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Old 10-28-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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Oklahoma Toll Road Restrictions

Driving across Oklahoma we encountered several toll roads that had warning signs just before you got on them. All of the toll roads have a Maximum Width Restriction for cash users of 9'6" (11'6" for pass holders). Our coach is 102 inches(8'6") Plus the width of "safety equipment and awnings" . For argument sake, lets add another foot on each side which meant my coach is 10'6" wide mirror to mirror. Does this mean all of the Oklahoma toll roads block all non pass holder motorhomes from driving on them? What about tractor trailer trucks? They are the same width.

Also just before the entrance there was a sign that indicated "Exact Coins Only". That sure was a shocker as we rarely have much cash or coins with us. Not only that we didn't have a clue as to how much the tolls were going to be! What coins do they accept? Dollar coins on down?

We ended up making a few screwy u turns and traveling the back roads and thoroughly enjoyed them, but I have to ask, how can you have a toll road that excludes so many large vehicles?
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It is my understanding width measurements exclude safety equipment.

We avoid toll roads like the plague, normally they are clearly marked on maps.

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Old 10-28-2014, 04:32 PM   #3
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The reason for diff, is the size of the toll booth,the pike pass usually don't have to go thur a toll gate.
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:53 PM   #4
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We went through several earlier this month with no problems and the same width but a Montana.
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Normally the far right booth is wider for HDT's/semis. I use that one, and it is usually manned, but will fit through a car lane. I avoid toll roads whenever possible, there's nothing to see along those highways but vehicles and pot-holes.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:57 PM   #6
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I've traveled all the Oklahoma toll roads in a truck and just last month we did two toll roads in our coach, paying cash all the way. Never a problem.
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You can fit thru any of the toll roads toll booths in Ok. and every other state in the country! I have driven thru all of them in a semi truck, you just have to know were your mirror's are when you pull up to pay! And when you do, look at all the scrapes on the booth, and you will see many people scrape there mirrors! Also, as posted above the right lane is usually the widest for oversize loads. Oh, also, the exact coins are for the exit's before the toll booths, which are in the middle, and the ones after are man'd to give you your money back if you get off before the end! Rail!
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We must have been on the same toll road in Oklahoma. Came up to a toll booth and it was exact change, coins only, and completely unmanned, not a human being anywhere. Apparently the pickup in front of us wasn't expecting it either, because they sat there for a good two minutes searching around the cab until they finally just blew the light. DW had to go back into the trailer and get our change cup, and we were able to come up with the right amount in nickels and dimes; fortunately it didn't happen again. A little advance warning would have been nice.
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I noticed some new signs up on the WV Turnpike "Credit cards not accepted at toll plazas".
Apparently, in this cashless society we have created, a lot of people just assume toll booths take credit/debit cards and have tried to pay with them. It's a valid assumption, I mean they are accepted just about anywhere a person would care to go now-a-days.

P.S. Just so everyone knows, the WV turnpike ONLY accepts CASH and EZ-PASS for payments.
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Credit cards are accepted at toll booths in VA and probably some other states as well. It's not an unreasonable assumption. Most states will send you a bill by mail if you go through without an electronic pass. We don't have a WA pass, and have gotten bills for the toll bridge in Tacoma; they only add a dollar or two as a service charge.

As for those of you who avoid toll roads, going up the east coast this spring, the only decent roads we rode on were the NY, MA, NH and ME turnpikes. I'd gladly pay a toll to get a decent road. I'm not in such a hurry, but our winter and summer locations are separated by nearly 3,000 miles and I like getting there without taking all season to do it.
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