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Old 07-06-2018, 04:05 PM   #521
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Measured Missy today. She has grown up a bit recently and has a new height of 12' 8" (at the normal/cruising ride height setting).
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:34 PM   #522
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That is true. It does take a bit of water though.
The latent heat of evaporation for water is 2,2300 KJ/kg ~ 2114 BTU/Liter.
Typical residential evaporative coolers for 300sqft have a 5 gal reservoir.

I would try one of these things for about $100-$150 new or less off CL.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:07 PM   #523
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Measured Missy today. She has grown up a bit recently and has a new height of 12' 8" (at the normal/cruising ride height setting).
Legal max height is 13 feet. A lot of bridges are lower than 12 feet, especially after the road under the bridge has been repaved a few times. They don't always correct the bridge clearance signage.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:29 AM   #524
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Thanks Ben,

Please be careful with the legal stuff. We frequently get into this (legal stuff) and the answer almost always varies from place to place and with the situation. A quick little research (here, for example) will show that, for RV's, the maximum legal height is 13' 6" or more - for all states. It is 14' in my state of registration. Having been a full-timer for the last 5 years in an RV that was 12' 6" (and now Missy), I can say that I have never experienced a situation where I was too tall to fit. Please keep in mind that is for the areas of the country that I frequent - obviously this would NOT be true everywhere (especially in the east). Obviously, maximum legal height has nothing to do with the actual maximum height that will work on obscure county roads (thinking of the ones back east with little covered bridges and such).
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:04 AM   #525
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My $0.02...

I traveled through 40+ states over 6 years and 250k miles in a converted Eagle that was about 13'4" tall.

In my travels I ran into a few bridges and tunnels that I could not clear.

All but one occasion I had plenty of forewarning of low clearance and alternative route.

There were parts of Yellowstone National Park that I couldn't take the bus.

Getting off of the main roads in parts of the N.E. required attention.

I found one overpass that I could not clear near downtown Denver. No forewarning. I had to back up a block to get to a spot to turn around.....At 5:00pm on a Friday afternoon. Not an experience I care to repeat.

A truckers GPS is a handy tool in any tall rig.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:56 AM   #526
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for RV's, the maximum legal height is 13' 6" or more - for all states. It is 14' in my state of registration.

Really? I didn't know that. I knew about the 13'6" but not that it varied for RVs.



That doesn't make any sense whatsoever. How is 14' for an RV shorter than 13'6" for a semi??? The bridge doesn't give a $hit what's trying to get under it. If anything it should be the other way around. As a soccer dad loaded with cash, what experience do you have driving an RV that taller than bridges? As a truck driver with 100,000 miles a year, you're a little more likely to pay attention to those things.
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Really? I didn't know that. I knew about the 13'6" but not that it varied for RVs.
I only listed what I found for RV's - no idea what it is for other vehicles. You'll have to research that one for yourself.
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