Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:50 PM   #1
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
March 2005 - Baja Trip

We're thinking of continuing the annual Baja Trip this year as well.
So, here's the official Baja 2005 thread, for all of you that are interested.
Happy New Year!
__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2005, 10:49 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
Kestrell's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Upland , California
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 55
Images: 4
How many trips have you made to Baja so far?
__________________

__________________
Kestrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2005, 11:28 PM   #3
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kestrell
How many trips have you made to Baja so far?
We went twice with forum members caadoptees and creampuff.
Before this I am estimating tohave undertaken 20 or more trips to Baja.
I never went farther south than Bahia De Los Angeles, and I do prefer the East Coast over the West Coast of Baja.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 12:00 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
jordandvm's Avatar

 
2017 28' International
Western , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 801
Images: 58
???? Total Rally time length (including trip time)

Just curious to know how long this rally is going to take for you in SoCal (including down & back) ?? How many units normally participate in this trip?? Do you caravan to destination??

Jim
__________________
Jim & Cheryl

2017 28' Signature CCD

2017 GMC Denali HD Crew Cab 4x4
Blue Ox Sway Pro Hitch

WBCCI #3538
jordandvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 12:20 AM   #5
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordandvm
Just curious to know how long this rally is going to take for you in SoCal (including down & back) ?? How many units normally participate in this trip?? Do you caravan to destination??

Jim
Hello Jim,

We take Wednesday through Sunday, as we're all working couples and have limited spare time.
Usually we meet at a convenient place and then caravan to San Felipe.
It's been 3 units both times we went.
I leave Wednesday, meet up with the others. Desert Hot Springs works out good for everybody, usually, and provides a pleasant spot to overnight with the possibilty of a good long hot soak in natural hot mineral baths.
Next day is travel time, arrive in San Felipe in the afternoon. Thu, Fri, Sat night, and then back to reality on Sunday. The participants from further away will need Monday as well to travel home safely.
More info here:
http://www.airforums.com/forum...0&page=3&pp=25
and here:
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ead.php?t=7804
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 12:40 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
jordandvm's Avatar

 
2017 28' International
Western , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 801
Images: 58
Uwe,
Sounds interesting......we in the NW are just recovering from 4-5 months of cloud cover & rain! I've located San Felipe on the map as just S of Ciudad Camargo. What's the draw to the area?? Never been to Mexico! Just checking out some possibilities for travel in retirement!!
__________________
Jim & Cheryl

2017 28' Signature CCD

2017 GMC Denali HD Crew Cab 4x4
Blue Ox Sway Pro Hitch

WBCCI #3538
jordandvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 01:05 AM   #7
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordandvm
Uwe,
Sounds interesting......we in the NW are just recovering from 4-5 months of cloud cover & rain! I've located San Felipe on the map as just S of Ciudad Camargo. What's the draw to the area?? Never been to Mexico! Just checking out some possibilities for travel in retirement!!
San Felipe is the first fishing town you come to when traveling south on Highway 5 Mex out of Mexicali.
The attraction for me was always the Sea of Cortez and surrounding desert.
One can easily find primitive campsites within a few feet of the water's edge right on the beach.
Mexico has it's ups and downs, like most other places, but if you respect the Land and it's people, then problems of any sort are very far and very few in between. I am unsure of Mainland Mexico, as I have not travelled there very much. I can only speak for traveling in Baja California.
The trip is almost entirely on US soil, only the last 120 miles are in Mexico.
Their fuel is clean and reliable, although expensive. The road to San Felipe is in decent condition, good enough to travel at 50-60mph in most areas.
check out this link:
www.sanfelipe.com.mx
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 01:20 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
jordandvm's Avatar

 
2017 28' International
Western , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 801
Images: 58
Sunsets are irresistable!

I had the wrong San Felipe. on the map ....not the one on the coast.....now to see how long it would take to travel from the NW to that location.....I'm guessing 4 days down....4+ days there....and 4 days back.....reasonable??? Then, if I can convince my better half that it would be worth the time......BTW....when in March????
__________________
Jim & Cheryl

2017 28' Signature CCD

2017 GMC Denali HD Crew Cab 4x4
Blue Ox Sway Pro Hitch

WBCCI #3538
jordandvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 01:23 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
jordandvm's Avatar

 
2017 28' International
Western , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 801
Images: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by uwe
San Felipe is the first fishing town you come to when traveling south on Highway 5 Mex out of Mexicali.
The attraction for me was always the Sea of Cortez and surrounding desert.
One can easily find primitive campsites within a few feet of the water's edge right on the beach.
www.sanfelipe.com.mx
So bringing our generator is a good idea?? No full hookups??


Jim
__________________
Jim & Cheryl

2017 28' Signature CCD

2017 GMC Denali HD Crew Cab 4x4
Blue Ox Sway Pro Hitch

WBCCI #3538
jordandvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 11:16 AM   #10
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordandvm
I had the wrong San Felipe. on the map ....not the one on the coast.....now to see how long it would take to travel from the NW to that location.....I'm guessing 4 days down....4+ days there....and 4 days back.....reasonable??? Then, if I can convince my better half that it would be worth the time......BTW....when in March????
I would prefer it to be late in March, early April. We must avoid Easter time, as that's their main holiday and the town gets too crowded. Spring break is a bad time to go as well.
We usually find a good compromise where everybody can take time off for a few days.
It's worth it only if you like beach, sand and desert. It won't be worth it if you expect US type hookups and/or conveniences.
San Felipe does have a good supplychain, so there's no shortage of supplies and food. They have many rustic type restaurants and a good variety of bakeries and grocers.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 11:23 AM   #11
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordandvm
So bringing our generator is a good idea?? No full hookups??


Jim
Jim,
there are a few places with full hookups, but everybody pretty much prefers Punta Estrella, which is just a small notch above primitive, in that they have running water at every site, at least some of the time. We were also told that they will be finishing their dump station, when we were there in November. This might be a complete fantasy, though.
You can bring a generator, but so far no one has run out of power whiel we were there. I bring a Honda EU2000 just in case. I even ran it for a while last time we were there - just to be safe, i told myself. But really, I just wanted to run the thing, since hey - I brought it, right?
You most likely don't need a/c, and a good battery will easily run your water pump and a few lights at night for a few days.
They have rest rooms and showers, so one can save capacity on grey and black tanks, but they're crude. Take a look at the two threads, it shows a lot of what it's like down there. You will find it eactly like it is pictured, only much bigger.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 12:25 PM   #12
4 Rivet Member
 
casarodante's Avatar

 
2012 31' Classic
Visalia , California
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 480
Images: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordandvm
I had the wrong San Felipe. on the map ....not the one on the coast.....now to see how long it would take to travel from the NW to that location.....I'm guessing 4 days down....4+ days there....and 4 days back.....reasonable??? Then, if I can convince my better half that it would be worth the time......BTW....when in March????
I ran this through Streets and Trips. It shows your one way as 12269.5(!) miles. It says only 2 days, 5 1/2 hours (starting at 9am and driving until 5pm).

Here is an alternate plan though. My mother lives in Redding and they used to own our Airstream and were active in WBCCI. I am sure she can provide some courtesy parking for night one.

We are in Visalia (396 mi from Redding). Night 2?

We could caravan down to the meeting point. Desert Hot Springs or El Centro. I usually go the high desert (58-395-15, etc). Night 3?

Then we have a bigger caravan down to San Felipe.

It is fun. And can be very relaxing.
__________________
Roger & Roxie (rore62) Smith (Air#178 - WBCCI#1646)
Visalia, CA (between Fresno & Bakersfield)
2012 31' Classic - Nuestra casa rodante
Blog: http://www.casarodante.org - Old Airstream slides: http://airstream.casarodante.org
casarodante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 10:28 PM   #13
Creampuff
 
Creampuff's Avatar
 
1957 22' Flying Cloud
1971 31' Sovereign
1976 29' Ambassador
Malibu , California
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 513
Images: 60
WE"LL BE THERE!

Then we have a bigger caravan down to San Felipe.

It is fun. And can be very relaxing.[/QUOTE]

Commmme on dowwwwn!
We'll be trying out the new Dexter axle Uwe and I installed last month. After hearing from both caravaners who ran behind me about how much 'air' my rig was catching- I immediately ordered a new axle after the last trip. This trip the 'rubber will be on the road'!
__________________
Murray
AIR #189

"If aluminum isn't magnetic- why am I so attracted to to it?"
Creampuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 11:03 PM   #14
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
[/Quote] After hearing from both caravaners who ran behind me about how much 'air' my rig was catching- I immediately ordered a new axle after the last trip. This trip the 'rubber will be on the road'! [/Quote]


I might not have a near heart attack following you this time.
__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Longest Trip in a Classic AIRSTREAM Motorhome winner Airstream Motorhome Forums 17 01-26-2005 09:11 PM
Longest Trip with a Vintage Airstream Pick On The Road... 7 11-03-2002 08:44 AM
South Carolina Trip Ideas rdm Our Community 4 10-17-2002 10:17 AM
Trip report (long and maybe boring) mkeith54 On The Road... 4 07-26-2002 10:39 PM
Took Globetrotter on first real trip Jim Clark On The Road... 4 07-01-2002 10:41 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.