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Old 04-28-2014, 09:06 PM   #15
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Although, sometimes (about 12 years ago) the best-laid plans go awry. I was re-routed by a detour once in Iowa, off the interstate onto surface streets. About 6 miles down that street I came to a RR underpass labeled "clearance 9'. Yikes! I pulled on the side and waited about 5 minutes and a LEO drove up. He directed traffic while I made a U-turn, then directed me to a bypass street that took me back to the interstate on the other side of the road-work. Turned out I had missed signage directing truck traffic to a different street. From then on, if the truckers atlas doesn't have the road highlighted in yellow I don't drive it.

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Old 04-30-2014, 06:32 PM   #16
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Had a bad experience with the R-M GPS right out of the box a couple of years ago. Now I've started using it again, but not trusting it farther than I can spit.

Planning: I consult the AITA (American Independent Truckers Assn) database. America's Independent Truckers' Association: Information They list all known clearances less than 14', by state.

Then I visually scan my planned route on Google Maps (sat photo) looking for tractor-trailers, and street-view, to verify clearances. If you see big trucks, you know your MH will be OK.

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