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Episode 14: Preparing for a road trip in Mexico

After a short break to visit family and get our ducks in a row for Mexico, we are back on the road and back to blogging!

We've learned A LOT over the past few weeks as we have researched and prepared to cross the border into Mexico. The experience has been nothing like going to Canada, where you can basically grab your passport and you're on your way! There is a ton of paperwork to have prepared before crossing south of the border...

We put together a video with a quick list of things you might want to do if you're considering taking your car and/or camper into Mexico. Check out the video and see links below for further details. And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more as we head south!

Alaska to Mexico #14: Preparing for a road trip in Mexico

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Things we did and places we visited in this episode:

  • Prepare you car

  • Take to mechanic for full inspection of all systems

  • Test/Replace Battery

  • Oil change

  • Test/Replace Tires

  • Check wiper blades

  • Top off fluids

Prepare your camper

Inventory your belongings

  • Send copy to insurance company

  • Leave behind sentimental items

  • Leave behind weapons


  • Car registration

  • Trailer registration

  • Notarized letter from lien holder (if applicable)

  • Proof of Mexican car/trailer insurance

  • Passport

  • Driver's license

  • Credit Card

  • US cash & pesos

Helpful resources

  1. Currency converter

  2. (offline maps)

  3. Google translate

  4. iOverlander


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