Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-06-2015, 08:29 AM   #11
Ricochet's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ortonville,Michigan
Posts: 40
Having worked in the trucking industry for 33 years, I can tell you not to believe the posted height on an overpass. Many different circumstances conspire to change the height by one or two inches, lower or higher. The best thing to have is a truck or RV specific GPS which routes with clearances in mind.

2015 Work and Play 30WRS
2011 Ram 2500 I-6
Ricochet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 08:46 AM   #12
Senior Member
R3Jones's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 219
Saw this video when researching the subject myself. Painful to watch a couple a/c's be squeegeed from their roof.

R3Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 09:05 AM   #13
Senior Member
Ninemmsig's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 114
Originally Posted by mgmalm View Post
Our XLR 340x12 measures 13'2" at the highest point. Since we are new to a 5th wheel height, do any of you have suggestions on traveling? The interstates are all acceptable heights but how can you find out if a secondary roads overpass is high enough going to a campground. I'm suspecting that I just need to ask when I make a reservation but was curious about what others do.
Garmin 760RV, saved my bacon in was $399, but worth the price when considering the cost of one repair bill from hitting an overpass! That model also will route you around weight/length/width restricted areas once you input your own rigs numbers. I recommend it!

2015 36DBK5
2015 Chevy 3500 dually
Ninemmsig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 09:07 AM   #14
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: greensburg pa
Posts: 315
Painfull was my stomach hurting from laughing so hard!

Most campsites even tell you on there web site routes not to take.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot (1).jpg
Views:	78
Size:	180.3 KB
ID:	79206  

2006 Honda Goldwing
2012 Toyota Tundra DC
2015 Cherokee Grey wolf 19RR Limited
bluewoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 10:22 AM   #15
Senior Member
wbdavey's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Oswego, NY
Posts: 272
Originally Posted by Jim34RL View Post
I use a Rand McNally GPS unit for RV's. In the RV set-up section the user states the parameters for the camper such as height, length, width and so forth. The route for towing is than computed by the GPS using these parameters. So far it has been accurate, but I still use paper maps and common sense.
I also use the Rand McNally GPS (7720 I think). One caution - it will only route you around low clearances IF you are following route to a specific destination (e.g. the campground). If you are just using the map feature and driving around, it will not warn you of low clearance.

Another good resource is a Truckers Road Atlas. Has low clearances listed in a table by state, then by highway and location.

Jim - I'm from Oswego, NY.
2015 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604 WS. Rear LR, large street side slide with small wardrobe slide in BR.
2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel Laramie Quad Cab.
wbdavey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2015, 12:43 PM   #16
dwa1000's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 44
I had the Good Sam site route us and I went under a underpass that was way too close. I called them and they said even what is listed on signs at the overpass maybe incorrect. We got lucky by a few inches. Scared us badly. I like the GPS idea but I'm not sure if I trust that either. Calling camp ground maybe best.
2014 Sabre 33CKTS
2012 F250
dwa1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 01:00 PM   #17
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 51
Thanks everyone. We'll look into updating our Garmin. We haven't used it since the phones do so well with directions.

2015 Thunderbolt XLR 340x12
2011 HD Street Glide
2012 HD Softail Deluxe
2015 Ford F250 SuperCrew
mgmalm is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 AM.