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Old 04-12-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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The tunnel in Mobile, Al

Can anyone tell me if a motorhome can go through the I-10 tunnel into Mobile, AL? I'm traveling to Texas, from Florida tomorrow, and I can't find anything about that tunnel.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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Smile I went through

I went through the tunnel on I-10 in Mobile about 3 years ago ...

I can't remember if I had to stop and shut off the propane before entering ...

I have a 39 ft diesel pusher ... I tow an SUV

Plenty of room ... it was easy
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:23 PM   #3
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Thank you.....I have a 38 ft motorhome, towing a car. Your reply made me feel better.
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No problem. We've been going through the tunnel several times per year for over 10 years.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:55 AM   #5
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deltadawn: You'll have no problem! That Mobile tunnel is nothing to worry about and takes less than a minute. We sure do understand your concern though and it's always good to ask others, but on this one....don't worry. Steve & Lynette
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Hello all.
When planning your trip, and you know the approximate route you will be taking, you can check for low clearances at this web site.

American Independent Truckers Association Low Clearances

There are no "low clearances" in Alabama on I-10.

Please remember that all low clearances may not be reported and posted. Also be aware of snow build up that will decrease the clearance on the entry and exit edge of the clearance. Also, a resurfacing of the road can make a 2" difference at the entrance and exit to a low clearance.

When in doubt I will pull over and see if an 18 wheeler goes through. The are right at 13'6" to the top of the box.

Happy travels.
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:58 PM   #7
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We do the tunnel when we go to Topsail Hill SP. My wife closes her eyes, that sounds like a good idea.
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It's too late to do deltadawn any good, but, be careful of the curve at the west end. It's marked at 45 MPH and I suggest that you stick close to that.
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Just came through in a 40'er, towing a car...no problem..but the curve at the end is a sharp one....
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A narrow sharp curve....
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Came through it today. As stated, there is a posted speed of 45 MPH on the west entrance - and they mean it. There are flashing lights indicating if you are going to fast. You do not want to go 45+. I was driving a 40' with TOAD and had no problem. 18 wheelers go though and they are 13' 6" to the top of their box. So if you are under that you will be fine.

I'm at NAS P'Cola for one week - by the way.
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Wayne, Been through the tunnel several times and you are correct, your speed needs to be 45. The curve seems to sneak up on you if you haven't been through there before. Maybe it is because you are looking at the road exiting off to the right and make sure you are still on on I-10. Been through a lot worse areas though.

I just left NAS Pensacola last month. Great place... Spent three months there trying to avoid the cold weather up here.
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We do the tunnel when we go to Topsail Hill SP. My wife closes her eyes, that sounds like a good idea.

Offshore---

I sure hope she isn't driving--
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From the looks of this YouTube video that follows someone driving the road Westbound, you look good as he passes some motorhomes right after the tunnel.

YouTube - I-10 West Mobile Alabama

Alabama State Department of Transportation470-8200
Alabama State Department of Transportation470-8200
Also you can give the DOT a call:
Alabama State DOT 251-470-8200
The official name is the George Wallace Tunnel.

I drove that route back in 2004 and don't remember any restrictions. I do remember the TON of bugs I hit going across the bay!

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