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Old 07-11-2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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Did lots of research for 1-2 years. But never found this website...wow.
Pulled the trigger, the whole package in a day and now very anxious!

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He retires in Dec 2017, at which time we intend to be snowbirds and fly this frozen tundra in the winter.

Two days ago we purchased a new Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel PU.
We drove from the Dodge dealer to an RV dealer and purchased a Evergreen Tesla T3212 5er Toyhauler at an obscenely great price -- less than half off MSRP.
Then I find this website and see that Evergreen is going belly up. Hmmmmm.
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B) Best resources for bridge height clearance information?
C) Is there a checklist on what to pack....what not to forget!?
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Welcome to the group! You are correct, there is a lot of good information here. It is good to have you aboard.

As for your question B: I have a truckers map (Rand McNally) that gives much of that information. I also use a Truckers dezi GPS. And I have my height (feet/meters) and weight (pounds/kg) printed on a label within view of the driver.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:26 PM   #3
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I'm hoping you bought enough truck!

Here's a link to my wife's packing lists (yes two) plus some black and grey tank guidelines.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b5vlsqjyl...S7ZBcJpma?dl=0
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Be aware on the black and grey tanks... the TIMES she's listed were specific to our unit.... YMMV
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:51 PM   #5
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B) Buy a GPS made for RVs so you can input your height and weight. I download and use the POI file from here to stay up to date on low clearances.

Low Clearance POI - GPS Data
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:15 PM   #6
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Thanks, ByeTheWay.
Great idea to keep the RVs data posted near the driver.

The lists are great and helpful, plasma800, thanks much.
We'll be a bit close with the truck size, but we'll never have it at cargo capacity and checked it from a few angles and feel fine with it.

sdennislee--Thank you, I'll be ordering all that (and more!). LOL
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Thank for the lists! Very informative and love that one includes a wine opener.
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Hi! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

I would recommend a good RV-specific GPS and a Rand McNally Motor Carriers Atlas!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I did not realize the RV GPS had input for weight and height. My Truck gps does that also. Plus fuel stations. I too put custom POI's in including, Elks, PassPort Am., Casino's, Days End, CoEs.
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Thank for the lists! Very informative and love that one includes a wine opener.
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Welcome to the greatest RV forum.

For bridge heights, propane restrictions, tolls etc, I use the Rand Mcnally GPS. Yes it has warts but all of them do. I have two of them and always cross check the routing.
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I did not realize the RV GPS had input for weight and height. My Truck gps does that also. Plus fuel stations. I too put custom POI's in including, Elks, PassPort Am., Casino's, Days End, CoEs.
Length and propane capacity as well
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