The Baja LTVA

The Baja LTVA – Things You Should Know

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We’ve compiled some useful tips for living in Mexico from our personal experiences starting with; Getting Money Most Mexican Banks have cash machines outside. For example, there is an HSBC bank in Lazaro Cardenas, close to the town of San Quintín. Their ATM machines have both Spanish and English text. You are charged a flat rate of approximately 33 pesos …

Los Olivos RV Park

Los Olivos RV Park Removed From Consideration From Baja LTVA Membership

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In keeping with our promise to bring our members the good and bad stories about the San Quintín Valley, we regretfully inform you that we have made a decision to remove the Los Olivos RV Park from consideration for membership in the San Qunitin Baja LTVA. There were multiple reasons for this decision which we summarize below. Crime Area While …

Bishop Increases Fees 300%

BLM LTVA Fee Increases to $900 and $1800?

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WARNING! We’ve just learned that the BLM has announced a rate increase proposal which will increase LTVA passes over 300% – 450% to almost $900 per season and a whopping $1800 per year! While this is starting with the Northern LTVAs,  you can be assured the Southern LTVAs, like Imperial Dam and Quartzsite, will be next. Make no mistake about …

RV Hobo - Microwave, Solar and the RV

Microwave, Solar and the RV

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So you have a solar powered RV and are considering using a microwave oven or want to know more about it. If you are not a Boondocker and prefer those full-featured RV “parking lots”, this article doesn’t pertain to you. If you are a boondocker and are living completely off the grid, there are a few things to consider in purchasing …

The RV Hobo Art of Boondocking

The RV Hobo Art of Boondocking

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Boondocking is camping at a place, preferably free, with no hook-ups for water, sewer or electricity. Places like Federal Parks and Forests, LTVAs, on the beaches of Baja and in the Provincial Parks of Canada. To stay at these places, your rig must be self-contained. As the BLM states in its Supplementary Rules, Section 17, “Camping is in self-contained units …

Imperial Dam LTVA

LTVA: Long Term Visitors Area

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Note: This article has been updated May 28, 2017 to reflect the recent changes to the BLM’s Northern California campgrounds managed by the Bishop Field Office. Additionally, the BLM website, https://www.blm.gov, has been updated and the links to their field offices and information on LTVAs no longer function. The information about the LTVAs and the long-term campgrounds as cited below …

Save Big with Cellphone Technology

Save BIG With Your Existing Cellphone Technology

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What the cellphone companies don’t want you to know.  Our cellphone savings alone: $2951.40! Cell Phone charges have become a major expense to almost everyone around the globe. If you want better services and drastically reduced costs, you should read this article. Our goal was to break away and/or minimize traditional cell and phone charges while providing an even better …

Camping With Two Great Danes

Camping With Two Great Danes!

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Now what do you do when you need a motor home small enough to get into those great camping spots in National Parks AND you have two Great Danes? With our 1977 Dodge Establishment motor home, we were really happy with its compact, 20′ length. However, that left two little problems. Where to put our six-year-old Great Danes, Abbie and …