well im making the first trip with the new motorhome in february to live oak florida for a car show but i need to find out if the roads im taking are going to be ok for my motorhome. is there anyway i can find this out?
Suwannee County Airport
live oak,florida is where im going to from
alexander city,alabama. im pretty sure the height of the bounder is 12' and reason im asking is cause i'll be pulling my trailer behind the motorhome which will make me 56' long. thats my concern. i did a mapquest to Suwannee County Airport and im only on 1 major highway
:laugh: Follow a semi..... they are over 13 feet .... then watch the signs. Low bridges should have a warning posted. We're 12ft 6in and rarely have a problem. 36 foot 5er on a 20 ft truck.. were pretty close to 50 feet as well... so far so good.
By the way "pretty sure" is NOT GOOD ENOUGH.... get out there and measure that thing and post a sticker on your dash so if you need to remember exact hieght real quick there is no mistake.
If you have an overhead telephone wire (not Power) or a handy tree branch measure the hieght from the ground. Pull under and measure the hieght from the motor home... subtract... then you've got it exactly.
alright cool thanks. i think what i may end up doing is just drive on that 1 road im not too sure about local here to me and see what kind of road it is. im sure it should be alright but i just want to make sure
2. To amplify on Gruffy's comment, I would suggest getting a label maker and putting a sign on your dash with your weight (lbs and tons), height, and possibly even length and width. If you think you'll ever be traveling to Canada and/or Mexico, this is a good time to calculate these values in metric units and list them as well.
3. Don't necessarily rely on Mapquest to route you, if you are concerned about side roads. As others have stated, sticking to major roads and interstates you should have no problems. So, also break out the paper maps, and see if you want to overrule all or part of the Mapquest suggested route.
4. Finally, since you seem to have narrowed your concern down to one particular part of your trip, you could also try contacting someone who regularly drives large vehicles in that area and find out if there are any concerns. Try talking to drivers or dispatchers with local trucking companies, earth moving contractors, etc. who regularly drive tall and heavy vehicles in that area and see if they have any problems. Unless you are talking about residential or gravel side roads, however, I seriously doubt that you'll see anything lower than 13'6" (normal max semi height), otherwise they'd perpertually be putting it back up after trucks knocked it down.
Hello, FOLLOW ALL HAZMAT WARNINGS. We got a warning on 95 comeing from virgnia trew the tunnel into maryland ( I think thats where it was ) but anyway the fine we were told for a first offence was like $3000.00 dollars So watch for the warnings Rich B.