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Old 04-29-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Is it SAFE? I am planning a trip for next winter. We want to go to Belize. Of course you have to go through Mexico 1st There is not a lot of information on this that I could find. INFO please the more the better  Thanks

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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Some say no way, others no problem.

I would love to do it as well because we travel mostly in the south during winter months. I think I would feel fine doing it as a caravan, but not alone. Been watching for a WBCCI trip but haven't seen one.

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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You'll need Mexico insurance for both your trailer and TV. Your regular auto insurance will not cover you in Mexico. And don't forget your passports...

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:38 AM   #4
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Google Mexico RV Caravans. There are escorted trips to Mexico that may be a more relaxed trip for first timers. There is also a book about RVing in Mexico.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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We have made the trip to Chetumal across the border from Belize in an s.o.b, travel trailer.
Yes, you are safe but take the well known precautions particularly in the states in the news for cartel violence.
Not only will you need Mexican insurance but Belize insurance as well. You will also need a visa to get into Belize. Insurance and your visa can be obtained at the border
If you have not traveled to Mexico before in your rv, I suggest an easier trip first. Or a caravan, there are caravans going to the Copper Canyon and other popular places. I don't think there is a caravan going to the Belize or the Yucatan.
Bring money, Belize is beautiful but pricey. Cost of living in Mexico is similar to the U.S. If you want to get anywhere in Mexico, you will have to take a toll road and with four axles on the ground you are going to have to pay some serious tolls.
Speak some Spanish, as outside of the tourist areas few speak English and in fact understand my badly accented Spanish with some difficulty.
Most importantly, have a spirit of adventure, be flexible and try not to be nervous. Travel in your Airstream in the third world is very different than going from campground on the interstate.
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