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  1. I crossed at Colombia this week. Two websites reported 1 hr 20 minute delay at 2 pm when I made the final R turn off of Hwy 2, only about 1 km from the bridge. We crossed at 5 pm. CBP had a truck midway on the bridge. I would not rely on a website nowadays. Only two lanes open for passenger traffic until I was at the front of the line. Then CBP opened two more passenger lanes. YMMV
  2. There is one stop light in San Juan Cosala on the carretera. Coming from Ajijic, the TV repair shop will be about 200 feet past the stop light on your left, a green store front. You can't miss it.
  3. Does anyone have current info on the road construction that has been causing 3 hr delays on 57 near entronque Roberto North of Matehuala?
  4. I have done that route twice going North and each time I came up behind a city bus on the two lane road downtown. Sunday seems to be the worse day to cross downtown. So it can be a throw of the dice. If you take that route, I would suggest you become familiar with the road grid downtown so you can route yourself around a bus to keep moving. I do think you can save a few minutes if you can avoid the buses. YMMV
  5. With thousands of Americans fleeing Mexico, the upside at lakeside for rabo verdes is the price of viagra will plummet.
  6. My first Spanish teacher did not mince his words when we had the first lesson, "a,e,i,o,u, un burro sabe mas que tu." Great teacher.
  7. Con dinero, baila el perro. A dicho Mexicans say when dealing with Aduana.
  8. ^^^ I think the issue with Aduana is if the ATV in the back of the truck had a license plate or not. When I crossed with a plated dirt bike, I removed the plate and lights from the bike before I crossed into Mexico. I explained the dirt bike was for offroad use only. I still had to do a lot of 'splaining to get Aduana to put the moto on one TVIP as remolque. That was about 8 years ago at Colombia bridge N of Laredo so maybe the rules have changed. On a sidebar, there is about a 30 mile stretch of road as you leave Colombia bridge and enter into Mexico that has some criminal history. When I returned the truck and bike North I had a problem on that stretch of road. I would not recommend that route for anyone in a truck with bike in back based on my experience. YMMV
  9. You might get lucky and find a loaner bike here, street or dirt?
  10. Two vehicles will require two TVIPs. One person cannot hold more than one TVIP. The husband can have one title/registration in his name for one vehicle to obtain the TVIP for that vehicle. The wife will need the title/registration for the second vehicle in her name. Depending on age of vehicle the deposit on your credit card will vary $200 to 400 for each vehicle. Years ago I used the current state vehicle registration docs. Some crossings will accept state registration and others may ask for the title. Bring both. If there is a lien on a vehicle and you choose to use the title, they may ask for a letter of permission from lender to take the vehicle across the border. Insurance is required and the liability limits vary state to state so go for the max. Shop around. They probably will not ask to see proof of insurance at the border but if you are in an accident then you will need to have it. Also passport and drivers license names must match. Or you can get your TVIP online, https://www.banjercito.com.mx/registroVehiculos/ Always note on the FMM/TVIP forms that you will be in Mexico for the max allowed 180 days just in case you get delayed, then you will not forfeit the deposits. Do not lose the paperwork or you will not receive your deposit refund when you exit Mexico. If the moto is an unplated dirt bike, you could possibly bring it in under "remolque" on one TVIP since it will not be ridden on public roads. Depends on the official on duty that day. You should confirm the above info as these TVIP requirements are known to change overnite. Good luck,
  11. Send a pm to RVGRINGO. He lives in the McAllen, Texas area and if I remember he is a vet. You won't meet a nicer guy.
  12. The spin of "global warming" into "climate change" is explained in the movie "Vice", now showing in Ajijic. Also, the spin of "estate tax" into "death tax" is explained. Excellent movie.
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