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RE: Car Jacking

We told them to cross the bridge and stay in the MH. We went to a bar for one last Margarita. We never thought twice about them being on there own. Later we joined the kids and all was good. You could not do that today. Not in Mexico or anywhere else. ....the last time I drove into Juarez, was in December of 1999. I was in Juarez over a 3 day period, with absolutely no problems at all. Today, I'm not sure I would spend more than a few hours "there" on my way through LOL
silversand 10/26/21 08:00am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hurricane Rick

.....2 five minute camera iterations, and now the camera is no longer sending data :M ....looking for other cams nearby.....
silversand 10/25/21 04:38am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hurricane Rick

Good morning: ....I'm looking at a live (5 minute delay) weather camera in Zihuatanejo, aimed at the beach, and 2 blocks in. I see electricity (lights) on across numerous buildings. The ocean action looks rough. Electricity on? Good news. The rainfall rate presently is 2.98 inches (1 inch per hour) right over the top of Zihua....stay safe! On edit: the wind is presently 37 MPH (appx 17 meters per second); with gusts to 63 MPH (appx 19 meters per second) at the beach head
silversand 10/25/21 04:22am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Using Resources-the many members who live here full time

Señor silversand I have to ask my friend and cardiologist, who was the general director of the cardiology department at the hospital de la Raza until he retiered and now has his own clinic with an operating room, he directed me to the hospital, I would guess it is in the Diario Official de la Nacion ....aquí espero más información. Gracias! ...on edit: I went all the way back to 2019 at the DOF (3 operational years), and the last document I read through was: Acuerdo mediante el cual se establecen las Reglas de Operación del Programa IMSS-BIENESTAR para el ejercicio fiscal 2019. I didn't read any mention. So, the Presidential announcement must be some form of addendum to Reglas de Operación del Programa IMSS-BIENESTAR. I'll continue digging....
silversand 10/20/21 02:33pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Using Resources-the many members who live here full time

For those persons that are over 65 years, AMLO "Mexican President" (whom some of you do not like) passed a law that any one needing medical attention shall receive it at hospitals of the IMSS free of charge with a donation of blood from two persons, and yes foreigners who are residents in Mexico are eligible. Wow. That is pretty interesting. Would it be possible to post a link to the "new law" ? I'd really like to read it through (in Spanish)... Thanks!
silversand 10/16/21 10:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: notes of Mexico and Central America RV Trip

....sounds good. I'm interested in your expedition reports. Will you post them here?
silversand 10/14/21 12:27pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

WOW, what a turn around. Yeah. So many competing interests across the hundreds of thousands of media entities that exist today....its hard the synthesize the messages. One almost needs to use a syntax analyzer to extract something close to useful :D
silversand 10/13/21 06:25am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

Silversand - Medical Air Services Inc don't sell evac insurance, they only arrange logistics with carriers. Unless you pay out of pocket, it's up to the insurance plan who they will hire for evac. ....for sure. There are numerous air medical services of several genres with contracts with Canadian medical travel insurance cos. Best to absolutely verify if your prospective medical insurance co's evac outfit allows for communicable disease transport, and where you would be delivered :B I would advocate for anyone seeking such a service to actually overthink the research; after all, its potentially your life at stake.
silversand 10/13/21 06:01am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

Ok folks. The US border will open to Canadian and Mexican casual visitors 1st week of Nov. No Covid test required whatsoever. Fully vaccinated only? Yes. Done deal. Spot check only for your papers showing vaccines. Btw, the land borders WERE closed because of symmetry.
silversand 10/13/21 04:32am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

What are you going to do if you get sick with Covid in Kino, even if you have Covid rider in travel insurance? The vast majority of medical air evacuation companies will have no problem whatsoever flying a Canadian patient who has come down with a communicable disease. This includes ebola, and numerous other communicable diseases. A direct quote from Medical Air Service Inc: Patient transport with coronavirus We provide safe and quick transport for patients who are suffering from coronavirus. This holds also true for medical repatriations to or from Canada. In order to transport a coronavirus patient safely, we use a modern isolation device. Inside this device, the atmospheric pressure is lowered, so that the virus cannot leak out. Thus, the other passengers on board – the medical crew as well as possible companions – won’t get infected themselves. At the same time, the isolation device permits all medical activities that might be necessary during patient transport. Hence, the patient’s well-being is also assured. here--> On edit: even with the Delta variant being phenomenally contagious (approaching the contagiousness of measles; and 1000 to 1100 x more viral load in the nasal canals compared with Alpha), infected patients are still flown trans-border on medical repatriation flights. Delta is far and away more contagious than ebola, SARS, MERS and smallpox. To be absolutely certain that the Canadian medical insurance company you are contemplating has full repatriation of the insured who has come down with a communicable disease, specifically Covid, just call them, or e-mail. If they don't, there are plenty of medical travel insurance companies that include this.
silversand 10/12/21 10:44am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

We hope the border opens on the 21st, we have NO understanding as to why the US hasn't opened up. It defies logic. This IMO is correct. We have multiple friends and relatives entering Canada from the US (as US nationals) as recently as last week, with zero problems getting a self-swab lateral test in the US often FREE, and zero problems having said test results often in under 1 hour and 20 minutes (80 minutes). My gut feeling tells me that the issue are multiple excuses under the guise of southern border issues with illegals, and preparation for Canadians driving south. This past weekend was the Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. We had in our local tourist towns an OVERWHELMING number of US licensed-vehicles all over the Eastern Townships of Quebec. I personally can vouch for 4 automobiles with Florida plates. Many Vermont, New York, and Connecticut plates, too. At LEAST as many as in 2019, 2018 and previous during non Covid times. Again, my prediction is for the land border opening AFTER October 25th and before November 15th....forget the Nov 21st of each month. This is now a meaningless date.
silversand 10/12/21 09:31am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

Moisheh: ...my specialization is in spatial (geographic) analysis. Geospatial analytics. This can entail analyzing epidemiological data geospatially; all the way to aerially collected hyperspectral analysis of Earth surface mineral deposits. To the best location to build a new Walmart supercenter. Traffic network analysis (road system vehicle routing problem solving)...etc. There isn't anything to be said about Canadian west/east/west interstate roadways, but be have the old stand-by: railroads LOL. Look at the US interstate system: I-10, I-20, I-40, I-70, I-80, I-90 (all west/east/west). Then add all the north/south US interstates. I-15, I-25, I-35, I-55 etc...Canada's population is about ~11.5% that of the US presently, but they (the US) have just under 48,000 miles of interstate system; compared to Canada's one single Trans Canada highway....and that is not even a divided multi-lane freeway for most of its length....IN 2021! The main Trans Canada artery coast-to-coast is only 4645 miles. A few short "real" divided freeways exist linking large cities in all 10 Provinces to US interstates...but their length is very short, reflecting the fact that 90% + of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border. Train lines (and a few logging truck routes) exist to move raw oil, ore, trees (for later cutting into lumber) southward. Imagine how expensive it is to move a 20 foot container-load of Chinese-made T-shirts or running shoes in port at Vancouver, shipped by road, all the way to Quebec and Maritimes, thousands of miles ? Walmart USA (metaphor for all consumables) ships all this stuff to Canada's Walmarts, straight up from south to north....not across Canada Vancouver to Quebec. Anyhow, this is a long-winded post showing how, without the US, Canada couldn't function as tiny "island economies" each separated latitudinally by ~600 miles of nothing, functioning but as a hewer of wood, and pumper of oil (notwithstanding post-industrial era Canada's finance, real estate and insurance industries, and the IT companies providing the contracted back-office processing). This will be very contentious among Canadians, but maybe better to have 4 countries (BC+Alberta; Central West; Ontario; Quebec+Maritimes), each with their own trade deal with the US, with Euro-zone like free unimpeded migration (ie. no border with the US for Canadians, and visa-versa for US nationals), and a health care system modeled after the UK's. Today, all our Provinces compete against each other (Canada has a "free trade agreement" with ITSELF, did you know? The C-FTA Canada free trade agreement, as of July 2017) Imagine??
silversand 10/08/21 01:42pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

....Moisheh: an astounding 90% of the Canadian population live within 100 miles of the US border. Only 11 ~ 12% of Americans live within 100 miles of the Canadian border. Appx 12% of Canadians live in the USA (live in, not visiting). Appx 400,000 cross the Canadian/US/Canadian border daily (not weekly!) in pre-Covid times (all the above from a 2017 article in the International Business Times (a subscription only journal)). Anyone: take a look at any road map, and tell me how many highways (interstates) traverse Canada west/east/west ?
silversand 10/08/21 10:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

....anyone ever see a Brenthel Industries IFS doing the Baja at 70 MPH flying 8 feet above the desert rock? Just throw one of those super long travel front ends on a Bronco, and Bob's your uncle LOL IFS--> ....anyone know if a good flat tow option is out there yet for a Bronco?
silversand 10/08/21 10:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ford Bronco

The new Broncos are certainly bad @ss. Now if Ford can price point them to not be so ridiculously priced like the Wrangler Rubis and Gladiators they will mop up the competition! .....we looked at "them" recently. If you think they are expensive in the US, wait till you see the Canadian price: for the base 4-door Black Diamond: $52,094 CAD! Exact same model in the US $40,685 USD ($50,470 CAD).
silversand 10/08/21 10:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: 18" tire question - ANOTHER UPDATE

....if you think those rocks caught between those treads are big, I'll make a photo of the 1/2 to 3/4 golfball-sized rocks we get caught in the treads of our Goodyear Duratrac tires ! I always extract the rocks from our Duratrac tires on exiting gravel roads (we live on a gravel road; I use needle-nosed pliers), because if those things hit the under-wheel wells, they will take the paint right off as effectively as a pellet gun. Or, go through someone's windshield...:E
silversand 10/08/21 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: Border

Amlot: .....I don't see many charters from Mexico into US airports close to the Mexican frontier (just one; see below). I've checked: CXL (CALEXICO INTL AIRPORT); IPL (IMPERIAL COUNTY AIRPORT); NJK (EL CENTRO NAF); BWC (BRAWLEY MUNI AIRPORT)... ...however, BROWN FLD municipal AIRPORT (SDM) located on the US side just north of Tijuana, has inbound passenger flights from: MZT (Mazatlan); Los Cabos International; Cabo San Lucas; and finally, and this is interesting, a *charter* from Tijuana TIJ to SDM municipal (just a 14 minute flight). On a twin turboprop Beechcraft King Air 90 today; the company owning the aircraft is: TVPX AIRCRAFT SOLUTIONS INC: Takeoff: TIJ TIJUANA, MEXICO FRIDAY 08-OCT-2021 17:10 PDT Landing: SDM SAN DIEGO, CA FRIDAY 08-OCT-2021 17:24 PDT The tail number on this aircraft is: N94BA All this aircraft's registration, ownership and details are here-->
silversand 10/08/21 08:46am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

Must be charters, I don't see commercial flights on kayak.com Almot: I've been tracking charters and commercial passenger flights "by operator" for 11 days now. I've just started filtering flights by individual operator with a focus on ESE, TIJ, MXL, and MMNG airports near the Mex / US frontier. So far, I see nothing from those airports flying into the US. But 'm only 3 days into the watch.... All the flights from the Montreal area into Plattsburgh are indeed charter only. And, pretty expensive ($500+ CAD per person).
silversand 10/08/21 08:05am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

Moisheh and Playaboy: My bet is on the US land border opening from Canada into the US between appx ~October 25th and ~November 15th. This is just my humble opinion. I doubt that the US will restrict themselves to the 21st of each month. That 21st day doesn't have any more significance at this point.
silversand 10/08/21 07:53am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border

Those Canadian restrictions are no big deal. Most of us are double vaxed. .....yup. In or region of Quebec (Eastern Townships), our fully vaxed rate for 50+ is now approaching 90% + All medical personnel in our region are fully vaxed at a level of 93%. We have 520,000 population in our region under the above vaxed levels. On edit: as of midnight last night, among ALL health care workers in our region (19,525 of them) 95.3% have had at least 1 dose; 91.1% are fully vaxed. This is far southeastern Quebec bordering New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
silversand 10/07/21 08:24am RVing in Mexico and South America
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