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Old 09-17-2022, 07:03 AM   #1
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Watch Out for Low Bridges

This is not our coach, but thought it was important to share it anyway.. This was sent to us by a friend of ours who saw the coach arrive at a resort in Orange Beach, AL earlier this week. Appears they didnt take note of a low bridge sign and decided to take their chances... both awnings, three ac's and probably everything on the roof as well as the top of the rear cap were damaged.
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OMG I can't imagine having this happen! I won't go under any viaduct or bridge that's less than 13' high as I'm 12' 9".

I've had to stop- unhook & back up 2 times in my 44 years of RVing. Both occasions were in older towns on secondary highways!

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Old 09-17-2022, 08:30 AM   #3
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Looks like it'll fit now.
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Old 09-17-2022, 09:05 AM   #4
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It wonít happen to that owner again!
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It'll buff out.
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I would be curious to know where it happened and if RV Trip Wizard would have prevented that route.

We have a tunnel in our city that is listed as 13' 9". RV Trip Wizard says it is OK. I won't chance it and go the long way around. Some day I will take the time to officially measure my height. We added a Wineguard inmotion dome which is the highest point. Anyone have a similar set-up and know their exact height?
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i found this reference and i'll share it. i have no idea how accurate or comprehensive it is.

https://member.coach-net.com/members...BridgeInfo.pdf
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Well, it does give the coach a distinctive look...
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Old 09-17-2022, 12:45 PM   #9
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That is a cool list. Just remember....they may have laid a layer or two of asphalt after they did the measurement.
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That is a cool list. Just remember....they may have laid a layer or two of asphalt after they did the measurement.
In California on the I-5 , they don't repave below underpasses so they don't have to change the signage .
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Old 09-17-2022, 02:47 PM   #11
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I think this is the RV that tried to go through the Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile AL. It is a weekly occurrence for a truck or RV to try to go through a 12 foot height 2 lane tunnel.
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Garmin 890 or 1090 warn you?

So do these Garmin units warn us ahead of Low bridges and overpasses or do we have to look at a map or atlas?
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So do these Garmin units warn us ahead of Low bridges and overpasses or do we have to look at a map or atlas?
I have a RV1090 and like most RV or Trucker GPS's it ask for all the specific of you rig as well if you're towing so whenever you plan a route it is supposed to not route you through anyplace that isn't above the information you entered. Now, I for one, will tell you it's not 100% accurate so I try to check the route if I'm taking a back route not on a highway. Recently on my trip to NE I stopped at Timothy Lake South in E. Stroudsburg, NY. On the route from there to Wells Maine it brought me down rt. 209 to RT. 84. As I was heading down the route which was like a country road I came upon 3 bridges. First one I didn't pay close attention to the signage but thought it said weight limit 20 tons. The 2nd one I did it stated 20 ton limit. Needless to say my 45ft. DP exceeded that without the car in tow but had no choice since I had no place to turn around even if I wanted to. The last one said the same thing and this time a sheriff had slowed down on the opposite side of the bridge.Not sure if he was giving me room or waiting for me to cross it to pull me over. As I drove past him he just sat there and eventually moved on.... Phew. Now in my details for my MH I not only increased the height to 14' from the claimed height by Tiffin from 13'2" but lso the weight of the coach by about 2 extra tons when I bought this new GPS. So are these GPS's 100% accurate no.... they're the best thing out there that I'm aware of by nothing is perfect. Paying attention to signage is important too but in my case it was too late because I had no place else to go even if I unhooked the car in these instances. I, also ran Trip Wizard and it ha a similar route, BTW. Some folks say when signage is changed for height, weight or other restrictions it can take a long time for it to flow back to the companies who produce the maps, etc. for GPS's. Remember one thing in the end if something happens it's on you, not them, they all have disclaimers and personnally I can see why..
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That’s a disaster, I feel bad for the owner
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