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Old 02-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Ouch!!!

According to "RV Travel" this happened recently in Chicago. Hope it doesn't happen to anyone else.

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Old 02-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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there are some serious morons out there the sign says 8 foot .
where in the love of god did he think his 12 foot trailer EVER fit under an 8 foot bridge .
we have a bridge in the quad cities named the truck eating bridge
3 a month crash into that thing
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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Yikes.... Maybe we can take up a collection and send the poor guy a garmin 365. It's a trucker model that you can input your rig height. It will warn you about low overpasses. I bet he wishes they'd have blurred the number on his license plate.
On the other hand, if your TT is a lemon, it would be a great way to get a new one.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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damm that sucks. better pay attention next time.. LOL
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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there is a guy on Youtube that has video of a bridge called 11foot8 - and showed a 5th wheel hitting it and taking off both of his A/C units and also trucks hitting it as well - it is a low Railroad bridge

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Old 02-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Yikes.... Maybe we can take up a collection and send the poor guy a garmin 365. It's a trucker model that you can input your rig height. It will warn you about low overpasses. On the other habd, if your TT is a lemon, it would be a great way to get a new one.

ROFL; this is a VERY expensive lesson. There are lots of low bridges around. One of the more 'surprising' ones is on I-55 North at the I-40 westbound exit in Memphis, TN.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #7
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Maybe he thought that Eco beast can overcome that obstacle too

lmao!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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there are some serious morons out there the sign says 8 foot .
where in the love of god did he think his 12 foot trailer EVER fit under an 8 foot bridge .
we have a bridge in the quad cities named the truck eating bridge
3 a month crash into that thing
Should this one be chalked up to a 'serious' lack of judgement?? I always try to allow an extra 6" leeway in case they've resurfaced the roads since the height signs were posted.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #9
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there is a guy on Youtube that has video of a bridge called 11foot8 - and showed a 5th wheel hitting it and taking off both of his A/C units and also trucks hitting it as well - it is a low Railroad bridge


But they were only going "one way"...
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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I think he/she can buff it out!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #11
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Better call wildcat Chris! Call the warranty dept, may need to replace that defective AC.

Just kidding of course!!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:09 PM   #12
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It could always be worse... hopefully he/she wasn't on their way home from purchasing it.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:19 PM   #13
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I think having one of those height warning devices is certainly needed for all 5th Wheelers..what a shame...would certainly hate to come home with the top missing off the RV..mema would not be happy..
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:51 PM   #14
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OK, I can see missing it by 6 inches or maybe a foot, but 4 and a half feet!!!!!

Gotta remember when and what you have behind you. no common sense! can`t just get in and drive like the truck is empty.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:50 PM   #15
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What's that saying?
You can't cure stupid?
The driver looks a fair age, but not that old.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #16
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There is a low one going under the natchez trace near hohenwal Tenn. Believe it is 11'8" also.
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I think all of us have made some really stupid mistakes in our lives, and I bet that driver is in disbelief at what happened.
I just hope nobody got hurt.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #18
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Garmin 365.... Much cheaper than a new roof.

What was his nagagator doing while he was busy watching other things??
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:06 PM   #19
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Hope he has good insurance. Maybe he wanted a new camper...
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:15 PM   #20
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Following the instruction of the GPS doesn't always work either. This is what happened to this bus driver who was following his GPS and not paying close attention to the road signs. The fact of the matter is, things happen. I'd be willing to bet fatigue plays a factor in most dumb accidents.

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