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Have you ever traveled in Mexico with an RV for a week or longer?

Mexico can be an absolutely wonderful destination for you and your RV. The beaches, the food, the people, the culture… Did we mention the food?!

In fact, one of our writers is there right now! We won’t say who (you’ll find out soon enough), but she has written about RVing in Mexico before, specifically about crossing the border between San Diego and Tijuana. Another writer crossed into Mexico and also said it was easy. See? You can do it!

Have you ever traveled in Mexico with your RV? What about for a week or more? Would you want to? Tell us in the poll below. Thanks!

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Bob Weinfurt
23 days ago

I live in and am enjoying the east coast area of the USA. I’ll be staying right here.

Rich
24 days ago

no doubt about it…we NEVER will.

James Larry Simpson
24 days ago

Love Mexico. Have been camping and traveling to western mainland and throughout Baja since the mid 80’s. Always great time. With kids when they were young, still with friends or alone with my wife. Never used a larger RV. Usually had a VW bus or a Jeep Cherokee. Seldom used tents. Mostly threw a blanket down and sleep under the stars. People always friendly and helpful. Occasional issues with military (like one time helping us get very stuck and laughing as they rode off abandoning us. We were pissed but figured out how to get unstuck and laughed about it later). Much friendlier and safer than many places in the US.

Roy Davis
24 days ago

I haven’t yet but had friends tell us it’s a great country to winter in. We’ve cruised to Mexico just a few weeks ago but we’re more “winter Texans” as the locals often refer to us as.

bill
24 days ago

Camped the 1000 mile length of Baja twice. Took ferry from Cabo to Puerto Vallarta the 1st time and camped our way back to the border at El Paso. 14 months all together and probably going back to Baja this winter or next. We drive a Ford powered B+ and no problems occurred with roads. Travel in the daytime, mindful of “open range” (like much of western US) and lookout for “topes” (speed bumps) usually before crossing washes or nearing intersections.
Have a great trip whether you go or stay home!

Scott
24 days ago

not a chance in Hell…too much corruption and shootings to worry about. I have lots of other bucket list locations to see. My last encounter in Mexico involved a company trip and equipment being held until bribe money was paid to liberate the incarcerated company equipment. I was so appalled by this behavior that I swore off EVER going to this tarnished jewel of a country again

Roy Davis
24 days ago
Reply to  Scott

I have heard the same thing said about the United States.

Rich
24 days ago
Reply to  Roy Davis

i have never experienced anyone…private or public holding my property “hostage” in lieu of a bribe in the US.

Scott
23 days ago
Reply to  Rich

I agree…as seen in my previous posting. When the rule of law is more like guidelines and bribes are common place, I am not willing to risk my family /property for traveling. Too many uncertainties to throw into the mix

John johnson
24 days ago
Reply to  Scott

Just takes a dusting off and a little elbow grease to make it really shine…..

Diane Mc
24 days ago

Husband went many times in younger days. He loved it. Convinced me to go to San Felipe. At border crossing, Spanish speaking only agent comes in. Goes to bedroom. & sits on the bed! My BD wrapped gift on bed. Husband tries to explain. Finally gave up & released us. Later, stopped by Mexican military w/guns drawn in middle of nowhere. Escaped that one. Return trip. Military road block telling everyone to pull over, in the soft sand. We tried to tell them. So we got stuck. They looked embarrassed. Eventually a Hummer comes from over the hills and pulled us out. Like the people. Military/govt not so much.

Tony Grigg
24 days ago

No, I buy all my drugs locally. 🫢

Richard
24 days ago

We spent 12 winters at San Felipe on the Baja. 2015, 3 rigs made the trip to Cabo, spending 3+ weeks at various spots up and down the peninsula. Stayed on beaches and in campgrounds. No problems. Mexicans we befriended on Baja said THEY wouldn’t go to the mainland or Tijuana. So we didn’t either. Great effort is made to keep crime down on the Baja because it depends so heavily on tourism. I know places in Kansas City that are worse than Baja. Don’t go where you shouldn’t be, don’t do what you shouldn’t do.

Dana D.
24 days ago

My politics prevent me from traveling to any country or State that supports/promotes illegal immigration including drug and human trafficking. I also won’t go to places where I can’t defend myself. Just my choice!

bill
24 days ago
Reply to  Dana D.

Thanks for not going … More room for easy going, open minded folks.🙏

Rich
24 days ago
Reply to  Dana D.

👍👍

M D-B
24 days ago

January 2002. Drove myself and my 3 terriers into Mexico for 6 week jaunt. Stayed mostly at Bahia Kino with dozens of Canadian snow birds. Fun time. Wouldn’t think of doing it now.

Bill (Memo in MX)
24 days ago

We are in AZ getting ready to cross over for our 4th RV trip in a Lance 1985 + F150.
We have done Baja end to end. We have done the entire Gulf coast, then all the way around to Belize, then all along the Guatemala border, then through Chiapas and home through central MX. We have done the Pacific coast route most of the way to Guatemala. Visited big cities like Guadalajara and Puebla. We generally avoid gringo habitats and the border areas.
We have never met an unfriendly Mexican or had any trouble with anyone. Even groups of teenage boys are unfailingly polite on the street!
The US has been poisoned by relentless political propaganda about Mexico. We tell people we are from the “Estados Amigos.”

Spike
24 days ago

I had to make numerous trips to Guadalajara over the years for business. I remember being shocked on my first trip upon seeing machine gun toting men guarding the doors at some establishments! Was told that is how they deter theft.

Zero desire to go to Mexico as a tourist. There is so much to see and do and spend my money on in the US, I’ll just stay here (and Canada).

Bob
24 days ago

I’ll just say no way.

ChuckB
24 days ago

We go at least yearly to Puerto Peñasco. It’s a short drive from the border and the route is secure. The town depends on and supports US tourists. Only issues I have heard of is that speed limits in Sonoita can be ultra strictly enforced. We know that cartels are active throughout Mexico so traveling much further south could be risky. I would like to go into norther Baja California too and believe that area is safe also. Remember, no guns, that could land one in the Tijuana jail.

Vic Whitmore
24 days ago

We’ve been RV tripping to Mexico every year since 2009, except for two years due to COVID. We are enjoying the warm weather and watching with envy (NOT) the cold wintery blasts sweeping through Canada and USA. So sad for Buffalo NY.

Bob
25 days ago

Never been there in an rv but thought about going several years ago. With all the criminal activity down there now I wouldn’t think about going there in an rv or even flying there.

Bob p
24 days ago
Reply to  Bob

Amen!!

Tommy Molnar
24 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

X 2 !

bill
24 days ago
Reply to  Bob

More room for those not infected by anti-everything propaganda. ..and what medium to large city at home would you feel comfortable visiting?

TScott
25 days ago

Yes, once. In 1973 a few friends and myself rented a motor home. I’m glad I did it then. But will never go there again.

Ed K
25 days ago

Why go to Mexico, they are all coming here. Was stationed in San Diego and saw first hand the way sailors were treated and had no desire to experience it first hand.

Seann Fox
25 days ago

I drove all the way down Baja to Cabo San Lucas on the way back I was robbed by the police at La Paz. I will never RV in Mexico again.

Bob p
24 days ago
Reply to  Seann Fox

With all the great places to see here I don’t understand people going to a foreign country. The laws are so much different, you don’t have any rights, and you can go to prison very fast for things you’d never have a problem with in the states.

Les
24 days ago
Reply to  Seann Fox

I did that road trip to Cabo in 2015 in my truck camper, not one issue except for narrow roads and speed bumps. The problem areas are border towns. Don’t speed and don’t look for trouble and you’ll be fine. I’ll probably road trip into the mainland to visit friends who live there now, no fear but always cautious.

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