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RE: Pickup truck permit issues

When did this start? Had no problem getting a TIP for my 3/4 ton heavy duty pulling the 5er into Mexico. Wasn't a 10 year like the 5er had but was good for 180 days. OR are we talking about a different issue? rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 05/24/16 10:45am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Extreme Newbie question

I have camped at the Reef RV park at the end of May and the first week of June. Used my AC only in the afternoon, opened up the windows at night. It may get to 100 in town, but the breeze off the sea is nice. Water temp is great for swimming (watch for stingrays). Easy drive-I have done it alone many times. Reef is in Rocky Point and we also have stayed there. Good location (the new pier has messed things up a bit) but there are a couple other locations if you want to be closer to downtown! rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 05/15/16 07:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Extreme Newbie question

May / June is hot in Mexico and in some areas a lot or the RV Parks are closed for the summer. Must check ahead of time with the park to make sure they will be open. Have been South of AZ in Mexico in May on the beach. On the beach can / may be OK but when you go inland the heat becomes overbearing and that is coming from someone who lives in AZ full-time. This time of the year I would make it easy on myself for a first trip and go to Rocky Point / Puerto Penasco or San Felipe. Both are easy drive (Rocky Point the easier of the two) and require NO Paperwork, only Mexican Insurance. Maybe Kino Bay but a harder drive but still a nice short summer location. Some of the Parks in Mazatlan close and depending on the location a bug problem (no-see-ums). Takes a few days to Mazatlan vs same day arrival for Rocky Point and San Felipe and easiest border crossing is Rocky Point. Just a little note, Rocky Point is some time referred to as Arizona's only Beach. If winter further South into Mexico would be best. Good luck and enjoy! rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 05/15/16 07:46am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Extreme Newbie question

Great suggestions here but the OP is going on to the Pacific Northwest. RVers don't normally head to the Pacific Northwest in the WINTER (best time to be at a Mexican Beach) so OP must be considering Summer. Mexico beaches are not so great during Monsoon Season or in the heat of the summer with humidity. Even in Spring & Fall most Northerns can't take the heat. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 05/14/16 06:32pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Extreme Newbie question

First question is when / what time of the year? Makes a big diff as temp can become an issue. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 05/14/16 12:17pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Do not use credit cards for fuel

I got a better recommendation. Don't rv or even take your car to Mexico. Horror stories go back 50 years. You are prey down there in more ways than one. I personally know two people with horror stories including vehicle theft, extortion/bribe requests from police 25 years ago, and armed robbery 15 years ago. But do what you want. In Canada I was chased for blocks by someone intent upon returning something i had dropped.. last story not true. I was shook down in Goodland, Kansas by the LOE, "Pay me $ and you won't have to go see the judge" and the ticket never showed on my driving record. Had my credit card over charged at a restaurant in Nevada City, Ca and info stolen at a Chevron station in Tonopah, Nv. Stopped in Alabama by a LOE and told I should go have his buddy work on my trailer when there was not anything the matter with it. Said OK but kept heading West. Guess I better avoid the USA. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 05/02/16 06:53pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Solar combiner box

Should I run 10 awg wire from the box down to the controller or bigger can't find uv protected wire in larger sizes I used #4 as recommended by HandyBob's Solar site, https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/rv-solar-quick-answer/ and ran the wire enclosed in Conduit. Easy purchase at any local electrical supply. What is critical is the length of the wire from the junction box to the controller. Longer the run heavier the wire. All explained on Bob's site. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/30/16 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: Solar combiner box

Spent under $20 at Home Depot. Used plastic outdoor electrical junction box with 4 in/outlets and two bus bars with associated items for waterproofing. After mounted on roof, waterproofed with Dicor Caulk and a final layer of alum tape to reflect sunight. I have 4 cables coming from two solar panel arrays entering in two in/outlets from the panels and one set of wires existing in a single in/outlet to the solar controller. Have another empty in/outlet for one more array of panels if needed or desired in future with plenty of room on the bus bars. 720 watts of solar. Looked like this with more in/outlets, http://www.freesunpower.com/project2.php rocmoc n AZ/Fld/BajaSee post #2 Saw / read it before I posted and point is? rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/30/16 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Solar combiner box

Spent under $20 at Home Depot. Used plastic outdoor electrical junction box with 4 in/outlets and two bus bars with associated items for waterproofing. After mounted on roof, waterproofed with Dicor Caulk and a final layer of alum tape to reflect sunight. I have 4 cables coming from two solar panel arrays entering in two in/outlets from the panels and one set of wires existing in a single in/outlet to the solar controller. Have another empty in/outlet for one more array of panels if needed or desired in future with plenty of room on the bus bars. 720 watts of solar. Looked like this with more in/outlets, http://www.freesunpower.com/project2.php rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/28/16 09:49am Tech Issues
RE: Tequila...not our colleague here, or the town

100 Anos Blanco Tequila, http://www.drinkhacker.com/2010/11/06/review-100-anos-tequila/ rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/28/16 09:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Drinking Water

We have never worried about the water in the Southwest. Our well for our home has great quality water but fair taste so we use bottled water for drinking. We take bottled water out of habit when traveling in the MH but never fear drinking from our on-board tank filled with local water. We do the same (take bottle water & purchase more when gone) when we go to Mexico but treat the local tap water with bleach when filling the on-board tank. Have never had a problem. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/26/16 05:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Hwy 10 from Austin, TX to New Orleans

Texas has great rest areas & visitor centers for just overnight. Also great Casinos in La & Ms for just overnight. State parks for more than overnight. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/24/16 08:01am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Suggestions Please for first Snow Birding to Arizona

All depends on what you like to do; city stuff, off-road, fish and etc. After you decide then balance with best temp and you are ready to go. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/24/16 07:54am Snowbirds
RE: Kino Bay

Rocmoc, are you sure this is Kunkaak and not a beach restaurant? http://www.kunkaak.com/images/fachada.jpg Yes, it is the clubhouse. Laundry is in the rear & office is in the left center. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/24/16 07:47am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: From Pahrump, NV to S. Lake Tahoe, CA

I've heard that the route from Pahrump to S. Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side is pretty boring, but on the California side (395?) is much more scenic. It looks to be about an hour or so longer on the CA side. Any suggestions? Are they both OK for an RV? Thanks. Take !-15 south to Hwy 40 then west to Hwy 395 and then north to Carson City, head west, it will drop you in at South Lake Tahoe. Great road and scenic. Out of Carson City you will have a hill to climb for a few miles but not a problem. Also a major hill north of Bishop, CA. but Kingsbury Grade from Gardnerville to South Lake Tahoe is seriously major climb. No matter where you come from you WILL have a major hill to climb getting to So Lake Tahoe. 395 to 88 to 89 to 50 is the easiest climb but longer. Use to live there! rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/23/16 03:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Kino Bay

Kino Park and Kunkaak are next to one another, as I understand. Neither one is on the beach (this is not necessarily a bad thing), so I wonder whether that nice photo on the Kun homepage is the actual Kun park, or a restaurant on the beach across the road ;) About small spaces - camps with electricity tend to pack campers very tight. How big are spaces in Kino park or Kunkaak, 20*40ft, 60*80? Kino RV Park is nearly USA standards but almost always half empty so lots of room between sites. Gravel but clean! Kunkaak is more funky! Sites have a little more room than Islandia but there is only one row most of the time so it is clear in front and rear of your ring. Wifi is normally GOOD! Washer & dyer is clean & easy. Beach, American Club and good food is all walking distance. All photos are Kunkask except the fishing. Off the main road behind Kino RV so is almost always quiet. Had no trouble getting a 53' rig in either park where Islandia was much more difficult. rocmoc n AZ/FLd/Baja
rocmoc 04/23/16 02:45pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Kino Bay

We have stayed at Islandia. Nice park but not our favorite in Kino. The sites are tight, packed and noisy (IMHO). You do get the local flavor but easy drive from the other parks. We have also stayed at Kino Bay RV Park which in IMHO better. BUT our favorite we return to is Kunkaak RV Park, http://www.kunkaak.com/ . rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/22/16 08:57am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: What are your favorite state parks to camp?

Adding a different twist, our favorites are National Lands/Locations/Campgrounds. State parks tend to have more people, greater & more over use and more pricey. JMHO! rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/18/16 07:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Robbery near Mazatlan

We "stray" all over North America as well as other parts of the world. Good things or bad things can happen anywhere. We find many more good things than bad things. Sure, odds can be reduced and risks reduced - but by how much really? I don't care who you are or where you are or what you are doing there are always all kinds of things that can happen. And there places and things we will not do and will not go. But we are not going to live in a monastery - or a gated community either. We lived in Puerto Rico and we knew the risks. We were burglarized a couple times - minor stuff - then we got a black dog and never had another problem. We know the standard operating practices for Mexico - as well as the US and the rest of the world - and we follow them as much as we can. Bad things can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime - refuse to live in fear! Well said. Common sense to those that refuse to live in fear. You guys well know that it's statistically more dangerous to live, and travel, in the USA than in Mexico. IMO if you are HERE, and don't know this, you are either ignorant, OR you're not afraid (don't live in fear). BTW I truly don't know anyone that "lives in fear". But, I know of places in the USA that are more dangerous than other places, in the USA. But, I come and go as I please. FYI There's many people over here who no longer have the patience to deal with time-wasting officials, and policies over there (some of them are my relatives, and we are decsendants of Spanish and Native Americans with relatives who live in Mexico). Not in MY USA World. Have lived in Rural America All my life and will continue to live in Rural America. Have never worried, have not had to worry and will enjoy my life in Rural America. That said we also enjoy our trips to Mexico and we rarely stay in the Tourist Traps. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/10/16 08:22am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Robbery near Mazatlan

The other side, http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/bad-news-stores-paint-an-inaccurate-picture/ rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 04/06/16 10:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
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