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Old 05-03-2016, 04:40 PM   #1
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best device or app for height information

I am looking for a way to give me height of bridges and overhangs? I have a trailer that is 13'2". Is there such an app or device that can help me with that and reroute me around the obstacle before I get to it? Please help me if you can.... Thanks for your help in advance.. Van
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Old 05-03-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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best device or app for height information

Not sure if they have an app, but the truckers almanac give clearance info for routes. There are also downloadable POI files for gps.
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Old 05-03-2016, 04:59 PM   #3
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Their is a app for a GPS called lowclearance that you may be interested in. It will warn you of a low clearance within the distance that you chose. I have mine set at 2 miles. It will flash a warning symbol on your GPS screen where the low clearance, and sound an alarm. It will not auto reroute you around the low clearance.
If you want total type operation such as rerouting or not putting you on any route with a low clearance. Then you are looking a one of the RV or Trucking GPS units.
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:11 PM   #4
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What type of GPS system are you using?
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:33 PM   #5
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I am using a Garmin nuvi 2555 currently with the lowclearance app installed and the proximity alerts turned on.
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I use low clearances on Streets & trips. I find it to be fairly inclusive. I have a built in NAV so cannot use LC. Are you unhappy with it. Most probably the best if you don't want to go commercial.
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I have been happy with low clearance and it has worked well for us. The only limitation I have found is that it went off on I74 near Morton Il and at first the alarm was going off and the GPS display was not showing where the low clearance was until I got closer. Then the warning was right on the interstate but I could see there was no overpass. The low clearance was right under the interstate one lesson learned.
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FYI;

I got an e-mail last week that LC has a big update you can download. Until you find something else you might want to make sure you have the latest. You can download it off the membership page on their site.
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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.
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I use low clearances on Streets & trips. I find it to be fairly inclusive. I have a built in NAV so cannot use LC. Are you unhappy with it. Most probably the best if you don't want to go commercial.
S&T is no longer supported or updated by Microsoft so the data is aging out.

The Allstays app has low bridges bridges noted. Check this thread
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