GPS issue

Discussion in 'Trip Planning and Travel Concerns' started by LoracS, Nov 30, 2023.

  1. LoracS

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    Just to let people know that we left a hotel near Rising Sun MD to get back on I-95 south and the map took us to a low bridge on Muddy Rd. Height 11' and we are 11' 1"
     
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    Been there, done that, only not in Maryland. Our experience was on a narrow 2 lane road but fortunately, after several attempts and some tight maneuvering, we were able to get turned around and got ourselves out of that situation. Hope you were able to do the same? Welcome to the forum. Safe and happy travels ahead and be sure to post reviews of the places you stay at, in the home section..........

    BankShot....(aka Terry)
     
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  3. NYDutch

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    The marked bridge clearance heights are often about 6" to a foot lower than actual to allow for repaving, packed snow, etc. If the sign says "Actual Height 11' " though, believe it. There are specialized GPS models for RV'ers and truckers that allow you to set your vehicle height and will route you around low clearances.
     
  4. garmp

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    I have a Gramin GPS made for RVs and it works as Dutch says. The only issue is that you still have to have a sense of where you're going. It tends to keep us on interstates where we much prefer the country roads to see America, not billboards.
     
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    Check your settings for an avoidance choice that says "Highways". That will keep you off the Interstates and other major highways. Check the routing to a known location that includes an Interstate, then turn on the "Highways" avoidance choice and check it again to see the difference.
     
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