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Old 09-08-2020, 04:34 PM   #1
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Heads UP! Friendly height reminder!

While driving across country we thought our trailer was under 11.8ft...It's most definitely NOT at 13.17ft. We took our AC unit clear off when we went under a bridge we wouldn't clear. $7000 later. Thank God for insurance. Make sure before you go driving you know exactly how tall your rig is and the height of the overpasses you're going under!

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While driving across country we thought our trailer was under 11.8ft...It's most definitely NOT at 13.17ft. We took our AC unit clear off when we went under a bridge we wouldn't clear. $7000 later. Thank God for insurance. Make sure before you go driving you know exactly how tall your rig is and the height of the overpasses you're going under!



Happy travels!


Their is a real good video on You Tube on how to check your height yourself.
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Old 09-09-2020, 06:31 AM   #3
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You have a 13 foot tall travel trailer?
That’s amazing!
Would love to know more about it (brand, model, etc.)

Glad you had insurance.
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If I got the right model, says it's 11'2" but no mention to the top of the roof or the top of the A/C unit.

I would definitely measure for my self. I laid a 2x4 across my roof near the A/C unit with some hanging over the edge and measured to the ground. Then I measured from the roof to the top of the A/C unit and combined the two measurements.
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If I got the right model, says it's 11'2" but no mention to the top of the roof or the top of the A/C unit.

I would definitely measure for my self. I laid a 2x4 across my roof near the A/C unit with some hanging over the edge and measured to the ground. Then I measured from the roof to the top of the A/C unit and combined the two measurements.
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One of the first things I did was set up 5th wheel so it towed level
Then with it hitched I measured ACTUAL height to top of A/C Unit--- 13'4"

Pay attention to SIGNAGE
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CGs are worst
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If I got the right model, says it's 11'2" but no mention to the top of the roof or the top of the A/C unit.

I would definitely measure for my self. I laid a 2x4 across my roof near the A/C unit with some hanging over the edge and measured to the ground. Then I measured from the roof to the top of the A/C unit and combined the two measurements.

If the OP is correct, and Randalfo is right with the model, that puts the A/C unit at a little more than 22" tall. I haven't seen an A/C unit that tall. Hmmmm.
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The clearance signs on bridges canít be counted on to be accurate. Nowadays, asphalt is usually removed before repaying so it can be recycled, but that wasnít always the case.
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right, a lot of repaving goes right over the old, adding inches to the pavement, removing inches from the clearance. My little TT is 10'6" ready for the road. My personal minimum clearance is 11'6"
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For those of you who travel through Denver on I-25 there is a potential gotcha about a quarter mile north of Empower Field at Mile High Stadium (aka Wiggly Field.) You will know why when you see it.
The rigid frame concrete bridge where 23rd Avenue crosses I-25 is arched with the highest clearance under the middle of the arch. The lowest of course are over the far right and far left of the four lanes in each direction. In the southbound lanes just before the bridge there is one sign that says "Trucks Use Middle Two Lanes." If you are driving an RV taller than 12'6" IIRC in the left lane and miss the sign or waste time wondering if the sign applies to RVs you will redesign your roof.
As O-B advises: Look up and read the signage.
http://bridgehunter.com/co/denver/bh48167/
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