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Old 04-28-2019, 04:07 PM
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I never thought much about getting an EZ Pass until I saw that latest PA turnpike prices. With a trailer, itís just disgusting. Iíve read ambiguous details about the costs so thought it would be best to ask here.

So for example, pulling a two axle toy hauler from WV to NY along the PA turnpike, does EZ Pass save any money if your transponder is from WV?
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I never thought much about getting an EZ Pass until I saw that latest PA turnpike prices. With a trailer, itís just disgusting. Iíve read ambiguous details about the costs so thought it would be best to ask here.

So for example, pulling a two axle toy hauler from WV to NY along the PA turnpike, does EZ Pass save any money if your transponder is from WV?
For a PA resident, absolutely yes. 17% or something like that. Regardless of class. I have everything from 2 axle suv through 5 axle 26000#+ combo and the ez pass price is always lower.

The PA turnpike website is pretty decent but it might not show the prices broken out by state. I can assure you of this -- you won't pay more with ez pass.
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FYI I was on I-90 last weekend heading to Boston. MA removed all the toll booths, it's all electronic. If you don't have a transponder you will be billed. As far as rates go MA they posted rates, the savings is around 30% using a transponder. I don't know if there is a charge for a trailer.
Luckily I just got an EZ-pass last month.
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Originally Posted by Vetch View Post
I never thought much about getting an EZ Pass until I saw that latest PA turnpike prices. With a trailer, itís just disgusting. Iíve read ambiguous details about the costs so thought it would be best to ask here.

So for example, pulling a two axle toy hauler from WV to NY along the PA turnpike, does EZ Pass save any money if your transponder is from WV?
As long as there is reciprocity, yes. It's all on the EZ-Pass site.

They do it on axle count, not weight.
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And make sure you register the trailer plate with EZ pass as well
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And if you have an open trailer, make sure you take it out of the towed vehicle. facepalm
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Could you explain what you mean by “take it out of the tow vehicle”?

i know that one time we were charged for towing when we weren’t. A nightmare to get the credit.

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And make sure you register the trailer plate with EZ pass as well
Why? Register EZ Pass to tow vehicle and forget the trailer plate registered to EZ Pass. Much cheaper
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Could you explain what you mean by ďtake it out of the tow vehicleĒ?

i know that one time we were charged for towing when we werenít. A nightmare to get the credit.

Thanks
The vehicle on the trailer. I was towing a friend's car with his ipass in the windshield (on the trailer) and it charged us both.
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Thanks.

Good thing to remember.
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The vehicle on the trailer. I was towing a friend's car with his ipass in the windshield (on the trailer) and it charged us both.
I have only been charged for the tow vehicle unless forced to go thru an attendant operated toll both. I believe the EZ pass non attendant toll both is a dumb toll booth
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This thread should be closed immediately if not sooner!!!!!
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Originally Posted by T&T Racing View Post
I have only been charged for the tow vehicle unless forced to go thru an attendant operated toll both. I believe the EZ pass non attendant toll both is a dumb toll booth
It could be an issue specific to Chicago.Illinois/ipass.. It was an automated tolling array overhead 3 lanes of full speed traffic, I didn't go through a booth. I dont frequent the east coast so it's possible they dont have that type there.

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I have only been charged for the tow vehicle unless forced to go thru an attendant operated toll both. I believe the EZ pass non attendant toll both is a dumb toll booth
Unfortunately not true. I always go through EZ-Pass Only in that hope. They always get me, at least for the past few years. They have pressure/weight sensors, etc.
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Originally Posted by the_vetman View Post
Unfortunately not true. I always go through EZ-Pass Only in that hope. They always get me, at least for the past few years. They have pressure/weight sensors, etc.
Yup, I accidentally had my 4 axle Class 2 (7000-15000 lbs) transponder in the RV and they charged me for 5 axles class 5 (30,000-45000 lbs) plus a nice penalty for having the wrong transponder (which they waived when I called and explained it was just a mistake) but PA turnpike absolutely has different charges for axles and weight classes.
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