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Online luvrbus

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Giraffe G4
« on: January 14, 2020, 06:11:47 PM »
A friend of mine gave me a new Giraffe G4 today that measures the clearance to a object you going under from a pre set height of the RV,  it sounds good does anyone here have one and uses one lol I don't trust manufactures sales pitches 
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Offline chessie4905

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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 06:54:24 PM »
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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 10:13:48 PM »
Ahh does it tell you ahead of time or is it an after the fact, hey you almost lost the air conditioner?

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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 02:26:32 PM »
I think it is connected to all the rooftop items, so when you knock them off, it notifies you so you can pick up the debris.lol
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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 03:28:33 PM »
I am not impressed with the Giraffe if the gizmo warned in advance it would be ok,once under a low clearance for it to read not so good IMO   
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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 06:48:28 PM »
It sticks up far enough to get whacked off if it fails to warn in time.  :o
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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 02:35:20 AM »
Seems like something that might be helpful for a fifth wheel or maybe even a Class C motor home, but for most Class A motor homes or buses I can't see it helping much. Perhaps on a Buffalo style bus or Scenic with a lower front cap it would help.

But, you've got to inch your way under the overpass while the thing measures, and by the time you are under enough to get the alert you're going to make a royal mess trying to back out if you need to. Not to mention the traffic behind you while you inch through.
Seems to me if you've got time to inch through an unknown overpass like this, you've got time to pull over before hand and find out how tall it is.
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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2020, 10:22:05 AM »
Not these folks. Full speed ahead! The original wart remover.
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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2020, 12:19:25 PM »
Maybe one of these mini cams mounted near high spot could be useful. Some will work if monitor has rca inputs, although they make adapters so other type inputs will work.
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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2020, 02:35:23 PM »
This device is intended to enrichen its manufacturer...

The busnut can get one's sorry @$# up and stretch one's legs having a look, since that's the only step that this thing might save.

Investing in one of the fancier gps units that you can set your height, would be money better spent, if you are afraid of overhead clearances.

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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2020, 03:56:33 PM »
I suppose it all depends on how far in advance it warns you.  One hundred yards may be okay.
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Re: Giraffe G4
« Reply #11 on: Today at 06:32:20 AM »
The best warning is pay attention lol the GPS routing gets a lot of AC units at the Needles CA underpass coming into AZ this time of year
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