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Old 12-30-2015, 12:58 PM   #51
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I've now seen a lot of feedback on the RV GPS especially Garmin, but what I haven't really seen is anyone talking about bridge clearance issues. I like to take back roads and stay off main highways and freeways so bridge clearances is a main concern since we bought a new 33IK Silverback last year which stands at about 13ft high or 4metres.

Like I said, the comments I read on-line from truckers is that the RV GPS aren't that reliable for bridge clearance. Anyone had any issues with bridge clearances?
I really do not think that they can be exact. If they overlay a road they just made the overpass 2" lower unless they taper to it. There is no sure fire way but to plan your routes and look at the bridges through a Trucker atlas and your Garmin. I'm 12'8" high I know that from measuring. I set mine for 13'. If you travel back roads not even a RV or Trucker model will bring some areas up. It will warn you that there is no data for that road. That's when you can check your truckers atlas and look. I then would keep a close eye on road signs with height warnings. Not many overpass's under 13' that I have seen. If a truck can go down that rd. I'm sure you can also. It's a tool not a guarantee... There a overpass in Durham NC less then 12', there is a big sign posted 2 blocks before it. Almost every month an RV or a truck hits it. Makes no sense at all to me, they must be driving in Disneyland.

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Old 12-30-2015, 01:14 PM   #52
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I just bought a Garmin RV GPS from It can be used in regular or RV mode. Has all you asked for I believe. A rear camera can be ordered also for $155 that is wireless to the GPS unit. I found to have the best prices and service.
X4 on the RV760LMT. Great unit.

If you are going to get the backup camera option, however, buy from Amazon - it's cheaper @ $443.71.

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Old 12-31-2015, 10:02 AM   #53
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I told my Garmin i was 13'6" and never received a warning nor did I encounter a short overpass. I did have a bridge weight limit warning that I bypassed.

The Garmin lets you input your settings, weight height ans so on. Never any guarantees though. Saw an 18 wheeler stuck on the news one day. The road had been repaved adding 4 inches asphalt. The sign was not updated though so guess what. Same thing can happen with any GPS, right?

My 5er is listed at 13 feet 6 inches so I I put 14 feet in the specs for the GPS and hope it is good enough.

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Old 12-31-2015, 10:55 AM   #54
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Garmin RV 760LMT, Updates easily. Has same quirks about all the other portables have. can go from RV to toad easily. Does give some traffic updates. We usually have a few smart phones with us verifying routes even though it will over optional routes. Somewhat customizable.

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6 pages of suggestions with 54 messages.
So many opinions.

I'll add mine.
Andrew just follow me. lol
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6 pages of suggestions with 54 messages.
So many opinions.
Iggy, Im on page #2 and will be till post #80.
You CAN save some clicks and have more time to enter waypoints.

UserCP>>>Edit Options>>>Thread Display Options>>>>Number of posts to show per page>>>Show 40....Voila!


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