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Old 04-06-2019, 07:14 PM   #1
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Pinnacle Owners Bridge Heights

I have owned four RVs in the last 19 years all have been lower in height then the one I just purchased . The one I just bought in July of last year was a Pinnacle that has a height of 13 foot 6 inches. All of the others were 12 foot in height. On my second trip in it this year I came across three bridges that were 13 foot 8 inches and one that was 13 foot 6 inches. All three were on highway 77 in Schulenburg Texas. Luckily I spotted the sign ahead of time and took the detour around the bridges. Since this happened I decided to buy a GPS for RV's. The one I bought was the Magellan RV9490T-LMB. It has the input for weight, width and height. It also shows you all of the yellow signs on the road. But guess what? No yellow signs for bridges. LOL When I bought it I planed a route that I took to the Texas Valley and low and behold it took me right thru those bridges. I emailed the service department at Magellan and ended up emailing them for a week without any help. They did answer my e-mails but just gave me the runaround. I then purchased a program that is called Low Clearance POI - GPS Data . Great program, but it doesn't load on to the new RV9490t-LMB. They have now put a lockout on 3rd party soft-where. I did manage to load it on to Google Maps. Sure enough it spotted the three bridges. Now I have a great feeling of security knowing where all the low bridges are. I hope this might help the Pinnacle owners out there.
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Thanks for this. Our North Point is also over 13' feet and we get nervous whenever we come up on a bridge. It sure forces you to get good at reading those bridge height signs though.

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Does anyone have the Garmin RV 770 NA LMT-S? I have been considering this one for my GPS unit. It will let you enter info about your RV such as length, weight, and height. I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with this Garmin. I have also considered mounting a wireless camera to the front of the AC cover facing forward.
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Does anyone have the Garmin RV 770 NA LMT-S? I have been considering this one for my GPS unit. It will let you enter info about your RV such as length, weight, and height. I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with this Garmin. I have also considered mounting a wireless camera to the front of the AC cover facing forward.
We have been using the Garmin 760LMT, which is similar, for two years and have had good results. As a backup, we also carry the truckers atlas which gives bridge heights.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:04 PM   #5
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We have been using the Garmin 760LMT, which is similar, for two years and have had good results. As a backup, we also carry the truckers atlas which gives bridge heights.
Same here...especially since the DW has trouble reading maps!
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All Stays rv app allows you to filter low clearance bridge heights to 15’.
It’s a pricey app but well worth it IMO.
Our NP is 13’2”, so height is a concern as well.
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The RV Parks & Campgrounds app show's low clearances on its map.

It's a free app for both Android and IOS.
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Does anyone have the Garmin RV 770 NA LMT-S? I have been considering this one for my GPS unit. It will let you enter info about your RV such as length, weight, and height. I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with this Garmin. I have also considered mounting a wireless camera to the front of the AC cover facing forward.

Think that's the one I used to use. I'll look in my closet if you are interested.
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