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Old 07-08-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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Man misjudges trailer height

https://www.insidehalton.com/news-st...lle-underpass/


Saw this in the local news. The underpass goes under the main road and direct into a mall. Seen a few miscalculations and ripped off antennas but this guy really miscalcuted or rather didn't ....
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:14 AM   #2
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:20 AM   #3
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8`10" clearance... how in the world did the driver not know the height of his FW. Do stupid stuff, win stupid prizes.
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some of it fits now.
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Saw this in the local news. The underpass goes under the main road and direct into a mall. Seen a few miscalculations and ripped off antennas but this guy really miscalcuted or rather didn't ....
Saw that on the news last night too. I can see peeling off an AC unit or a vent but the top half of the master is a bit excessive.

I scraped going into a fuel dock our first winter out because I believed the clearance sign. Had to go on to the roof and remove the Maxair cover so I could back out (after fueling)
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:06 PM   #6
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I might understand a 1/2" or so error, but that is ridicolous!
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I cannot believe that the female passenger didn't say anything!!! My wife is always telling me .................
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Man misjudges trailer height

He have a 1 ton truck and didnít feel the trailer back there. Or he have a F150 and the brakes were not enough to stop the tV/ trailer combination.
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:16 PM   #9
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Well there's the problem. The sign was in English measurement, and all the rest of the signs in Canada are in metric. This is Oakville ON. Guy probably thought he had clearance of 8.1 meters (about 24 feet). It's a problem when these old archaic signs are left behind in a new metric world.
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:20 PM   #10
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Not defending the driver in any way...you need to know your heights. However, this happens all the time here. New Stanton PA is a high traffic commercial truck region with the intersections of the PA Turnpike, I-70, Toll-66 and Rt.119/toll 43 to Morgantown WV. There is a UPS hub, Fed EX Hub, and dozens of large shipping warehouses located within 15 miles of this zone.

Bells Mills Covered Bridge is on a side road that connects directly from some of the warehouses and New Stanton proper. Not a week goes by that there isn't a truck and 53' trailer stuck on this road with nowhere to turn around. These are pro drivers that should know better than to trust a gps. But it happens all the time.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Be...!4d-79.7100592

Again, not defending this particular driver. Just know that it happens more often than we think.
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