Our wonderful friend, OT (Otilia Molina) and her trusted companion, Karo are hanging up their driving gloves. She says it was a difficult decision but a necessary one. OT has sold her rig so there will be no changing her mind. We will miss you alot, OT. If the winter in Nampa is too cold, come to the park and rent a rig!!
Al Unrau is in a battle with stage IV colon cancer and misses all the good friends he made in LaPenita. Thinking about you, Al!!
THE LOW DOWN – THANKS MURRAY FOR YOUR TENACITY AND RESEARCH INTO THIS ISSUE THAT COULD HAVE KEPT MOST OF US AT HOME
There has been a couple rumours circulating on the internet about problems with TIPs (Temporary Import Permit) going into Mexico. I have been closely monitoring this and updating most of the people in the Park that I thought would be affected. Carole has asked me to post the latest info here for the benefit of anyone I missed and for those with motorhomes (see issue #2).
The first issue was with the weight of the pickup trucks used to tow trailers or 5th wheels. The rumour was that any pickup over 3500kg (7,716#) GVWR would be denied a TIP. While this is technically correct, the rule is being applied ONLY to commercial vehicles and NOT to pickups pulling trailers or 5ths.
The second issue was a rumour that motorhomes and trailers/5ths would now be charged a $400 deposit, the same as presently charged for pickups and toads. Also, the rumour was that the TIPs for motorhomes and trailers/5ths would no longer be for ten years, and would be only for 180 days. This was a baseless rumour and is DEFINITELY FALSE.
I applied online for the TIPS for my 5th and pickup on August 22. I have now received both TIPS, one for my 1 ton pickup (11,600# GVWR) and one for my 5th. There was no deposit for the 5th and the TIP is for 10 years, same as they have always been. I have both holograms right here in my hot little hands.
A couple things to note:
1. If you apply online, the TIPs are being sent out via USPS priority mail rather than DHL courier as was done in previous years. This takes a few days longer.
2. If you are not comfortable with getting your TIP online (strongly recommended) and you run into any difficulties at the border, it is no use to try to argue with the Banjercito staff as they will not budge. You will need to go to the Aduana office and “once the staff of the Customs Office has made a physical inspection of your vehicle and verify that it is a vehicle for the transport of passengers and not a vehicle for cargo transportation” they will issue a waiver for Banjercito to give you your TIP.
If anyone has any questions on this please feel free to contact me.
A MESSEGE FROM MANAGEMENT!!
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CANCER DE MAMA
John and Diane Ford
Amazingly bright and clean. This might be old news but I was impressed!!
What hair color do they put on the driver’s licenses
of bald men?