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Old 04-06-2019, 07:21 PM   #1
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Pinnacle Owners Bridge Heights

I have owned four RVs in the last 19 years all have been lower in height then the one I just purchased . The one I just bought in July of last year was a Pinnacle that has a height of 13 foot 6 inches. All of the others were 12 foot in height. On my second trip in it this year I came across three bridges that were 13 foot 8 inches and one that was 13 foot 6 inches. All three were on highway 77 in Schulenburg Texas. Luckily I spotted the sign ahead of time and took the detour around the bridges. Since this happened I decided to buy a GPS for RV's. The one I bought was the Magellan RV9490T-LMB. It has the input for weight, width and height. It also shows you all of the yellow signs on the road. But guess what? No yellow signs for bridges. LOL When I bought it I planed a route that I took to the Texas Valley and low and behold it took me right thru those bridges. I emailed the service department at Magellan and ended up emailing them for a week without any help. They did answer my e-mails but just gave me the runaround. I then purchased a program that is called Low Clearance POI - GPS Data . Great program, but it doesn't load on to the new RV9490t-LMB. They have now put a lockout on 3rd party soft-where. I did manage to load it on to Google Maps. Sure enough it spotted the three bridges. Now I have a great feeling of security knowing where all the low bridges are. I hope this might help the Pinnacle owners out there.
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Is that 13'6" 'actual' measurement *hooked up to truck and measured to highest point


Or...brochure height?


My 5th wheel has a brochure height of 12'8" but after setting it up so it tows level with my truck it measured 13'4"
We use secondary/back roads Majority of our travels
Paying attention to 'signage' is important.
Paying attention to 'gut feeling/instinct' is important
Doubting information provided is also important........


When in doubt......turn about!
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Old Biscuit, I had to rent a new storage with doors 14 foot high in order to back it in. I have about a 6 inch clearance. Some of the roads have been paved over which lessons the height of the bridge clearance, so I put in the program the bridges that are 14 foot or less.
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