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Old 06-03-2017, 12:23 PM   #1
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Hi all, I have a question about driving on parkways, i have a 1988 class B xplorer . can i drive on the parkways if my class b fits under the over passes or is there a law no campers are allowed . Because my camper with the a/c is about 10 feet high and most of the over passes are higher thanks for your feed back. John
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:10 PM   #2
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"Most" is the keyword. it only takes one to shear off your air conditioner. I encountered 9'-8" signs in Queens. I don't remember the specific law other than commercial vehicles and trucks not allowed on the Parkways.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:30 PM   #3
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Thanks Davydd, I work in queens and i take the cross Island parkway. You are right i see the low over passes . I did not think that they were that low , i will stay away . The reason i am asking is that when i go down south i have to go all the way from the beginning of the N.J. turn pike . Thanks again
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We have been on LI this week with our 105" campervan. Enough low spots that we decided to stay off parkways. Some are as low as 7'8".
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We have been on LI this week with our 105" campervan. Enough low spots that we decided to stay off parkways. Some are as low as 7'8".


That is LOW !!!


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Old 06-05-2017, 02:26 AM   #6
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Others have said that east of JFK there are clearance problems. We use a parkway to get from the Verrazano Bridge to the Floyd Bennet Field campground with no problem. We require a little over 9ft. with a vent cover.

If you want to see NYC for $30 a day, $15 for old farts, that is the place to go. Services are limited, with no dump station, but showers are available with restricted hours (8-2)
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Thanks for sharing this info. Mind if I ask, what are you driving?
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in July 2001, we did a concert at Jones Beach- which is tricky because we have big trucks and busses- so can;t use the parkway which runs right past there.

after the show & loading out and packing the trucks- on exiting Jone beach there was road construction- one of our trucks was directed onto the parkway and soon afterwards about 20 feet of trailer were slammed into the bridge- enough where the truck was left in place until engineers could assess the bridge structure

support act Brian Wilson's gear was in the front of that trailer and just about every guitar was splintered.

the driver was found blameless- he was directed onto that road by a flagperson and the construction had removed or obscurred warning and clearance signs- and the bridge itself was made hard to see by lighting aimed into the eyes of drivers.

I figure NYC needs a wide berth!

With my added vent cover i am at 9'4" from my stock 8'10"

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"Thanks for sharing this info. Mind if I ask, what are you driving?"

2003 Roadtrek Chevy 190P with an airflow vent cover.

It was a member of this forum that advised we were OK west of of JFK. I found his information to be accurate. The low clearance bridges were east of JFK. Drive only in the day and stay aware. If you screw up you will have to call the police to help you out of your situation. 7'8" bridges do exist.
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We can thank the infamous Robert Moses for all those low underpasses. He wanted to make sure that places like Jones Beach were protected from the riffraff who were too poor to own cars and depended on busses. No clearance: No busses. No busses: no riffraff.

Very sad story, and only a small part of Moses' negative effect on the City.
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