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Old 05-04-2016, 11:23 AM   #11
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I know that but still a good program and it is all I have that supports LC. I looked at the other programs but not as good as S&Ts. As I said, I look at all this when we lay the route out, so I can see the entire trip on the PC. So there are two issues here, 1) Laying out a route and 2) real time on an in vehicle GPS. Don't feel like having a aftermarket GPS when I have on in the car. We look at each days route on S&Ts for LC's and take it from there. There really is not any good "Routing" programs out there so S&T's is the best for me. An additional issues is I am at 13'6", the legal limit. Sorry I had the front AC installed. We are just very careful about where we go and ask parks if there is anything we need to worry about on the way in. Nothing is perfect. I might try Mapsource as a replacement for S&T's. MY worst nightmare is being on a two lane, coming up to a LC and not being able to turn around. What does one do?
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:50 PM   #12
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I use low clearence POI. You load it onto your GPS and set the hight you want to be warned at. You also set the dI stance from the low clearence you want to be warned. I have mine set a 2 miles. It will not reroute you just warn you there is a low clearence in 2 miles. It will warn you even if the low clearence is not on the road your on but you are within 2 mikes of it. Would be nice if GPS navigation would re route you automatically
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:35 PM   #13
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Truckers almanac is a good physical planning tool. I have a Garmin 760LM (rv gps), which uses the information you put in to help avoid problems. No GPS will guarantee to avoid all obstacles, so you still need to watch for warning signs, but using these two items, I have never had a problem. Smart Truck Route is an excellent Smartphone based gps app, also. If you run diesel fuel, it will also show you the truck stops along the way.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:23 PM   #14
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Thanks Ben;

Wish I could overlay LC's in my F-350 GPS system.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:36 PM   #15
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Allstays Camp and RV has low clearances noted. I use it for almost everything -- finding campgrounds, truck stops, rest areas, Walmarts, etc. Quite frankly though I have had more trouble with untrimmed trees on minor highways than I have had with overpasses, and no one offers that data. If you are taller than a UPS truck and are on a road that does not have regular semi-trailer traffic you have to constantly watch.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:52 PM   #16
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I have the Rand McNally 7715 and it routes you according to the parameters you put in it. Include your outside RV height and it will make sure you stay away from routes that are low clearance. Anywhere that is marked as a truck route should give you 13'6" minimum height but you need to watch the side gussets on steel girder bridges because some of the narrow ones on secondary roads may be lower clearance on the outside edges. rM also make a downloadable software version now if you want to use it on your IPad. I have not used it so can't vouch for its performance.
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If you have a smart phone check out the CoPilot GPS App. You can enter in your height and it will route you around obstacles.
X2...and it is cheap and lets you download maps to your phone so you aren't eating your data plan up as you drive.
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Co-Pilot stuff looks interesting. Are you using the Truck or Auto App?
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Co-Pilot stuff looks interesting. Are you using the Truck or Auto App?
Using the auto app which does let you set height limits. They also have an RV app for $50 bucks which I didn't think I needed since I already have a Garmin RV GPS with lots of RV related options.
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I use the Garman 760 RV. I put in the stats of my 5th wheel and it routes me so I don't hit anything. However, it does not tell me of propane restrictions, like some tunnels.
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