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RE: Cummins service centers in southwest Ontario

It's closed today (Saturday) but here's a possibility in London. Any Cummins dealer should be able to do this work..
Wm.Elliot 08/28/21 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
Looks like another soaker
Wm.Elliot 08/28/21 05:26am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

Sadly the trend I have noticed is a couple retires, downsizes home, buys an RV, enjoys camping in Mexico for a few years, then one spouse loses their health and that's it for camping. Most of the people we camped with in 1999 in Teacapan returned a few years and then the news came. The window of opportunity for people that worked until 65 years of age and then started camping can be very short.
Wm.Elliot 08/27/21 03:52pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

I'm not sure what you wrote Renee but I suggested nothing other than making oneself informed about Covid-19. I am advocating nothing other than doing due diligence. There is a wealth of information and data at our fingertips - if any issue ever required personal fact checking this is the one. On edit - this is a Mexico and South America discussion. Without fail people with no actual Mexico RV travel background or interest jump into discussions here. Those comments (I would hope) are sorted out. Crime is another topic that often brings comments like "I would never go to Mexico" from people that have never been and never would have gone to Mexico anyway. Those comments add little to the discussion.
Wm.Elliot 08/27/21 04:10am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

Good Lord. Shut off the TV, the radio, put away the newspaper. Do some research with an open mind.
Wm.Elliot 08/26/21 02:07pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

"If you think the USA and Canadian travel restrictions are tough now, just wait a couple of months for the new lock downs. Peoples freedom to travel will disappear in the name of saving lives. Folks, you should leave NOW and go to the location you want to ride this HYSTERIA out while you are able to. Vaccinations won't stop the restrictions that are coming" You're probably right. Fall and winter are traditionally worse for viruses. Even nations that are more heavily vaccinated (Israel, Iceland) are having surges now - when folks are normally healthier (outside, vitamin D from the sun). I'm still holding off until early January - too hot and too rainy for motorcycle travel for the next few months. I can only hope that for Americans to be able to cross north and south as has been the practice thus far.
Wm.Elliot 08/25/21 08:13pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hurricane Grace/Marty

Heavy rainfall associated with a storm like this does serious damage to roads - which can take a long time to repair. I've been on some lesser traveled two lane mountain highways in Oaxaca months after the last storm where half the road is still missing - washed away - just air where the road was - no signs to warn of the danger. More importantly, prayers for those living in the path.
Wm.Elliot 08/22/21 03:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexico's Highway Of Death

" As every long-time follower of this forum knows, _____ is not an alarmist and strongly supports RVing in Mexico." I've been in this forum since 2005 and could not disagree more. On issues of violence, the President, Covid there have been numerous occasions of alarmist comments from this individual. Reading comments like his tends to discourage rather than encourage visitors to Mexico. If I didn't know better I'd never dare return to Mexico. I'm not attacking the individual but strongly arguing about themes to discourage travel in Mexico - which this forum has sadly become. I can't recall the last discussion on a campground, town, or beach - it's become a very pessimistic forum. Many folks that used to participate in this forum have left. It's a shame. My Mexico background: Travel Trailer trips from N.Laredo to Teacapan Sinaloa 1999-2009 (approximately 10 months in Mexico combined) 2013-2020 Motorcycle trips the length and breadth of Mexico. On a motorcycle we are very exposed rather than living in the gated community environment many Mexico RV parks offer. On these motorcycle trips my wife and I travel alone. My career featured lots of public contact and law enforcement and three academies. I'm no fool and can detect most dangerous conditions when those conditions arise. While on the motorcycle we are extremely vulnerable - there is no protection whatsoever. We have ridden tens of thousands of miles in Mexico on a motorcycle without incident. The biggest threat we face is traffic - it moves quickly. All but one time we have always crossed at N.Laredo and driven/ridden the highway in question during the day and very early in the morning. All without incident. Like most others I was initially scared of Mexico. We started taking baby steps across the border in the mid 1980's before the new peso. Even back then Mexico was considered to be very dangerous and it took progressively longer trips across the border before we realized that Mexico was nothing at all as it was said to be. Some people who enjoyed Mexico wanted to keep it for themselves and perpetuated the "Mexico is very dangerous, don't go" legend to keep the crowds away. The same thing is happening in this forum. Life is not safe. In the United States it's no longer safe to drive a nice car in some cities. Mobs can pull a driver out, stomp the driver and steal the car. People are attacked, shot, and robbed so often these incidents don't even make the news.The same crimes happen in Europe - often knives, bombs, rocks, vehicles are used rather than guns. An elderly man in a wheelchair (Leon Klinghoffer) was shot and pushed off a cruise ship... in 1985. Again, I repeat I am not in any way attacking the individual but am very much opposed to the mindset that has taken over this forum. We are going back on another motorcycle trip in Mexico in January 2022. And I hate to see Mexico's tourist capabilities continually portrayed as it is in this forum.
Wm.Elliot 08/19/21 04:54am RVing in Mexico and South America
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