Beware of Maryland highwaymen
It seams the state of Maryland has taken on an air of the old fashion Highwaymen and is now holding up certain travelers hostage.
While using route 301 through Maryland has long been a more pleasant route south than route 95 the pleasantness is fading. The cost of the 2 Maryland toll bridges now causes one to rethink things. Historical RVers traveled under a separate toll structure from cars and commercial traffic. Last year Maryland did away with this toll structure placing all vehicles with more than 2 axles into the commercial rates. That raised my 5 axles combination from $10.00 to $25.00 for each of the bridge. Something I questioned but had to accept. Now they have again raised the rate so I am now paying $36.00 for each bridge.
While $72.00 round trip may still be a bargain to circumvent the Baltimore WDC area I will go out of my way not to spend a dime in Maryland while traveling through it.
While you single and double axles travelers are not hit quite as hard you may also want to reconsider your expenditures while in Maryland.
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2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles