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I've been driving to Mexico the past ten years. I started with a Ford Explorer and a TT, then a 2002 GMC and FW, one year in a Vanagon Syncro Westfalia, and the last two years in my 2007 GMC and Hallmark Ute LTD.
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The FW was great, pulled it to the Yucatan in 2002. The VW was a good size to be able to explore more of the counrty, but lacked a few too many comforts. The pop up TC enables me to cover more ground and go places I would not attempt pulling a trailer. A lot of the people with bigger rigs are envious of my mobility. I am starting to see a few more TCs on my travels in Mexico.
This is my first attempt to post a picture, hope it works. It was taken on last years trip in Huatabampito, near Navojoa, Sonora.

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This year in Teacapan, Sinaloa.


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Sunset on the Pacific.

I love my TC, a great setup for traveling Mexico.
Left Colorado in snow at the end of February, returned to snow first week of April. 3800 miles

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You're more adventurous than I. Nice campsite, though, and thanks for sharing.


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We haven't made it to mainland Mexico yet but have been to Baja a couple of times and loved it.

Here is a campsite we found by taking a dirt road off of Baja Hwy 1 just south of El Rosario.
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This is Baja Hwy 5 south of Puertecitos. They supposedly have plans to eventually pave this all the way to where it connects back into Baja Hwy 1.
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Nice photo report on Mexico!

Good to finally see a Mexico report.

Everyone:

However, don't be shy to post more pics and write-ups; the Mexico reports, I believe, will prove to be extremely popular.

I'll post it to 'Trip Reports' this weekend.

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Is it safe to travel in Mexico these days? What if any special precautions do you take for safety? I've heard stories about how bad the Frito Banditos are becoming down there with blatant robberies and crimes committed on unsuspecting travelers. Or is that being overplayed based on a few incidents?


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I have spent over 300 days RVing in Mexico in the past ten years without any major problems. There is a wealth of information in the "RVing in Mexico and South America" section of this forum. The first trip can be a little intimidating and going with a veteran traveler is very helpful. I've been traveling solo the past five years and feel comfortable in Mexico. The reason for my original post is to share how much more of the country I can explore in my TC compared to the other rigs I have taken down there. My Hallmark has preformed flawlessly the past two years. Diesel was a little over $2 a gallon this year and on the toll roads I pay the same tolls as a passenger car. On the way back between Lordsburg and Santa Fe NM I got 16.8 mpg with the cruise set at 65mph. The TC is an inexpensive way to enjoy Mexico. Feel free to PM me if you cannot find the answers to your questions in the Mexico section of this forum.

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fishdmax wrote:

I've been driving to Mexico the past ten years. I started with a Ford Explorer and a TT, then a 2002 GMC and FW, one year in a Vanagon Syncro Westfalia, and the last two years in my 2007 GMC and Hallmark Ute LTD.
[image]

The FW was great, pulled it to the Yucatan in 2002. The VW was a good size to be able to explore more of the counrty, but lacked a few too many comforts. The pop up TC enables me to cover more ground and go places I would not attempt pulling a trailer. A lot of the people with bigger rigs are envious of my mobility. I am starting to see a few more TCs on my travels in Mexico.
This is my first attempt to post a picture, hope it works. It was taken on last years trip in Huatabampito, near Navojoa, Sonora.

[image]

This year in Teacapan, Sinaloa.


[image]
Sunset on the Pacific.

I love my TC, a great setup for traveling Mexico.
Left Colorado in snow at the end of February, returned to snow first week of April. 3800 miles



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