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Old 06-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
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Question Low Clearance Trip Routing

Would like to tow from York, PA to Abingdon, MD. (Bar Harbor Rv Park).
Secondary roads from I83 include MD439,MD23,MD146,MD152,US40. Does anyone have low clearance info on these?
Fifth Wheel 12'6".
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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Do a Google search on the words:

AITA Low Clearances

and look at the state you are interested in.
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Do a Google search on the words:

AITA Low Clearances

and look at the state you are interested in.
Wayne's info is great but you need to remember that AITA info is based on designated routes for transporting goods,etc.. It is not All inclusive so if you're on the back roads you still need to slow down and keep your eye peeled.
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I use a Rand McNally GPS and it never has let me go down a road that I would not fit. I sit at 13'4'' but have it programed for 13'6'' just for a fudge factor.
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I just put your route into my Streets & Trips program that has an extensive POI listing of low clearances, and you shouldn't have any problems.
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Rand McNally makes aRoad Atlas for truckers, it has all that information and roads that will accept 18 wheeler marked in yellow. Very handy.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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hi russ, there is no low clearances on any of the routes you had posted. i don't live very far from those routes
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Thanks to all for your replys and information. Nice to know there are people willing to lend a hand.
Have a great summer!
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Billy,
Thanks for the info. I am towing from Altoona, PA to Bar Harbor RV Park, Abingdon,MD. I was looking to avoid congestion at Breezewood, Rte 70 and also near Baltimore on I695 and I95. So I routed PA turnpike to I83 then the secondary roads to Bar Harbor. With your local knowledge what do you think of my routing? Aso do you have any opinion on Bar Harbor?
Thanks in advance,
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russ ,i would use 439 bel air exit and go to rt23 turn right at keen dodge which is rt165 and go a mile to 23 again , turn right on rt24 and go straight across to rt 40 and left on rt40 and up to long bar harbor. bar harbor campground is not too bad but nothing great. they have several sites on the water which are pretty to be in. its probably the best one in the area if you have to be in that area.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:57 PM   #11
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Billy thanks again for the reply. I will check your route on my maps.
Nice coach you have there. I see it's a Ford so must have the V10. I have a F350 with the V10 and it tows my fifth wheel great. What's you opinion? I may move up to a motorhome someday and just looking to get some info.
Meanwhile we love our Newmar but it is getting aged.
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hi russ, i don't live far from your routes and have traveled each one , and we have a 12-11' high rig. regarding our rig, we bought it new in 2008 and think it been a great unit. we have had the typical small things, but nothing major. this is our 3rd mh , after 2 tag a longs since 1974, and this is the best of anything so far.
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Computers and computer type devices are good..... to a point. When it comes to trip planning I prepare my route ahead of time. if I am going onto state highways, I use my Motor Carrier Atlas (can be purchased at any truck stop) and look in the section for HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS. I then look for routes that are within my plans. If the highway is listed, it gives the location on that highway where the restriction is. I then go to the map to see if that point in on my path. If it is, I reroute. If not, no problem.

I trust my computer (and to some extent GPS) and depend on it a lot. But I don't rely on it blindly. Sometimes there is nothing like good old brain power.

Keep in mind that the Interstate Highway System is supposed to conform to 13'6" minimum height.
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