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ACZL

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Posted: 04/29/21 01:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I must have a fluke of a transponder cuz I just have a white one and gets used in 2 diff vehicles and when used w/ the truck, reads right towing/not towing.


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Posted: 04/29/21 04:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can use just the EZ pass however you will receive a lower rate if you also get the trailer Ez Pass. It doesn't cost anymore. We have them both. We didn't know about it and was royally over charged bringing home our fifth wheel and learned about it on another rv thread.


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Posted: 04/29/21 05:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sjm9911 wrote:

In nj, they said only the one tag. It counts the axels. I have used it in ny and pa with no problems with 2 different axel campers.


That is what I have, never have had an issue with it. With people saying a "discount" with a separate tag, maybe I'll look into that.


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philh wrote:

Getting the EZ Pass device for east coast toll roads, do you need a separate unit for when you're towing vs not towing?

As you can see from the responses, different states have different rules. My suggestion is to guess which state you will be getting the most tolls in, go to that states ez-pass website and see what you need.
If you plan on crossing Pennsylvania on I-76 that will be your highest tolls.
There website is HERE. And this is what it says about pulling a camper in the FAQ.
I sometimes pull a camper or trailer with my vehicle.
Can I still use my transponder? Yes. On the Pennsylvania Turnpike, if the weight of the camper or trailer pushes you into a higher class of vehicle, the higher toll will be charged to your account. If you are traveling on other E-ZPass agency toll roads or bridges, please contact the appropriate agency for further information. Refer to the list participating agencies on FAQ # 2.

So it looks like you should check with every state and meet the minimum requirements of the one that requires the most.


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I also have 2 EZ-Passes, white one for the truck and the blue one for the Cedar Creek.

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Sjm9911 wrote:

In nj, they said only the one tag. It counts the axels. I have used it in ny and pa with no problems with 2 different axel campers.


Same here in Ohio. It counts my axles and charges accordingly. I also have used mine in PA with no problem.





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I found this article online: towing and ez pass

For a standard hitch trailer, it appears that you can use the standard pass and the system will account for the proper number of axles and height as you go through.

If you have a 5th wheel or motorhome, you want to get the towing pass because you get a toll discount. If you use the standard pass, you will not get that toll discount.


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toedtoes wrote:

I found this article online: towing and ez pass

For a standard hitch trailer, it appears that you can use the standard pass and the system will account for the proper number of axles and height as you go through.

If you have a 5th wheel or motorhome, you want to get the towing pass because you get a toll discount. If you use the standard pass, you will not get that toll discount.


That might just explain it. Lol.


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It was the confusion on the website and what I was told by CSR at EZ Pass

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Many, many, of the states have monthly service charges for their EZ-Pass accounts, including NY the last time I checked. That service charge month in and month out could easily offset the RV discount for using a NY transponder. The Central Florida Expressway offers the Uni-Pass which works in 18 EZ-Pass states and most toll bridges in the Eastern US. You can buy one off Amazon and then set up a linked account with CFX. It has NO service charge!!! You give them a charge card to draw from and an amount to trigger a refill of your account. Simple. You can also register your tow vehicle and trailer plates--some states bill by plate if you have no transponder. I have done all this and it worked just fine in FL and the River-Link bridges in Louisville.

I believe both CFX and Sun-pass (FL turnpike) say to only use one transponder and they will count the axles. They warn that you may get double charged if you use two transponders. Personally, which, I've done, is to get one Uni-Pass and let the states figure it out--I'll bet the axle count will be correct or less than they should have been.

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