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Posted: 04/18/19 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone traveled the BQE in a fifth wheel? Picking up a new to us fifth wheel in a couple of weeks and we will be down by route 78, so the BQE is closer. I am reading conflicting info on Bridge clearances. Our fiver will be 13 feet, or should I just take the GW home and not think about it?


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Posted: 04/18/19 07:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GW to Throgs Neck to 495 ???.. I think I would avoid the BQE..


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Posted: 04/19/19 10:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Took the BQE once when I had a Trailer, Never Again.


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Posted: 05/11/22 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking about a south bound off of Long Island. Has anyone taken the BQE in a fifth wheel. I am 13’2” tall.

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The clearances say they are lower then you height. Just a quick search says its passable at higher heights but only in certain lanes. I wouldn't chance it. Accident in the taller lane, now your stuck or worse. But its up to you.


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With a RV you've never actually measured while hooked to your truck I wouldn't take any chances. If you do make sure your insurance is already in place before you hook up.


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Drove tractor trailer on the BQE many times, the bridges are marked12'6 but they are high enough for a 13'6 trailer to pass through without a problem, still wouldn't take an RV on it.

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Thanks we will druve around and yes I measured my rig when connected. Otherwise there’s no point!

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Took the TT down there a few times when we lived on LI. Not any worse than the GWB, the new Kosciusko bridge is nice, traffic just as bad. The BQE is a designated interstate (I-278) with semi traffic on it, so it must conform to the required 13'6" clearances. I don't recall seeing any clearance warning signs last time we went that way. TT was 12'6". I wouldn't worry about it.

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