brakes service. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/18/14 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I-10 Through Phoenix

Yes! After 10am, the traffic will start to thin out. It starts getting heavy again between 2-3pm. I agree with Jim. When we have to go through Phoenix, especially on a weekday, we leave Tucson around 8 which puts in downtown Phoenix a little after 10. Takes about 30- 45 minutes to get across/through the downtown area. :C I agree with Jim & Captain! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/17/14 07:32pm Roads and Routes
Travel Show in San Diego, CA ; end of March+

Upcoming Travel Show in San Diego, California March 29 & 30 will have many topics including travel in Mexico. http://adventureexpo.com/Default.aspx?id=9f2b2f22-9ce5-4d96-8c8c-bcc39e4dbdc1 rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/17/14 09:46am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
Crossing South @ Adventure Travel show in CA Mar. 29-30

Copied this from a post by Whale-ista on the BajaNomad Forum site: "Crossing South with Jorge Meraz: You've Never Seen This Mexico Before Jorge Meraz, Host/Director, Crossing South, Popular Travel Series on KPBS San Diego Host and director of the popular travel series Crossing South on KPBS San Diego, Jorge Meraz brings you fantastic adventures South of the border in Baja Mexico. Jorge demystifies the area by meeting the people, participating in activities, and, oh yes, eating the foods. We also have a special treat of seeing a highlight of footage from our latest tv episodes." http://adventureexpo.com/Default.aspx?id=9f2b2f22-9ce5-4d96-8c8c-bcc39e4dbdc1 rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/17/14 09:30am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Help with Verizon - Out of Service Area

When in NC we live in an "out of service" area for any kind of wireless. Verizon terminated our service with no problem or fees. lizzie Same here! We tried to go wireless at our AZ S&B home but found we could not get data at a level above old dial-up. We barely get a good/fair voice signal. Worked with Verizon Support and they cancelled our USB modem data plan & contract with no fees. They even told us to keep the modem for when we traveled in the RV away from home. So now we have had wireless voice and landline internet at the house. Work with Support as they have to power to change & cancel. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/14/14 06:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone know a repair shop in Sedona area?

This site should help, http://www.rvservicereviews.com/StateList.asp?state=AZ rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/14/14 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: trip report-- San Felipe/ Sonoyta

About how long is the drive. I intend to do it in reverse next month. What about using the road from puerto penasco along the gulf. My problem is i am coming up 15. I have to camp at santa ana, turn back my vehicle permit at caborca then get across to san felipe. I am not confident that can be done in one day, and I know of no RV parks, except in PP. I know i can get from santa Ana to PP in a day, I did it last year. I suppose i could go from PP to sonoyta and across to San Felipe in a day. can I? From Santa Ana it would be a long hard day. Easier to stay a night, day or two in Puerto Penasco as the new toll road starts on the North edge of town. The toll road starts just a few miles from the PP RV parks. Texan posted a trip report on here when he drove the new toll road. Can do a search of his post back about 3 years ago. Bottom line is he reported it was an easy drive. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/13/14 07:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Safety-Traveling on Hwy 8 from Lukesville to Puerto Penasco

Easy drive & adventure! Do a search on here and you will find all the info you will need for a very successful trip. With any luck someone will be headed down & you can follow them. Have fun! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 03/13/14 07:45am RVing in Mexico and South America
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