Going through Mexico in an RV

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#1 Mon, 04/17/2017 - 07:51

Going through Mexico in an RV

Hello everybody,

my girlfriend and I are planning to go from Canada to Nicaragua in an RV. She is Canadian, I am German and currently living in Nicaragua.

So, I have been reading about crossing Mexico, which requires a temporary import permit.

On this site http://wikioverland.org/Mexico it says:

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1) You may NOT request a permit for a vehicle weighing more than 3.5 metric tons (7,716 lbs).

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2) Only the registered owner of the vehicle or spouse are allowed to drive the vehicle. If somebody else gets caught driving the vehicle, consider it donated to customs.

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Do any of you know if this is accurate?

Regarding 1): How do people cross with RVs bigger than that?

Regarding 2): The RV is going to be registered in my GFs name in Canada. Does that mean I cannot drive it at all in Mexico?

Thanks for your help!