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Old 07-15-2015, 03:35 PM   #1
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height on 2014 berkshire 390bh?

Just purchased my Berkshire and can not find the height listed anywhere. Was traveling this last weekend and came to a low 11'-7" bridge and turned around knowing I was more than that I believe.

Any help?
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:39 PM   #2
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I have always used 12'6" as the height of my coach. I believe that Forest River says 12'4" is the height but as I said I use 12'6".
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:48 PM   #3
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If it says 13' we go around, one bump, reserviced pavement can cause lots of damage. We know the Berk is less than 12' 6" but why take a chance.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:55 PM   #4
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How about a GPS that warns your height setting before you get underway. Truck units and others have that feature.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:20 PM   #5
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Mike I once back into a large garage that had a 12' 3" header. My son stood on the ladder and watched the roof as I backed in. I made it with an inch to spare. But like stated above I would use 12'6" as a height.
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:13 PM   #6
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Mike I once back into a large garage that had a 12' 3" header. My son stood on the ladder and watched the roof as I backed in. I made it with an inch to spare. But like stated above I would use 12'6" as a height.
That seems to jibe with all the information I have seen that says the height is 12' 2"
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:36 AM   #7
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We have a satellite receiver so we use 13'6" just to be safe.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:49 PM   #8
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We have a satellite receiver so we use 13'6" just to be safe.
Yup, 13'6" is used for a commercial trailer , so if they fit I know I'm good to go!
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:44 PM   #9
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A good truckers atlas will provide the information on where low bridges are, we usually stay on truck routes and interstates most of the time.
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Old 07-16-2015, 02:09 PM   #10
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We just went under a 12'8" underpass. Palms were sweating a lot. I have measured mine at 12'6". Plenty of room.



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Old 07-16-2015, 05:07 PM   #11
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Measure Twice

I would measure from the highest point on the roof to the ground and then add a couple of inches for safety. Don't rely on what is printed in a sales brochure since you may have added items on the roof that are not included in the brochure measure.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:12 PM   #12
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12 ft 6 in is kind of the standard, use to be alpha class a's were something like 14 ft and they had to watch it.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:21 PM   #13
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height

I have a 2010 BH and my Data Plate said 12' 7" but I use a trucker atlas If a 18 wheeler can make it so can I. I don't like short cut's. Or Surprises. IF A 18 WHEELER CAN GO SO CAN I.
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