May 6, 2012, 1:21 PM
On recent long distance trips to US, we used three different routs (2012).
Re: [caddesign] Using TomTom Via 1500TM GPS in USA & Mexico
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1. Guadalajara (Jal), Need extra money for toll roads
2. Aguascalientes (AGS), Use the anillo periferico around the city
3. Zacatecas (COAH), Fill up gas tank before continuing
4. Saltillo (COAH), New toll road around the city, not yet on GPS maps
5. Monterrey (NL), Stay far away from new toll road
6. Reynosa (TM), Good hotels, before crossing the border
1. Guadalajara (Jal), Try to avoid rush hour traffic
2. Lagos De Moreno (Jal), New toll road, wait for new road signs to be installed.
3. Ojuelos De Jalisco (Jal), Use toll road around city
4. San Luis Potosi (SLP), Save some time use toll road around city
5. Matehuala (SLP), If tired spend the night
6. Monterrey (NL), Use old toll road around city, avoid getting lost
7. Reynosa (TM), Food and gas
1. Guadalajara (Jal), Try to avoid driving at dark
2. Lagos De Moreno (Jal), New toll road not yet on GPS maps
3. Ojuelos De Jalisco (Jal), Food and gas
4. San Luis Potosi (SLP), New shortcut toll road to Ciudad Victoria, not yet on GPS maps
5. Ciudad Victoria (TAMP), Use the anillo periferico around the city
6. Reynosa (TM), Cross bridge to Pharr (TX)
7. Pharr (TX), New Costco opened in April
Rout to Ciudad Victoria has the best views, but we will not drive this road in the winter or rainy season.
A copilot is always helpful when navigating the roads of Mexico. Yes this sometimes is a wife.
While driving in Mexico, I always use both TomTom and Garmin GPS units with updated maps.