Size Of Motorhomes Getter Bigger
By JOHN M. DERBY
December 14, 2017
There seems to be no limit on the size of the motorhomes
that are coming down to Mexico this time of the year —
many all the way from Canada. Baja California Sur is a destination
for these big rigs with rollout sides, making them as large
as a house when all set up.
motorhomes have everything: solar power, gas generators,
television, Internet and sometimes more than one bedroom.
They can cost well over a $100,000, and take up all the
narrow road which is available in Mexico.
man who just brought down his large motorhome said, “I
keep my right wheel on the middle line and don’t worry
about the left one.”
was asked, what happens when the Mexican road does not have
a white line in the middle, as is sometime the case?
replied: “Then I pray!”
down here, the big rigs have plenty of room on the beaches,
and the cost for a big rig is usually the same as a smaller
rig. The charge is approximately 150 pesos a night, or less
than $9. This does not include any hookups but there are
places to dump the dump tanks and usually fresh water is
every big motorhome, there are two or three rigs of the
home-built variety, which include every imaginable thing
one would want in Mexico. Most rigs have bicycles and kayaks,
big cooler chests, fishing gear, propane tanks, and some
kind of a camper on top of a pickup bed.
the owners get these things loaded, and then unloaded at
their destination, is amazing. And they do it in a very
short time as the campers may only stop at each beach for
a couple of days as they make their way south.
smaller rigs are not owned by the rich and famous, although
the rich and famous have been found on these little Baja
beaches too. Most of these rigs are owned by people with
a limited income who just need a break from the cold weather
is easy to reach and the visa is cheap. One must have a
valid passport, not so much to get into the country, but
to get back out of the country. A visa is good for up to
180 days, and so are auto insurance policies which are a
must when traveling by car.
everyone travels by car and the buses in Mexico are not
the chicken buses of one’s imagination. These are
first class buses, often with televisions and easy lean
back seats which make travel comfortable. From the border
to our town which is 600 miles the cost is about $100.
you can put together your own Baja rig.
won’t be alone.