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Old 10-30-2013, 10:06 PM   #11
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Indeed it will. mine is 13'4" on a F350 2x4 with the 17" Aluminum's.
Some overpasses on I-95 in New England are 13'7". They looked lower but we still have both A/C's.
That's troubling information, considering I'll be driving through there next week with my rig measured at 13'7". I did find an article that says "State law requires that vehicles not exceed a height of 13 feet 6 inches, and no overpass bridges along I-95 are below that height, according to DOT. Some of the shortest bridges on I-95, however, are only inches higher than that requirement, leaving little room for error."
From here: Low bridges make for dangers on I-95

Are you able to tell me which ones are that height, or point me to a reference?

I may have to drop the air bags down an inch to bring it to the 13'6" legal limit. At least if I'm there, I'll feel safe if there are trucks in front of me.

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Old 10-30-2013, 10:23 PM   #12
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In this area of VA if you're over 13'6" the over height fixed electronic beams will be set off and all sorts of alarms and lights will let you know!! It's to protect our tunnels and bridges. The Chesapeake bay bridge tunnel is the best example CBBT.com
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #13
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Are you able to tell me which ones are that height, or point me to a reference?
Quoting my own question here... I had an app on my iphone called Allstays Camp and RV that I bought a while ago that has a low clearances feature. I zoomed in and followed the i95 from Houlton to Boston and there are two low points, that are listed at 13'6", both on the stretch of highway in Maine between Portland and Portsmouth NH. Sounds scary, but I feel a little better now because I went under them both earlier this summer before I swapped my full-sized bedroom a/c for a proper low profile unit, and also before I got my new air bags. I'd say the air bags added about 2" in height, but the new a/c subtracted about 3" so I am actually 1" shorter now than when I went through. I am guessing I was pretty close considering my actual height would have been 13'8".
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:59 PM   #14
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Sorry, I don't remember which ones but I did have my height alert set at 13' 6" and it never went off. The Maine Turnpike is posted max height of 13' 6". The sign and the specific low clearance points are posted at the Kittery entrance point (toll plaza & weigh station).

If you have a bedroom stereo, don't forget to lower your antenna to the same height as your AC.

Canada is 13'8" in NB.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:23 PM   #15
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For those who want to claim that they have travelled US-1 from Key West to Calais, the clearance from Calais, ME to St. Steven, NB, CA is 12' 1". But, if you call the nice folks in St. Steven, they will
let you cross there. They stopped traffic
in both direction, moved barricades and escorted us through their inspection area.
If you've seen the new car commercial with the diesel pump panic, we got that reaction crossing the bridge... LOL
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:45 PM   #16
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That's great, and reminded me of a story from a few years back at that same location. Travelling from NB to Maine, I was travelling with my family in our 35' motorhome towing my jeep, and my father and his friend were behind us in his 35' motorhome, towing my 19' boat. Well, he broke down right at the customs window (it was a starter interlock thing...). Anyway, I pulled into Marden's just up the street, unhooked my jeep, and went back and towed the motorhome + the boat back to the Marden's parking lot where we eventually made the repair. Pretty interesting looks I got towing a motorhome... that was towing a boat, with a jeep!
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:40 AM   #17
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13' 6" on my 32RCTS at the front AC, when hooked up to my 2013 F-350
4 X 4 with 20 inch wheels. Maybe 17 inch wheels would have been a better choice buy they are not 3" lower. I have no idea the difference between 17" & 20" wheels when it comes to real height as I believe the side wall height makes up some of the wheel size lose.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:59 AM   #18
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Op just for your info dot restricts heights to 13'6", anything above is going to need oversize load permits. (Some states will allow 14-14'6" on interstates w/o an escort).

Honestly I doubt you will ever be checked by dot, but just thought id give you a heads up. Thats frustrating im sure!
Just asking MillerTime..... But are you sure about that? I thought that DOT rules/regulations apply only to commercially licensed vehicles, but not to POV's.

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Milford CT, I-95 southbound they placarded the overhead bridge at 13.5"
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Milford CT, I-95 southbound they placarded the overhead bridge at 13.5"
I took 495 to 84 and missed that haircut...
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