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!!
Its almost September! Seems like I just got home and now its time to pack again.
The peso rate will be set at the beginning of the season. I hope the peso will strengthen against the US $. I urge Canadians to change to pesos and not to US dollars and then pesos.
There is a new service I have been using to get money to Mexico. You can send to another person or to yourself. There are several options for picking up the money, banks,telegraph office, Coppel, etc.
If you use a debit card the charge is only $4.00 and the rate is very fair. It is also locked in. The money arrives within about an hour after you are set up. We will be able to take payment this way.
We are doing a Caravan from Tucson to La Penita RV Park to arrive at the park November 1. Contactcarole@lapenitarvpark.com
We have just joined the Passport America network. This means if you are a member of Passport America you can get up to 3 days at 1/2 of the daily rate. A good introduction to the park and to the many other Passport America Parks.
Trailers for Rent
My Mom and Dads’ trailer is for rent. It is across from the pool in a shady site with a lovely garden if you are inclined. The trailer is a 34 foot Terry with a large slide. It is freshly painted throughout and will have a new stove and mattress. It has a ramp for access so you don’t have to struggle with stairs. The pool and cafe are right there and washrooms are nearby. The site gets a nice breeze and has a view.
Also have a small Bigfoot trailer. Great for guests. Has two beds or one bed and bench seats and table. Bathroom with shower. $35 per night. Less for longer stay.
CANCER DE MAMA
Cancer de Mama needs help. If you can transport product or donate it is very much appreciated. Offers to transport Cancer de Mama products to LaPenita has been awesome. This summer I picked up and delivered all over the Okanagan. Just in the Okanagan area, I was able to drop off 9 boxes of product for transportation. Most everyone got a relatively small box because I had so much help. Thank you, thank you.
I have more donations to pick up in the Vancouver area in the next couple of weeks and would deperately like a few more people from the Lower Mainland to transport. Larry and I will be picking up a donation just off I-5 somewhere in Oregon so we are saving a little room for that.
Please email Nancy firstname.lastname@example.org if you could help me out.
Also, don’t forget those school supplies, Christmas toys and Wheelchairs and walkers. Everything helps.
Our 2013 22 ft. Jayco is currently available for rent @$50USD/night from Nov. 15 – Dec. 26, Jan. 2 – 21 and Feb. 24 – Mar 25th. Details available.
John and Diane Ford
A little piece of info!!
I washed the day part of our day/night shades. Turned our beautifully!!
We took the shade down from the wall, held it over the kitchen sink with just the day part showing and I washed it thoroughly with Oxyclean disolved in warm water. Rinsed it well and hung up out side to dry.
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?