Low Underpasses

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Brian M.'s Comment
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Since I’m still a newbie and since this is a crazy question; but does anyone else get nervous when they approach and go under a low underpass? I had to go under a 13’7” and a 13’8” today and I’m telling you my butt got so tight that I think I ripped the seat cover. Anyone had a similar experience?

Donna M.'s Comment
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The ones that aren’t marked scare me. If it looks low I’ll pull over and wait for another semi to pass under it.

Phoenix's Comment
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I've yet to rip a seat cover, or even crease one, lol, but yes, most definitely!! For those really low ones, I'll slow down just in case. I've even put my flashers on, stopped, and gotten out and looked, just to be sure.

Unless I need some snow scraped off the top of the trailer. rofl-3.gif Kidding!!

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Michael B.'s Comment
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Every single time! Dont get the really low ones often but yes, the 13' 7"ers are nerve wracking every time for me.

Susan D. 's Comment
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13'7" and 13'8" are not low overpasses. Anything under 13'6" is low. Where you have to really watch the 13'6" overpasses is if the street has a dip at the overpass and it inclines sharply. If not careful, you could top out your trailer coming out from under it.

Donna M.'s Comment
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13'7" and 13'8" are not low overpasses. Anything under 13'6" is low. Where you have to really watch the 13'6" overpasses is if the street has a dip at the overpass and it inclines sharply. If not careful, you could top out your trailer coming out from under it.

Oh gosh never thought of that! Now u gave me something else to worry about! I think I’ve watched to many videos about this. They look like they peel open like a can opener.

Brian M.'s Comment
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We have 2 companies that we deliver to that are separated by a 13’2” underpass but are only about 5 miles apart but because of this underpass we have to deliver to one and then drive about 20 miles through back roads to get around just to get to the other. Those 20 miles take about an extra 45 min even though they are close together.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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If they're too low they will. But a 13'6" underpass will top out the rear of your trailer if it's a sharp incline coming out. If you're loaded, your trailer is "squatting " slightly. You just go slow and don't let the trailer bounce if you're empty.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Went under a 13'6" yesterday and puckered a little as it was a dip. Was in Des Moines I think.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I always duck my head on those. Really don't think it helps!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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