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"Main Land" Mexico


We are planning to travel into the main land of Mexico this winter.  Our plans are to explore as much of Mexico as we can over 4 to 5 months.  We've traveled extensively in Baja but this will be the first time in our motor home covering "Mexico".  I would like some comments from anyone that has taken a larger RV and traveled the roads and campgrounds of this area.  I've read George and his travels, but "George is George" and may he always be...  ps, if there is anyone that would like to join in our our journey south, let us know.


Joelandlouise
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Joel & Louise,

You might want to research some recent articles regarding travel in Mexico. I've been seeing reports of American tourists being beaten up, robbed and murdered during the past year or so.

I understand one of our favorite spots, Puerto Nuevo is a real battle zone with armed bandits patrolling the streets. Puerto Nuevo is known for it's lobster dinners and I understand the restaurants are closing due to no business.

Most of the reports are from Tijuana and other cities in Baja, however I have heard of problems inland, including Mexico city and the copper canyon area.

One story I read was about a surf school that had been in business for 16 years run by Americans. One night they were mugged and dragged inside their RV, beaten, $8000 worth of stuff stolen and the wife was molested. They closed up the school and moved down to Costa Rica, he said he would never go back to Mexico.

My brother and his wife recently went down to a week long camp at the bay where the whales spend the winter. He didn't have any trouble...

So it may be like tornados or earthquakes, the news reports sometimes make it seem like whole towns were wiped out, when only a couple of streets were actually affected.

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We went to Mexico for about 3 weeks last winter, only got in about 5-600 miles. We visited San Carlos, Neuvo Kino, Alamos and Hermasillo. We found everything about Mexico to be enjoyable, the people were friendly, we never felt in danger, the roads were sometimes rough, other areas similar to the states.

Most campgrounds only had 15 or 30 amp service. When you get away form the tourist areas hardly anyone speaks english, but we got by ok with pointing and gesturing. Diesel was only $2.10. there are a number of blogs you can research form people that have spent a lot of time down there. We're definitely planning on going back for a longer visit.

Good luck,

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I had a few links that might be useful. I've seen many blogs over time but really can't recall them. You might try a blog search for terms like RV/Mexico.  Remember that the "stories" we read about Mexico are certainly out of context and "stories" about the US and our cities will look exactly the same, if not worse, out of context!

http://www.ourodyssey.us/ - been there a couple times in a big rig


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mexican_connection/

http://www.phrannie.org/mexico.html


http://www.mexicomaps.com


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My husband and I took our 35 ft 5th wheel Montana down to MX last winter.  We were there from Oct through March. 
The border towns of MX are mainly the ones that make the news with drugs and etc.  There are a lot of places in the US that are not safe.  We found the MX people to be wonderful and very helpful.
We included our trip to MX in our blog
www.r-vthereyet.com

We had a great time and are thinking about going again in a year or so.
You will enjoy the trip.
Tinka and Rick

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You also might want to ck out full-timers PubToPub.com
They are in Wisconsin for a couple of months and were in Mexico last winter and will be heading there again this winter according to they're blog.
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I spend every winter Rving around Mexico, never had a problem. I organize RV Caravans down there in spring for those who are nervous, but you can do it on your own. I do have extensive info on the subject on my website at www.mexicorvforums.com, especially on all the border crossing regs.



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one of the best blogs for traveling in Mexico is that of Kevin and Ruth Read at http://www.travelwithkevinandruth.com



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This thread was started way back in 2008, so keep that in mind if following up on information or links provided here.  It is almost always better to start a new thread instead of reviving an old one as the possibility of new forum members thinking that the early information is still valid information could be wrong.

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thebearII wrote:

Joel & Louise, You might want to research some recent articles regarding travel in Mexico. I've been seeing reports of American tourists being beaten up, robbed and murdered during the past year or so. I understand one of our favorite spots, Puerto Nuevo is a real battle zone with armed bandits patrolling the streets. Puerto Nuevo is known for it's lobster dinners and I understand the restaurants are closing due to no business. Most of the reports are from Tijuana and other cities in Baja, however I have heard of problems inland, including Mexico city and the copper canyon area. One story I read was about a surf school that had been in business for 16 years run by Americans. One night they were mugged and dragged inside their RV, beaten, $8000 worth of stuff stolen and the wife was molested. They closed up the school and moved down to Costa Rica, he said he would never go back to Mexico. My brother and his wife recently went down to a week long camp at the bay where the whales spend the winter. He didn't have any trouble... So it may be like tornados or earthquakes, the news reports sometimes make it seem like whole towns were wiped out, when only a couple of streets were actually affected.


 How many Americans meet misfortune or were victims of crime in the US last year. How many Americans were killed in Belgium & France in the last year? Crap can happen anywhere, Mexico included. I have been RVing down there for 10 years and never had an issue. I now lead RV Cravans down there (see http://www.mexicorvbuddies.com/slide1.php ). Most people who run into trouble put themselves at risk, that includes hanging out in bars, getting involved with drugs or boondocking by themselves in remote areas. There are cities I would not enter in Mexico but there are plenty of places I would not enter in the US as well. There have been 35 random shootings in Surrey, BC, Canada in the last year related to the drug trade.

Often when people travel, they leave their common sense back home.



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telco wrote:
thebearII wrote:

Joel & Louise, You might want to research some recent articles regarding travel in Mexico. I've been seeing reports of American tourists being beaten up, robbed and murdered during the past year or so. I understand one of our favorite spots, Puerto Nuevo is a real battle zone with armed bandits patrolling the streets. Puerto Nuevo is known for it's lobster dinners and I understand the restaurants are closing due to no business. Most of the reports are from Tijuana and other cities in Baja, however I have heard of problems inland, including Mexico city and the copper canyon area. One story I read was about a surf school that had been in business for 16 years run by Americans. One night they were mugged and dragged inside their RV, beaten, $8000 worth of stuff stolen and the wife was molested. They closed up the school and moved down to Costa Rica, he said he would never go back to Mexico. My brother and his wife recently went down to a week long camp at the bay where the whales spend the winter. He didn't have any trouble... So it may be like tornados or earthquakes, the news reports sometimes make it seem like whole towns were wiped out, when only a couple of streets were actually affected.


 How many Americans meet misfortune or were victims of crime in the US last year. How many Americans were killed in Belgium & France in the last year? Crap can happen anywhere, Mexico included. I have been RVing down there for 10 years and never had an issue. I now lead RV Cravans down there (see http://www.mexicorvbuddies.com/slide1.php ). Most people who run into trouble put themselves at risk, that includes hanging out in bars, getting involved with drugs or boondocking by themselves in remote areas. There are cities I would not enter in Mexico but there are plenty of places I would not enter in the US as well. There have been 35 random shootings in Surrey, BC, Canada in the last year related to the drug trade.

Often when people travel, they leave their common sense back home.


 Paul,

Seriously, this is an 8 year old thread.  We generally advise forum members to post new threads instead of reviving old ones.  Check the dates in the box to the left of the messages and under the username and avatar to see when the comment was posted.

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