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Old 02-13-2014, 07:58 AM   #1
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Wait Until You See The RV's in This Clip

The DW says to me... That would be me driving our RV and you would kill me.

Oh we had our laugh but seriously these accidents could be avoided if the drivers were paying attention!

In spite of warning signs, amber flashing lights, and perhaps ignorance of height restrictions of the vehicle they are operating, being distracted or what ever the situation, these mishaps are going to be very costly.

Only a couple of minutes, take a look and tell me how much damage do you think it will cost on the RV?
There are two clips of RV's with the very last one being slow motion close up.
Trucks Getting Destroyed By an 11-Foot 8-Inch Bridge Is Sublime [Video] | The Big Lead
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Boy-o-boy, we have a bridge like that around here. Wonder how many this has happened too.
Thanks for sharing.
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I think it's a good reminder to take some measurements!

Good reminder to take some measurements and post in driver's compartment.

With 5r hooked up to truck, I am going to get my own measurements to include the AC Units or highest point.

In some locations, there may be road surfaces that were repaired/replaced and an extra couple inches on the road surface and the warning sign may be slightly off.

For that reason alone, I will add at least 8" to my measurement.
Any thing else is just too close for comfort.
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And, don't forget there is significant deflection when there is a train passing over the bridge. Probably 2" less clearance with train. Notice that several of the incidents occurred with train above. Could be driver made it through the day before with no train.
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Gosh. I wonder if local highway departments place warning signs ahead so you can make a detour! Imagine having to back up to a spot where you can turn around while there is constant oncoming traffic?
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Gosh. I wonder if local highway departments place warning signs ahead so you can make a detour! Imagine having to back up to a spot where you can turn around while there is constant oncoming traffic?
This is a good point. Once we were driving on a narrow two-lane country road @35mph. 30 yards in front of bridge was a sign stating the weight limit was 9 tons. I barely had time to register the warning before I was across with an 11 ton coach.
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Gosh. I wonder if local highway departments place warning signs ahead so you can make a detour! Imagine having to back up to a spot where you can turn around while there is constant oncoming traffic?
Back in the mid 80's I was doing some work in the greater Washington DC area. Had some parts air freighted up via one of the passenger airlines so I had to go to the airport ticket counter to get my parts. I was driving a rental truck with a height of 12'7". Leaving the airport there was a low overhead sign with a warning sign about 100 yards before impact. I was in the middle of about a zillion lanes of moving traffic. All I could do was to hit the flashers and stop. Traffic wouldn't let me get to either side of the road. After a few minutes a very nice police officer came up and explained that this scenario happens several times a week and thanked me for not trying to make it under the sign. A few more police cars pulled up to block half a zillion lanes of traffic and I followed the nice policeman to a service road around the low clearance sign.
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I have to admit that is one tough bridge!!!
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Miles City Montana has a got ya bridge, they installed a warning system and a BIG flashing sign that warns you to turn NOW. Lucky for us the sign worked.
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I love the part when they say that the camper now fits! I can only imagine what my DW would say after that happened.
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The bridge is in Durham NC and my friend from fl lost two roof aires of his fiver to one $10,000 later.... He now knows how tall his is.
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Wow do folks pay no attenion to height warnings. I'm suprised the bridge is still intact after all that.
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That just cracks me up. Had to show it to the DW and she was chuckling too.
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