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Old 07-25-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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ok guys two dumb questions first am i a car ot truck at toll booths and second any problems with running my generator while driving. gets kind of warm in summer time with out main ac running
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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Dumb question, but what are you driving? I'm guessing a MH.
And what state are you in?
Most likely, a "truck" is a tractor-trailer combo. Toll roads in Texas are by axles a lot of times.

The genset can run whenever. It's best to run it. Use it or lose it.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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Toll booth count your axels. Then charge you the toll. We have a Florida Pass and it appears we are charged same for MH as a car..... but also charged for toad behind MH. Yes, by all means run the generator why traveling if you need it for extra cooling. Isn't that why we have all these items. safe travels...ed
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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We do run our gen while traveling sometimes but we placed a spring loaded curtain rod just behind the driver and passenger set and hung some insulated curtains up to help cool the front down just using the dash ac. Keep shades in back of coach closed, if it gets too hot back there start gen! Of course there is only me and DW traveling.
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I've only been on two toll roads. Each time I went through the non-truck lanes. Reason is, as I approached the tool booths I noticed that the trucks did not stop, simply slowed down and rolled through. I assumed thay had passes or something.
Since I don't run into many toll roads, I'll just continue to use the non truck lanes until they tell me otherwise.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:04 PM   #6
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ok guys two dumb questions first am i a car ot truck at toll booths and second any problems with running my generator while driving. gets kind of warm in summer time with out main ac running
Run the generator IDK about toll booths, I was wondering what do I have to do when in a construction zone and the signs say "trucks use ____ lane. I would assume that with non com plates it's just a big car?
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We do run our gen while traveling sometimes but we placed a spring loaded curtain rod just behind the driver and passenger set and hung some insulated curtains up to help cool the front down just using the dash ac. Keep shades in back of coach closed, if it gets too hot back there start gen! Of course there is only me and DW traveling.
Good idea, but DD (Dear Dog) can't make up her mind where to sleep. She likes the passenger seat, but sometimes when the sun is shinning through the front atrium, she finally realizes it's cooler on the couch.
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I know of no restriction to using the car lanes, however, in the rare occasion that we use a toll road I'll use the truck lanes as they tend to be much wider.
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I know of no restriction to using the car lanes, however, in the rare occasion that we use a toll road I'll use the truck lanes as they tend to be much wider.
Me too. As I approach a toll I look for signs like "Oversize vehicles right lane" or similar and that's where I go. Although these days we have both EZ-Pass and SunPass toll tags and just roll on through most tolls without stopping.
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Oklahoma is all I know about when it comes to toll roads. It is done by axles only... A "Pike Pass" costs you nothing except what money you put on your account. Don't even slow down, (in OK) , just keep on truckin' past the toll booths, there is a sign post past the sensors that say (Thankyou for using Pre-Pass). And yes, use the genny if needed while traveling. Just make sure windows are closed so no exhaust fumes find their way in on that side.
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Flores,

The only dumb questions are the ones you afraid to ask for fear of looking dumb. Uneducated can be fixed. We can do a lot of that here.

At toll booths, you are at the mercy of the collector. There seem to be two guiding principles. Height and wheel count in side view only. If it is over 7 feet tall, you are not a car and will be charged a truck rate. If you have more than two tires in side view, get out the tape - you will be charged all they can manage. That is why we avoid toll roads.

There is no problem with running the APU (genset) on the road. I do sometimes and reefer trucks do it all the time.

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i have to cross the Delaware memorial bridge on occasion the toll for a car is four dollars. they charge me ten dollars god knows what it is for a tractor trailer
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i have to cross the Delaware memorial bridge on occasion the toll for a car is four dollars. they charge me ten dollars god knows what it is for a tractor trailer
It costs 25.00 for a 5 axle tractor trailer no toll going N into Jersey you just have to pay to leave!
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