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Old 09-16-2013, 05:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy Overpass heights

Are there any websites/apps that can give you the heads up on overpass heights before you enter the towns? Do you know what I mean? When we are planning a trip to somewhere new, we're most likely not going to know about a 12'8 overhead and with a 13'2 5w...then what?? It would be good to know where these are. I've kept a travel journal for years...never really needed to worry. New worries. Thanks

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Old 09-16-2013, 05:56 AM   #2
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I do not know of an APP. but their is a program for a GPS if you use one. It is called low clearance cost like 10.00 bucks or so. It will warn you on your route if the height that you pick is lower, you can set it like 2 miles before the overpass, and it will warn you on the screen. I had a warning one time but there wasn't an overpass. Maybe there was one there at one time, so that might suggest the updates they do if any.

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Old 09-16-2013, 06:33 AM   #3
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Allstays low clearance app. For android.

Or Google "low clearances"

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Old 09-16-2013, 06:38 AM   #4
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I see you live in PA, PennDOT has a map for all the vertical postings of structures, it's called the Trucker's guide to PA. At the bottom of the 3rd pg on the link below is a pdf of the publication. Its pretty big map but has every vertical posting on a state owned road in PA.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:37 AM   #5
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allstays low clearance also an app for iphone
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:01 AM   #6
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Stop at any truck stop and pick-up a "Motor Carriers Atlas". I know that this is low tech, and the old stubby pencil paper way, but as a 20+ year truck driver this is an invaluable tool for not only low bridge clearances but restricted highways, i.e. in NY state all commercial vehicles are prohibited from traveling all Parkways, reason - Low Bridges!, and these low bridges might not show up on trucker type GPS's and it's too easy for an RV'er to get on one and then be in trouble.

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Old 09-16-2013, 02:55 PM   #7
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I always plan my trip using the Good Sam trip planning tool on their website. You put in the hight info and they plan your route. I sure hope it works?

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