VIDEO: Buying an RV? Pay attention to its height!



All but the smallest RVs are nine to 12 feet high, some even higher. If you plan to spend any time on backroads, where bridges may not offer much clearance, a tall RV can force you to take alternative routes, some adding many miles to your trip. Here’s some advice from editor Chuck Woodbury about why you should pay attention to an RV’s height when buying one. The Rand McNally Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas mentioned in the video is available at



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Captain Quirk

That’s the world-famous “11 foot 8” bridge in Durham, North Carolina. (

Phil Pawlowski

Excellent, topic completely skipped my mind when I purchased my rv. I am however going out to measure my height.