Insurances/Paperwork

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by americanthumper, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. CaptUglyDan

    CaptUglyDan Been here awhile

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    Hi Ya Matt, I rode the ferry over with you, Matt#2 and Jim, Had the sherpa with me, Hows the GSA holding up?
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  2. m_p_w

    m_p_w Unfunempolyed

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    Hey Dan, that's too funny! Thanks for posting that pic.

    The GSA is great, had 20,000 miles on it when I got back to NYC and never missed a beat (save for a battery that went tits-up outside of Oaxaca). It's sadly in storage in NY as I've moved to Mexico City with the wife (who's missing her Sherpa). In the process of sourcing a bike down here now.

    How's the Sherpa holding up?
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  3. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Yep, I saw the same book, same border, El Amatillo IIRC. They wanted to see my title. Unfortunately, the official was neither stupid, nor lazy. I showed the aduana gal my near perfect color copy, she held it up to the light to look for the watermark, hands it back to me and says "no good, its a copy." :lol3 So I had to go dig out the original.

    El Amatillo was the only CA border that wanted to see my title. Quite a few borders in SA wanted to see my title.

    One thing you have to get used to is that rules and requirements change often depending on the official, the particular day, the weather, tide levels, and the moon cycle. :lol3
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  4. markharf

    markharf Been here awhile

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    Y'know, I'm starting to doubt my own memories. I guess that's a sign I'm spending too much time on web forums, not enough time actually doing anything in particular.

    But I did have something similar happen while entering Ukraine: the border guard (female, disconcertingly dressed in miniskirt and high-heeled boots) glanced at my elaborately faked document, which had served me well throughout Western and Eastern Europe plus a good portion of Asia Minor and North Africa, and dismissed it contemptuously. I apologized and dug out the real one. She did not smile, but neither did she ask me for proof of insurance, so I guessed I was ahead of the game.

    Mark
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  5. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Make sure your Mexican policy carries sufficient coverage for the changes in amounts awarded in accidents. The system was overhauled earlier this year and all vehicles in Mexico will be obligated to carry insurance.
    Most policies will be ok, buy from a reputable agency and make sure you have "asistencia legal" unless you happen to be a fully accredited Mexican corporate and criminal lawyer.:deal
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  6. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    I've actually has to use the legal assistance once. I bought the Mexican super hero policy (Ace Seguros) :lol3

    I was in my pick up stopped at a light in Ensenada when a city bus came up on my right and took off my mirror. The bus kept going. Bus driver then called 066 and told the cops that I had hit him. It was pretty obvious from the mirror damage that I was stopped and he hit me. At the police station what could have taken hours to sort out (and likely turned out badly for me) was resolved with a couple of phone calls to the Ace Seguros super hero lawyer, and I was compensated for the damage to my mirror.

    You may not need it often, but when you do it's is sure nice to have it.

    One thing to note for those that may not travel much in Mexico, if there is vehicle contact of any kind, you have to stop and dial 066 by law. I haven't been down to Mexico in a while so I'm assuming that's still the way it works.
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  7. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    :lol3. Happens to me too. Just the other day I started a conversation with "Last week I..........oh wait that wasn't me." :rofl
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