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Old 02-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Ouch!!!

According to "RV Travel" this happened recently in Chicago. Hope it doesn't happen to anyone else.

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Old 02-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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there are some serious morons out there the sign says 8 foot .
where in the love of god did he think his 12 foot trailer EVER fit under an 8 foot bridge .
we have a bridge in the quad cities named the truck eating bridge
3 a month crash into that thing
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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Yikes.... Maybe we can take up a collection and send the poor guy a garmin 365. It's a trucker model that you can input your rig height. It will warn you about low overpasses. I bet he wishes they'd have blurred the number on his license plate.
On the other hand, if your TT is a lemon, it would be a great way to get a new one.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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damm that sucks. better pay attention next time.. LOL
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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there is a guy on Youtube that has video of a bridge called 11foot8 - and showed a 5th wheel hitting it and taking off both of his A/C units and also trucks hitting it as well - it is a low Railroad bridge

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Old 02-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Yikes.... Maybe we can take up a collection and send the poor guy a garmin 365. It's a trucker model that you can input your rig height. It will warn you about low overpasses. On the other habd, if your TT is a lemon, it would be a great way to get a new one.

ROFL; this is a VERY expensive lesson. There are lots of low bridges around. One of the more 'surprising' ones is on I-55 North at the I-40 westbound exit in Memphis, TN.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #7
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Maybe he thought that Eco beast can overcome that obstacle too

lmao!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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there are some serious morons out there the sign says 8 foot .
where in the love of god did he think his 12 foot trailer EVER fit under an 8 foot bridge .
we have a bridge in the quad cities named the truck eating bridge
3 a month crash into that thing
Should this one be chalked up to a 'serious' lack of judgement?? I always try to allow an extra 6" leeway in case they've resurfaced the roads since the height signs were posted.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #9
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there is a guy on Youtube that has video of a bridge called 11foot8 - and showed a 5th wheel hitting it and taking off both of his A/C units and also trucks hitting it as well - it is a low Railroad bridge


But they were only going "one way"...
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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I think he/she can buff it out!
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