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RE: TIP's at Lukeville

Thanks. we had a nightmare 2 years ago with on line applications. They took the money and never sent permits. Happened to 2. It was the year right after an election so that may be the reason, changes of personnel.
Tequila 02/09/21 02:14pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New Border Regulations

Tequila 02/08/21 02:11pm Snowbirds
RE: TIP's at Lukeville

never go to Galvanizd. bTW I need to stress this is next year. We wont risk running any caravans until covid is under control.
Tequila 02/02/21 08:47am RVing in Mexico and South America
TIP's at Lukeville

I think I already know the answer to this but would like some opinions; We are running an airstream caravan into Baja next Jan and across on the ferry. 99% of these people have trucks and trailers and I know both La Paz and mexicali have the weight issue problem. I spoke to one person with a 1/2 ton whose door sticker said 7800 lbs GVWR who was refused at mexicali. So, one plan is to go to organ pipe, then drive "trucks only' across at Lukeville, get permits and then drive over to Potrero. So my question is, are they going to be able to get permits for the trailers without them actually being there? Just the paperwork for them. I do realize the trucks will have to be. The other option is on line, but last time we tried that, 2 rigs never got their paperwork.
Tequila 01/31/21 07:25am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Baja Trip In 2022

We are running caravans down Baja (not this year). We advise staying under 36 ft and not towing a toad. Although there have been improvements in roads, that is a pretty big rig, even for the mainland.
Tequila 01/29/21 07:49am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: The weight issue again

In answer to your original question, I have always crossed at Lukeville/Sonoyta and get my permits at San Emeterio Aduana (20 km east of Sonoyta) en-route to San Carlos. Last trip down (Nov 2019), I was driving a 2009 Silverado 2500HD with a 9200 GVWR. I have never had a problem getting permits. I am always pulling my fifth wheel so I can't speak about any problems concerning getting the trailer permit without it being with you. I do recall that they were using a digital camera to take photo's of the window VIN tag and Door sticker on the tow vehicle and I do recall them photographing the VIN tag on my Trailer. Also note that as of Nov 2019 they did not issue Tourist Visa's at San Emeterio but you had to get it at the border crossing. I have always stopped at Why Az the day before and I would drive down to the border and walk across to pick up my Tourist visa ahead of time. There is virtually no parking on the Mexican side of the border crossing for a single rig, much less a group. Yes I remember that hassle, I thought they were maybe issuing them at the permit place further south by now.
Tequila 01/23/21 01:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: US to require COVID Testing for International Flyers

That is exactly what my partner was telling me
Tequila 01/23/21 11:01am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: US to require COVID Testing for International Flyers

38% increase in Covid in the last 2 weeks
Tequila 01/22/21 12:16pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: The weight issue again

Moishe & Rich, I know all of that, Its confusing and the SAT regs distinctly say cargo capacity, so does the Banjercito site. IN SPANISH. Unfortunately in their English version its says GVWR. (note misspelling as well of GVWR) Compare the 2 screenshots below. Rich yes GVWR includes all those things and that is the maximum allowed by the manufacturer. GVW is the actual weight at any given time. Cargo capacity is GVWR - Curb weight. https://mexicocaravans.com/permits/banjercito1.jpg height=480 width=800 https://mexicocaravans.com/images/BanjercitoEnglish.jpg height=480 width=640
Tequila 01/21/21 07:02pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: US to require COVID Testing for International Flyers

Today Trudeau announced that the need for a Covid test before flying back to Canada will apply to flights from all nations. Of course he also stated that these restrictions could change and that Canadians could be left stranded. How kind! I have little sympathy, the government has been telling Canadians to stay home for months. Anyone choosing to vacation during a pandemic get what they deserve, IMO.
Tequila 01/21/21 06:47pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: US to require COVID Testing for International Flyers

As I understand it, the prevention to crossing borders is not leaving a country, but entering another. They can't stop a Canadians from entering canada, but they can stop them from transiting the US
Tequila 01/21/21 10:20am RVing in Mexico and South America
The weight issue again

I just spoke to a woman who was refused at permit at Mexicali because her GVWR door sticker was 7800 lbs. As we know, it's supposed to be cargo capacity, not GVWR, but some crossings are still doing this. I also had 2 reports of the same thing happening at La Paz. We have an Airstream caravan crossing next Jan in Baja then crossing on the ferry at La Paz. Having a bunch of them refused permits at La Paz would be a disaster. I know this can probably be resolved by doing them on line, but the last time we tried that we had 2 rigs that never got their permits. So my idea is to take them to organ pipe, have them go down get permits and tourist cards south of Sonoyta then cross back into the US and drive to the Tecate crossing. They can probably do that leaving their trailers behind at Organ Pipe. So my question is, has anyone had issues getting permits on 3/4 or 1 ton pickups at km 21 south of Lukeville? I think some of the newer 1/2 tons may be over 7710 GVWR.
Tequila 01/21/21 10:18am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: US to require COVID Testing for International Flyers

Trudeau is wanting to ban most international flights but the constitution may override his desire to prevent Canadians from returning home. That is true, but they may have to go by bus. If the US will let them across.
Tequila 01/20/21 06:47pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: US to require COVID Testing for International Flyers

My understanding is that right now being air evacuated to canada is nearly impossible. There are rumours of Cnada banning international flights. it is causing some panic among the numerous snowbirds who chose to ignore the government advice and fly to Mexico anyway
Tequila 01/20/21 11:49am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: US to require COVID Testing for International Flyers

My curiosity question is in regards to those who have paid for air evacuation services. IF you test positive for Covid, you are not supposed to be allowed on a plane to the US or Canada after certain dates. So, what about your evacuation service that you paid for? Just stirring the pot here. I suspect you can't be evacuated. Canadian govt. bought this in a few weeks ago. The government here has been telling people not to travel, so if you choose to go on vacation during a pandemic, get sick and expect them to let your infected body back in the country, I suspect you will be sucking wind. To be honest anyone who goes on a vacation at this time get what they deserve.Especially with the new more contagious strain on the loose. Sounds brutal, but I am getting sick of all these self entitled people who fell they have a right to risk spreading a disease in someone else's country just because they want a sun tan.
Tequila 01/14/21 12:45am RVing in Mexico and South America

The Canadian dolalr is also rising, so I suspect its more a matter of US dollar weakness than US dollar strength
Tequila 12/30/20 04:38pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

My wife and I have to fly to Puerto Vallarta beofre mid Feb to renew our resident papers. It can only be done in Mexico. Fortunateley we do have 4 N99 masks left over from when my wife had to fly while on chemo 3 years ago. They are not available right now so we are lucky to have them. Along with face shields we feel reasonably safe getting on a plane. It's a case if renting a car at the aIrport, doing what we have to do, and getting back out of there ASAP.
Tequila 11/21/20 05:33pm Snowbirds
RE: Safety in Puerto Penasco

I dont think I would go right now either in that condition. Only good thing is you are within 3 hours of phoenix. With a vaccine possibly 4 months away I would be patient.
Tequila 11/17/20 01:10pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Two Medical Crises their Resolution and Costs

Actually Sharp was the hospital we took my brother too. $500 seemed amazingly cheap to us for an overnight ER stay and various tests. Also, regarding the comment about Canadien health care costs, it may be inexpensive, but all I ever hear from Canadien friends down here are complaints about the wait times for receiving treatment through the public health option. Seems a downside not often reported. Some report waiting 6-9 months or more for procedures like hip replacements and the like. They are now exploring their options here even if they have to pay out of pocket as they want to get things done sooner. Wait times for some non emergency procedures, but I have also heard of people waiting for knee replacements etc in the uS. I do know when my wife got breast cancer she was admitted within the week and underwent 2 years of chemo at no cost. Same for my mom when she broke her hip. It has been under more pressure over the last couple of decades as the population ages and the demand on the system increases, but i dont encounter anyoen who would trade it for a user pay system. I think my bill at sharp was about $1200 for 2.5 days with a private room. I did see the bill, but my insurance paid it. They charged me $60 fro a A1C and cholesterol lab tests last year.
Tequila 11/15/20 11:34pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Flying to the USA and shipping car

Always amazes me how much effort people go to to commit suicide.
Tequila 11/13/20 12:20pm Snowbirds
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