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Old 10-12-2006, 07:03 AM   #1
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Low overhead!!

We stopped for gas, and Sue had to shop the gift store, I barely saw the low overhead sign up on the can of pea, I drove in at an angle gassed up and backed out, I think I would have hit my Sat. dome.
Low overhead;
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
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The sign said 13' 6" so your saying your over that with the Sat Dish? You will really have to watch the highways.
Good luck and tow safe.
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:17 AM   #3
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John, I am right at that, I have to lower my hitch bolts a little, then re-measure, but I am high.
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:32 AM   #4
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OZZ

Also we all have to watch for when in Canada the overpasses are marked in metric. When we were in Ontario and we seen the sign marking the clearance, I said oh #### I hope we are OK. needless to say we were.

Something to learn before going to Canada.

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Old 10-12-2006, 07:47 AM   #5
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Larry, this whole Rv thing is a daily learning experience, isn't it?
We just hope it comes out Ok. So far, so good.....
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:48 AM   #6
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Wow, we went under an overpass this morning that said 13'4". Guess that wouldn't work either. Hope there's not much damage.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:43 AM   #7
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Ozz,
You should be OK. The dome isn't that much higher is it? Of course it would depend on where you installed it. It looks OK from just looking at the picture.

In Canada we had no trouble with any of the overpasses. But we did pay attention to the difference between metric and U.S. systems of measurements.

Happy Travels,

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Old 10-12-2006, 12:48 PM   #8
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Ozz, is your rig riding high in front or is that an optical delusion? How much space do you have between the truck rails and the Montana?

I haven't double checked it, but I think my 3400 (05) comes in about 12' 6", which is the height of the truck antennas. If those hit the overhead, I know not to go any farther (not a good measure at anything over 5 mph, though).

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Old 10-12-2006, 02:23 PM   #9
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Ozz,
I face the same concerns. I have the stationary Movin-View and I am at 13' 4". Mounted approximately the same place. I had to turn around once on a back road and back track 50 miles due to a height restriction of 12' 10". Could not let enough air out of the tires. AHHHH.....all for Cindy's "Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy" oh...and my Travel channel!

Good luck and keep the head down!
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:15 PM   #10
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yep-per, they are nice...
My rig does sit high, I need to let the hitch down, the bolts will have to be removed and air bags pulled out, I will wait until I get home to my electric hoist.
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Not to sound like a bad guy. But legally wise if you would hit one of those and be over 13'6" high. You may find yourself in a world of trouble. I think if you are over 13'6" high you have to have a permit to move about the highways. Maybe I'm all wrong, but don't the semi drivers have to have permits to haul something that is over height? I'm just repeating what someone told me when I was measuring mine. Which by the way is 13'3" to the top of the second A/C.
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Old 10-13-2006, 03:50 AM   #12
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Fordzilla, 13'-6" used to be the legal limit in all states, however it varies from state to state now. Some are 14', some are still 13'-6". Another thing to keep in mind, at least here in NM, the state doesn't get in any big hurry to change signs when roadwork has been done. The sign on the bridge may say 13'-8" for example, but recent resurfacing of the road may have reduced that clearance by 2 or 3 inches.
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