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Old 10-18-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Looking for recommendations on taking my Aisrtream into Mexico. Either Copper Canyon or Baja. Also, anyone else interested?
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:53 AM   #2
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The internet says you can no longer bring your trailer into Copper Canyon by rail. Anybody been?
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:29 AM   #3
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That is true about the Copper Canyon. I am interested about doing the Baja.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:03 PM   #4
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I have heard traveling in Mexico can be dangerous. I have also heard it is completely safe. Perhaps the truth is in between. In any event there is safety in numbers not to mention fun. I will keep a list of anyone interested in Caravanning into Mexico starting with Ahab and see what develops.
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We are very interested in traveling in Baja Mexico in the near future. What does anyone hear about road conditions, traveling at night, fuel availability and cost of fuel.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:24 PM   #6
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We are also interested in planning a trip to Baja. It has been in the back of my mind for a couple of years and I remember reading that the longer trailers (ours is a 30) do not fit well with the infrastructure in Mexico (particularly campgrounds) . Shorter trailers or even better, truck campers were suggested as being the way to go. Any recommendations or comments based on first hand experience would be welcome.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:05 AM   #7
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Raidergal and Martin,

Here are my thoughts so far:

First I know very little about Baja and am looking for suggestions. I am not interested in staying at some fancy tourist area like Puerto Penasco. I am more interested in natural settings than resorts.

I am going to Death Valley 3rd week in March so tying in Baja immediately before of after would work for me.

Also, I checked on crossing the border with my dogs. Quarantine is not necessary but an international health certificate and vaccination records is.

Martin, thanks for the info on trailer length. I have a 34 and a 25 so will plan on bringing by 25 footer.

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I live in La Paz, MX. Not a lot of nice RV parks to stay at. The roads are unforgiving but quite passable. Around the Loreto area there are a couple of places where RV's can park right on the beach. Starting about now and going thru June the weather will be at its best.
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graysailor,

Are there any specific safety concerns for Americans pulling a trailer in Baja? La Paz looks to my liking. How long will it take to travel from the border to La Paz? I also am a senior sailer. I like to sail not power. Anything you would recommend as a short charter or just a spot on deck somewhere? I have heard camping on the beach is free?

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We have pulled our Airstream to Mexico 4 times. This winter will be the 5th.
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Get the Church's book Travelers Guide to Mexican Camping. Last published in 2010,but still very helpful.
When we took the train to Copper Canyon we left our trailer on the beach at Huatabampito. It was etraordinary!
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Thanks for the info on the guide book. I'm going to try and find one online.
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We made many trips to and down Baja in our dune buggy in the 80s. Found it all great fun.
We always got our Mexican insurance at Sanborn, just before crossing the border. At that time the rates were all controlled, and the same so different companies offered incentives. Sanborn would make up a book showing everything along your chosen route similar to the Alaska "Milepost". Certainly worth checking out.


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They are available new on the net for a bit over $20. There are lots of used copies on Amazon for as little as $0.01. I splurged and bought a 4 cent version. Cost me 4 bucks to ship however.
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