Was It You That Blocked, Grantham?

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  1. karl c

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    You would have thought with the new HGV speed limits he should have got further through than that :whistle:
     
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    Trouble is it wasn't very well marked:LOL:
     
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    let the tyres down and it might fit
     
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    DX09 HFS ... anyone???
     
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    Beginner mistake not knowing your height & planning ahead (1st rule for any HGV driver) & should be no2 for an RV driver.......
     
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    ... I think he probably did 'no 2' when he realised his mistake!!! :LOL:
     
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    crap tv reception parked there I bet!!:groan:
     
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    At least he remembered to do the most important thing before setting off. (close his grey water drain)

    Whoever you are, I hope you're ok. We've all taken a wrong turn at sometime, or missed a road sign or two.
     
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    Just posted on RVOC...

    But would you own up.... :lipssealed:

    I would get a number plate change,,,, pretty quick.. :giggler:

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    Looks like there is plenty of room left the TV aerial is the high point. All he needs is to get as many people as possible to climb in and lad it up to drop the springs, BUT they would probably book him for overloading it then.
     
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    .....but what about the aircon unit.......
     
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    Interesting. We travelled through Grantham on the A52 towards Nottingham last Friday. The Chinese Sat Nav would have taken us along Springfield Road and up the A1 but the Garmin Camper told us to stay on the A52, which is the route we followed.
    We would have been OK under the bridge as we are well under 11'6" high but perhaps it demonstrates the importance of putting accurate dimensions into a sat nav.
     
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    oh dear
     
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    Reminds me of our little altercation with a tunnel in Rouen:doh:
     
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    Think we had a close shave with the same tunnel about 2 weeks ago. TomTom was guiding me to the left hand lane, a tunnel under the city and at the last minute I saw the 2.6 (I think) sign and stopped and was kindly allowed to back up

    Still having nightmares about the chaos it would have caused
     
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    Yes that's normally the highest part of an RV, about 6-9 inches higher than the folded sat dish.
     
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    Hi Graham,

    The A52 runs over the Asda roundabout in Grantham, and the bridge at that point is high enough for trucks with trailers, RVs, etc, which I have come through many a time in an artic, but not in double decker bus. ;)
    The bridge in the article looks like the one on the A607, Harlaxton Rd, which we use to bypass the town. When we first approached it, Rita nearly had a fit, but I knew we were okay. ;)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    OOOOOOOooooooooo .... do tell! :D
     
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    I have told the tale before but here goes.

    Sat nav played up in Rouen in morning rush hour. We drove round tiny side streets and then found ourselves at a place where the road split into two. We chose the right lane and suddenly there was a big crash.

    We had struck a height warning barrier and ahead of us was a tunnel..

    The left hand lane would have taken us over the tunnel but the 2 lanes were separated by a concrete wall. There were hundreds of cars behind us.

    Do we risk the tunnel or not, do we deflate the tyres?

    Or do we just hope for the best?

    We hoped for the best and made it through.

    A front skylight was smashed but that was it.

    We laugh about it now:D
     
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