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Old 12-14-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation Bridge clearance scare

Heading down I-76S in PA today. I'm in a class A that I have my Garmin 770 set to a height of 13'5". My coach is 12'10" according to Newmar, I think that's to the fiberglass roof, not sure if they take into account air conditioners. Some antennas go slightly higher. So what do you do when you approach a bridge at 65 MPH and see this??? Wowza! Plenty of trucks on the road too.

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Heading down I-76S in PA today. I'm in a class A that I have my Garmin 770 set to a height of 13'5".
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I have measured mine, and I use 13'5" as well. 12'9" is the top of my ACs. But yeah, my buttt grabs ahold of the seat.
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Is that height at the side maybe and the center is higher? No way that's the center height on an interstate road.... Right??????
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"My coach is 12'10" according to Newmar, I think that's to the fiberglass roof"

All those posts and still haven't really measured?

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Just did a google earth pic.... Look at the scrapes on that bridge..

No way 13' at center, has to be more..
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Bridge clearance scare

Itís 13-3 on the shoulder, at the bridges lowest point. Notice the arrows, and the tapper of the bridge around the sign, Especially with it being level
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Those arrows and the clearances are for the edge of the road, looks like to me. So you're still lower and yes all dimensions for height are at the roof air cond.
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What to do.........


Read the sign/arrows and then MOVE to center of overpass
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That is for the edge where the arrow is. Center is higher. We have encountered this in many places in the NE. Stay in the middle and you will be fine.
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Heading down I-76S in PA today. I'm in a class A that I have my Garmin 770 set to a height of 13'5". My coach is 12'10" according to Newmar, I think that's to the fiberglass roof, not sure if they take into account air conditioners. Some antennas go slightly higher. So what do you do when you approach a bridge at 65 MPH and see this??? Wowza! Plenty of trucks on the road too.

Video shot on my new Blackvue DR900S 4K dashcam from which I took a screenshot to show here.
So... did you turn around or did you pass through?
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The first thing you should do is go out and measure the actual height of your rig - at its highest point - and if need be tape that measurement to the dash so you can have quick reference to it.
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Heading down I-76S in PA today. I'm in a class A that I have my Garmin 770 set to a height of 13'5". My coach is 12'10" according to Newmar, I think that's to the fiberglass roof, not sure if they take into account air conditioners. Some antennas go slightly higher. So what do you do when you approach a bridge at 65 MPH and see this??? Wowza! Plenty of trucks on the road too.

Video shot on my new Blackvue DR900S 4K dashcam from which I took a screenshot to show here.
All bridges on the interstates are higher than 13'6" in the travel lanes east of the Mississippi River. West of the Mississippi legal heights are 14 ft. The old overpasses on the Pa. Turnpike were arched and the low underpass warning is over the shoulder. Just stay in the travel lane and you will be fine. These are the maximum legal heights so your coach has been built to comply and will be under 13'6".
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Heading down I-76S in PA today. I'm in a class A that I have my Garmin 770 set to a height of 13'5". My coach is 12'10" according to Newmar, I think that's to the fiberglass roof, not sure if they take into account air conditioners. Some antennas go slightly higher. So what do you do when you approach a bridge at 65 MPH and see this??? Wowza! Plenty of trucks on the road too.



Video shot on my new Blackvue DR900S 4K dashcam from which I took a screenshot to show here.


They are warning you to stay off the shoulder of the road if you are over that height because the bridge is arched.
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