Apr 1, 2008, 6:06 PM
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I plan on moving to Cozumel, hopefully within a year. I love the mexican people, I have gotten sick with things here in the US. Crime etc., The Mexican Consulate here in San Bernardino, where I live hasn't been very helpful in many ways, bringing on more confusion than answers. I have been to Cozumel 10 times over the last 7 years and love it a lot. I have many friends there also.
I know that Mexican law states that I can only bring one foreign plated vehicle into Mexico. My dilemna is , I have a 28 ft., 1973, 5 speed, gasoline engine u-haul truck with well over 100,000 miles on it, basically I want to use it to take everything I have now all my affects from my 3 bedroom house, my moped( I realize that this will count as another vehicle so I might sell it before I make the move to Cozumel. , and I want to also put my Mitsubishi Montero sport 2001 in the u-haul as well, with all my belongings safely secured inside, then drive down to cozumel.
I really need some clarification on this moving issue. Both vehicles have california plates, so am I allowed to take my car into mexico this way, I don't have a lot lot of money so I was wondering, i also read that taking two cars is sometimes allowed. My main vehicle is the Montero SUV, I intend to sell the u-haul for cheap in Cozumel and keep my Montero.
Does anybody know if there is a ferry from texas or florida that could just accept my cargo and ship me to Cozumel. Or any where from a US port to Mexico?
Is it easier to turn the u-haul into a Mexican car, Does it cost a lot to make it so., since its such an old car, but durable.
I am just trying to save some money on my move, want to do everything legally, so that I will have no problems concerning my move. Thanks in Advance.