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Old 02-07-2015, 09:39 PM   #11
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Did you get the g rated 614 goodyear tires? How is the level on your truck? I have decided on getting the gmc 3500 diesel srw to tow my new unit.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:02 PM   #12
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we received our new fifth wheel… Finally. It is absolutely beautiful, however we think we made a mistake in ordering the extra air conditioning unit ...it seems to measure 13'9". Have any of you had any height issues? And what is the easiest way to find our way from Michigan to Florida on I-75 and look for bridge Heights? We purchased the "all stays camp and RV" app,but does not seem to do what we are looking for?
Stay on the interstates highway's. Get a GPS that you can add the height into the program. I would worry more about the over hangs at gas stations. Con grads on the Card. Just love them units.
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We did not get the better tires for it will add 1/2"or so... And we are so close in this legal height issue.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:59 AM   #14
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Our level is pretty good bigdaddy. It squats 2 1/2" and my hitch weight is 3450 pounds. We have a F250 SRW 6.7 Diesel. Wish we got the 10,500gbw instead of 10,000
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We did not get the better tires for it will add 1/2"or so... And we are so close in this legal height issue.
I'm not sure what GPS you have or if you use a smart phone. But they have apps that you add your height in. It will let you know if a overpass is lower. I THINK by law most over passes has to be 14' or over on interstates. Now side or secondary roads are different. So you need to be careful. They usually post the height a couple of miles ahead so you can avoid them but not always. Get a level and put it at the highest point on the trailer then measure to the ground then you will know for sure. I always thought I was 13' and in reality I 'm at 12.8" thats a big difference and it is different then the # FR gave me...
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Yes the brochures are much different. There is a bridge on I-94 in Detroit (a major expressway) it reads only 13'7"! That is why we started worrying and had the hitched lowered by 2". We were 13'8. Still too close for comfort! We are leaving this Thursday, not sure if we will arrive to Florida with our air conditioning unit on top or not, LOL. We did purchase the app called a "smart truck route" kind of pricey for just three months… But if it saves us trouble it shall be worth it
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Yes the brochures are much different. There is a bridge on I-94 in Detroit (a major expressway) it reads only 13'7"! That is why we started worrying and had the hitched lowered by 2". We were 13'8. Still too close for comfort! We are leaving this Thursday, not sure if we will arrive to Florida with our air conditioning unit on top or not, LOL. We did purchase the app called a "smart truck route" kind of pricey for just three months… But if it saves us trouble it shall be worth it
As long as you know it's there. isn't there a way to route around it. I rather travel 25 miles out of my way then take a chance. And yes everything is pricey even that A/C. Then you also looking at trusting that app.. If a big rig can make it you can also. One thing I also did was park next to a truck at a rest stop to see my height difference. Good luck, just watch out for the overhangs when you get gas. Go to loves, or pilot j they have over 14' overhangs.
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Well CharlieandDonna I am looking forward to getting my 3850RL Cardinal to see how it fits in the gmc 3500 I have got ordered!
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Well CharlieandDonna I am looking forward to getting my 3850RL Cardinal to see how it fits in the gmc 3500 I have got ordered!
Damn big daddy1, talk about going for it. What made you choose a GMC over the others if I may ask? I know why you getting that Cardinal it's a beauty......
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Well, I tell you...I wanted the dually with the long bed BUT I could not get it in my garage with my wife's car and she said that she was not moving her ride out in the weather.LOL I wanted to stay with the diesel for the power and heavier frame but still wanted some comforts of a loaded truck so as they say in the south I am "going whole-hog" .
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