The RV lifestyle gives travelers easy access to parts of North America they may have never visited before. Mexico is one of those often uncharted but incredible places. Traveling south of the border offers a whole new array of RV communities, desirable temperatures, a vibrant culture and unbelievable scenery you just can’t find in the U.S. If you haven’t taken your RV down to Mexico yet, you’ll be amazed at how safe and enjoyable Mexico RV travel can be.
Driving in Mexico
Driving in Mexico may seem daunting at first, but road improvements south of the border have made getting from Point A to Point B easier than ever before. The driving laws and traffic signals are very similar to ours here in the United States, and U.S.-style toll roads make travel between larger cities easy and safe. It’s important to stick to the toll roads whenever possible, because the secondary roads can be unpredictable, much longer and often in poor condition. Unlike in the United States, you never want to drive at night in Mexico. This is because unmarked speed bumps (known as topes) are extremely common, and they can do major damage to your rig. Take a look at this handy “Driving in Mexico” guide before heading south of the border.
Staying Safe in Mexico
Many RV travelers fear traveling in Mexico, because it’s portrayed in the media as a dangerous country. Mexico, like the United States, has its safe areas and its dangerous ones. If you’re concerned about the safety of the area you want to travel, join one of many online forums for RV travel in Mexico. This is a great way to find an expat or RV community in the area you’d like to travel. You can also find out great information about the safety of the area and which routes are best for traveling there.
Before You Hit the Road
It’s important to do a lot of research before you plan your RV travels to another country. Pack plenty of maps and guidebooks to help you along your journey, and don’t forget to bring your RV to CCRV in Corpus Christi to ensure it is in top shape for your travels.