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Old 04-01-2014, 12:15 PM   #11
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Had similar problems with my Garmin so I switched to a Rand McNally RVND7720 and found it's much more RV friendly. You enter in all your specs and the unit keeps you out of trouble.... I still double check, as many others have stated, because of my previous experiences with the Garmin, but, so far, the RVND has been spot on. Always crucial in any of the GPS units is remembering to do periodic updates....
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:49 PM   #12
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X2 what Danno said - we have that app as well. Allstays [http://www.allstays.com/apps/camprv.htm] has a bunch of apps for the RV'er. A lot of their apps are a la cart though (one for dumps, one for low clearance ect). The Allstays CampRV, which costs $9.99 seemed the best deal for us as it combined all the one trick pony apps into one.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:23 PM   #13
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Having a TT, I don't have as many height worries as you guys pulling 5ers. But I've always been curious. Sure, you watch for the signs about the height restrictions, but what do you do when you encounter one that's too low? It's not like they're posted previous to the last offramp so you can't just exit.
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Having a TT, I don't have as many height worries as you guys pulling 5ers. But I've always been curious. Sure, you watch for the signs about the height restrictions, but what do you do when you encounter one that's too low? It's not like they're posted previous to the last offramp so you can't just exit.
That's the reason we research the route BEFORE we drive it to minimize the "surprises".....trip PLANNING will usually keep you out of low clearance situations. I've also got my RVND-7720 GPS set to let me know about low clearances 10 miles out so that there's time to adjust the route. Typically, it will automatically route me around any low clearance bridges/overpasses
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:45 PM   #15
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Having a TT, I don't have as many height worries as you guys pulling 5ers. But I've always been curious. Sure, you watch for the signs about the height restrictions, but what do you do when you encounter one that's too low? It's not like they're posted previous to the last offramp so you can't just exit.
You STOP and back up to the last off ramp! I've seen trucks do this. Sometimes they have to wait for local police assistance depending on traffic.

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