Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-09-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
2005 28' Safari
tellico plains , tn
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 29

has anyone crossed (walked) into any of the mexican border towns around south texas recently ???? i know the towns further west are a battleground but just hoped to visit maybe Progresso or Reynosa in the next few weeks.

many thanks.

ohwally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
1972 21' Globetrotter
nc , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 253
Images: 2
well if i was going to mexico to any town along the border this day in time, i would make sure i had my paper work up to date in case i didn't make it back.

rock60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
Rivet Master
easyride's Avatar
1977 27' Overlander
1973 27' Overlander
1963 19' Globetrotter
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,259
Images: 1
I think all the border towns are a battleground,you could get caught in a cross fire anywhere.I wouldn`t go there unless I was armed to the teeth.I lived in Juarez in the 70`s and really liked it,no way now. Dave
easyride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
Site Team
Aage's Avatar
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,170
Images: 25
Sorry, but I wouldn't go to anywhere in Mexico any more if you paid me a million dollars.

The only time I hear about Mexico in the news from up here is when another tourist is murdered.
If it's to be, it's up to me.
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 04:23 PM   #5
Rivet Master
bwaysteve's Avatar
1965 28' Ambassador
Irving , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 585
Images: 5
5yrs. ago I would have had no problem taking my AS all the way down to San Miguel de Allende where it is safe.It's getting the first 50 miles that I would be concerned about.Just to go into a border town is not worth losing your life or your Airstream taken at gunpoint never to be seen again.Don't do it.
bwaysteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 04:26 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
HCR's Avatar
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Livingston , Full time traveler
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 178
Images: 6
My neighbor went across at Laredo a couple of weeks ago. She reported seeing no other Anglos as she walked the two blocks to her dentist. She couldn't find her passport before she left and went anyway, without it... and, to my surprise, customs let her back into U.S. with just her driver's license. Go figure!

A sad situation, this border violence. I lived in El Paso back in 94-95 and went to Juarez several times a week without incident. I expect to go to interior Mex. this winter and will get through the border states as quickly as possible.
Airstream of Consciousness
HCR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 04:43 PM   #7
Rivet Master
SteveH's Avatar
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,286
Originally Posted by easyride View Post
I think all the border towns are a battleground,you could get caught in a cross fire anywhere.I wouldn`t go there unless I was armed to the teeth. Dave
If you did go to Mexico, the LAST thing you would want to do is take a firearm. That will get you thrown into a Mexican jail faster than anything else, and probably never to be seen or heard of again.

They have nothing down there that I would risk my life to go after.

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 05:11 PM   #8
Hawkeyes & Harleys
HOG-I's Avatar
2006 16' International CCD
Las Cruces , New Mexico
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 87
We have a small town/community just South of Columbus, NM called Palomas, MX. This town is approximately 35 miles south of Deming, NM on I-10. Within the last two weeks they dug up a grave holding 18 bodies of which two have been identified as US citizens that had been reported missing this past year. Oh yes the Mayor of Palomas was reported missing last year - still missing.
HOG-I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 05:16 PM   #9
Rivet Master
r carl's Avatar
Vintage Kin Owner
Lin , Ne
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,967
The minute you step across that border you surrender your rights...
r carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 05:22 PM   #10
Rivet Master
dznf0g's Avatar

2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 8,203
I was in Reynosa, gosh, 5 or 6 years ago with a mission group. Well before all the most recent WAR! We were tailed by the Federalies in a HumVee with a 50 caliber mounted on it very frequently throughout the week. We thought we were "suspicious". So happens that the Local Police Captain was the owner of the "hotel" we stayed at. He would not let us out of his walled "compound" after dark. And the Federalies were not watching us, but protecting us. NO WAY I'm going down there till all is calm. Whenever that may be.
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 05:35 PM   #11
Rivet Master

Southwestern , Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,622
No. Way.

One of our kids has to go to Reynosa frequently on account of his job. The company he works for has a plant there.

Reynosa is part of the war zone. US employees are no longer allowed to stay overnight there and they are driven around by Mexican drivers so they can't be jailed for "traffic violations". If I remember correctly it was the McAllen-Reynosa border crossing where there was a shootout not too long ago that left a dozen dead bodies on the bridge.

We wish he didn't have to go down there, but he has a good job, and jobs aren't too plentiful right now.
Nuvite-F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 05:56 PM   #12
4 Rivet Member
withidl's Avatar
2002 31' Classic
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 440
Images: 1
I have a brother, his wife (a Mexican citizen raised legally in the USA), their 3 daughters and one son who live in Mexico and run two businesses there. My brother who is 6’ 2” tall, blond and blue eyed went native back in 1989. He has told me he knows what it’s like to be discriminated against as he’s a minority there. He speaks Spanish fluently (better than his wife) as do his children.

That being said he would like for me to drive my assembly down to his second business and home in Baja California this spring with our mother and sister. I told him I would only consider it if he drove up to San Diego to meet me and escorte me to his home in Baja, and then escorte me back to San Diego when the visit was over as I simply will not risk crossing the Mexican border without someone who I trust knows the language and culture.
withidl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 06:17 PM   #13
Rivet Master
TBRich's Avatar

2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,369
Images: 64
We no longer visit Nogales, MX ... seems that the border towns are the worst these days...

That being said, we Airstreamed down to Puerto Peñaso (Rocky Point), MX, (on the Sea of Cortez about 70 miles south of the AZ border, crossing at Lukeville/Sonoyta) with two other Airstreams from our 4CUnit in November, and we had no problems. We were the "newbies" in the trio as far as taking our AS to MX, so we stayed in the middle... Rocky Point is very pro-American and pro-tourist as their economy depends so much on visitors ... They are obviously hurting because of our weakened economy and reduced tourism. It's sad. We felt pretty good about it, though we would hesitate to go down by ourselves and we would not travel after nightfall. I have a feeling that Rocky Point presents less of a threat than other areas, however. We will be going again in the spring most likely. Passports are required, by the way...and don't take a firearm.
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 06:24 PM   #14
Rivet Master
jdalrymple's Avatar

2009 27' FB Flying Cloud
1991 35' Airstream 350
Siloam Springs , Arkansas
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,491
Won't go anywhere in MX. Not even on a triple dog dare.

Jeff & Cindy
Hunter RIP

'09 27FB Flying Cloud
'91 350 LE MH
jdalrymple is offline   Reply With Quote

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
New Mexico Host needed--- pappy19 Working on the Road 0 07-09-2011 08:53 AM
Northern New Mexico SOB EricktheSOB Member Introductions 2 06-28-2011 04:53 PM
VAC/FCU New Mexico Rt 66 Rally Ken J WBCCI Rallies & Events 11 06-28-2011 11:49 AM
New in New Mexico Airstruck Member Introductions 12 05-17-2011 06:52 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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