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RE: Japanese cars in Mexico

qtlq9111 is so right. If you live here, use the systems as they are designed. Yes. if you alternate your residencies between temporary and permanent, you can get more time driving "out of country" vehicles. Is it that important? When we settled in here, permanently in our home, it made a huge difference as to how we felt about things. We no longer have any need or desire to go north of the border. Did we expect that? Not really, but we have found that our outlooks and thoughts on life have changed dramatically living here. It's really really good. That's all very personal and obviously varies between people. We are extremely happy here and are so glad we made the decision to immigrate to Mexico. For us, it was a great thing and we are thrilled with our decision. For others??? It's a very personal call and hopefully you will make the decision that will make you the happiest!
Talleyho69 08/20/19 09:09pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Japanese cars in Mexico

You have to be very aware of who knows what. When we asked about vehicles at the Mexican Consulate they were very up front about the fact that they knew nothing about it and that the information was not available to them because it was not something that they covered. They were basically immigration. This was further illustrated when we started planing our menaje de casa. Yes, you get the final paperwork done through them, but it turns out that there is a defined period of time after getting your residency and when you can use it. They weren't really aware of that until we were ready to do ours. We missed the window, but it worked out well anyway. Vehicles? I'm with gtla9111. Don't think you can nationalize anything of the age of your Honda, and when the time comes for your trailer/RV, you will have the same limitations. When you figure in the cost of the customs broker, the taxes and fees, you are still better off buying something here. You can buy a brand new March for under 200,000p. IMSS-check it out. For our age, it is about $465 US a year, each. Many preexisting conditions are excluded. It's better than nothing, and in some areas I hear it's great. Here, for example, Karl has it. He needs to have his gall bladder removed. Free with his IMSS, big incision, etc. At the private hospital, arthroscopically, it's $450 US all included, minimal recovery time. He opted to go the private route. Lots of homework to be done.
Talleyho69 08/20/19 01:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Japanese cars in Mexico

I think you are way overthinking this. I suggest that you set up a relationship with the person at the Mexican Consulate closest to you before you make any real decisions. We decided to get Permanent Residency before we bought a house here. It could have been an issue but wasn't. In our case, I e mailed the Consulate (5 miles away) and asked all about Residency requirements. Oswaldo gave me the list and respectfully asked if we would consider sending him all of the paperwork electronically before we made our appointment. Of course! We made the changes he suggested, added and subtracted where he suggested, and when we made the actual appointment to come in, it was with him!!! Took us less than 30 minutes to have our paperwork approved. It took about the same amount of time when we arrived in our final destination in Mexico. We had tried to anticipate everything, but when it came down to it, he worked with us, and made it easy. We had anticipated many more steps. We both suggest that you contact your local Consulate and try to set up a relationship with them before you make any real decisions.
Talleyho69 08/19/19 08:27pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Japanese cars in Mexico

Hopefully this information is current, the only date given is in 2013. I hate to be the skeptic, but we've learned a lot since we have moved here. Since you are planning to get your temporary residency, why don't you just buy a vehicle here? They are significantly less expensive than they are in the US, and tend to have very low mileage, depending upon where you buy them. We are on our second vehicle. The first was purchased to pull our 8 foot cargo trailer *Mexico plated) to the US and back, and the second when we realized that the Durango was way too big for town and sucked gas. Love our Escape and the dogs fit nicely. Just things to consider.
Talleyho69 08/19/19 06:20pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Japanese cars in Mexico

You can tow in anything you like. You can't nationalize anything more than 9 years old and it must be a NAFTA vehicle.
Talleyho69 08/19/19 04:20pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Permanent Resident and bringing in a Motorhome

Crossing the border, at least at Nogales and Sonoyta, we have never been asked for any proof of visas for ourselves or permits for the vehicle. Yes, last year we crossed 4 times, in both US and Mexico plated vehicles and no one had any interest in us when we entered Mexico. The US? Passport please. We got our Permanent Residency and still really needed to bring the RV down one more time with "stuff" in it and live in in for a month while the house was being made habitable. We considered many things, including me (this RV 10 year permit was in his name) getting a new passport, which generates a new number, which would not be in the records, and getting a 10 year permit on it with my passport and a FMM 180 day visa. In theory there would not have been a record of my Permanent Residency linked to that passport number. Didn't do that. Spoke to two attorneys here that know us and supposedly know the law. One said we absolutely couldn't legally drive a US plated vehicle no matter what it was or what kind of permit it had once we had our Permanent Residency. The other said that "definitely" because we already had a 10 year permit on it that was issued before we got our Permanent Residency, we would be OK. Both stated the opinions that the chances of being "caught" were very slim because other than the PFP, chances were very very good that no one else would actually know the rules. No matter what, without a current FMM, the 180 day visa, the insurance is not valid. We had a claim several years ago, and the first thing they wanted was proof that we were in the country legally and as a tourist, not a resident. So, what did we do??? We just drove down, did our thing, and drove out 6 months later, not bothering to turn in the 10 year permit because we were selling the RV and now owned a Mexican plated vehicle and have no intention of ever returning to the US. The couple driving the US plated vehicle with Permanent Residency status very likely will not have any issues. When are you ever checked for your visas and vehicle permits? However, if they ever try to use their insurance, they will find that it is not valid, and they not only wasted their money on the premiums, they have a serious legal issue to take care of. It would be very easy, without the correct permit/license plate agreement with just a minor accident to have the vehicle seized and be permanently expelled from the country AFTER handling the monetary issues involved in an accident. When you sign the pages for your Permanent Residency you agree to follow the laws of Mexico or you will be expelled from the country and not be allowed to return.
Talleyho69 08/19/19 11:14am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tow dolly question

The insurance issue is a very valid concern. Good luck and keep us posted.
Talleyho69 08/14/19 04:22pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tow dolly question

And if you enter at Nogales, and pre do your permits.....
Talleyho69 08/14/19 02:48pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Crossing to Mexico with Truck Camper & Dually F350

But if you work with the system, it's still easy to cross the border and visit a foreign country! Come visit us!!
Talleyho69 08/13/19 08:12pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New phone dialing requirements

You are good. Better than Google!!! Thanks
Talleyho69 08/05/19 06:04pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New phone dialing requirements

I feel like I've been living on the phone lately, calling 800 type numbers in the US. So far, they have been very cheap, but remember-it's not 800, it's a different code for each of the "free," 800 series numbers. I just plug into Google what the area code is I want, and it tells me. 800 is 880.
Talleyho69 08/05/19 10:11am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Vehicle Size Issues at Border Crossings

Great input, especially about the sides. They are narrow, and if you don't go SLOW you will rock and potentially leave paint on their poles.
Talleyho69 08/05/19 10:08am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Vehicle Size Issues at Border Crossings

Nope. We were a tall Class A and never concerned ourselves. We always used Lukeville to leave Mexico.
Talleyho69 08/04/19 03:00pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New phone dialing requirements

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications approved the changes so that the numbering and dialing of fixed and mobile telephony is only 10 digits; will enter into force on August 3, 2019 As well as 044, used to call a national mobile phone in the “calling party pays” mode , the 045 prefix will also disappear , used to dial national long distance from a landline to a cell phone with national numbers. The digits 01 will also be dismissed -for calls to Non-Geographic Numbers and national long distance calls, and the 1st in international long distance calls to mobile phones under “The caller pays” End result? Just dial the 10 digit phone number with no added prefixes.
Talleyho69 07/31/19 11:40am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Vehicle Size Issues at Border Crossings

Sounds like the solution. Smile, politely ask for what you want and get it!!!
Talleyho69 07/24/19 12:06pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Vehicle Size Issues at Border Crossings

We found it to be an easy run to join Hwy 15 from Sonoyta/Lukeville at Santa Ana. The toll road is quite new, wide and easy. However, if you are going to Puerto Penasco, we have no experience with it. Hopefully Tequila will share his information.
Talleyho69 07/22/19 04:46pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Vehicle Size Issues at Border Crossings

The entry at Sonoyta/Lukeville is a straight shot. The exit is not, but we never had any issues although some have. Caravans regularly exit there so it is not too tough. It's also a great place to cross back into the US, with no lines or waiting except on Sunday afternoons. Nogales truck entry must have a second lane for long things. Last June, in an SUV pulling an 8 foot cargo trailer, it was difficult to make the turns on the US side.
Talleyho69 07/21/19 10:23am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Wagon Masters

It's NEVER too late!!!
Talleyho69 07/13/19 08:45am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mayan Temples Trip - Safe?

I think what he is referring to is that the left turn signal often means it's clear to pass a vehicle. We live on a fairly busy hilly road with lots of beach traffic. We have to make a left turn into our driveway/garage. We have learned to, yes, use the left blinker, but also to put our left hand out and give the "slow down" signal. Also to really really watch the cars behind us! Generally, driving in Mexico is easy. Different, but easy. Little things like the left blinker, but as safety goes, if there is a hazard ahead of you, on go the flashers immediately. If you are on a two lane road, oncoming traffic will flash their lights and wave their arms if there is something ahead, be it a cow, a slow down, whatever. Never see those things done in the US.
Talleyho69 07/10/19 01:17pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mayan Temples Trip - Safe?

Do lot of homework and use this board. It picks up closer to the winter season and many many of our members travel here a lot.
Talleyho69 07/09/19 02:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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