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Old 05-29-2019, 02:37 PM   #21
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I just called the PA EZ Pass customer no-Service line. I was asking if I could register my truck under our existing account and use the transponder from our car in the truck when pulling the 5th wheel. She initially told me I would need a Commercial RV transponder when pulling the trailer because the total weight would be over 15,000 lbs and a regular transponder when not pulling it. I pressed her on how stupid that sounded. Then she changed the story and said that i could use the regular transponder all the time, no matter the weight and axle/tire count, as long as the truck is registered in the system. Bottom line...I donít trust her answers as far as I could throw an elephant.

So if anyone uses an EZ Pass, could you let me know the regulations for it concerning our rigs and which transponder can be used? Thanks!!!

We use the Florida Sun Pass it is currently good in 18 states and soon will be good nationwide as mandated by Federal Law. We registered our truck,the d/w's car and the Monty,bought one transponder and move it between vehicles. There was no mention on the Sun Pass site about requiring any special "commercial" transponder.
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:29 PM   #22
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I use one

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I just called the PA EZ Pass customer no-Service line. I was asking if I could register my truck under our existing account and use the transponder from our car in the truck when pulling the 5th wheel. She initially told me I would need a Commercial RV transponder when pulling the trailer because the total weight would be over 15,000 lbs and a regular transponder when not pulling it. I pressed her on how stupid that sounded. Then she changed the story and said that i could use the regular transponder all the time, no matter the weight and axle/tire count, as long as the truck is registered in the system. Bottom line...I donít trust her answers as far as I could throw an elephant.

So if anyone uses an EZ Pass, could you let me know the regulations for it concerning our rigs and which transponder can be used? Thanks!!!
I got the same answers you received when I got mine 5 years ago. I have been using a regular EZ Pass since
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:57 PM   #23
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In an earlier post, #11 Twindman mentioned that they only have a rear license plate and asked so how do the systems work with that. Here in Kansas they take a photo of front and rear of your vehicle (we also have the k-Tag as they call it, an RFID device). If your plate is obscured by your trailer, you also have to register the license plate of the trailer. They then bill you on that. Should you have a license plate that is not registered, they will work with the DMV and get the owner and you will receive a bill in the mail. I mis-typed me coach's plate and was very surprised to get the bill in the mail -ouch - the 'shipping and handling' fee (if you will) were worse than the toll.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:23 PM   #24
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We live in FL so we have both Sun Pass and EZ Pass since Sun Pass is only good in FL GA and NC according to their website. I have used both on multiple cars, trucks and pulling and never an issue, only have one car registered but no font front license plates.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:55 PM   #25
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I have a TexTag. Went thru Oklahoma turnpike using the tag. Got a bill in the mail. When I called them I was told TexTag was not good in Oklahoma. Pass is good in Kansas

Highway 130 in Texas is expensive. 90 miles. Pulling te 5er $57.00 Ouch
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:46 PM   #26
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Although I live in Oregon, I have a NH E-Z Pass for my travels back east. I went through the same hassle talking to NY, PA and MA about how to use the E-Z Pass when towing and not towing. NH had the only sane answer. You use one transponder. You enter the license number for both the TV and the trailer into the system. When you pass a toll point, sensors and cameras get the plate numbers and count the axles and you are charged accordingly. If driving solo, there are only two axles and one plate. It has worked perfectly from Indiana to Maine and from Maine to NC and KY. I would not travel back east without it. Soon I'll be flying to RI and renting a car. I'll take my transponder and when I get the rental, I'll log on to my E-Z Pass account and enter the license number and vehicle description of the rental. I expect it will all work well. On a recent trip to FL, I stopped in a service area just after entering a toll road, the first of many I would be hitting. I bought a SunPass at the service area ($4.99), registered it and my TV and trailer and hit the road. Everything got charged as it should and I didn't have to wait in hour-long lines to pay cash.
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:14 AM   #27
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Although I live in Oregon, I have a NH E-Z Pass for my travels back east. I went through the same hassle talking to NY, PA and MA about how to use the E-Z Pass when towing and not towing. NH had the only sane answer. You use one transponder. You enter the license number for both the TV and the trailer into the system. When you pass a toll point, sensors and cameras get the plate numbers and count the axles and you are charged accordingly. If driving solo, there are only two axles and one plate. It has worked perfectly from Indiana to Maine and from Maine to NC and KY. I would not travel back east without it. Soon I'll be flying to RI and renting a car. I'll take my transponder and when I get the rental, I'll log on to my E-Z Pass account and enter the license number and vehicle description of the rental. I expect it will all work well. On a recent trip to FL, I stopped in a service area just after entering a toll road, the first of many I would be hitting. I bought a SunPass at the service area ($4.99), registered it and my TV and trailer and hit the road. Everything got charged as it should and I didn't have to wait in hour-long lines to pay cash.
This was the exact info I got from NY years ago When I first got a fiver. They count the axles and if your not towing you pay a lower rate. I didn't have to pay anything for the pass and when there is a long line paying tolls it's nice to breeze throw the EZ Pass lane. Around NYC I think you even get a discount on bridges and tunnels with the pass though I never tow near the city.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:11 AM   #28
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We have used EZ-Pass for years in many, many states with no issue..... UNTIL FLORIDA. Some of the Central Florida (Orlando) freeways have started to accept EZ-Pass, but be fore-warned. We have yet to find one (freeway) that will accept it for its entire length. Case in point; FL429 on the west side of Orlando will accept it until you get almost to WDW, and then "wham" a little sign on the side of the road... in between exits....tells you its no longer accepted. Same goes for the Beach Line (Bee-Line) from Orlando to Cocoa. Bottom line, we bought the Florida SunPass, and bury the EZ-Pass while in Florida so we aren't paying double... or worse yet... getting bills from SunPass in the mail for unpaid tolls.
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Old 05-30-2019, 07:48 AM   #29
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I was also curious about a previous question... what about no license plate on front of truck?
(We have an old Sun Pass we just reloaded for trip to Florida) Guess we should get an EZ pass soon.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:17 AM   #30
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UPDATE: We took the one from our car and used it. Worked just fine. Got charged $22 going out and $29 coming home for the same mileage. Gotta love technology. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:08 PM   #31
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EZ pass

I have one ez pass as a NH resident. This ez pass is run by EZ pass out of Newark NJ headquarters as I believe all east coast states are.
I have been ticketed for not having a vehicle registered to the EZ pass when I switched vehicles. I was able to register several vehicles to the one EZ PASS and that eliminated all problems, with or without the camper and was good at all east coast states. When I was on west coast working without my ez pass, I noticed it went by a different name. Not sure if it will work.
The one time they did get me again is when I bought a new truck, same license plate but the camera/computer picked up it was a different model. I just had to update my profile on the EZ PASS to get out of that ticket. Scary to see the photos they sent to me, very detailed at 60 mph.
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:24 AM   #32
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Weird, I’m in PA and used my single transponder for years with no issue towing or not. Like others say, they count axels and bill accordingly. Used this method for a year with no issue. Then decided to get a new transponder for the 3500. They sent me a new “standard” transponder, but sent a letter that I “may need” a commercial unit. I called and <dumb> gave them all details of truck weight and Monty weight. (Over 15k) they said I needed commercial transponder to abide by their rules. But like most have found, they don’t weigh you, just count axels. So I have yet to run the truck without towing on the turnpike to see what they charge me. That is info from PA turnpike, as the other participating entities may have other different rules.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:38 PM   #33
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I also noticed different charge rates for the exact same mileage on the PA Pike. Exit 13 to exit 242 eastbound was about $3 cheaper than 242 to 13 westbound.
Go figure.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:07 PM   #34
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I'm in Virginia and use the EZ Pass. When getting one, I couldn't find my 3500 DRW listed in their online registration list so I went into a "walk-in" customer service office and explained what I was trying to do. I discovered the reason I couldn't find a 3500 DRW in the list is that it is not in the same weight class as passenger vehicles and typical SUVs. It was in the next heavier weight class. The customer service issued me one for the weight class my truck was in.

I asked them about what happens when I'm towing my 5th wheel camper. They told me they only count axles that go through the turn-style.

Haven't used it while towing for some time. We'll probably use the EZ Pass when we go to Maine later this summer. I'll have to remember to verify the EZ Pass charges when towing.
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