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RE: Semana Santa

For Christmas I got a Samsung 52A. Since then, I have practically stopped using my laptop. I use the laptop for videos and movies as it is a 17" screen with a DVD player. Google Maps or Waze works great in Mexico, Whatsapp (free) is the best way to communicate including voice, video and text. You can send photos, maps, your current location, communicate to anyone in any country. We just got back from Spain and we used the phone for reservations on Airbnb, gas stations, train and subway tickets, etc. I can only imagine what an iPhone might be like.
qtla9111 09/29/23 06:42am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Buying a fifth wheel with a tow vehicle.

I've seen several over the years on RvTrader.com How to search that, I'm not sure.
qtla9111 08/30/23 10:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Go around northeast Ohio

One of the great things about being retired is you have the time to actually go back and fight the ticket. Principle more than anything else. Fight the fight for those that can't take the and can't afford to pay.
qtla9111 08/30/23 10:13am Roads and Routes
RE: New to me used camper questions and thoughts

I agree with everyone else but I would sell the trailer afterwards. It might be good for someone else just starting out or a fixer-upper project. Less stuff to the landfill, at least for now.
qtla9111 05/08/23 06:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Actual observations

I see our rv sitting in the driveway and I'm not quite sure why there is no motivation to take it out anymore. It seems more of a hassle. We like rving in the U.S. more now than before. The rvers we have had here at the house this year and those we met up with seemed to enjoy their time just as much as before and no one seemed to have any issues in terms of problems. I don't feel the same freedom as before to RV in Mexico. Maybe it's all in my head. We're going to Spain for a month this summer. Who knows what's next?
qtla9111 04/29/23 05:18pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: time to downsize

I use the Nada.com website along with Rvtrader.com and make comparisons. It seems to work well for me.
qtla9111 04/19/23 06:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Semana Santa

I find iOverlander worthless. I've searched it for both Mexico and the U.S. I only checked using the wild and informal camping sites. In Mexico it appears to be more for off-road or 4x4 campers. I'm an avid Facebook user but find that the RV groups there are not much better. It's mostly well-established rv parks. Those dedicated to boondocking usually don't share places or are not specific enough. I miss this site although I have been checking it more lately.
qtla9111 04/19/23 06:40am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

Surprising how much SUVs run these days. A new Durango? The next one will have to be used :) We're on the lookout! SLDS I am not sure what kind of tow vehicle you are looking. These guys have a large variety of diesel trucks with an ever changing inventory. I bought my dually from them. They are good honest used car salesman:) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063697717254 Thanks for the heads up. I'll check it out. We are looking for another Durango. New starts at about 800,000 pesos. :)
qtla9111 04/08/23 05:47pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

Chris, I noticed on, I believe, your blog that you and Juan were thinking about shopping for another tow vehicle; good time to go shopping (with a wide selection) while on the US side of the border. Surprising how much SUVs run these days. A new Durango? The next one will have to be used :) We're on the lookout! SLDS
qtla9111 04/05/23 03:09pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

We are in South Padre Island. Not a soul in sight. We are going home tomorrow. Maybe they will becoming this weekend. Even the locals are wondering what's up.
qtla9111 04/05/23 06:08am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

We were going to opt for a van and ditch the travel trailer. I can't do that. We are now looking for a new tow vehicle and want to continue rving in Mexico and the U.S. We spent Christmas in Oaxaca (Radish Festival). We flew down, spent a week with rving friends, and had a wonderful trip. It was much cheaper than rving with the price of fuel and tolls. Now that we are retired and have all the free time in the world it would be nice to do some long-term exploring and stretch out those expenses over time. Europe is on the radar as well.
qtla9111 03/28/23 06:50am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Semana Santa

It seems to have been a productive winter for rvers. We had a small group of three rvs here at the house in November. We went with them as far as San Miguel de Allende. In SMA, Weber's was full as well as Hotel San Ramon. We were there this last week also and it was still going strong. That said, we haven't seen many rvs on the highway. As part of Harvest Host and Boondockers Welcome, we hosted several rvers who were heading south in December all with different destinations. We won't be here in Monterrey for Semana Santa as we are headed to Kansas City (tomorrow) and then the coast of Texas on the way back. Better to get out of town while everyone comes to town. Our area of Santiago will be packed for those two weeks. The border crossings of Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa will be a two to three-hour wait to cross starting Friday the 31st of March. Laredo continues to be a problem area so be sure to take advantage of the state police caravans that run every half hour (in both directions) between the toll highway and the immigration office at the bridge. If you can, use the Reynosa/McAllen/Donna/Anzalduas crossings. Much safer than any of the Laredo crossings.
qtla9111 03/26/23 01:17pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Roadside Assitance For Foreign Vehicles

Looking to see if there is roadside assistance for our Mexican-plated SUV and travel trailer when we rv in the U.S. Thanks in advance.
qtla9111 03/21/23 07:40pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
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)
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