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Old 09-14-2019, 07:16 AM   #1
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Paying Tolls when traveling

Hi, Finally starting our journey October 5
We will be traveling all over the states and was thinking this morning about tolls.
How does one handle tolls. I have E-Zpass (live in NY) but not many states honor it. What should we anticipate? Cash ? Credit cards? Electronic/mail to home?
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Up and down the East the NC Quick pass work's well. Check it out. www.ncquickpass.com
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Up and down the East the NC Quick pass work's well. Check it out. www.ncquickpass.com
I have been considering cancelling my NJ E-ZPass that Iíve had for decades and moving to NC Quick Pass, mainly for the expanded coverage in southern states. With family in FL and NC and TX, it makes some sense to me. And I donít want to have tags in different systems, especially when NJ E-ZPASS is sitting on a bunch of my money all the time.

Houston has their own thing, so Iíll have to do something about that, too, or just stay off the toll roads.
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Tolls are a valid concern. A couple of years ago, I crossed the Golden Gate bridge on a motorcycle and missed the toll booth cause I was in the left lane. When I finally got the bill in the forwarded mail, the late fee cost was $36.
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A lot depends on where you go and how often you encounter tolls. We never hit many (even in the Northeast), mostly just the occasional bridge, so paying cash was not a problem and certainly the most flexible. More and more places are accepting credit cards, so that makes it easy too. However, if you travel often on certain toll roads, it makes sense to have a pass that works for them.


According to EZ Pass, yours should work in any state that uses the EZ Pass system, i.e. Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia,West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. Of course, there may be a few roads and bridges in each that do not use EZ Pass at all, but EZ is your best bet for wide acceptance. For the others, cash or credit card.
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I have the NC transponder, but it does have an issue in WV as it registers me as a Class 6 truck, not a Class 4 motorhome. Your best bet may be the new E-Pass Xtra available in Florida. This works in 18 states.
https://www.cfxway.com/e-pass/about-e-pass/


P.S. WV does not accept credit cards so you will needs lots of cash.
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I have the IL I-pass and the only two states that would not honor the I-pass was Colorado on I25 and Oklahoma. In OK I had to pay cash when I entered the toll road and left the road way.

The way I check to see if the I-pass will work or not is when I get to a toll both that will accept cash is to pull in to this lane. The attended will get a toll paid message and he will wavy me on so , I know this will work on that toll road than.
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Houston has their own thing, so Iíll have to do something about that, too, or just stay off the toll roads.
Actually TX has several different toll systems but they are reciprocal so you only need an account with one of them. The Houston toll system is run under the Harris County name.

One thing that's important to know about TX is that there are a lot of unattended toll booths that don't take cash. If you don't have a pass they will send you a "bill by mail" which costs a few dollars more than the toll charge.
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In OK I had to pay cash when I entered the toll road and left the road way.
I believe OK honors the North TX toll pass, in addition to its own.
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Florida EZ Pass "Extra" covers 18 states - all in the Northeast - nothing towards the SW....

https://www.cfxway.com/e-pass-xtra/

The New York State pass gives you a large discount on the NYS Thruway.....you just need to register your motor home with the NY EZ Pass system..I live in Indiana and have the NY pass......

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Florida EZ Pass "Extra" covers 18 states - all in the Northeast - nothing towards the SW....

https://www.cfxway.com/e-pass-xtra/

The New York State pass gives you a large discount on the NYS Thruway.....you just need to register your motor home with the NY EZ Pass system..I live in Indiana and have the NY pass......

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It's actually E-pass Extra (not EZ). The only thing I don't like about the module is it doesn't beep. It does work though.


Is there one "pass" that covers from Florida to Maine?
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When I know I'm getting close to a toll road I always carry a large ziploc bag of dirt with me. I mix it with water and cover my plates. After I'm off of the toll road I have a spray bottle of water to rinse the mud off. Problem solved.
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When I know I'm getting close to a toll road I always carry a large ziploc bag of dirt with me. I mix it with water and cover my plates. After I'm off of the toll road I have a spray bottle of water to rinse the mud off. Problem solved.
That works and so does a bike on a rack covering your plate.

Since FL went " Toll by Plate " there seems to be lots of bike racks on cars, with the straps dangling.
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It's actually E-pass Extra (not EZ). The only thing I don't like about the module is it doesn't beep. It does work though.


Is there one "pass" that covers from Florida to Maine?
Yes there is. Itís called the N.C. quick pass/EZ pass and itís good in all states East of the MS river that has tolls.
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