Discussion in 'Mercedes' started by Diesel, Feb 6, 2016.
Can anyone tell me the official height of our Hymer S510 please?
If its the one in your avatar, it looks like you have some kind of air con or similar box on top, so only you will know
Needs a tape measure and a ladder I reckon
Will be around 3 mtrs.
Cheers @Tootles adding another .3 - .5 ish I guess for AC unit .....how aware of bridges do I need to be -..sounds daft I know but never considered bridge heights before and seen a few pics of MH's ripped to bits under bridges recently?
So if you call it three mtrs, (9'9"), and then reckon it ten feet overall, your cooking.
I would add a bit then round it up to be 'safe', but I would also try a tape measure
We have a dymo label in ours with the height on, we have rounded up to 3.33m to allow for our sat dome but also translated to 11' as virtually all bridges are still quoted in feet not metres, we have already had to do a multi point turn twice at low bridges that Tom Tom didn't pick up
You also need to consider if the road is level or on a slant, or if the bridge has arches let alone anything that you have mounted on the top of the van. I give a foot clearance, you never know if the height restriction signs are accurate or not.
Thanks guys....... @DavidG58 .....bridges your Tom Tom has not picked up ....im just using here maps or google maps on my phone for nav. ....do you have a specific tom tom giving you bridge heights?
Our cheepo Chinese special seems to give us them all, and plays hell if the route chosen contains a bridge lower then the entered figure.
ooooh I like the sound of cheepo Chinese ....as I dont need dedicated nav ......says the guy asking about about MH height ....
Wot 'e sed thirty'ish quid on Fleabay
my kinda price - thanks @Tootles
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Had ours for three years now, it's been brill. Used it all over the country. Plays Holy Hell if you try to use a road even with a low bridge weight limit thats under your truck.
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