Traveling and Camping ... RVing on the Pan American Highway
09.04.2016 20 °C
Traveling from USA to Panama (and further south into S.Amer) requires a good vehicle and good judgement. The vehicle should be in excellent mechanical condition and go with spare parts, also should be comfortable for you and your passengers to travel and to stay within (if camping).
There are guidelines available for both of the above on the websites of the people doing the Panama ExPat treks from McAllen, Texas to Panama and beyond.
The vehicles are inspected and a list of extra parts is given to each owner. These parts are common service parts, such as filters, which you will use anyhow. Some other parts are a PREVENTIVE measure, such as extra hoses, belts, and fuses, that may or may not be used. Fear Not!..if you don't use these - keep your receipts - and you can return them to your auto parts store upon return. This way you do not lose any $$, but have the insurance of a part when you need it.
The "good judgement" is not inspected, but be sure to have a positive attitude before departure, and enjoy the surroundings and the natives while on your trip! The border crossings can be very interesting or a horror.....that depends on your attitude, as you change your latitude.!!!!
Anyone needing further information on the way to travel in the Americas, please PM me...