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Old 02-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #41
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We have a couple of low railroad overpasses here in my area of Middle TN. I would hate to try and drive under them with my TT now. Looking at the photos on this thread has made me aware of a few things, one is to stay on the main roads, and check out my route before I take off on a trip. I don't believe the road that has the low overpasses has any warning signs at a point where you could turn around before getting there. A lot of the roads and the railroad overpasses were made back with they had horse and buggies traveling them. My neighbor has a 5th wheel that he pulls, he bought him one of the GPS that has been mentioned.
Your third sentence states why I started this thread...

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #42
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I bet right now that 80% of the members on this forum do not know how tall there rigs really are, forget what the book says, I am talking about a real numbers.....and if you had changed the tire size this could make a small difference.
One recommendation also. Don't trust the clearance signs that are posted to be 100% accurate. Speed Channel had a program a couple years ago "WRECKED" and quite a few episodes involved trucks getting stuck under overpasses and the signs were visible. But as someone posted earlier the road had been repaved and the signs had not been changed. The difference between making it and not making could be one course of asphalt. If it's real close to your height you may want to find another route or measure that thing yourself before you're sorry you didn't.


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Old 02-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #43
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I don't think you have to be stupid to do something like that, after all 99% of the time we pass under these things in our cars without a second thought. All it takes is a distraction and you don't realize what vehicle you are in. I pulled into a car wash in my motor home just as my phone rang and pow, off went the roof top luggage box.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:11 PM   #44
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Well, after reading, I got up, went outside, got my ladder, yardstick and tape measure and commenced to measuring. I am going to give myself at least 11 foot clearance, just to be sure I clear the air conditioner on top. I know the width is 9 foot, length 28 from the rear forward. Now to put up a force field for protection...
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:17 AM   #45
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Although this may not assist you on the road but in planning getting in and out of your camping area. The picture below shows the Nashville area where we are going to camp over part of spring break.

The drop pins with numbers shows bridge heights. Do I trust it, no but there is a bridge there. This is the allstays camp and rv app. Shows campgrounds, gas dumps and many other things.

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Old 02-26-2012, 07:53 PM   #46
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I would stay away from the areas marked by the pins, too close to downtown....try the Army Corps Campgrounds east of town, Cages Bend, Seven Points, Cedar Creek, etc. if they are open. Nashville Shores also has a campground near Percy Priest Lake, east of town off of I-40. A good app though to near Nashville.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #47
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There is a town in Ont. that has an old railroad tunnel under the road. You would be surprised at how many long vehicles get trapped trying to go over it.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #48
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I still have to take my new unit to a level parking lot and measure the height. The paperwork says 12-9, but it does not state if that is with or without the front A/C. I would really hate having an ID10T error on the highway.
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Measure ours today..12'-0 to top of AC Unit..that's pretty high for our 11'-4" car port awning..what a b__tch!
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I hope nothing DUMB happens to any of the previous bloggers!!!

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