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Old 01-28-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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Elk Creek Tunnel Oregon

I was considering taking Route OR38 from Reedsport on the Oregon Coast out to I-5 to head north,but I see that the Elk Creek Tunnel only has a clearance of 12ft.3" and I am driving a 2013 Dutch Star with a height of 12ft 10",obviously not going to fit. Anyone actually been thru there in a similar Class A? Obviously not a truck route?
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Knowing height limits on and off the road (fuel station aprons) is important in travels so to plan detours and avoid problems. Those that need a source for identifying low bridges and tunnels, visit: America's Independent Truckers' Association: Information Pick a state and click on Low Clearance/Bridge Heights.
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you got bad info somewhere. trucks run it all the time, no problem. its a major rd. to the coast.
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http://goo.gl/maps/HT0qP
Google Maps Street view of the tunnel.
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you got bad info somewhere. trucks run it all the time, no problem. its a major rd. to the coast.
Agree, AITA does not identify OR 38 as having a height restriction. America's Independent Truckers' Association: Information
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Here is the link to the information of 12ft 3".The truckers site doesn't show mit as a low clearance tunnel,so what does one believe?? Thanks

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGIO..._of_Oregon.pdf
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I went through that tunnel 2 years ago with a Cameo 5th wheel 13'3 at the AC units. The tunnel is marked 12'3 on the outer edges which is actually the shoulder. I believe the top of the tunnel was marked 13'8 if I remember correctly. just stay away from the shoulder and keep it in the lane. It did raise the hair on the back of my neck
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The tunnel is marked 12'3 on the outer edges which is actually the shoulder. I believe the top of the tunnel was marked 13'8 if I remember correctly.
Many tunnels in Oregon are marked like this.
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I just drove that route in Oct. last year and I turned south on 99 at Drain and I'm at 12'1" and had no problems. That is is beautiful drive. My neighbors rig is the same height and they turned and went south on 138 at Elkton and had no problem either. The Oregon coast is our home from June till Oct each year and I plan on going that way back to the coast this year on my way to Lincoln City.
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