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Old 01-13-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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Re: Driving a schoolbus to Mexico

I think you would need to get an international drivers license to begin with. As for licensing and insurance, i have no idea. One thing for sure, Do not buy something fancy looking!! it will only stand out more from mexico and down. Also a good locking door is a smart thing lol
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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You can find out a great deal of info on the RV forums regarding the licenses and the wisdom of driving an RV around in Mexico. Some say it safe others personally know folks who lost their RV's (hey, they may have lost all their stuff, but they were still alive). I think you are nuts. the whole country is being run by drug dealers. I know about drug dealers, I grew up in FL and, back in the late 70's, knew many drug dealers,and hitmen (went to school with them) along with a "lieutenant" in one of the Columbian drug cartels. Nice man, if you could overlook the fact that he had people killed. I know that drug dealer does not hold human life very high. And the Mexican Cartels make the old Columbian cartels look tame. Innocent people get caught in the cross fire. I know, I almost was. Lesson learned... don't go to the beach at night... there are folks with Uzis out there. I don't care what they say. Mexico is a country run by drug dealers and is dangerous.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: Driving a schoolbus to Mexico

thats why i have no desire to go to mexico. my sis is going down in like 10 days but going to an "all inclusive resort" which i guess is okay... better then driving!
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:58 PM   #4
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... I doubt that they are interested in some guys travelling in an old schoolbus...
Oh Really? The cops in GA were interested in us (old RV) enough to pull me over on a back road in south GA. Seems the drug dealers have discovered that old RV's hold a lot of drugs, tend to be ignored by cops and are cheap to buy there for if they get pulled, the transporters do a "run & dump" on the RV. Once pulled (and he got freaked out by David pulling over too in a big PU hauling a 14 ft cargo trailer) I was just talked to and let go since I apparently fit the RV (old and run down???)
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:52 PM   #5
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2. Put all the paperwork and title on my name, and use his home address
You are liable to get into trouble (insurance etc) doing #1.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:33 AM   #6
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#2 and completely in your name. you may "rent" a room from him or something if need be.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:09 AM   #7
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Re: Driving a schoolbus to Mexico

Once you get your paper figured out, hope you keep us posted of your trip down there...
Would be very interesting. We have only been (non-bus) down the Baja, several times, and we had a blast.
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Great adventure...one thing tho'...I want a picture of 100 people on the bus

I will have to read your whole story...when are you heading back?If I can ask how much do you get for a day?you don't have to answer I understand...just curious
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Re: Driving a schoolbus to Mexico

Sounds like a great adventure, and the DT466 is the way to go in a skoolie, I think. My DTA360 has been reliable, traveling about 30000 miles in 38 states in the last 3 years. I'm curious about your plans for south america, I've looked into it on googlemaps, and there seems to be a lack of roads somewhere between panama and medellin. Do you know of a route to south america?
We talked about a trip to Tierra Del Fuego, but the time to do that might be a problem, not to mention the possible road problem.
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