Yes, I know, I heard lot of people singing how wonderful is to spend time in Mexico and more or less the same amount of people presenting a negative aspect to it.
Who’s right or wrong and why so many opposite point of view on this issue !
I have never been to Mexico, at least with my 5th.W., and I am really evaluating all these information available in order to have a picture of what I am expected to find there and in doing so, I will outline all negative/positive issues, in my possession and would like your concurrence or….. kill me if I am wrong:
Insurance cost: Mexico does not recognize the Canadian insurance company, therefore, in order to be out of trouble two years ago, I made few enquiries with several insurance companies and in order to fully protect my truck and 5th.W. it would have cost me an average of US$ 45 per day.
In reviewing the comments from people used to go there and learned that most of them are ensuring the unit for the time required to go from the US boarder to the specific campground and to return to the USA boarder. If it is adopted the above option, what would you use to visit the surrounding places ?
Road facility: I have been told that, unless you travel on highways which are quite expensive, the regular roads and traffic in Mexico is a nightmare.
Campsites: Unless you go to the most renown one which may be comparable with the good one in the USA, most of the others are clean, not unlimited water and the people very helpful but the camp feature not up to date (i.e. only 15 AMPS and the power surge is very common, therefore, unless you use the surge protector, you may damage your unit equipment.
Security: In line with what I read, it is suggested to avoid traveling at night because of the road conditions or to spend the nights in remote places without some protection; this caution should also be considered here, however, it is our part of the world and we should know how to behave here.
One other thing that was repeated by several campers is the fact that the police stops you often to check for drugs and often asks you for some gift.
Government Read tape: I understand that if you need documentation because an accident or to ferry you and your car/trailer from the Baja to the continent or vice versa, it takes ages before completing the transaction.
Gasoline : It is available mostly in every place provided that the stations are not closed.
Locations: It appears that no matter where you go in Mexico, the places are worth to be seen, the views are spectacular and people very helpful.
Shopping : According to what I read, the local products are exquisite and at a real bargain price.
Medication in general: are very safe and very convenient, however, this should be of secondary importance for Canadians since we do have a Medicare here.
Well, this is what I came up with my analysis, this part of the world is appealing but…..
Any comments from your part ?