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Old 08-12-2016, 04:07 PM   #15
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A good candidate for Darwin's Natural Selection Club!

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Darwin Awards only go to those that permanently remove themselves from the gene pool. I don't think this qualifies for that.
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I feel sorry for that guy.
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Looks like the air conditioner will need an adjustment.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:14 PM   #18
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:16 PM   #19
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A good candidate for Darwin's Natural Selection Club!

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Darwin Awards only go to those that permanently remove themselves from the gene pool. I don't think this qualifies for that.
That's why he is still a candidate and possibly later he'll qualify for the award!



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I carry one of those long fiberglass flexible tent poles that folds up. I have it marked with the height the tallest point of my 5th wheel plus a couple of inches so I can physically measure clearance of questionable underpasses. I also have a Garmin 760 RV GPS but I always try to use my eyes and brain to tell me if something's too low to try and go under.
Great idea! Thanks
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:46 AM   #21
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And if you're in Canada, post the the info as metric too. When we are up there, I am constantly doing the conversation calculation. I may steal your idea and at least post the height and speed conversation table near the dashboard.

Thanks for the comment. Hopefully headed to Alaska next year and maybe Maritimes the following year. Might as well do metric and US when I have the new placards made.
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And if you're in Canada, post the the info as metric too. When we are up there, I am constantly doing the conversation calculation. I may steal your idea and at least post the height and speed conversation table near the dashboard.
I'd make the card with height, width and weight in both english and metric. That way you're covered in both the US and Canada.

Here is a device, GiraffeG4, that looks interesting. Showld work great for 5th wheels but may not work well on Class A's and some Class C's.

https://youtu.be/dacEayhoJZ4
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The decal on the rear left of center lets me believe it's a rental...
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He could have climbed that ladder and eyeballed it. Been there done that, although not on the highway.
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Years ago when I was driving a truck, I had to make a delivery in upstate NY. I checked my route for restrictions (height and weight), and found none. About 4 miles from my delivery point, I saw a sign that said 12’ 6” clearance 1 mile ahead. I stopped, checked my Rand McNally, and it showed no 12’ 6” restriction ahead, so I continued on my way.

Almost 1 mile exactly I cave to an overpass with a sign on it that said 12’ 6”. I stopped, set my parking brake and turned on my emergency flashers. I got out and looked at the overpass, looked at my truck, and it looked like I could make it. While I was looking a Deputy Sheriff pulled up behind me and turned on his lights. He walked up to me and asked what the problem was. I told him and he agreed it looked like I could make it.

We were there about 5-10 minutes when a State Trooper pulled up and asked what the problem was. We told him and he said “The clearance was really 13’ 6””. I asked him why it was marked 12’ 6”. He said it was marked that way for when it snowed, all the over passes and all other things that crossed over the were marked that way.

What a stupid rule! I would not be be driving if there was a foot of snow on the rd.
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IMO the fellow may be judged by a group that has yet to be judged. I just hope I do not have a mental hiccup that lands me in a similar situation. All it takes is a seconds inattention.
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I have been nervous going under overpasses that look low, but are not marked with clearances.

Is there a national law that overpasses under a certain height have to be marked with the feet clearance
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