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Old 03-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #11
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Ok - I just looked and I do have an antenna. Never noticed it before (but wondering how I didn't because it is rather huge.) :-)
Maybe the intended function is early warning and it just happens to also be a CB antenna. Designed for us first timers no doubt.

When I had my dash apart and the seats out, (to install the hush mat) I was able to lay on my back easily and with a flash light, peer around under the dash. Never did find a cable end for the CB antenna but I'm sure it's there somewhere.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #12
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You can also buy the Rand McNally highway atlas made especially for semi-drivers. Those list every bridge on the major highways that are below 13'6".

Available at many truck stops and if you happen to buy when they are upgrading to the newest year, but can find last years, they do a "close out" for less than $10

x2 on the truckers atlas. it also list routes and what vehicle length is NOT recommended for travel. if you feel a little froggy, spring for for the laminated version. you can fold it back on itself and clean the pages if you spill your traveling beverage on it. a bit more pricey, but well worth it imho. available at finer truck stops everywhere. also listed in the same atlas are canadian routes.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #13
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You can also buy the Rand McNally highway atlas made especially for semi-drivers. Those list every bridge on the major highways that are below 13'6".

Available at many truck stops and if you happen to buy when they are upgrading to the newest year, but can find last years, they do a "close out" for less than $10

x2 on the truckers atlas. it also list routes and what vehicle length is NOT recommended for travel. if you feel a little froggy, spring for for the laminated version. you can fold it back on itself and clean the pages if you spill your traveling beverage on it. a bit more pricey, but well worth it imho. available at finer truck stops everywhere. also listed in the same atlas are canadian routes.
Oh I would live one of those! We have a bridge that is 13' 8", and the other day some poor 18 wheeler was carrying what looked like an office, with glass walls. He was crawling under the bridge with what looked like inches to spare! This map sounds priceless!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:57 AM   #14
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CNN actually did a story on this just now.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:30 AM   #15
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I remember lots of these when I was was doing my apprenticeship in Scotland in the sixties working on double decker buses we use to have to go out and let all the air out of the tires back it up and then change all the wheels, just because the driver took the wrong road and did not read the signs.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:22 AM   #16
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From the time I-5 through Mount Vernon, WA was built, there was a city overpass that was less than 14'. It got hit many times over the years, but on one occasion, the stuff that got knocked off a truck doing about 60 mph resulted in fatalities.

The street was remodelled about 5 years ago and is now well above 16'. If you come off the freeway at Kincaid Street, the under-pass headed west is 14' 2".
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #17
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At what height do you need to start paying closer attention?

My truck and folding TT was 7 foot, so I never paid attention.

We replaced the TT with an MH, at 11 foot 8. I know I must pay attention at gas stations, etc. But is 11 foot 8 tall enough to worry about tunnels, bridges and over crossings on public roads?
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At what height do you need to start paying closer attention?

My truck and folding TT was 7 foot, so I never paid attention.

We replaced the TT with an MH, at 11 foot 8. I know I must pay attention at gas stations, etc. But is 11 foot 8 tall enough to worry about tunnels, bridges and over crossings on public roads?
http://11foot8.com/
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #19
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scroll thru and find the video of the idiot loading a grand aam into a box truck. just cause you can, doesnt mean you should.

11 FOOT 8

this might be it, but maybe not.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:26 PM   #20
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At what height do you need to start paying closer attention?

My truck and folding TT was 7 foot, so I never paid attention.

We replaced the TT with an MH, at 11 foot 8. I know I must pay attention at gas stations, etc. But is 11 foot 8 tall enough to worry about tunnels, bridges and over crossings on public roads?
There are certainly some that are less, but the required height for a semi truck is 13 foot 6 inches. Most motor homes will probably go under that.....
Heavy emphasis on the words MOST and PROBABLY.

BUT the best defense is to not drive your coach as though it's just a big car. Be VERY aware of your surroundings and check your mirrors/cameras often. Use your signals for EVERY lane change.

If a car goes by you in the left lane and you didn't know he was passing until he went by you, you're not paying close enough attention.

Most of this advice is general, not necessarily about low clearances. But if you pay heed to it and get in the habit of driving that way, I'll bet you'll never miss that low clearance sign!!

If you're interested in becoming more like a TRUE professional driver, google "smith system". It outlines 5 important points to help you driver more safely.

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