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RE: Cummins service centers in southwest Ontario

It's closed today (Saturday) but here's a possibility in London. Any Cummins dealer should be able to do this work.. https://www.teamtruck.com/
Wm.Elliot 08/28/21 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
Looks like another soaker

https://cms.accuweather.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Nora-rain-1.jpg?w=632 https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/hurricane-nora-churns-near-southwest-mexico/1006523
Wm.Elliot 08/28/21 05:26am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

Sadly the trend I have noticed is a couple retires, downsizes home, buys an RV, enjoys camping in Mexico for a few years, then one spouse loses their health and that's it for camping. Most of the people we camped with in 1999 in Teacapan returned a few years and then the news came. The window of opportunity for people that worked until 65 years of age and then started camping can be very short.
Wm.Elliot 08/27/21 03:52pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

I'm not sure what you wrote Renee but I suggested nothing other than making oneself informed about Covid-19. I am advocating nothing other than doing due diligence. There is a wealth of information and data at our fingertips - if any issue ever required personal fact checking this is the one. On edit - this is a Mexico and South America discussion. Without fail people with no actual Mexico RV travel background or interest jump into discussions here. Those comments (I would hope) are sorted out. Crime is another topic that often brings comments like "I would never go to Mexico" from people that have never been and never would have gone to Mexico anyway. Those comments add little to the discussion.
Wm.Elliot 08/27/21 04:10am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

Good Lord. Shut off the TV, the radio, put away the newspaper. Do some research with an open mind.
Wm.Elliot 08/26/21 02:07pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

"If you think the USA and Canadian travel restrictions are tough now, just wait a couple of months for the new lock downs. Peoples freedom to travel will disappear in the name of saving lives. Folks, you should leave NOW and go to the location you want to ride this HYSTERIA out while you are able to. Vaccinations won't stop the restrictions that are coming" You're probably right. Fall and winter are traditionally worse for viruses. Even nations that are more heavily vaccinated (Israel, Iceland) are having surges now - when folks are normally healthier (outside, vitamin D from the sun). I'm still holding off until early January - too hot and too rainy for motorcycle travel for the next few months. I can only hope that for Americans to be able to cross north and south as has been the practice thus far.
Wm.Elliot 08/25/21 08:13pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hurricane Grace/Marty

Heavy rainfall associated with a storm like this does serious damage to roads - which can take a long time to repair. I've been on some lesser traveled two lane mountain highways in Oaxaca months after the last storm where half the road is still missing - washed away - just air where the road was - no signs to warn of the danger. More importantly, prayers for those living in the path.
Wm.Elliot 08/22/21 03:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexico's Highway Of Death

" As every long-time follower of this forum knows, _____ is not an alarmist and strongly supports RVing in Mexico." I've been in this forum since 2005 and could not disagree more. On issues of violence, the President, Covid there have been numerous occasions of alarmist comments from this individual. Reading comments like his tends to discourage rather than encourage visitors to Mexico. If I didn't know better I'd never dare return to Mexico. I'm not attacking the individual but strongly arguing about themes to discourage travel in Mexico - which this forum has sadly become. I can't recall the last discussion on a campground, town, or beach - it's become a very pessimistic forum. Many folks that used to participate in this forum have left. It's a shame. My Mexico background: Travel Trailer trips from N.Laredo to Teacapan Sinaloa 1999-2009 (approximately 10 months in Mexico combined) 2013-2020 Motorcycle trips the length and breadth of Mexico. On a motorcycle we are very exposed rather than living in the gated community environment many Mexico RV parks offer. On these motorcycle trips my wife and I travel alone. My career featured lots of public contact and law enforcement and three academies. I'm no fool and can detect most dangerous conditions when those conditions arise. While on the motorcycle we are extremely vulnerable - there is no protection whatsoever. We have ridden tens of thousands of miles in Mexico on a motorcycle without incident. The biggest threat we face is traffic - it moves quickly. All but one time we have always crossed at N.Laredo and driven/ridden the highway in question during the day and very early in the morning. All without incident. Like most others I was initially scared of Mexico. We started taking baby steps across the border in the mid 1980's before the new peso. Even back then Mexico was considered to be very dangerous and it took progressively longer trips across the border before we realized that Mexico was nothing at all as it was said to be. Some people who enjoyed Mexico wanted to keep it for themselves and perpetuated the "Mexico is very dangerous, don't go" legend to keep the crowds away. The same thing is happening in this forum. Life is not safe. In the United States it's no longer safe to drive a nice car in some cities. Mobs can pull a driver out, stomp the driver and steal the car. People are attacked, shot, and robbed so often these incidents don't even make the news.The same crimes happen in Europe - often knives, bombs, rocks, vehicles are used rather than guns. An elderly man in a wheelchair (Leon Klinghoffer) was shot and pushed off a cruise ship... in 1985. Again, I repeat I am not in any way attacking the individual but am very much opposed to the mindset that has taken over this forum. We are going back on another motorcycle trip in Mexico in January 2022. And I hate to see Mexico's tourist capabilities continually portrayed as it is in this forum.
Wm.Elliot 08/19/21 04:54am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: UK and Mexico

Allow me to present some numbers - which are to be found at the US CDC site - which also has easy to read charts. Last entry 7/31/21 Covid hospitalizations in the USA by age: Covid Related: age 18 and younger 42 65 and older 365 https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/covidnet/COVID19_5.html Covid related deaths (scroll down to second chart titled Provisional Death Counts and notice the chart - Covid related deaths are at the lowest point since Covid was first tracked. And trending lower. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm
Wm.Elliot 08/11/21 04:02am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexico's Highway Of Death

This route is the route we always use starting in 1997. We have traversed this route at least two dozen times. For many of those years we would cross in the wee hours to avoid long lines at the border. We never had any issue nor did I sense or imagine any danger. Sure, bad things happen everywhere. Mexico has never been said to be a safe country to tour in. Many American cities now are places I would never feel safe visiting either. There is a theme with posts like this whether it's Covid, Mexico's president, or crime travelers are advised to stay home - it's very dangerous. Point made, again. We get it. Our first time RVing in Mexico we were warned in San Antonio that our child would very likely be kidnapped, her organs harvested and sold. We were told to never drive at night, that Sinaloa was too dangerous. All of these warnings of course never came true. Maybe that's what I like most about Mexico - the frightened people don't go.
Wm.Elliot 08/09/21 03:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Travelling is not getting easier

Mexico's President on Covid vaccinations
Wm.Elliot 08/02/21 03:03pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Travelling is not getting easier

It might be better now but back in the day it was difficult to find other parts for vehicles not commonly sold in Mexico - like an oil filter for a 7.3 diesel engine, or parts for a 3/4 ton pickup. Maybe the blossoming of Autozone stores throughout Mexico has improved this.
Wm.Elliot 08/02/21 07:53am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Travelling is not getting easier

This is a Mexico and South America forum. Many of these comments have nothing at all to do with Mexico and South America.
Wm.Elliot 07/30/21 03:50pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Travelling is not getting easier

Florida is a great example - but for exactly the opposite reason - New York had 20,000 more Covid related deaths than Florida. But that's typical of the inaccurate portrayal of Covid-19.Empirical evidence went out the window when Covid came to town. We were in Morelia in March 2020 on a motorcycle trip but cut the trip short and raced back home to Maine because of Covid-19. We were righteously worried but as time passed I started to understand that Covid was no Spanish Influenza. Looked at the data, read up on reports from qualified sources and drew my own conclusions. Again in January 2021 we planned to tour Mexico by car this time. Chickened out again and really regret not going. January 2022 we are going - by motorcycle again. Those of us that travel in Mexico have ignored warnings about safety for years and found that Mexico is nothing at all like the media portrays it as being. Life is full of risks and the trend now is very troubling. Covid-19 alpha variant proved to be 99.8% survivable - Delta is said to be even more survivable - more contagious yet more survivable. Look at CDC data - the 2nd graph... https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm Deaths are at all time lows according to this chart. Some people are at risk - Obese people, people with other life threatening illnesses - the elderly - these people should take precautions and isolate. Everyone else needs to start living again. Ironically, there will be those who will come along and call me stupid without even considering the possibility that they are wrong. They'll want my comment deleted even though I cite CDC/NCHS data.
Wm.Elliot 07/30/21 12:12pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: MN changing to EZ-Pass

The Mass Pike has no toll collectors either. I used the EZ Pass in Texas and never saw it posted to my account. I called both EZ Pass and Texas Tolls trying to pay and neither had any record of me using those toll roads. I don't want to find out on a traffic stop that there's an arrest warrant issued, but I did all I could do.
Wm.Elliot 07/19/21 11:04am General RVing Issues
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