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Old 10-15-2013, 05:13 AM   #15
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Have the same problem...due to our tall rear toy hauler section, the RV is 13' at the back 1/3 of the body.
I don't think everyone worries about clearing trees at +13', but for us that is a big deal.

I have come to think that this much height is only a minority on RV's.

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Agree completely. We bought a 5er with 13' 4" height at the front A/C. We only have about 1,400 miles behind us so far, but have had several white knuckle moments once we exited primary roads. I have ridden a mile or more up on top, with 2-way radio contact to my excellent truck driving DW, monitoring low wires and tree limbs. It's an adventure for sure!
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When I had my class A's I carried a small electric chain saw, a tree pruner on a long extension poll and a trimming hand saw. I often had to to do some "landscaping adjustments" to get me out of a very scratchy situation. Especially in remote boondock locations.

Most low overpasses are marked but have never seen a tree clearance marked.
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Agree completely. I have ridden a mile or more up on top, with 2-way radio contact to my excellent truck driving DW, monitoring low wires and tree limbs. It's an adventure for sure!
Are you saying you have ridden on the roof of the trailer as you wife drives?

That's crazy, but awesome!
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Are you saying you have ridden on the roof of the trailer as you wife drives?

That's crazy, but awesome!
Yes! I always suspected I was different.
On the road I just climbed the back ladder with my head above the roof so I could see approaching wires and limbs, and relayed status to DW via 2-way. Along driveways I have been on top of the roof walking limbs away from contact with the rig. DW is an outstanding driver, she has driven horse trailers since before she was 16 y/o.
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I carried a small electric chain saw....
Good idea, but why electric? Worried about gas fumes? What do you plug it into when you hit a tight spot?
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Good idea, but why electric? Worried about gas fumes? What do you plug it into when you hit a tight spot?
Did not want to carry gas in the basement. (Had diesel RV's then)

Don't like the noise of a gas chain saw

Gas saws won't start a lot of the time.

Electric chain saws are lighter and smaller than gas models.

I carried 100' + power cord, and if my RV was more than 100' away from the tree/ branch, well it just did not need to come down until I got closer. Plugged it into the RV with gen on. Never had a problem with the long cord.

The choice was easy for me. I have a gas chain saw, but never took it in the RV for the above reasons.

Also I often cut firewood with the chain saw
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Be aware that some RV parks will not allow the rear (12 feet or so) behind the rear wheels extend past the pavement. I have been in a couple parks like that.

I always ask if I'm not sure when making reservations.
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