Low Clearance Solutions
I have been trying out various low clearance avoidance tools after witnessing a horrible accident and having a close call myself. Obviously I look out for the signs ahead, but not all bridges are posted and it's no good for planning a route anyway.
So what are the options?
Rand McNally Motor Carrier Road Atlas
Pros - Much more than a low clearance list, with an abundance of useful information.
Cons - Limited to just over 1000 low clearances. Can't use while driving. Costs around $50.
Available at: https://www.amazon.com/McNally-Deluxe-Mo ... 0528942123
POI-Factory.com low clearance POI database for GPS
Pros - Free to download. Accurate. Ready to install.
Cons - Limited data, not much more than 300 entries.
Available at: https://www.poi-factory.com/node/1154
DiscoveryOwners.com low clearance POI database for GPS
Pros - Free to download. Accurate.
Cons - Limited data, approximately 400 entries. Many duplicates across several databases. Only available in text format.
Available at: https://www.discoveryowners.com/cginfolinks.htm
LowClearances . com low clearance POI database for GPS
Pros - Huge database, up to 10 times larger than the others available. Accurate. Regularly updated. Ready to install.
Cons - Costs $20 for annual subscription.
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There are also a few fully integrated GPS systems available, but these are very expensive and I cannot vouch for their accuracy or the number of low clearances in their databases.
Hope this is of use.
Re: Low Clearance Solutions
Nice work! If only there was a way to merge the free databases and weed out the duplicates... sounds like a project that we could all benefit from. Is there a way to divvy this up among interested members?
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