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Old 04-12-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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No Airstreams in Mexico?

Having been away from airstreamforums for awhile, it is great to be back. I was browsing through and noticed a Baja and Mexico boondocking thread....but there are no posts!!! .....we sold our Airstream two years ago when we moved to Baja full time, but are now starting to look around for another one. Has no one dared to bring their Airstreams down here? It is an incredibly beautiful place, but the roads are not for the faint of heart, and Airstreams are quite low to the ground for the height of the speed bumps. I would be really interested in hearing some Baja adventures.....or misadventures. Let´s have some stories!
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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Cool Three months every year in Baja Sur.

We head south to Los Barriles towing our Airstream every winter staying from Dec to March, does that count? Have so since I retired in 2000. I have seen several Airstreams both on the road and in the camp grounds. Last winter we even had a caravan of Airstreams pull into one our local campgrounds. Must have been 25 or so.

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Old 04-21-2006, 01:20 PM   #3
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We go to San Felipe about twice a year. Sometimes more often.
We also had several forum rallies there.
Here's a thread on the most recent one:
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:51 PM   #4
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I towed my 72 Tradewind from South Dakota to Vera Cruz and back in March. The speed bumps are real. The Airstream handeled every thing perfect. I love to travel in Mexico. I'm always treated very well. I try to be a traveler and not a tourist. 5000 miles driven 1 other Airstream seen. somwhere in Kansas. The trailer was a big hit with the children in the small towns.
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Old 05-14-2006, 02:59 PM   #5
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Some projects in San Felipe

Last time we were down in San Felipe we saw a few Airstreams sitting just off the highway north of town, if they were available they would most likely be project trailers. Where are you living in Baja?
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:15 PM   #6
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Airstreams in Mexico

Amazing....no one has written to say that they have damaged their black water tank on the topes. Some of them are really huge! (the topes, I mean)
We live in a little town 18 km north of La Paz called El Centenario. We have only one lead on an Airstream down here, it is in a nearby storage yard and has been for some time....somewhat damaged, and the tires are shot from standing for so long. The owner has not used it for awhile and has misplaced the keys, but says he will try and get new ones from Airstream and bring them down next time he visits. Kind of a dead end there.

I hear the road to Vera Cruz is quite rough...glad to hear there were no problems. Thanks for the input.
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:46 AM   #7
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The road form Tampico to Tuxpan. Is bad but other than that area it was good. The State of Vera Cruz is well worth exploring. It has a lot of diversity. Every thing from white water rafting to kicking back on the beach. The El Tajin ruins are a must see. The best part of all is the food. Alot of great sea food with strong french influance but still Mexican. A great Spring Break for a Tundra Monkey from South Dakota.
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:08 AM   #8
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We drove from BC Canada to Barra de Navidad (5 hrs south of P.V.) with no probs at all not even with the topes. saw 1 airstream in Kino Bay, parked our 1968 globetrotter 20' beside a 1998 triple axle in
mazatlan, and saw 2 more in Rincon de Guyabitos.
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:59 PM   #9
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We head south to Los Barriles towing our Airstream every winter staying from Dec to March, does that count? Have so since I retired in 2000. I have seen several Airstreams both on the road and in the camp grounds. Last winter we even had a caravan of Airstreams pull into one our local campgrounds. Must have been 25 or so.

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Hola Nik,

Noticed your location on the Map, you are very close to where I reside in Los Barriles. Do you stay at the East Cape RV resort? I may have met you there a couple of years ago. I have been full timing in my "Tin Tent" Argosy 28 for the past eight years the last five in Baja California Sur and the last three in Los Barriles.

Hope you are returning this winter and I would like to compare notes with you.


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Old 08-28-2006, 06:14 PM   #10
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Baja Airstreams!

I just got back from Baja and took these photos. I haven't had the nerve to haul mine down yet, but I will for sure! There is another forum member who hauled his to San Juanico and keeps it there, his username is Bajatraveler.

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too hot?

A friend said they had an Airstream parked on a lot on the Baja and it got way too hot inside. ??? Anyone else have a comment on that? I figure they would reflect the heat...not absorb it.
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We have a house in San Carlos Sonora and have our 25 Safari in the bodega attached to our house.
Recently we took a trailer trip from San Carlos to Mazatlan by way of Los Alamos and El Fuerte. The year before we went to Mata Ortiz in Chihuahua. Next winter we are going to put our boat in one of the marinas in LaPaz and take the Airstream across on the ferry.
The Airstream has given us no trouble. It doesn't high center on the topes although I scrapped my springbars once.
The airstream handles pretty well although I get a little swaying back and force when passed by a 95 kph bus going 75 mph. The roads are narrow and the bus pushes a huge bow wave of air.
We took a lesser wood framed travel trailer all around the Yucatan and back and ended up with aluminum covered firewood.
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A friend said they had an Airstream parked on a lot on the Baja and it got way too hot inside. ??? Anyone else have a comment on that? I figure they would reflect the heat...not absorb it.
I thought the same thing too. One summer I took some time off from work and polished my 1963 Overlander. I brought it out from under some trees where I was polishing it and parked it in the driveway in full sun. It was about 90 degrees outside, and the thermometer inside said 122 degrees !!!! .

I was quickly disabused of that notion.
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We have sailed in Mexico many times. Now looking for a good camp ground on the mainland side. any ideas...mike dean
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