Originally Posted by Nana25K
OK I've just got yo ask. Does no one know how to read a map anymore??
Go to a truck stop and purchase a Rand McNally Motor Carrier Road Atlas
Get the enlarged version with the nice non paper pages and spiral bound
The road indicators are easy to read. All secondary roads that are traversable by trucks are marked in red.
Use this to plan your routes. The front contains low clearance by state as well as weight limited bridges.
Never ever depend on that voice in the box hiding behind a map. That GPS is only one tool and she WILL fail you. Anyone who depends on them deserves every dead end or one way street, every low clearance etc they get
Next download the Allstays Truck and Travel app. The filters will allow you to show all grades.
Do not allow your GPS to take you anywhere you aren't prepared for.
Exploring in your car is another matter and our GPS there is dependable.
I'm sure its the truckers daughter in me and I'll now cstep down from my soap box
This is what you really need, plus a MH friendly GPS
Use the force and you will be successful in your endeavors.
Stay on the main interstates, except to get to the RV parks. You will also encounter problems there, as they do perform road maintenance from time to time.
Remember in RV'ing its not always the destination, but the adventure in getting there that counts.