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Old 05-30-2019, 09:35 AM   #15
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Have a personal account wit 2 car and 1 motorhome transponders
NC Quick Pass is what I have. Two cars and one 45 k pound motor home. They have my credit card that they charge when the account gets down to the $25 to maintain a $50 balance. I don't remember what the JEEP and the MH transponders cost but just got one for the second car and it was under $10. The JEEP transponder goes in the anti static bag when it is the towed. NC charges by the axle and there is no difference if you have over three. Three, four or six are the same rate as far as NC is concerned. How other states charge I do not know nor do I care, I go through the toll booth and Quick Pass pays them and debits my account. All of my vehicles are FL registration. My residence is in FL as well as my mailing address. I don't think they care, you are a customer and they have something to sell, simple as that.

It works all up and down the East Coast and as far West as Illinois. But growing all of the time. Texas has their head where the sun don't shine so it doesn't work there but in some cases the one in the DFW area doesn't work in Houston or El Paso. It's Texas go figure, they don't like each other they certainly won't like anyone else. Now it is true that they do like other Texacians way before New Yorkers or Ohioans, but just barely, "Bless their Hearts". Before anyone goes off the handle I lived there for 20 years and have a daughter-in-law and two grand daughters that all were born there. It's just a fact.

It gets worse the farther West you go and you almost have to have one for each of the other states. But there is a ray of sunshine. The Feds pasted a law that was supposed to go into effect by the end of 2017. Care to guess how that went. So now there is a company that is offering a Pass that they claim works everywhere, that is if you don't count the 12 states out West where it doesn't, but they are working on that. The problem is they charge for their transponders plus a monthly fee of X$ if you spend less than I believe $50 a month and a larger fee if you go over, plus they hold a reserve on you credit card as well. Did I mention this company is a Texas based company? Told you they don't like the rest of the country.

I'm looking into the fact that Newmar says that they will have an option in 2020 that is a Universal Toll Tag. I have inquired but can't find much out. When I'm there for service next month I will look into it. I suspect it is the Texas company I just talked about.

So for now I'm keeping my NC Quick Pass. Here is their contact information. "Customer Service Center at 1-877-7MY-PASS (1-877-769-7277), or go to www.myncquickpass.com and click Contact Us".

If you are in Raleigh NC the main office is in a suburb called Morrisville NC just south of RDU airport. Easy to get to and easy folks to deal with. But I do think you can do it all on line and they will mail your transponders to you.
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:19 AM   #16
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I echo the vote for the NC quickpass with a personal account. Works fine for our 34' motorhome anywhere EZ-pass is accepted plus FL, GA & NC. We never take a toad so that isn't an issue for us.
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I echo the vote for the NC quickpass with a personal account. Works fine for our 34' motorhome anywhere EZ-pass is accepted plus FL, GA & NC. We never take a toad so that isn't an issue for us.
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Wow. Doesnít sound like ez pass is that easy anymore. I avoid going into Calif because of the fuel prices. Now I may have to avoid many of the east coast states because I donít have an ezpass. My travels are getting shorter.
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Echo NC Quickpass/EZPass. Have that for my 46000 pound MH towing TOAD. Used in for 4 months last year. Never a problem. Was told to not use the sticker, just the transponder and transfer it between MH and TOAD. Worked flawlessly.
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ezPass - How it impacts a motorhome!

I just switched to epass extra from central Florida expressway https://www.cfxway.com/e-pass-xtra/ I havenít used it out of Florida but it allegedly works in the entire east coast toll area. Florida to Maine and over to Illinois ( Midwest states )
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Wow. Doesnít sound like ez pass is that easy anymore. I avoid going into Calif because of the fuel prices. Now I may have to avoid many of the east coast states because I donít have an ezpass. My travels are getting shorter.

There is no reason to NOT get an EZ Pass. For NY it's free and they just charge your credit card when the balance dips below a preset limit. Our daughter who lives in Iowa has an EZ Pass that gets used maybe once a year on I-80 near Chicago.
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My NY EZ pass costs $1.00 a month.
Not all are free !!!
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HumÖ I have had an I-Pass (Illinois) for many years. There are no charges other than when you use the pass on the road.

I just came back from Indiana on I80 from South Bend, IN to Wisconsin using it.

The one transponder is all I need for the car, the RV or the RV & the car towed.

I am surprised at what other states are requiring.
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Update!

Thanks all for the great tips. You are right, all of the states are different!

Here is what I did today.

I called NC and asked specifically about how they handle motorhomes and towed vehicles. They said one transponder works for the motorhome and the towed vehicle and they donít care how big your RV is or the weight!

So I went and canceled my ďcommercialĒ ezPass with PA (they gave a full refund) and ordered one from NC. In addition I got a transponder ($16) that supports HOV lanes so if you meet HOV requirements it will cover those as well.

The best part is I came out $85 ahead of the game. I also donít have to worry about how I am charged because they count the number of axles that you are using and it is not based on which ďtransponderĒ you are using.

Side note: you do have to have a transponder for every vehicle you register in NC unless you want to constantly call them and change the vehicle.

Thanks all and NC it is!
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I called NC and asked specifically about how they handle motorhomes and towed vehicles. They said one transponder works for the motorhome and the towed vehicle and they donít care how big your RV is or the weight!
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I basically asked the same question in Maryland. I wrote a detailed email asking for them to issue me the proper transponder for my 34,000 pound MH. In response they sent me another 2-axle transponder for a car/pickup truck. I no longer intend to ask; I'm using the transponder they sent me.
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There is no reason to NOT get an EZ Pass. For NY it's free and they just charge your credit card when the balance dips below a preset limit. Our daughter who lives in Iowa has an EZ Pass that gets used maybe once a year on I-80 near Chicago.
You are right about NY that itís free (they include the transponder as I just bought one for my CRV as I left my PA one home ), however they said I could not use it in my motorhome as the limit was like 4 wheels and under 7500 lbs but I could register 4 vehicles to the one transponder.
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I had an account from Illinois, it was quite different from what I've read concerning the East coast states. No monthly fees, no special transponders for MH and towed, one transponder for MH, which also worked separately in the car, both for the same toll amount-2 axles. When towing the car, the toll booth automatically read 4 axles and charges accordingly. I gave it up after our trip through the NE and the CA mariitimes in 2014.
There is an ongoing push to merge ALL toll road systems East of the Mississippi into EZpass operating system, however it may never come to fruition,as individual states are reluctant to give up their present system.
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I want to clear up one thing on the NC Quick Pass and it is true in other states as well. The Transponder is for the Licence Plate that it is issued to and that plate only. If you go through a toll booth with that transponder on a different car you are subject to a fine. They take a picture of the plate and the rear of the car. They will send you a notice in both NC and Texas if it is on the wrong car. Don't know how they check and don't care but I'm telling you that they do.
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