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Posted: 09/17/21 08:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The trucker's road directory of low bridges and overpasses is most helpful and it does pay to read the signs if driving a tall vehicle.

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Some people have a problem visualizing size. Men are usually accused of thinking certain things are bigger than they really are, and women, well....lol.

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I would be looking at age as being part of this accident. But its still the drivers fault and there is no excuse. I know the height of my RV and and I am always careful with bridge heights. With that being said when I am on side and country roads I am always looking up for that low hanging branch. The bridge that was hit is no different than slowing down and avoiding a hazard in the road. You just don't drive over a foreign object. Slow down, stop or swerve off to the side. Low hanging branch Slow down , stop or serve to the side.


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Whoever was driving that rig, shouldn't be driving that rig. You have to completely clueless to do that.


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I'm not sure our GPS had low bridge clearance in it. Co-pilot, on back roads and strange/new territory always s n the watch for signs and the overpasses themselves.
We encountered several in Indiana and other places. Missed signs a couple of times but overpasses are generally marked, In Ga and Tn some Civil War era underpasses, when buggies and wagons were the rule, slipped u on a couple. Saw from a distance we could not clear though. 'm not sure what will be our next Motor Home but on board GPS might not have low clearance over passes indicated, so considering a GPS for over the road truckers. Even then it is possible that some may not b indicated. Co-Pilot duty things to help watch for is lwo overpasses.

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down home wrote:

I'm not sure our GPS had low bridge clearance in it. Co-pilot, on back roads and strange/new territory always s n the watch for signs and the overpasses themselves.
We encountered several in Indiana and other places. Missed signs a couple of times but overpasses are generally marked, In Ga and Tn some Civil War era underpasses, when buggies and wagons were the rule, slipped u on a couple. Saw from a distance we could not clear though. 'm not sure what will be our next Motor Home but on board GPS might not have low clearance over passes indicated, so considering a GPS for over the road truckers. Even then it is possible that some may not b indicated. Co-Pilot duty things to help watch for is lwo overpasses.


I had the Co-Pilot app and it is the worst GPS I have used. It sent me some a road in WV that would’ve been questionable in a minivan with a PuP. Twists and turns that rival raids in the Rockies! I’m usually pretty good at looking at the map beforehand but I missed that one!
Next year I’m getting a Garmin RV GPS. But you still need to watch the road!


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Unfortunately they are probably old enough to have multiplied.


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Still have our old Garmin and Rand McNutty. Been guided down goat paths, old stagecoach road, through lakes, following old Sauk trails now gone in Michigan, Down a brad sidewalk and back the way we came...under water of the lake.
Left turn in towns and back out on the same rad behind where we started. Same thing except down a narrow lane and through farmers field on along disappeared India path,and back out a mile behind where we started on US1 in Michigan. Twenty five miles beyond destination, east of Travers City, on the other side of hwy. Directed to turn into rivers and creeks,which is a lot of fun on a dark and stormy night and bunch more. A little hillarous...way after the fact if told properly.

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down home wrote:

Still have our old Garmin and Rand McNutty. Been guided down goat paths, old stagecoach road, through lakes, following old Sauk trails now gone in Michigan, Down a brad sidewalk and back the way we came...under water of the lake.
Left turn in towns and back out on the same rad behind where we started. Same thing except down a narrow lane and through farmers field on along disappeared India path,and back out a mile behind where we started on US1 in Michigan. Twenty five miles beyond destination, east of Travers City, on the other side of hwy. Directed to turn into rivers and creeks,which is a lot of fun on a dark and stormy night and bunch more. A little hillarous...way after the fact if told properly.


I frequently mention the Great GPS Adventure when it took me hours away from anything and then told me to "go offroad in four miles". What it refused to tell me was that there was a highway not 5 miles away that would take me to the same destination.

It is a lot funnier now than when I was staring down a deer trail at dusk with no clue where I was.


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