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Old 10-09-2018, 07:22 AM   #21
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I watched that video and can't believe how many people have hit that same bridge, with signs and blinking lights to warn you! Fifth wheel is over a foot taller than my previous travel trailer 12'9" according to specs, to me that means nothing lower than 13'6"!
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:56 AM   #22
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I use "Rand McNally 2018 Deluxe Motor Carriers' Road Atlas",l Allstays and Garmin RV GPS.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:27 PM   #23
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I'm looking for some accurate maps or otherwise for bridge clearances. Truck routes don't cut it! A pdf doc with posted bridge clearances would be ideal! That way I can plan my routes without being routed to areas I don't want to go. Any suggestions?
I purchased a Garmin RV 760 GPS you enter all your data length width,height weight, set your preferences and it routes you based on that information.
Like all GPS unions its not perfect but I know it works.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:39 PM   #24
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Check out the App "Trucker Path" . It has the low clearance as well as a lot of other useful information. If you only turn on low clearance it is easy to see where not to go.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:34 PM   #25
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Trucker path keeps telling me “ path not optimized for truck, but we are working on it”. Does that mean it won’t alert me?
Where do you turn on the low clearances aforementioned?
Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:47 PM   #26
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Bridge clearances

I use Smart RV Route. No problems.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:47 PM   #27
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The RVParky app has low clearances on their map. It may rely on user's input for reporting those low clearances, I'm not sure.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:01 PM   #28
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Trucker path keeps telling me path not optimized for truck, but we are working on it. Does that mean it wont alert me?
Where do you turn on the low clearances aforementioned?
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You have to select low clearance at the bottom menu.


Try this video.

https://youtu.be/-zoKzpeU45g
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:05 PM   #29
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Oh I already had it on. Mapping to GNP or anywhere for That matter, it keeps telling me path not optimized for truck but we’re working on it. That kind of scares me. Anyone else have any knowledge about this message?
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:08 PM   #30
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Trucker path keeps telling me path not optimized for truck, but we are working on it. Does that mean it wont alert me?
Where do you turn on the low clearances aforementioned?
Thanks!
I have only used it to locate low clearances. It appears that some routes are not available for truckers yet.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:11 PM   #31
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That’s the only thing I care about as well. It’s just that phrase the keeps bugging me. I’m afraid it won’t show low clearances in all areas “yet”
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:15 PM   #32
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Thats the only thing I care about as well. Its just that phrase the keeps bugging me. Im afraid it wont show low clearances in all areas yet
If you select Low Clearance and zoom in to the area that you are interested in it will show the low clearance area.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:24 PM   #33
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Thats the only thing I care about as well. Its just that phrase the keeps bugging me. Im afraid it wont show low clearances in all areas yet
I think if you put in your route and then click on the "route tab" at the upper right corner it will show the route. It is just optimized for truckers.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:06 PM   #34
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I use a Garmin RV 660LMT and the trucker's atlas. So far, no problems on two cross-country and trans-Canada 12,000 mile trips.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #35
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I used the Good Sam Club app and checked it against the Truckers atlas, so far it works well!
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:49 PM   #36
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RV Trip Wizard

I plan all my trips using this online program. It is a subscription. When you put in your vehicle specs, it will warn you of routes that will cause you a problem.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:52 AM   #37
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Keep in mind that covered bridges may have enough clearance listed but that is in the middle of the bridge and they have angled braces on the sides that can take out a part of the roof edge.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:58 AM   #38
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We use an app called Allstays on my iPad. Works great for trip planning. Not for real time use. You can filter for desired clearances. Also use Garmin RV760. Not all clearances are in the app or Garmin so you still have to be vigilant. Helps for route planning especially in the new England are.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:23 PM   #39
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Is that for the free APP or the Premium APP that shows low clearance?
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:30 PM   #40
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I'm looking for some accurate maps or otherwise for bridge clearances. Truck routes don't cut it! A pdf doc with posted bridge clearances would be ideal! That way I can plan my routes without being routed to areas I don't want to go. Any suggestions?
I use the Garmin RV 770 LMT-S it works great
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