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  1. simbadog

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    Thank God he only hit a bridge & not a child - sounds like he needs a retest.
     
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    Whoever it was is better not back on the road
     
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    Bet he/ she said "oh golly gosh!" or words to that effect
     
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    Looks like a large fun sticker on the back:crying1:
     
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    The new compact fold flat motorhome.
     
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    Is it a Bailey 740 :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    although i normally advise driving slow . he does seem to have not been driving fast enough or he might have just made it . you do have to give it a bit of wellie if doing stunts like that.
     
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    BBC Local News

    Sat-nav tourist's van wrecked at Devon bridge

    A holidaymaker checking his sat-nav wrecked his camper van after he failed to see a low bridge sign.

    The Cheshire holidaymaker was trying to find his campsite in Devon but ended up wedged under a bridge said police.

    He crashed into the structure at Littlehempston near Totnes on Wednesday.

    "He wasn't paying attention to the road signs warning of a low bridge and ended up turning his camper van into a sardine can," said a police spokesman.

    "If you drive a large vehicle, please be aware that sat-navs don't warn you of low bridges."
    The camper van was later retrieved by a recovery firm and the bridge suffered "minimal damage".

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    Are we looking at the front or the back of the vehicle? If it drove under the bridge, you would think it would have collapsed the other way.
     
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    "minimal damage"???? I will be much more aware from now on, Cant believe a sat nav has done all that damage, how bloody big was the suction cup to hold it on the screen!? :whistle:
     
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    I'm thinking the roof was dragged off
    And deposited at the rear of the truck

    Owing to resistance from the brickwork
    As long as no one was hurt

    :wink::wink:
     
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    One thing about this, how do you stand on insurance, if you have a van that's a damp filled nail , could you just run it into a bridge and draw?(n)
     
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    or let it slip over a harbour saide or something . into a river .
    do you really think it hasnt been done before .
     
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    Yeah ok , but how do you stand now,
     
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    Related - does anybody know if the height warnings refer to the maximum at the top of the arch... or the minimum at the lowest part of the arch ???

    I was looking at the Norwich C&CC site for a wee trip out next week & I noticed two of the three access roads are under 'low' bridges signed at 10'3"
    My van is 10 ft including aerials etc so should be ok, but would it be because they're arched bridges not flat.

    *Don't worry, I'm not going to risk it if I go - just wondered if anyone knew
     
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    all i can say is while doing recovery work you see alsorts .
    i,m sure many were deliberate .
    mind all i know is we got payed .
    dare say it gets investigated .
     
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    7ft 6 is at the white markers .
     
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    So the 'peak' is higher in this instance than 7'6"
     
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