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RE: Car Jacking

Not comfortable posting this but I do believe it is important. Matamoros and the surrounding areas along the border have had heavy gunfire every night for the last week. Streets blocked, cars set on fire. Most of it was caused by the death of a cartel leader. In English, you can find many reports searching for "Matamoros news". Gracias amigo
playaboy 10/26/21 10:29am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hurricane Rick

Buena Suerte
playaboy 10/24/21 01:20pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

"End Of U.S. Travel Ban Hits Complications–Might It Be Delayed?" https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2021/10/10/end-of-us-travel-ban-hits-complicationsmight-it-be-delayed/amp/ Although the above is about flights it probably applies to land borders. Not looking good. At this rate it might never open. I told you, they are not ready :). FB group on CAN-US border issues are talking about US struggling to meet Canadian PCR test requirement, people tested within 72 hours can't get results before their flight (or Americans now before their drive to Canada), or can't get an appointment on time, many locations are appointment-only. UK require PCR test too. This is still not the reason for land border closure, car traveller has no flight to miss, will spend another day in the US and drive. Just shows that they are not prepared. I'm not buying the relation to South border illegal immigrants, those are not using designated crossings or documents. Might cause the shortage of manpower at the North border, but the main problem is they are not prepared to process legal travellers under these new conditions. Meanwhile, cheap car-shipping at BC-WA border is sold-out until December. Bidbuy is available but not cheap, $890 for just a car without RV, plus $510 for 3-seat air charter. What you say, not being ready, might be true if the reason for the border closure is due to Covid. The land border closure has nothing to do with covid. The USA could open the land border TODAY, just like Mexico. Testing is an excuse. Covid is the excuse. Manpower is an excuse. Hopefully folks will see what really is going on and put a stop to this nonsense.
playaboy 10/11/21 05:25am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

It appears that there are more restrictions on the way. Yeah. In some Canadian jurisdictions, there is already a mandatory vaccination passport needed to get on a plane, train, subway, bus and any and all public transportation (this, by last September, 30 days ago, in Quebec). Now, whether you like it or not, inter-Provincial air travel will be for the vaccinated only. These restrictions are not in my country, USA, but yours. If the citizens of Canada choose to give up freedom and create a 2nd class of people, that is on you. If you want to lock down that is your choice. If you allow your government to become like you brothers and sisters government in Australia, that is none of my business. I think the USA should not have any mandates and restrictions forced on the public. That is UN-AMERICAN. The restrictions destroyed more than they saved. Locals control their own lives in the USA not Washington. I don't want to see the USA be more like Canada (government wise) Politics will keep the land border closed on the 21st. I hope I am wrong.
playaboy 10/08/21 06:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

It appears that there are more restrictions on the way. https://news.yahoo.com/traveling-canada-plane-youre-going-175904121.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall Get out while you can.
playaboy 10/07/21 07:36am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

Hi there, new to this forum and new to RV'ing. I live in Plattsburgh, NY, I am an ER Nurse here in Northern NY/Vermont. I am Canadian but hold Permanent residency status here in the US. I have been traveling to and from Nova Scotia to visit my dad throughout the Pandemic. I have the luxury of being able to cross the border at my leisure. My husband and I just bought an RV in Illinois and since becoming familiar with the RV'ing community I am wondering if there is any way I can assist Canadians with RV's in transporting across the border at the Plattsburgh NY location. We have the local Plattsburgh airport which accommodates flights daily into and out of Canada. I just want to help my fellow Canadians in the midst of this maddening border closure extension here in the US. Hoping I can in some way help fellow Snowbirds transporting their RV's across the border. If anyone out there can give me some direction or advice, I would greatly appreciate it. Would love to help in any way possible! Good for you. I have been doing the same thing in Mexico for years. People need assistance all the time. You can make some good money without taking advantage of people. Moishe, why don't you fly this kind lady to Manitoba, have her drive the rig south and fly her back to NY. Pay for her time too. You will probably pay the same amount to stay warm this winter.
playaboy 10/06/21 06:08am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

.ost of this discussion has been about crossing from Canada to the USA Nothing that playaboy posted helps with that problem. I have posted a test that a educational tow company can move vehicles from Mexico to the USA. As for insurance Iposted that one should call their Mexican Insurance company about a non family member driving your vehicle. I would also suggest calling your Canadian insurance company for extra coverage. If a commercial service ( person is paid to drive) inoperative the vehicle coverage could be nil. Do your due diligence. Every year there are approx 1,000,000 Canadian snowbirds escaping the brutal cold winter in Canada. Last years restrictions caught everyone by surprise. Many don't want to be locked up again. Smart Canadian capitalist have figured out a way to help people escape south. These folks seem to have worked out the logistics making it easy. It seems the demand to leave Canada has overwhelmed the list of companies Silver provided. Maybe this year there will be about 500,000 Canadian snowbirds. The vast majority of the lucky escapees will stay in the USA and not cross 2 borders. Many will leave their rigs in the USA to avoid the continued restrictions in 2022. Oct 21 will be an important date. If the USA opens the land borders all this discussion is mute. I sincerely hope we open. But it does not look like it will ever be as free as it was pre-March 2020 Moishe, I don't even know why you post regarding border crossings since you have decided to stay in Canada for the winter. For others the solutions have been there for months. Or have you decided to pay the price for traveling south?
playaboy 10/05/21 07:14am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

I guess when it starts to get cold, the days get shorter, and you are on self lock down because of the Pandemic, your imaginations tend to run wild filling with doom and gloom. Since Covid started I have legally driven/towed cars and RV's out of Mexico, 8 in all. Add to that the couple dozen cars I have taken north in years past. I have actually been thru process. It requires different paperwork depending on the vehicle. I use an Attorney to process everything, keeping all parties and property LEGAL. The easiest part of the process is Insurance. Just notify the insurance company that you want to add a driver. Usually a quick phone call and you get an email confirmation. The 2nd easiest part for me is entering the USA with someone else's vehicle. Since I cross frequently in different vehicles CBP has me in their computers and knows what I have been doing. I have all the proper paperwork, if even asked. It usually takes me minutes to clear CBP. I legally drive the RV's, cars and haul the trailers with your or my truck. I don't use flatbed or tow trucks. I will just say that I can take ANY vehicles out of Mexico when you need it. If these travel restrictions are still around when spring time comes (if so there could be a revolution)there will be a way for Canadian RV'ers to get home from Mexico. Just don't get caught in the negativity from the ones who chose to stay north for the winter.
playaboy 10/04/21 03:07pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: El Paso: border restrictions possibly lifted late October

I power washed the MH today and aired up the tires. It is still winterized . Still don't know if it will go back into storage or hit the road. Maybe a Margarita will help with the stress. Can't hurt. Why don't you just pony up the money and pay a facilitator to get your MH across the USA border? What's another $2500? Then you could enjoy that margarita on the beach in the sun for the next 6 months.
playaboy 10/01/21 06:57am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

There have been lots of news articles about services taking RV's across the border (say to Buffalo NY) while their owners take a helicopter or plane to Buffalo and then drive their RV to the southern US. Here is a link that gives various options for cars and RV's. https://www.snowbirdadvisor.ca/how-canadian-snowbirds-are-getting-their-vehicles-across-us-border-while-its-closed When Spring comes around and the USA border is still closed to non-citizens, I'll take your rigs north into the USA.
playaboy 10/01/21 06:20am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

What does fully vaccinated really mean? So you have had the two shots, does that mean you are fully vaccinated for only 3 to 6 months? It has been stated that after 3 months most Covid vaccines begin to lose their effectiveness. After 6 months its time for another one. With a 99 percent survival rate why is everyone freaking out about Covid. Now are we expected to get vaccinated every 6 months till we eventially die? Come on people, think, what is really going on here?
playaboy 09/26/21 08:40am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: QTLA9111, donde esta?

I am glad to hear things are good. Speaking of Mexican Circus and Carny folks, I lived in Paamul for 15 years. Paamul is a place where RV's go to retire on the beach, where they rot away. Once the building prohibition was lifted, people wanted to get out of their mold infested RV and build a block home. What do you do with a rotting, mold infested, wheels that don't turn because they are solid rust? We would call the circus. They would come and haul these rust buckets away and pay you to do it. Then they re-hab them and take em on the road. QTLA, when you hit the road again, you can come and safely boondock in my yard. :-)
playaboy 09/25/21 06:01am RVing in Mexico and South America
QTLA9111, donde esta?

Where have you been? I hope things are good and you are just taking a break from us.
playaboy 09/24/21 06:29am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

Who's has the smartest people with PHD's? USA, Canada, Israel, Britian, Mexico, China, Russia? Who do you believe and TRUST? If these PHD's work for a government,especially the ones with decades of bureaucratic experience, I would be leary. Covid policies is all over the place around the world and all over the place in the USA. Who do I listen too? My doctor. The FDA doesn't normally approve a vaccine until it has been tested for a minimum of 5 years. Sometimes longer. They know the Science by the time the drug is released to the public. The FDA changed the decades old Standards for the "Emergency" release. We have billions of guinea pigs for the Scientists to eventually learn the science. My prediction is when we look back 5 years from now, we will have learned that none of our mitigation efforts be they lockdowns, travel restrictions, masks, vaccines stopped this virus. We just destroyed lives, livelihoods, and freedoms" We all want to believe things are getting better, more back to normal. I believe lives will be more restrictive in the USA or Canada. The government PHD's will discover the FUKU variant. It will evade the current vaccines. Borders will close and strict lockdowns will be imposed again. When that comes, I will be right where I want to be in warm Mexico. Are you where you want to be when the lockdowns come?
playaboy 09/24/21 06:27am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

Every month, for the last 18 months, we talk about the land border closure. Is it because Covid. Or the CBP lacks personal? Or because we want to do it at the same time with Mexico? It is none of the above. Your elected leaders are not calling the shots, it is the un-elected bureaucrats (swamp creatures)that are in power. Once they regulate, they never give up the command and control. I can see another YEAR of closure too unless the people rise up, on all both sides of the border. Smartly, Mexico never closed its land border. You were told to take the jab and life will be back to normal. Now it is the vaccines wear off so take another. Next?????? I hope Canadians RVers, the ones that can afford it, figure out a way to get out of Canada this winter.
playaboy 09/22/21 06:02am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

These restrictions have nothing to do with covid. And they are going to get worse this Fall. If these restrictions were to stop the spread of covid than there would be no loopholes. This is about control. Canadians are just a hair width away from Australia type restrictions, 5km home zone. To my Canadian cousins. Get out while you can. More restrictions are coming (just re-elected the "RESTRICTOR"). I know it is costly for you to hire someone to drive your rig south and then fly to get around the restrictions, very EXPENSIVE. You just have to pay more and jump thru hopes to do what you always did. If you make it to Mexico, I can transport your rig from Mexico to the USA for your return trip north in the Spring for a little less money than those Canadian companies charge. Come on down, sit on a warm beach, and sip some pina coladas.
playaboy 09/21/21 05:24am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: How we got to live in Mexico, it has to do with RVs

Great story. How is this year shaping up? Are reservations up from 2020?
playaboy 09/13/21 11:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
Road Report for 15D

I am almost finished with a 10,000KM road trip from GDL up the west coast to Vegas, So Cal, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, AZ and south again. I would have gone to Kelowna, BC (and spent money)but for the border restrictions in place. Since this is a Mexico group, here is a road report for HWY 15D Sonora roads are great. Once you cross the border into Sinaloa, the roads turn to sh-t all the way to Culiacan. South of Culiacan there were many minor washouts and rough roads, potholes all the way to Mazatlan. I don't know why but Sinaloa is the only State I have been in without road improvements the last couple of years. It appears that the north bound inspection station at the Sinaloa/Sonora border is getting badly needed resurfacing. From Mazatlan to Tepic there were many new potholes. Crews were out there patching holes Actually HWY 200 was in pretty good shape from Tepic to PV with only a couple of rough spots. Now I am spending a couple of days by the pool in PV with friends before I head back home to Lakeside. It has been a fun trip. The only bummer was all the smoke from the wildfires.
playaboy 09/07/21 07:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Where are you going to spend the winter?

I am trying. With the new more MU variant throughout the USA, you better figure it out soon. Or be locked down for a Canadian winter again. I am driving to PV from the States. 15D in Sinoloa is TERRIBLE, big potholes everywhere. I shredded a brand new trailer tire yesterday.
playaboy 09/06/21 06:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
Where are you going to spend the winter?

The new Farmers Almanac predicts a cold cold cold winter for most of the North https://www.almanac.com/winter-extended-forecast-farmers-almanac Roads are in the best shape I have seen in 20 years. Lot of new asphalt everywhere. Lots of new gas stations too. Hurry up and drive south before new restrictions are enforced. See y'all soon :-)
playaboy 09/04/21 07:04am RVing in Mexico and South America
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