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Old 08-31-2015, 05:38 AM   #1
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Is there an iPhone app that help with bridge clearance and re routes you if too low. If not what foes everyone use? I don't want to get in a back situation because of low clearance
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:46 AM   #2
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I use a Garmen RV 760 LMT GPS, not aware of phone apps that do this.
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I use a Garmen RV 760 LMT GPS, not aware of phone apps that do this.
X2, plus I just started using Basecamp so I'm thinking about buying the POI from Low Clearance POI - GPS Data so I can show low bridges on the planned route and then download to "Gabby"
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:00 AM   #4
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I use a Rand McNally RV GPS. You can input what type of trailer you have along with the dimension of said trailer plus the weight. You can also pick what type of highways that you would like to travel on such as no interstate/toll roads and so forth. I have had mine for over 6 years and will not pull with out the GPS on board. I also have life time map updates.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:04 AM   #5
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Where can I obtain any of these GPS and what am looking at for cost
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:11 AM   #6
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I would look at Amazon. Com for the best prices. Make sure that you can obtain some sort of lifetime map update or the unit will be useless after two years.

As an example when the flood waters destroyed the I10 bridge in CALF/AR area earlier this year.Rand McNally put out an update with in two days to route RV's around this road block. This was free to all owners who had Lifetime map updates.
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I use the low clearance POI on my Garman model 2555 and it works well. The set up is a little tricky and you should follow the directions exactly to have it work properly. The drawback is that it is a POI point of interest in the GPS so the route will not change around the low clearance. I have mine set at 2 miles to warn me of a low clearance. If you want the full meal type deal you should go with a truck or RV type of GPS that will route you according to height, weight, and length.
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I got the Rand McNally Good Sam GPS with life time updates on
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:21 PM   #9
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I use the Good Sam Club trip planner on their website to check the route before I go. If, however, I get re-routed for something, I'm kinda outta luck.

Allstays Camp and RV app has a map function that can show low clearances, but I haven't really figured it out fully.
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AllStays Low Clearance is an app I have on my iPhone.


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Old 09-02-2015, 09:00 PM   #11
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Allstays has some great apps. I use Allstays RV and Camp and Allstays Truck and Travel. $10 apps but very good...
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Just my personal opinion, but I suggest you invest in a good RV/Trucker GPS (Garmin or Rand McNally) that allows you to input your rigs length, width, height, weight, propane, your preference for toll roads, interstates, tunnels, dirt roads or u-turns. It will also give you quick POI for truck stops, rest stops, Walmart, shopping and many other options not readily available from an iphone app. Plus it has a 7" screen and sits on the dash, not in your hand where you may be distracted looking at it....
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:13 PM   #14
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I just found trucker path pro on app store. That may work for you.
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X2, plus I just started using Basecamp so I'm thinking about buying the POI from Low Clearance POI - GPS Data so I can show low bridges on the planned route and then download to "Gabby"
Word of caution with the Low Clearance POI. It will load your 'Favorites' with all the bridges from 10' to 12'11". Well over 400 bridges will be scattered thru your 'Favorites'. I just deleted all of them from my Nuvi 2460 LMT and dezl 760 LMT. Only way to get rid of them is got to 'Favorites' select All and then deselect the ones you want to keep.
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Just my personal opinion, but I suggest you invest in a good RV/Trucker GPS (Garmin or Rand McNally) that allows you to input your rigs length, width, height, weight, propane, your preference for toll roads, interstates, tunnels, dirt roads or u-turns. It will also give you quick POI for truck stops, rest stops, Walmart, shopping and many other options not readily available from an iphone app. Plus it has a 7" screen and sits on the dash, not in your hand where you may be distracted looking at it....
Allstays Camp and RV will give you Walmarts, rest stops, truck stops, low clearances state parks, county parks, national parks, moose campgrounds and more, all the things a Rand McNally GPS will give you. If you have a tablet this app is great. If you know where your going you can explore all the campgrounds and POI along your route. Once you find a POI of interest you can drill down to info or go right to the website.

You can also go to satellite view and look at the POI. How easy to get in. Is there shade, is there a runway close or train track.

I'm right now planning a trip from Florida to Kentucky to do the Bourbon Trail. I know the roads I will use to get there and I can see all the campgrounds along the way and the campgrounds in the Boubon Trail area just at a glance. Can't do that with a $300+ GPS very easily.

GPS cost $$$$$, Allstays $9.99 period, plus you can use it anytime you have your tablet. How often do you carry your GPS around with you.

I know, different strokes for different folks, but Allstays is has very good apps that are easy to use. Check it out before you buy the GPS
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Just my personal opinion, but I suggest you invest in a good RV/Trucker GPS (Garmin or Rand McNally) that allows you to input your rigs length, width, height, weight, propane, your preference for toll roads, interstates, tunnels, dirt roads or u-turns. It will also give you quick POI for truck stops, rest stops, Walmart, shopping and many other options not readily available from an iphone app. Plus it has a 7" screen and sits on the dash, not in your hand where you may be distracted looking at it....
That would be a Garmin dezl760LMT which allows you Semi, Straight Truck or Auto. The Straight Truck allows you "Compressed Gases" which avoids tunnels with restrictions.
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Word of caution with the Low Clearance POI. It will load your 'Favorites' with all the bridges from 10' to 12'11". Well over 400 bridges will be scattered thru your 'Favorites'. I just deleted all of them from my Nuvi 2460 LMT and dezl 760 LMT. Only way to get rid of them is got to 'Favorites' select All and then deselect the ones you want to keep.
Coot, don't download the POIs to the unit with BaseCamp or MapSource for this. Use POI Loader to create a gpi file and you can set speed or distance alerts for the POIs. Then manually drop the gpi file into the correct folder on the unit (I can't remember the folder name). This will store them in the custom poi, or extras area, whichever, for your unit (to see them, you'd hit "go to > custom poi > Low Clearance", etc, or something like that). You won't have to see them in your favorites.

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={16d895d0-2fe6-11de-76c5-000000000000}
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Word of caution with the Low Clearance POI. It will load your 'Favorites' with all the bridges from 10' to 12'11". Well over 400 bridges will be scattered thru your 'Favorites'. I just deleted all of them from my Nuvi 2460 LMT and dezl 760 LMT. Only way to get rid of them is got to 'Favorites' select All and then deselect the ones you want to keep.
Good to note. I wish Basecamp displayed only the pois on on your route (Like GS trip planner). It is aggravating to have to delete the clutter. I'm creating a POI for only Thousand Trails to help with my route planning.
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Coot, don't download the POIs to the unit with BaseCamp or MapSource for this. Use POI Loader to create a gpi file and you can set speed or distance alerts for the POIs. Then manually drop the gpi file into the correct folder on the unit (I can't remember the folder name). This will store them in the custom poi, or extras area, whichever, for your unit (to see them, you'd hit "go to > custom poi > Low Clearance", etc, or something like that). You won't have to see them in your favorites.
I deleted the entire mess from both. The nuvi 2460LMT is for TOWTA's old junker and the dezl 760LMT doesn't need it.

BTW, don't like BaseCamp or MapSource. I always download using Garmin's POI Loader, etc.
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