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Old 08-12-2016, 07:32 AM   #1
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:37 AM   #2
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Thats just plain STUPID
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A good candidate for Darwin's Natural Selection Club!

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That looks soooo close! I bet he would have made it if he was going faster!


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And let the air out of the tires! BTW... what RV mfg would want to build such a skyscraper tall motorhome???
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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.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:34 AM   #8
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In my previous coach, I had small plastic signs engraved with things like, height, width, weight....glued on the side of the instrument cluster.

If the wife or one of the kids was driving the numbers are right in front of them....no guess work. See a road sign, look at the numbers on the dash and know for sure.

Need to do that with this new coach. You pick the sign size , color, font, location, and they don't have to look bad.
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A couple of years ago, in Pensacola, FL, that could have happened to me.

We were trying to get to Pensacola Beach from I10. I carefully planned the route, used a GPS with height restriction capability, looked at the route using the street view of Google maps…everything looked good.

As we approached the exit (1A) from I110, we found a local police officer blocking the exit. Someone had snagged a power line and it was down across the street. I asked the officer for an alternative routing, which he gladly provided. Our conversation was through the window of my 12’ 6” tall motorhome, so I thought he clearly understood my challenge. I took notes of his route recommendation.

Needless to say, the recommended turns were happening faster than my GPS could “recalculate” the route in order to give height warnings. As we started down the last street that would reconnect with my originally planned route, I became concerned with the overhanging tree branches that were at my eye level. My D/W was following our progress on her iPad.

Fortunately, when I saw the “Low Clearance” “10’ 8” “ sign, there was still an opportunity to turn off the route.

Eventually, after a little trip through downtown Pensacola, we were able to rejoin our planned route.

Be careful out there, “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.”

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Also, on some older roads, the pavement may have been raised an inch or two during resurfacing and the original sign might still be in place. Not the case in this photo, the rig is off by almost a foot.
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In my previous coach, I had small plastic signs engraved with things like, height, width, weight....glued on the side of the instrument cluster.

If the wife or one of the kids was driving the numbers are right in front of them....no guess work. See a road sign, look at the numbers on the dash and know for sure.

Need to do that with this new coach. You pick the sign size , color, font, location, and they don't have to look bad.
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.
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many years ago i had a employee try to drive a 12' truck under a 10'8" train trestle.
after it came to a sudden stop he hopped out and climbed under looking at the brakes and tranny to see what the problem was till a 10 year old kid came over and tapped him while pointing up. every time i see one of these i still think of him
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