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Old 06-05-2015, 09:39 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-05-2015, 09:44 PM   #2
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We are investing in a GPS system (not sure name of it because DH is handling that issue) that tells you the height of any overpasses on your projected trip path. We took our 5er on an initial shake down cruise last week and as we drove down the road we were talking about some things and all of a sudden DH said "OH ****!" Scared me to death...then he explained that as we approached an overpass he realized we had only like 6" clearance (and sometimes these overpasses do sink a bit). We made it fine but it reinforced to us that we need to get this system before our next trip.

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Old 06-06-2015, 05:08 AM   #3
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I use the all stays camping and RV app.
I check my route with the app before we leave on any trip.

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Old 06-06-2015, 05:15 AM   #4
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I would just call the camp ground, tell them the direction of travel odds are they will know of any problems leading to their location.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:27 AM   #5
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The overpass don't sink. But they do pave under them. Adding an inch or two of blacktop every time raises road

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Old 06-06-2015, 06:58 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by lonb View Post
The overpass don't sink. But they do pave under them. Adding an inch or two of blacktop every time raises road

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Don't they typically grind the old asphalt up before repaving? That is what I see done around my area.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:05 AM   #7
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The is an Android App called Low Clearance Locater. I wouldn't be without it.

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Old 06-06-2015, 08:05 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:21 AM   #9
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Use a garmin 760

Same as the post above just gar mins version. There are some areas it does not know in Canada though, warns you it is not sure on your access. Used on a trip to the U.S. it work well, does more then just height, propane and tunnels as well,
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:22 AM   #10
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our camper hooked up is 13'5" so we are also worried about this. Legal height is 13'6" most overpasses will be ok. I believe semi van type trailers are 13'6' we ordered a truckers atlas which has bridge height in it, still thinking about moving hitch up on camper it will lower camper about 1" we'll be watching close all overpasses.


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