Taking new Sprinter to Baja Norte

Bobnoxious

GONE FISHING
Hey, demonio blanco con una esposa muy caliente y una hija muy sabrosa....

 
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Bobnoxious

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Kajtek1

2015 long/tall limo RV 2.1l
Sadly, you will miss all of this:

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BTW, I am not bilingual by any means and by that I mean not at all.

No problemo.
I am tri-lingual but Spanish is not it.
My youngest son had like 3 years of Spanish by the time we went to Baja, yet he would hesitate to speak.
So I had to learn Spanish "tourist vocabulary" where with 200-300 most common words I could buy something.
Got over a foot long lobster for $5, so I guess I wasn't that bad.
 

Kajtek1

2015 long/tall limo RV 2.1l
The year was about 2008, but beside communication, I also drove 20 miles on gravel road to beach with fisherman's camp on it
A place where Gringos don't make it.
Here is another picture of the beach at Gulf of California. Water was about 80F.
Word of precaution if you plan to drive with something wider than Sprinter.
Both mirrors of my full size conversion would stick over the highway lines.
You could not pass other wide vehicle without going over the shoulder, when shoulder was 3 inches wide and followed by ditch.
Even I could easy drive the coach 700 miles daily on US freeways, 250 -300 miles in Baja and I was exhausted.


 
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I visited Loreto years ago, it's beautiful and the people were friendly. would love to return one day.
 

Bobnoxious

GONE FISHING
No snark!
Curious about catastrophic medical evacuation insurance?

"What if" a family member becomes seriously ill or injured 500 miles from the US border? Does Mexico provide free medical treatment to foreign nationals, do they accept Obamacare?
 

Bobnoxious

GONE FISHING
How about American Express?

 

Mr. Bills

2016 170 HR 4x4 Class B Conversion
No snark!
Curious about catastrophic medical evacuation insurance?

"What if" a family member becomes seriously ill or injured 500 miles from the US border? Does Mexico provide free medical treatment to foreign nationals, do they accept Obamacare?
Medical care in Mexico is cash and carry for foreign tourists. Fortunately, the fees are not grossly inflated as they are in the U.S.

There are many options for medical insurance coverage for American and Canadian tourists in Mexico, which typically reimburses your out of pocket medical costs. Medical evacuation/airlift insurance from a Mexican medical facility to the U.S. is also available.
 

TrackSprinter

2016 Low Roof 144 2500
I smirk when I see the "Mexico is the safest place" posts. Really? Good luck with that. I know and have too many factual stories. My border patrol buddy had plenty of stories as well. Just because you've never been pick-pocketed, don't mean it wont happen. And just because you don't hear about crime against tourists don't mean its not happening.

Its a numbers game. Foreigners and tourists are easy targets, especially in a pretty van. Put yourself in a far less secure situation and the numbers go up that something could happen to you. And then the not-so-random things... Have you ever been carjacked? Ever had cold steel put against your temple? What are the chances? Well if you have a tricked out little compact car like I did, you make yourself a target. I didn't ever consider it would happen to me. Ever been shaken down by the policia? Noooo, that never happens either. Especially while doing nothing but minding your business.

The ONLY time I go down there now, is when my buddy who lives there comes and picks me up. Sentri is good thing.
Its a shame too because I really would love to take my van down and do some camping, but weapons are not allowed in Mexico.
 

Bobnoxious

GONE FISHING
I love you brother Bills but I just grew in a different neighborhood.

Medical care in Mexico is cash and carry for foreign tourists.
Meanwhile, Credit card is declined and hubby rapidly bleeding-out from a femoral artery gash suffered in a severe auto accident.

Fortunately, the fees are not grossly inflated as they are in the U.S.
The old saying, you get what you pay for

I would argue the standard or quality of healthcare, particularly trauma, is not anywhere on par with the United States.

Need medical tort reform in America. Please write your elected congressional official.

There are many options for medical insurance coverage for American and Canadian tourists in Mexico, which typically reimburses your out of pocket medical costs.
If anyone in my family were to suffer life-threatening injury or illness, I want them airlifted back to the states, post haste not vectored to a discount infirmary.

Last I checked, costs well over $100,000 to medivac out of Europe.

Medical evacuation/airlift insurance from a Mexican medical facility to the U.S. is also available.
Price, extent of coverage?

Shalom.
 

Bobnoxious

GONE FISHING
BE PREPARED!
 

Kajtek1

2015 long/tall limo RV 2.1l
Baja is a scary place. Don’t go. Stay home and wait for Disneyland to open back up.
 

Bobnoxious

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Bobnoxious

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Well, if gonna get robbed, mugged or murdered, there's no better place than home.

And.... God said unto Bob, You can show people the fountain of truth, but cannot force them to drink".
 

Mr. Bills

2016 170 HR 4x4 Class B Conversion
One of the great things about the right to travel guaranteed by Article IV of the United States Constitution and its Fifth Amendment is the concomitant right not to travel.

Those who would prefer to avoid Mexico for whatever reason or for no reason at all are free to stay home.
 

Bobnoxious

GONE FISHING
Nothing in it about Baja.
Your thirst for truth is easily quenched.


Just sayin...considering , among others, rapidly evolving domestic hostile, violent political and civil turmoil, A foreign paradise can turn overnight into a living Hell.

Here's few recommendation

  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Exercise increased caution when visiting local bars, nightclubs, and casinos"
  • 100,000 Sprinter OK?

Rub mud all over it or something. Kind a like a Sprinter Ghilly suit. Maybe toss in a few dents here and there. Broken windows really look add dilapidated look.

Don't get smashed in bars.
 

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