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Old 01-31-2016, 05:28 PM   #1
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Rv driving map apps?

When I was picking up my first 22' long 13' high trailer they had an rv there with the AC and antenna torn off from an obviously too low....bridge or something. Does anyone know of an app that you can program your rv height in? I would hate to come upon something like that and not being able to turn around. Prob not much chance of that?

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Old 01-31-2016, 05:44 PM   #2
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The Garmin RV GPS ~~ put in your weight, height, length, etc and it will keep you out of MOST possible trouble spots. A few bridges and tunnels will not be registered but most are. Nothing will keep you from low branches except your eyes.

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Old 01-31-2016, 08:37 PM   #3
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Of all the tunnels I have seen are well marked. I have a truckers map that list all the low bridges in each state plus I have the Garmin RV 760. If you want to see something funny just google a low bridge, it's called the can opener in Durham NC. It's very well marked and it gets hit a lot. I think it has a website 11ft 8in bridge

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I love watching the videos on that site .. There like a train crash, just cannot look away. Especially since it's not me Hitting the bridge!

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Old 01-31-2016, 09:27 PM   #5
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Rand McNally offers good GPS software also. Program will route automatically around low bridges, narrow roads. Good warnings if you approach hazards. Accepts inputs for length, height and width.
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There is another can opener in Davenport, IA. Its marked in advanced 3 times fir about 5 miles, as well as all kinds of flashing light if you trip the over height warning. Idiots still hit it. Averages at least 1 a month.
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I had a friend who didn't pay attention to signs going through Washington, DC. He came to a very low bridge on a very busy highway. He had to turn around in the middle of the road with cars zooming around him blowing their horns. He said it took a few years off his life. His wife wasn't too thrilled either.
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Low Clearance POI - GPS Data

Garmin has an excellent GPS for RV'er. I believe it's a 760 Nuvi. You can in put all you rv's spec. and it will route you accordingly.
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I recently downloaded the CoPilot GPS App, you can enter the RV height and it will run off the phone's GPS if wanted/needed to save data usage or if no signal. The downside is it loads maps in your phone so you will need some memory space for the maps. I have not used it yet with my TT just testing in normal driving and it seems OK so far.
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