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Old 11-30-2019, 08:04 AM   #1
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Hi there, i am a newbee, what do you use to plan a trip and take advice on potential pitfalls such as retricted bridge or tunnel with LPG or limited height clearance, etc. Please advise.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:18 AM   #2
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There are apps available, but don't recall names off hand.
We used the Motor Carriers Atlas purchased at a truck stop, it list all concerns in the front by state & all the roads highlighted are good for truck travel. Not sure what setup you have (post in your signature for future questions), but if the road is highlighted you're good to go. If you find yourself on a road & don't see a truck going either direction all day you may want to stop & check the map.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:22 AM   #3
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I use a Garmin RV 770 GPS. Hasn't steered me wrong.
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:14 AM   #4
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We use 2018 truck drivers road atlas state by state bridge weights and bridge hights.Motor carriers atlas.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:27 PM   #5
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I plan my trips at https://tripmaker.randmcnally.com/ and then download your my Good Sam Rand McNally GPS. You specify vehicle type when you create your account.

Warned me about tunnels with propane restriction.
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:52 PM   #6
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We just use the Good Sam Atlas that has the RV safe roads highlighted in orange. Beyond that, we just pick a few major attractions each season and travel from one to the other. Often we find interesting places to stop along the way.


A warning: It is becoming very difficult to get camp sites during school holiday period unless you book at least a couple weeks in advance. Weekends during that period are even worse as the weekend warriors come out in droves and completely swamp the campgrounds. And then there are the public holidays!
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:59 AM   #7
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:41 AM   #8
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Even with some app or Atlas, I would measure the height of my RV to know EXACTLY how tall the thing is and heed height notices on underpasses and bridges just to be on the safe side. What is posted on these physical structures is likely to be correct rather than trust a 3rd party source. Most campers don't have anything to worry about but there are low under passes out there.

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Old 12-02-2019, 09:35 AM   #9
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That could be the bridge out side Gatlinburg Tennessee clearly marked and a nice detour right at the bridge thank goodness.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:48 AM   #10
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Almost did that with our rig ONCE! Hope all of the Penske and Enterprise renters took out the additional insurance...OUCH!
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:51 PM   #11
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best thing is just stay aware and know your height. I have never needed anything special to know that a bridge is too low.



Most of our driving is on roads/highways that are 'truck' traveled. It is intercity routes that we've had some scares.


enjoy rving.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:39 PM   #12
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Sygic Truck app (camper version) claims to do this.
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