Ron Pickering W3FJW
Feb 12, 2006, 12:16 AM
We're (my pal Jim, kc7mtn and I) are counting down the weeks until our trip to Mexico. Will be leaving Tacoma on the 4th of March, only three weeks away. I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row to make sure the trip is pleasant, restful, and as easy and uneventful as possible. I know two guys in a new car will probably be stopped at military checkpoints along the way, however we have no concerns or problems with this as the forum has been very helpful with this subject. As some of you may remember, my purpose is to find an area to settle in with my motorhome next year. Jims reason is he has always wanted to visit Mexico and just needs to get out of Dodge for a couple of weeks. He may be moving SOB in 10 years or so as well.
We will be entering Mexico at Mexicali on or about March 4th and hope for an uneventful crosing.
As I understand it, we will need:
Mexican auto Insurance
Permission from vehicle lien holder & registration
Anything else ?
We do need to know where we register our cameras, laptops, and electronic stuff. Both at Mexican and US customs ???
And, where the best place is to convert USD to Pesos. NOB or SOB ?
We will be taking Hwy 2 South to Hermosillo, Guaymas, Ciudad Obregon (looks like we'll have to go through the city according to my map), to Navojoa and then a side trip to Alamos, then on to Los Mochis to Culiacan & Mazatlan, through Tepic to Chapalla. Hopefully we'll be able to find non-toll roads through most of our trip. Might be best to pick up a map after we cross the border. AAA doesn't quite cut it with their Mexico map. We also will be using gps so we don't get too lost.
Any advice as to driving time on the various legs of our trip, and inexpensive places (read cheap but no scorpions or cucarachas) to overnight will be most helpful and welcome. All we need is two beds, a dry roof over our heads, a loo and maybe a TV. A Mexican version of Motel 6. We have no idea where we'll be or how many miles we will have covered before it starts to get dark each day so we will probably have to play it by ear and take our chances.
Enough for now. Will probably have more ? as the days go by.
Mucho gracias for any & all advice and information.
Getting older and still not down here.
(This post was edited by Ron Pickering W3FJW on Feb 12, 2006, 12:17 AM)