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Xflyhighx

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Posted: 07/07/18 06:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m getting ready next week to pick up our new 2019 Cedar Creek 38EL Champagne. My big question is the height in the spec sheets show 13’5” inches. What height number would you put in the GPS so it would reroute me. Thanks in advance


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Posted: 07/07/18 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't go by specs!
Take a board about 8 feet long a level. Place the board on the highest point on rig. Measure to the ground from bottom of board extended beyond edge of rig.
Add 4-6 inches to that dimension.


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I put 14 in my gps just for good measure. My OR sits a little high in the front by about 2 or 3 inches off level. I have never had a problem even though I know there are some overpasses too low. I know for sure there is one in Durham NC I believe. If you do not have a front a/c you are probably fine with 13.5.


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Posted: 07/07/18 06:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Measure your new RV. Why guess?


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Thanks everybody for the help. The 2x4 idea might do the trick. It has 3 a/c’s so the spec sheet might be wrong.

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Posted: 07/07/18 07:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Howdy!

Setting you GPS at 14’ will keep you safe but it will route you around a lot. The national trucking average is 13’6”. My 5er is 13’4” so I set mine to 13’6”. Have not had a problem even traveling in the northeastern state which has a lot of low bridges.

But as stated above you need you measure it to make sure. When we purchased our 5er I told them to measures it. They came back and stated it was 13’9”. I measured it and also had Moryde measure it glad to find out it was 13’4”.
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Some have measured their Cedar Creek at 1 or 2 inches higher than it is supposed to be.

I would use 13' 9" until it has been measured.


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Our 2019 Cedar Creek 34RL2, which we've had for a month measured out at 13"8"....but it was not on level ground.....we are hoping that when on level it will be 13'6"....the literature sez 13'....we have that front ac unit which measured 11" higher than the roof, which is some of the reason it is NOT 13'. My trailer looks very level when hooked to truck, so I don't really want to lower my hitch setting (which I could probably gain 1")

So, I just received a Giraffe G4 height measuring unit ($220 with the magnetic mounting base), which will tell me how high bridges and overpasses are. It says your speed can be NO more than 30 mph.

It was a simple installation, and now I just need an accurate measurement of my rig height.

OBTW, our 2009 Silverback was 12'10".

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Thanks a lot to all the great members

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