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RE: San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico and points south

This topic should be moved to RVing in Mexico Forum so you get current real world responses from RVers that travel in Mexico. Just returned from a month 800 miles deep on Mexico Mainland and entirely different than earlier posted responses AND Baja is easier to travel with an RV. Also go to the BajaNomad Forum, http://forums.bajanomad.com/ to get daily info. Good luck and you will enjoy the trip. Just cross at Tecate to make the trip easier. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 02/05/16 10:09am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: A heads up on power

Use a Progressive 50 amp unit and on our Dec trip we could not connect in San Carlos because of high voltage. Used our batts for the night and moved on the next day. Progressive unit did shut down once during our stay on Stone Island but the rest of the time power was great on the Isle. rocmoc n AZ/Fld/Baja
rocmoc 01/30/16 07:32am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Forum

Was South of Mazatlan the month of Dec and never had any problems using a Mexican ISP address accessing any of my NOB sites on the net including Netflix. rocmoc n AZ/Baja
rocmoc 01/25/16 08:03am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Caravanning to Baja -- a few general questions

No reason to travel in a caravan unless you need companions. Best leader is a good GPS with updated database. All the info you need can be found on this site, http://forums.bajanomad.com/ and a few others on the net. Just ask questions. rocmoc n AZ/Baja
rocmoc 01/04/16 05:41am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 10 Year and Registration Match

Keep your documentation for the 10 year handy as I have been asked to produce it at KM 21 and at other Banerjitas. I had one on a C Class , got a new passport , sold the rig and registered another rig without turning in the old 10 yr. Agree! I too have had to produce the paperwork that the TIP is first attached to. The inspector did not care that I had the permit on the glass, he wanted the supporting paperwork. I too did not turn in my old TIP on a different rig but had no problem this year getting a new TIP for the new rig as I had a new passport with a new issue number. Boy that is a lot of NEW & too (LOL)! rocmoc n AZ/Baja
rocmoc 01/04/16 05:36am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Cold heading south-problems

We always carry a battery charger, a Mr. Heater, 120v heater, fan & small air compressor with us. rocmoc n AZ
rocmoc 01/01/16 04:57pm Snowbirds
RE: Cheap Import Bearings

A lot of the off-shore produced metal items have issues. When we installed a well on our property I use galvanized steel pipe as I did not want to replace the line in the short balance of my lifetime. Sadly started having leaks in 3 years. When I pulled the first replaced section out I notice a remaining tag on the pipe "Made in China". Funny the tag lasted longer than the steel pipe. Talked to Home Depot about the problem and the response was, " The pipe lasted more than a year, not our problem". Beware of anything made of metal produced outside of the USA even if sold by a USA company. rocmoc n AZ
rocmoc 12/31/15 05:48am Tech Issues
RE: Road Conditon Nogales to Mazatlan UPDATE Northbound

We have returned to Arizona. Northbound road was as bad as the road south. WILL NOT drive this route again. Too much truck traffic now days for the road to ever be maintained at the rate that is occurring. Crossing in Nogales went very well. Notice the Mexicans heading North turned off just North of KM21 to take the by-pass around the West side of Nogales to avoid the last toll so continued on. When we reached the crossing we were first in line but had to get across both lanes to get to the RV/Bus gate. INSANE! When we got across the inspection took about 20 minutes including the wait time for an agent to come out and turn up systems. One of the best inter-changes with the agents ever! Baja NEXT but not soon! Maybe Florida next year. rocmoc n AZ
rocmoc 12/26/15 09:29am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: FMM Baja - available in LaPaz?

Went thu this a couple of years ago when some friends met up with us and did not get their Visa at the border. They could not get a TIP without a Visa. Was sent to the local airport (believe it has to be large enough to have International flights) to get a Visa. Was issued one but had to pay a 1000 peso fine for not getting the Visa when they crossed. SO check with the local International Airport but expect to pay a fine/or whatever you want to call it. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/18/15 05:20am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Baja.

X2 Tecate or mexicoruss route if you have time. The road to the south out of San Felipe isn't ready, still paving, but maybe next summer. Here is another site to help you with your travels to Baja, http://forums.bajanomad.com/ rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/18/15 05:18am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Small fans for the area under the solar panels?

I too made the nearly the same brackets but kept a uniform height with each bracket. I raised my panels a min of 2 inches as most of our boondocking is in the SouthWest heat of 90+ degrees in the summer and to clear a couple of vents. Never had any problems from heat or wind. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/17/15 07:38am Tech Issues
RE: Road Conditon Nogales to Mazatlan UPDATE Northbound

When we came down in November, we thought the road was better than usual. We drive it both ways annually. Better than usual. Too general of a statement. Better than the roads in AZ? Better than a dirt road? Or better than? rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/17/15 07:07am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Road Conditon Nogales to Mazatlan UPDATE Northbound

Chris: I like that phrase: Tope Trauma ! My wife screams if she sees one up ahead! Moisheh If you are lucky enough to see them all. We didn't see one buried with a coat of dirt and hit the tope. NO damage. Seems like at least one or two sneak up from nowhere each trip. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/17/15 07:03am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Road Conditon Nogales to Mazatlan UPDATE Northbound

Rocmoc: How would you return inland?? Through Chihuahua? Moisheh Hi Moisheh, Would basically follow Kevin & Ruth's route http://www.travelwithkevinandruth.com/2015_01_01_archive.html (starting Jan 1,2015) until they got to Parral. Would continue on to Nuevo Casa Grande and cross at Naco. Yes thu Chihuahua. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/17/15 07:00am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: BRRRR in Bouse Arizona

59 this morning and 81 currently here at Tres Amigos RV Park, Stone Island, Mazatlan, Mexico. Water temp is about 82. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/16/15 02:33pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Road Conditon Nogales to Mazatlan UPDATE Northbound

This is my personal opinion based on having last driven this section of road 7 years ago. In general the road is worst. From Nogales to just South of San Carlos the road is OK, not great. In another year or two with the increased truck traffic from the port expansion in Guaymas this road will become difficult as there appears to be insufficient maintenance. From just South of Guaymas to just North of Culiacan is HORRIBLE. Yes they are trying to replace/rebuild this section of road in a lot of places but not enough to keep up on the deterioration of the the existing roadway. At the rate of new construction this section is only going to get worst. The road thu Cludad Obregon would be better as a graded dirt road and combined with the traffic made missing potholes almost impossible. From just North of Culiacun to North side of Mazatlan had the best road surface. Even then we had to weave from lane to lane to miss potholes & long rough sections in the right lane. At times the rough road surface was across both lanes. This was the best road section on the way down. Thu Mazatlan we took the free/old road. There was construction in a couple of places and with traffic funneling down to a single lane made driving thu Mazatlan more challenging than ever. We will take the new toll by-pass when we return North. Being a retired Civil Engineer my observations are pretty accurate and critical. We will not take the Pacific Coast route again as we will take the inland route in the future. Just not worth the wear and tear on the rig. Even considering going inland to make the return trip home. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/16/15 05:07am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Bug Spray Test for no-see-ums

Have you tried treating your site? They are active in the am and pm and lay low on the ground until disturbed. That is what I observed. Their bites are horrific. I picked up a bottle of Ortho Home Defense (do NOT be tempted to buy the less expensive one Spectrocide this is bad stuff for pets). Ortho Home Defense comes with a sprayer and long wand. I sprayed the ground with a sweeping motion. I use it around the entire perimeter of the house and it does work/last for all other bugs for an entire year. So I thought I'd try it on the ground for the no-see-ums. With the no-see-um issue I gave it a second dose a day later sweeping the ground and they were gone. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ortho-Home-Defense-Max-1-33-Gal-Perimeter-and-Indoor-Insect-Killer-with-Wand-0196910/203052911 I do use Home Defense around my MH for the ants & such but when you are next to a Coconut grove and Ag with no one else spraying it is useless for flying critters. Thanks, rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/14/15 02:27pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Bug Spray Test for no-see-ums

Ask a Mexicano about Aután and they will double over with laughter. The last load I brought to Michoacan contained vials of 100% DEET for las garrapachas y tabanos, and there is only one treatment I know of the repels all (several hundred) varieties of of jejenes (No-See-Ums) PENNYROYAL OIL EXTRACT Not available in Mexico or California. I treat the legs of my granddaughters up to the knees and they suffer no bites. Friends and neighbors are sharp and before a week passed I had orders for a lot of pennyroyal oil. So I purchased in bulk four quarts in the USA. Even though pure DEET is effective against jejenes, I don't like to use the stuff on my kids. But Aután, and Mexican "Off" cream are useless on bug magnet people. The local joke, is to call "Off" "On" Thanks MW. Had your post of old and tried to find some pennyroyal oil in USA before we left but could not. Ask at a specialty store near Mega and they did not have it. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/14/15 02:25pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Bug Spray Test for no-see-ums

Returned from Walmart & Mega. The only thing either had was weak based Off and a natural spray like the Lemon Eucalyptus we already tried. NOTHING else, very disappointing. Thanks briansue. I did know of Autan and was keeping an eye out for it also but have not seen it anywhere either. Moral of the story is bring with you the spray of your choice as once you get down here there is no choice. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/14/15 12:05pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Bug Spray Test for no-see-ums

We have been staying in a RV Beach site on Stone Island just South of Mazatlan. We do have no-see-ums tho not horrible but not good. We brought down with us every bug spray/repellent we could get our hands on. The ONLY one working is "Coleman Insect repellent SkinSmart DEET FREE" (as written on the front of the 6oz aerosol can). This product's active ingredient is 3-(N Butyl-N-acetyl)-amino propionic acid ethyl ester. We have tried Picaridin, Deet (have from 40% to 100%) & Lemon Eucalyptus of which NONE worked. In the States we found all these products at Walmart. So with the Coleman product being the only one working our supply of two cans is going fast. We are using nearly a can/week for two people. We are headed to Mega Super Market & Walmart to see if we can get more locally in Mazatlan. Will update if we are successful. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/14/15 08:09am RVing in Mexico and South America
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