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Old 03-08-2016, 11:17 AM   #1
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Crossing into Mexico with a Skoolie

It took 3 attempts to get our Skoolie into Mexico but we made it. There is to much information to post in the forum.

Check out our blog post about crossing into Mexico. Follow our blog to hear about what happens in Guatamala, El Salvador, Handuras, and Nicaragua.

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Old 03-08-2016, 11:37 AM   #2
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I'm a bit envious, but I don't envy the hassle I'm sure it took!
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:06 PM   #3
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Mexico!

My wife and I just got back from 3 months in Sayulita, MX. My parents live there. I remember seeing that bear sign on the same road... Thanks for posting the info about entrance into Mexico with a skoolie, as we will be bringing ours down there soon on our next visit to see my parents... we usually cross at Laredo, and actually crossed at the Colombia bridge once about 10 years ago in a car... Thanks for the info as this will really help!



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That's an appealing trip for most of us. Do you have to change insurers every time you go to another country on your trip?
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:49 PM   #5
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That's an appealing trip for most of us. Do you have to change insurers every time you go to another country on your trip?
Yes unfortunately. But you won't have the insurance woes of the U.S. It just cost money and time. There are insurance Boths at each boarder after you pass through imagination.

One good tip though; you don't need a permission tag or other insurance for the Baja. So, skoolies if you want to test Mexico start with the Baja.
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Thank you, that's a cool tip about Baja.

Have you ever had trouble with those military check points around the country? I'm very curious because previously border guards stated I would be better off just staying out of Mexico altogether. But then maybe he just meant me.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:27 PM   #7
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Lol. I passed through 10 - 20 inspection points and was only stopped by one. They wanted to see our passports and looked through all my stamps presumable to see if I frequented Mexico often. Then they proceeded to check out the conversion
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Good to know. So you don't have to give like $20 at every government checkpoint? Any problems with banditos? Not the frito kind.

You're making a trip there sound very doable.
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It's more then doable. Retirees from Canada and the U.S. Have been coming here since before Mexico was considered dangerous. Mexico alone has over 400 RV Parks. Yes, put in "RV Park" in your google maps and truck along your way. There is also a book called "Chirch's Guide to Mexico". A little out dated but a great place to start.

Mexican police and military are very first world. If you try to bribe them their reaction would be the same as in the U.S. They are looking for weapon and cash smuggling. So, leave your gun at home and don't carry more then $10,000 in cash. I suggest carrying no more then you need for daily expenses and pull from ATM's located... Everywhere. If they want to search you, let them and answer their questions as best you can. And even if they won't speak English to you, they probably know it well and are just trying to intimidate you. Just like our first world cops.

Anyways, my wife's blogs are much more detailed. New post coming soon.

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Well thank you. That all sounds so reasonable. I've spent nearly 5 years of my life living overseas in various countries and I was confounded that a border guard would recommend not going to Mexico at all. I've always gotten along well in other countries, but then some countries are highly racist. It still seems to me that you can encounter racism and bad people anywhere you go, just like you can find good people all over.
Maybe I'll get a tan this next winter instead of rusting here in Oregon. Thanks.
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