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RE: Are you familiar with Duck Coat Roof Coating??

My Funfinder is a 2008 and has been in the sun all but the last two years of its life. I purchased a cover for the RV and I kind of wish I had done it long ago. In my case, the cover works well. It takes about 15 minutes by myself to cover the 24ft trailer. I purchased a cover that was a bit too big but works well. The roof is still in good shape and I wash it twice a year. I too would like to keep it for some more years. What can go wrong? It's a basic trailer that has no special bells or whistles. Living in Mexico there really isn't an RV repair option so any minor issues are handled by a plumber, electrician or recently a mechanic who cleaned and greased the brakes. That said, it would be nice to think about a product that would be easy to apply when the time comes and will last for some time.
qtla9111 02/09/23 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Then what?

I wonder what people thought when the first gas-engine automobile came off the assembly line? They may have said the same thing comparing weight, fuel cost, and maintenance versus the price of a horse and a bail of hay. That may sound silly today but not then. Maybe trailers and fifth wheels should become smaller and lighter. I'd like to see the statistics of a Tesla pulling a folding hard-sided trailer such as a Chalet, Aliner, or Trailmanor.
qtla9111 12/29/22 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Zihuatanejo RV space?

Staying in a 500-space RV park in Yuma or Mesa does not compare. Almost boring unless you like woodwork or Pickleball. No truer words have been spoken. :C
qtla9111 12/21/22 05:47am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Harvest Hosts

We're hosts here in Mexico. It's a great program. We are three hours from the border so for those that request a stay it's great for recovering and preparing for their Mexico trip. We are size limited but we enjoy the rving company and sharing stories with Mexico rvers and newbies. We have a couple here this weekend. A tour of the area, happy hours and chats. We haven't used them as a guest but we are looking forward to it.
qtla9111 12/11/22 04:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Temporary Visitor's Pass - Guadalajara

I have heard that the implementation of this program has been postponed until there are enough emission verification centers. Makes sense. In addition, it is an attempt to reduce out-of-state plated vehicles forcing them to register if they are living in the state of Jalisco. Here in Nuevo Leon we had a complete change of plates in November. So many thousands had not paid their plates or tags in so many years the state has lost a lot of money.
qtla9111 12/04/22 04:03pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Temporary Visitor's Pass - Guadalajara

Visiting Guadalajara? It looks like you'll need a visitor's pass for your vehicle. I see no mention of rvs but I'm sure that will apply as well. According to the website, this became mandatory in August of 2021 but I saw this on the news yesterday. First that I have heard of it. PASE DE ESTANCIA TEMPORAL A 30 DÍAS POR SEMESTRE
qtla9111 12/03/22 06:09am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Changing Screen Mesh - No-See-Ums?

With years of use, I thought the screening in my RV worked well. I camped next to the Colorado river near Moab and was plagued by a hatch of small gnats. The first night I gave up, turned off the lights and went to bed early. The second night I sprayed DEET on the screens. That works pretty well and I was able to stay up and watch a movie on my laptop. Added protection, thanks!
qtla9111 11/07/22 05:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Changing Screen Mesh - No-See-Ums?

Thanks, everyone. It is worth a try should we go to the Mexican coast.
qtla9111 11/06/22 05:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Changing Screen Mesh - No-See-Ums?

Has anyone ever changed out their screens with mesh sufficient enough to reduce no-see-ums in the RV? If so, what type or size of screen mesh did you use? Thanks in advance.
qtla9111 11/05/22 06:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anyone heard of LIV trailers?

Great for boondocking. Who wants to haul around a 13.5 btu boat anchor you can't use? Can't use? They do make bigger generators. 3500w runs a 15k a/c just fine. In a small TT, the noise and vibration generated by a 13.5 are unbearable not to mention the revving and fuel consumption. A 2000 is very practical for a small TT, easy to carry, uses less fuel and less noise.
qtla9111 11/03/22 01:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone heard of LIV trailers?

Window air is a nice option in a 19 foot trailer , it should run on a 2,00 watt generator with no mods ! X2 Great for boondocking. Who wants to haul around a 13.5 btu boat anchor you can't use? A window unit is quiet, efficient, and sized properly for the size. I can run a 6000btu window unit for up 12 hours using a Honda 2000 and one tank of gasoline.
qtla9111 11/02/22 05:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Google Maps Toll Prices

But this is an RV forum and car prices do not mean much. Dually trucks are considered 3 axles. A MH with a tag is considered 4 axles So a tag mh towing a regular truck may pay as 2 separate vehicles or they combine all the axles. I paid 200 pesos at the Nogales toll booth going south! They are car prices that are valid for class B motorhomes. I was hoping that someone else might have additional knowledge on how to find the dually and additional axle prices on a map app for travel trailers.
qtla9111 10/30/22 11:13am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Google Maps Toll Prices

....anyone ever try out TollSmart? It advertises as a free toll calculator (Apple and Android) for passenger cars (2 axle) Canada, USA and Mexico (and Brazil). here--> I'm going to try it in a month for Canada and USA accuracy. Reading an article on TollSmart providing its toll price data to Google Maps for drivers in the US... On edit: .....I'm trying TollSmart's web browser app to calculate a US stretch of tolls that I already know. 100% accurate. Now, I'll try Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey, via 85D.....drum roll....282.00 MEX. Does this sound correct? TollSmart trip calculator here--> According to the SCT website, Traza Tu Ruta, the exact amount for an automobile from Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey is . . . 282 pesos BINGO!
qtla9111 10/28/22 02:21pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Google Maps Toll Prices

Here is a picture of the Google map showing the toll price. It is the total price from SMA to Oaxaca. Not sure how to show each toll booth or if it is even available. I guess you would have to map different stops. After choosing the destination, select directions, and then click on the three dots choosing options and toll fees. The price will appear on the map. https://i.imgur.com/k7pDAt2l.jpg
qtla9111 10/24/22 04:41pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Google Maps Toll Prices

I just saw that and updated my app. Where do you see toll prices? I am going to be leaving Zihua and heading to Playa in the next couple of days. I would like to try it and see if it is accurate. On my Samsung, they appear automatically but only for autos. On my patito it doesn't. You should be able to click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner after choosing your destination and then click on show toll prices. I'm new to this so it will be a learning experience.
qtla9111 10/17/22 09:04am RVing in Mexico and South America
Google Maps Toll Prices

New to me, I tried Google Maps toll cost (for example Monterrey to Saltillo 121 pesos). It only shows one toll price so I am assuming that is for a car or van. Is there a way to check all the toll prices on an android?
qtla9111 10/16/22 07:44am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Our BC, Vancouver island & sunshine coast tour. Lotsa Pics

Cool trip! We thought about your Tesla travels driving to San Miguel de Allende this week. We passed several Tesla charging stations along the autopista. It won't be long before we'll see EVs towing around these parts. Tesla is selling quite well here along with the Volvo EV. We were on Vancouver Island in 2014. What a great place to rv.
qtla9111 10/07/22 06:16am Roads and Routes
Changes to Mexican Immigration Procedures

U.S. Embassy, Mexico City Mexican immigration authorities (INM) have implemented a pilot project to eliminate the Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM) in select airports across Mexico. Under the new pilot program, INM stamps the visitor’s passport with the period of authorized stay instead of issuing a paper FMM. As of the publication of this alert, INM has not yet updated its website to reflect this change in procedures or the pilot program. Please follow the instructions provided by immigration officials and your airline. U.S. citizens are reminded to carefully review and abide by the period of admission authorized by immigration authorities upon entry. Visitors to Mexico are required to carry their original passport—not a copy—at all times. If you received a paper FMM upon arrival, you are also required to keep that with you and should be prepared to provide it to immigration authorities when you depart. Visitors not carrying their passports or who remain in Mexico beyond the authorized period may be detained, fined, and/or deported.
qtla9111 10/04/22 03:44pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Our BC, Vancouver island & sunshine coast tour. Lotsa Pics

What a cool trip! Thanks for sharing.
qtla9111 10/02/22 01:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

Meh, this whole only being able to tow 100 miles and then having to charge thing is bogus. That’s for a specific size, profile and weight of trailer. There are thousands of EV RVers on the Facebook towing groups who are getting double that towing smaller, low profile and lighter trailers. There are lots of different sized RV’s. If you have a bigger trailer with a larger profile then stick with gas or diesel. Nobody is making you choose otherwise. But for those towing smaller RV’s you simply have a third option. Towing with an EV is a very good experience. Torque, power, centre of gravity and braking are just a few of the advantages of towing with electric. Personally I think the towing ranges will double in the next 5 years. Maybe sooner. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52204803650_28727cdd0e_c.jpg Thank you for putting things into perspective.
qtla9111 09/21/22 05:52am Tow Vehicles
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