We don’t talk much about the downsides to RV’ing in Mexico because we feel the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. But there are some minor issues that you have to deal with if you want to RV inexpensively in Mexico.
For example, we are parked a 30 second walk from a beautiful beach. The weather is truly fantastic, in fact you couldn’t ask for better. The sky is blue each and every day, and the temperature is around 30C (86F) during the day, and 20C (68F) at night. It is like this each and every day, and it doesn’t rain at our current location between November and March. Pretty good, huh?
We don’t have any hookups where we are right now. So we only use our onboard bathroom when we have to go at night. Otherwise, it’s out to the community bathroom. There is no toilet seat, as is the case in most Mexican public toilets. There is also no water hookup to the toilet, so you need to bring in a bucket of water with you to flush the toilet. Then, you dispose of your used toilet paper in a small covered waste basket beside the toilet. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your own toilet paper with you in the first place! On the bright side, our host here does keep the two bathrooms reasonably clean. Oh, and the doors don’t have locks, nor do they close properly.
The showers are cold water only, but that is refreshing after a day on the beach. Still, they are cold.
We had ants at the last place. Some of them hitched a ride to here because we’re still killing several every day. We also have noseeums and mosquitoes, although the mosquitoes aren’t bad. Ruth had a lot of bites on her legs though.
Because we don’t have hookups, we can’t use our air conditioner. And we need the sun for the solar panels, so parking in the shade wouldn’t do either. So it does get hot inside Sherman. Every afternoon it gets to about 35C (95F) inside the motorhome. And that’s with windows open, and the electric roof vent fan on occasionaly. So we couldn’t possible go somewhere without taking Whiskey with us. Even right now, at 9:00pm, the temperature in the motorhome is 28.1C (83F). It’s around 23C (73F) in here when we wake up in the morning.
We could be parked at an expensive RV park with all the amenities, but we wouldn’t be happy. We also couldn’t afford it! Besides, we’re much happier dealing with all the little problems mentioned above.