Boy I would love to drive my JK to Mexico one day. I know some here already make the trips for camping and racing.
So what's involved in traveling to Mexico these days? Whats safe and whats not? Any recommendations?
Well....that has a lot to do with how adventurous you are and how risk averse you are!
We go almost monthly (except July and August).
Passports are not required yet as they have extended the deadline but highly recommended.
We go to Rocky Point. Before we got our RV, we took our MDX down when we rented a house. We now tow the Jeep behind our RV and purchase insurance by the year for both the RV and Jeep.
First - Mexican insurance is mandatory - don't let anyone tell you differently UNLESS you are right at the border - but even then - if it gets stolen - you're screwed. If you are there more than 2 weeks - the annual rate is about the same!
As for driving - we go anywhere and everywhere. Of course we usually have three large dogs (one is a wolf) in the back, so are not usually messed with.
Really depends on where you are heading. We have gone to TJ, Nogales, and Rocky Point with the Jeep.
Border returns sometimes can be a royal pain and take quite a while.
- no weapons unless you don't mind spending years in a Mexican jail
- no drugs - unless you don't mind doin' lots of 'splaining at the border...
No problems so far...