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Old 10-01-2016, 08:25 AM   #15
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The Ohio Turnpike goes by weight classes, the 5er and truck must weigh more than the trailer and truck. Also it may be how you hit the scale plate when entering the toll gate. If you hit it at the speed that you would normally go through the toll booth, sometimes it will jump you up a class, this is why you see trucks barley creep up to the booths.
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IMO toll roads are an extra tax imposed so politicians can spend taxes elsewhere. Time to tell your representative that you will not accept paying for infrastructure that is part of the responsibility under the current tax burden.
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Get an ezpass to get away from the axle count, it will only go by weight. I have seen class 2 on the way out and class 3 on the way back with no changes in configuration.
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The Ohio Turnpike goes by weight classes, the 5er and truck must weigh more than the trailer and truck. Also it may be how you hit the scale plate when entering the toll gate. If you hit it at the speed that you would normally go through the toll booth, sometimes it will jump you up a class, this is why you see trucks barley creep up to the booths.
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Ohio does go by more than weight. The taller vehicle is bumped up a class. Check THIS PAGE and you will get an explanation about the tolls. I don't run the toll road if I can help it.
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Ohio and Pennsylvania turnpikes are stupidly expensive and worst of all in a state of bumpy disrepair. However nothing can beat the fleecing that takes place on Illinois toll roads. Prepare to empty your wallet at both ends and in between.
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I just discovered that the Ohio Turnpike charges a higher toll for a pickup truck towing a fifth wheel trailer than for a pickup truck towing a travel trailer. From one side of the state to the other the toll is $42.25 vs $35.75. Yes, both are too high. This doesn't seem right. Has anyone else noticed this?

The higher toll is not because of length or weight. I'm calling the Turnpike Commission of Monday to see who I can b*tch at.
As pointed out in a previous post. If your vehicle is over 7'6" you get bumped up to the next weight class. Many travel trailers are over 7'6" and would get charged the next up class. Last fall when I traveled from Toledo to Cleveland I was moved up one class because of height.
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Geez,,, What a Rip Off.... Charging for height ??? Guess I'll take my vacation money to other states.....
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The Ohio Turnpike goes by weight classes, the 5er and truck must weigh more than the trailer and truck. Also it may be how you hit the scale plate when entering the toll gate. If you hit it at the speed that you would normally go through the toll booth, sometimes it will jump you up a class, this is why you see trucks barley creep up to the booths.
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I checked the OH turnpike website. To me it looks like they go by "silhouette" - axle count and profile, no mention of weight. Where they screwed me was the height over the second axle. My sloping front cap just barely exceeds 7'6" straight up from the pin I guess. That makes my toll the same as a 40' heavy motorhome (no tag axle) with a toad or a commercial 4 axle truck.

PA uses weight and axle count.

Screw the turnpike. I'll take a different route and keep the toll money in my pocket.
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As pointed out in a previous post. If your vehicle is over 7'6" you get bumped up to the next weight class. Many travel trailers are over 7'6" and would get charged the next up class. Last fall when I traveled from Toledo to Cleveland I was moved up one class because of height.
It's not just 7'6", it's where they measure it. I guess it's straight up from the 2nd axle. That just catches a 5'er.
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Vehicle class and the corresponding toll is based on number of axles, and the height of the vehicles as measured above the first two axles.

The fiver will register as a Class 4, because when the height is measured over the first two axles, the fiver sits over axle #2 and pushes the height above 7' 6"

When a regular trailer is attached to a hitch, the height of the vehicle as measured over the first two axles doesn't exceed 7' 6".

If you run this route you might consider an EZpass.

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Vehicle class and the corresponding toll is based on number of axles, and the height of the vehicles as measured above the first two axles.

The fiver will register as a Class 4, because when the height is measured over the first two axles, the fiver sits over axle #2 and pushes the height above 7' 6"

When a regular trailer is attached to a hitch, the height of the vehicle as measured over the first two axles doesn't exceed 7' 6".

If you run this route you might consider an EZpass.

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Yeah, I wonder what genius wrote those specs. Did they mean to penalize 5'ers?

I'm checking into an EZpass from Mass. Less cost than one from Ohio.

As a parting note, why will Kentucky never fall down into Tennessee?
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Thank you for that info, I wonder when they changed the rules, I lived in Ohio all my life not too far from the Turnpike, It always went by weight unless you were oversize(above 13'6"). Learn something new every day.
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I just discovered that the Ohio Turnpike charges a higher toll for a pickup truck towing a fifth wheel trailer than for a pickup truck towing a travel trailer. From one side of the state to the other the toll is $42.25 vs $35.75. Yes, both are too high. This doesn't seem right. Has anyone else noticed this?
The higher toll is not because of length or weight. I'm calling the Turnpike Commission of Monday to see who I can b*tch at.
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I believe toll charges in every state are based on the number of axles, (not the length, weight, width or height).
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Yeah, I wonder what genius wrote those specs. Did they mean to penalize 5'ers?

I'm checking into an EZpass from Mass. Less cost than one from Ohio.

As a parting note, why will Kentucky never fall down into Tennessee?
Check Delaware too. When I go my EZ Pass they had a promotion going on. Got the EZ Pass for free by setting up an account with $25.00.
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