Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > General Discussions about our Montanas
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-04-2019, 07:54 AM   #1
Bulldog
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: MIDLOTHIAN
Posts: 68
M.O.C. #22842
Height Questions

Those of you have 3400RL and have bedroom a/c have you had problems of not fitting under bridges and over passes. I have RV Garman, but it has not warned me of low bridge because of height of my current rig which is much lower. I don't know if the GPS will warn me soon enough so I can avoid bridge. Input greatly appreciated. I won't add the second a/c if it's going to be a big problem.
Bulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 08:14 AM   #2
twindman
Montana Master
 
twindman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mesa
Posts: 1,582
M.O.C. #5651
I don't have a 3400, but the specs for almost all the new models list height at around 13' 6" I think. They made a big jump from a few years ago when they were 12' 3-6". My 2006 was 12'5" and my 2012 Mountaineer is 13'5".

I stick to US highways when possible (or state highways - stay off local roads). Interstates must be 13'6" I believe. Most state roads also. I haven't left any roof parts on the road so far!!!!
__________________

Tom and Gail
2013 Mountaineer 362
2012 Silverado 2500
twindman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 08:47 AM   #3
MidMOTraveler
Montana Fan
 
MidMOTraveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Fulton
Posts: 403
M.O.C. #20688
We have a 3731 FL had Morryde IS and disc brakes installed. They measured and front AC ic 13’4”.
We have been using Garmin for over a year and it routes around low bridges.
We did get a warning once on I-55 in Memphis it gave us about 3 exits notice. But semis we’re passing us and we kept following, Never saw what the issue might have been.
__________________
Wayne & Malinda
2018 Montana 3731FL
MORryde IS/DiscBrakes
2017 F450 DRW KR 4x4
MidMOTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 09:01 AM   #4
richfaa
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Ridgeville
Posts: 19,811
M.O.C. #2839
Our Garmin alerts us to low bridges 13 years and many miles no issues.
richfaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 09:35 AM   #5
rslopez65
Montana Fan
 
rslopez65's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Columbia
Posts: 122
M.O.C. #19789
Our garmin once routed us under a bridge that was a little over 12'. Needless to say we don't trust it. Had the campground owner not warned us not to go that way we would have been in some serious trouble. That being said, we have been to almost every state and not had a problem but we are careful and double check everything.
__________________
Ray and Susan
2017 - HC352 RL
rslopez65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 09:50 AM   #6
DQDick
Montana Master
 
DQDick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wilsey
Posts: 16,820
M.O.C. #11455
We don't have a Garmin, we use a Rand McNally, but we still check new routes with a recent truckers atlas. It's a cheap way to make sure you're safe. Of course with three AC's and a Winegard Traveler up there we can't afford to be scraping stuff off.
__________________
Dick, Joyce, Diego, Picatso and Gustav
2017 3720 RL, MorRyde pin box
2017 3500 Dodge Maxi DRW 4X4, Pullrite Hitch, IS, Disk Brakes, 3rd AC, Winegard Traveler, Bathroom door mod, Dometic 320, couch for desk swap, etc.
DQDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 01:36 PM   #7
Daryles
Montana Fan
 
Daryles's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Alton
Posts: 340
M.O.C. #24086
2019 Montana 3130re. Specs say 13'5". Connected it actually measures 13'4" on our 2016 f350 dually. You can see it settles when you hitch it.
We stay on Interstate, and US routes as much as possible. We use Google maps (satellite view on exits and around truck stops for diesel) RV Parky and follow up with trucker's atlas. So far so good. However sometimes they ALL miss. Once in Tulsa Ok near the Fairgrounds. Low overhead near an on ramp. Well sign posted. But NOT on any map.
One in Westplains Mo. Behind the Ford dealer.
You should be ok adding the front AC, just be sensitive to the fact you will be going from 12'4" to 13'5".
We had to trim a lot of trees/bushes on our street and in our driveway when we brought this home.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20191001_085348.jpg (315.3 KB, 59 views)
File Type: jpg 20191001_085358.jpg (165.9 KB, 44 views)
Daryles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 08:47 PM   #8
Bulldog
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: MIDLOTHIAN
Posts: 68
M.O.C. #22842
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daryles View Post
2019 Montana 3130re. Specs say 13'5". Connected it actually measures 13'4" on our 2016 f350 dually. You can see it settles when you hitch it.
We stay on Interstate, and US routes as much as possible. We use Google maps (satellite view on exits and around truck stops for diesel) RV Parky and follow up with trucker's atlas. So far so good. However sometimes they ALL miss. Once in Tulsa Ok near the Fairgrounds. Low overhead near an on ramp. Well sign posted. But NOT on any map.
One in Westplains Mo. Behind the Ford dealer.
You should be ok adding the front AC, just be sensitive to the fact you will be going from 12'4" to 13'5".
We had to trim a lot of trees/bushes on our street and in our driveway when we brought this home.

How far did you have to back up.
Bulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2019, 09:19 PM   #9
Daryles
Montana Fan
 
Daryles's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Alton
Posts: 340
M.O.C. #24086
Oh none. This is one we know about behind the ford dealer in Westplains we bought our TV. It is not on any map, rv parky or trucker's atlas.
__________________
Daryl
Daryles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2019, 04:28 AM   #10
Mudchief
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Paola
Posts: 5,671
M.O.C. #4961
I had a 2007 3400 and it was 12'5" high.
__________________
Dennis & Linda Ward
Paola, Kansas
Montana 3735MK Legacy Edition
1200 watts of Solar
Mudchief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 02:26 PM   #11
Margie
Established Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 20
M.O.C. #19011
We have a 3400RL and have not had any issues with AC over the front bedroom.
MargieR
Margie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 02:31 PM   #12
GBliss
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 3
M.O.C. #6101
I have a 2006 3400RL that I had a Dometic Penguin II low profile A/C installed over the bedroom last year. The original specs. list height at 12' 9". The Penguin II is a smidge lower than the Fantastic Fan shroud so original heights are still good. That being said, measure and do your pucker muscles a favor.
GBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 02:45 PM   #13
laverdur
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Albany
Posts: 183
M.O.C. #11972
My Monty is 13' 4" at the top of the front A/C. With the profile of the Monty in the Garmin RV660, it keeps me out of trouble by routing around low overpasses. I tested this one day while driving solo by taking a road with a low overpass that would have shaved the roof off my Monty, and it works. Still no substitute for vigilance.
__________________
2012 3150RL. G614 tires. Hardwired surge protector. Level-Up Hydraulic leveling.
2013 F-350 Lariat 6.7 PSD SRW SC LB 4X4 OEM hitch, air self-leveling on rear. 57-gallon replacement fuel tank.
laverdur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 02:50 PM   #14
StageCoachDriver
Montana Fan
 
StageCoachDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Reno
Posts: 143
M.O.C. #22620
We got the garmin RV GPS - we tell it our weight, height and length and it picks the routes. Our unit is an 18 HC 305RB. We also use RVTripWizard which shows all clearances on and around our route at or below our unit height.
StageCoachDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 02:52 PM   #15
Dave W
Montana Master
 
Dave W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,007
M.O.C. #14547
Your Garmin GPS may warn you but it isn't 100% fool proof. I've set the height of our HC at 13'8" since the front a/c is at 13'4" and 4 additional inches may keep it in place tho have yet had a surprise in 26K miles with this 5er even on Upstate NY and New England's back roads. Now, has that GPS taken me down a 2 track dirt road? Oh yes!
__________________
Dave W
Traveling with my DW Susan, a couple poodlepups and our 2014 Montana High Country 343RL, being towed by a 6.7 2011 F250 CCLB using a B&W hitch and OEM puck system
Dave W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 04:28 PM   #16
HITodd
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Hurlock
Posts: 9
M.O.C. #13730
Send a message via MSN to HITodd
I have a 3400RL with a bedroom air conditioner, and the living room AC. I’ve not had a problem with bridges or Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel. We’ve traveled to Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and others without a problem. Good luck.
HITodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 05:04 PM   #17
phillyg
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: SWFL
Posts: 477
M.O.C. #17801
The Park Advisor App will show low bridges, although I don't trust it explicitly. I consider my 3711FL to be 13'6" as I've never measured it.
__________________
2016 Montana 3711FL
2005 Ford F350, 6.0 diesel, short bed
Demco Hitchiker Auto Slide hitch
phillyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 06:28 PM   #18
TK1
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Tifton
Posts: 25
M.O.C. #21975
2008 3400rl

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
Those of you have 3400RL and have bedroom a/c have you had problems of not fitting under bridges and over passes. I have RV Garman, but it has not warned me of low bridge because of height of my current rig which is much lower. I don't know if the GPS will warn me soon enough so I can avoid bridge. Input greatly appreciated. I won't add the second a/c if it's going to be a big problem.
We have a 2008 3400RL and the factory listed height is 12ft. 9in.
TK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 06:39 PM   #19
drog55chev
Established Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: BEAVERTON
Posts: 16
M.O.C. #24480
When we got our new Montana I had the same concerns. Ours is right at 13'5" with the air bags fully inflated but I can go down to around 13'3" if I let the air out. Haven't had a problem yet. Did download a low clearance app that works with Google maps and it gets most of them but I still don't rely on anything except my own perception and low clearance signs or truck routes. I make sure that I can clear up to 13'9" because a 13'6" overpass may have been paved once or twice and they don't redo the signs. As long as your aware of your height I think we're all fine but check this link out:
drog55chev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 08:26 PM   #20
vipermanden
Montana Master
 
vipermanden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: North Lake Tahoe
Posts: 607
M.O.C. #18510
Bulldog, We have been to 125 RV parks and 40 states and two provinces of Canada, and we don't rely on RV GPS software. We use our GPS in our truck, and our phones, and Google maps to decide which way we are going to go, and then we double check with our Rand McNally Large Scale Motor Carriers Road Atlas. It gives you "ALL" the low clearance bridges you need to know about, because this is the Trucker's Bible. It is not that expensive? I think around $30 Now if you want to measure your rig, get a 2 x 4" x 8' piece of wood, that is straight and tape a 3-4 foot level on the top of it, and then screw into the end on the bottom surface your tape measure, and go up and hold it so the level is reading level, and have the wife get the reading on the tape measure, and do all sides and use the highest reading as your safety height. We were 13' 5" with our 2017 3820 FK Monty
__________________
2017 3820FK Legacy Edition full body paint Montana, For Sale this November, 2018. 2016 Ram 3500 long bed Dually Cummins Turbo with air bags
vipermanden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×