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Old 08-13-2014, 10:00 AM   #11
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A few years ago I was on the road to Sedona and the sign saying no RVs was past the point of no return... When I saw the sign there was no place to turn around..
This is what my nightmares are made of.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:26 AM   #12
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I've also seen low bridge signs after any turn around point. Fortunately, I've always been driving without a trailer attacked or previous motorhome. It's one reason that I stick to limited access highways as much as possible when with a RV. What can you do when on a road without a way to turn around and all of a sudden there is a bridge with 10 ft clearance?
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:44 AM   #13
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. What can you do when on a road without a way to turn around and all of a sudden there is a bridge with 10 ft clearance?
The answer I always give my wife is... "well just back up"


Heck what can you do when the DOT (state or province, or even municipality) is too idiot to put signs up that can actually help drivers around!?!

Once I had to use a detour road because of a major car accident... 4-5miles of dirt road to go around the area where the accident occured... I was hauling my previous TT when I got to a covered bridge with only 9ft clearance...

I stopped on the side of the road... couldn't go in (nor would I try!! LOL). Wife got out of the car and I started backing up on the side of the road...could thing traffic wasn't going fast they could see her guiding me...

As I was backing up... 3 semis got to where I was... the first continued on (he must have backed up also..LOL)... the 2 other ones saw my wife's gesture...they stopped and we all backed up about 1/2 mile until we got to a road where we could turn onto and then continue on to finally catch the main provincial highway again.

Police had decided to detour the traffic that way without thinking about the covered bridge!!!!
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:11 PM   #14
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I've also seen low bridge signs after any turn around point. Fortunately, I've always been driving without a trailer attacked or previous motorhome. It's one reason that I stick to limited access highways as much as possible when with a RV. What can you do when on a road without a way to turn around and all of a sudden there is a bridge with 10 ft clearance?
If it's a well traveled road with lots of traffic the first thing I would do is STOP . Then call the police and tell them what's going on so they can control traffic until I can back up.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:42 PM   #15
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Years ago I saw a TT in this same situation on Grandfather Mountain. Alot of people head scratching and looking, solid rock wall on one side vertical drop on the other. I was on a motorcycle so I got through and went on my way.
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If it's a well traveled road with lots of traffic the first thing I would do is STOP . Then call the police and tell them what's going on so they can control traffic until I can back up.
Probably the best idea. I've often wondered how I get in contact with police away from home. I don't know the phone number. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to call 911 and ask them for the local police number. If anyone has run into the need, how did you contact police?
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Probably the best idea. I've often wondered how I get in contact with police away from home. I don't know the phone number. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to call 911 and ask them for the local police number. If anyone has run into the need, how did you contact police?
Yes, I would think that would be fine. If it's a situation where there is a potential of a serious accident, they might dispatch it directly.
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Probably the best idea. I've often wondered how I get in contact with police away from home. I don't know the phone number. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to call 911 and ask them for the local police number. If anyone has run into the need, how did you contact police?
Here the police dont even want you to call dispatch.. they want all calls through the 911 operator.
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Probably the best idea. I've often wondered how I get in contact with police away from home. I don't know the phone number. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to call 911 and ask them for the local police number. If anyone has run into the need, how did you contact police?
I have needed my local police in the past for non emergency calls and did indeed call 911. The first thing out of my mouth was "this is a non emergency call" so they know right off the bat how to handle things. No problems that I have experienced doing this. I think as long as they know up front, its a non issue.
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In most non metropolitan areas if you call 911 or a local phone number, you are going to talk to the same person, or group of people. (My county has an office of three people on duty 24-7). Only difference is 911 automatically tracks your call on their computer screen. So in a strange area, dial 911 or in NC *HP. Just tell them right off the bat its not an emergency. Sometimes the dispatcher may be able to help you and not send an officer.
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