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Old 04-19-2019, 06:07 PM   #29
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I posted earlier based upon my recent experience in Florida, however after doing some research on the web I now found out you can use expats on the CFT and supposedly they are now looking to expand expats else where in the state. They also have the license thing where they take a picture of your plate then bill you later but they charge a service charge.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:47 AM   #30
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Once we purchased the SunPass/PeachPass we forgot to add our AS license #. A fine was added by FLorida. I called to determine why we were fined, claimed first usage. Nice response. They removed the fine and we added Gracie’s license #. Now someone needs to remind me to add our second trailer’s license # when road ready and when we have the license! Turns out Georgia does not authorize specialty plates for trailers. However, two years ago, some wonderful DMV employee authorized a specialty plate for Gracie!😏
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:51 AM   #31
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You can. I prefer staying off toll roads when pulling the trailer, preferring to travel on smaller highways, but sometimes a toll road is the only (or best) way to go. It's called sunpass here in FL. Just slow down like you're supposed to if going through a toll gate.
Do NOT slow down in the Sun Pass lane! Traffic is traveling at the stated highway speed, the scanners can read your pass, even if you're going 80 mph (but don't do that, either).
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:56 AM   #32
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A little research on the Internet can answer yourquestions about which states and which turnpikes accept which electronic system. Some States like TX and FL seem to wan to make things difficult. Others like the 15 in NE work with a single device.
Shop around some states charge an annual fee others only require a "deposit" which is just an advance on tolls thayyou will need to pay.


Google is your friend.


Nice MAP Here.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:02 PM   #33
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Nice MAP Here.
Thanks for that link . . . a better map than I have seen before.

In case folks can't click on your hot link:

https://www.ezpassde.com/pages/where_use_ezpass.shtml

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Old 04-24-2019, 02:29 PM   #34
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Tolls on the Way from Florida to Canada and Back

Last summer we took the AS from Miami up to New Brunswick, back to Maine and Vermont, then up again to Montreal, and finally down through Ontario and 1000 Islands, PA, W. Va, TN... back to Miami.
You need BOTH a SunPass and an EZ Pass if you don't want surcharge of toll by plate or stop at toll booths.


From our experience, neither EZ Pass nor SunPass expected a separate transponder for the trailer. We did add the trailer license plate to the "approved" list associated with both passes. Maybe that helped. Didn't hurt. As far as I could tell, they charged us for both axles on the trailer. But I could not swear to that.


If you are not a resident of an EZ Pass state, or even if you are, each state charges a different price for the pass itself. Some charge a monthly fee, some have a minimum. Some give discounts for frequent usage. Gotta do you homework on where to register for EZPass. We bought ours through Maine because the initial fee was modest and there was no expiration date or recurring charge to keep the transponder. For us, infrequent users, Maine was the way to go.



As for Canada, we experienced few tolls, but the national and provincial parks were AMAZING! So much nicer than our woefully underfunded parks.
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:02 PM   #35
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You can. I prefer staying off toll roads when pulling the trailer, preferring to travel on smaller highways, but sometimes a toll road is the only (or best) way to go. It's called sunpass here in FL. Just slow down like you're supposed to if going through a toll gate.
I kept on getting Notice of Violation emails until I contacted SunPass and added my Airstream to my account. Now it just gets charged exorbitantly automatically, so I guess that I'm happy?
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:49 PM   #36
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EZ Pass use

I just got a second transponder which covers 4 axles. EZ Pass Massachusetts said that if you only have the one for the TV, you have to drive through a regular lane so they can charge for the trailer. But they can configure an additional transponder for the total number of axles, & then you can go through the EZ Pass Only lanes. You just have to remember to change back to the 2-axle transponder when you aren't towing.

Check on the EZ Pass website for your state to see if their rules are the same. They just added this transponder to my account - no charge - & it came within a week.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:00 AM   #37
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NY EZPass PDF application for trailer pass is linked in Post #8.
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Last summer we took the AS from Miami up to New Brunswick, back to Maine and Vermont, then up again to Montreal, and finally down through Ontario and 1000 Islands, PA, W. Va, TN... back to Miami.
You need BOTH a SunPass and an EZ Pass if you don't want surcharge of toll by plate or stop at toll booths.

From our experience, neither EZ Pass nor SunPass expected a separate transponder for the trailer. We did add the trailer license plate to the "approved" list associated with both passes. Maybe that helped. Didn't hurt. As far as I could tell, they charged us for both axles on the trailer. But I could not swear to that.

If you are not a resident of an EZ Pass state, or even if you are, each state charges a different price for the pass itself. Some charge a monthly fee, some have a minimum. Some give discounts for frequent usage. Gotta do you homework on where to register for EZPass. We bought ours through Maine because the initial fee was modest and there was no expiration date or recurring charge to keep the transponder. For us, infrequent users, Maine was the way to go.

As for Canada, we experienced few tolls, but the national and provincial parks were AMAZING! So much nicer than our woefully underfunded parks.

Yes do some research. You can order the EZ pass through the mail so you don't even have to travel to the state to get the transponder. We live in OH and saved some $ as at the tiemOH had a fee. So did NY. Got it from MA and no fee. Just the $20 in my account which would be refunded if we returned the transponder. The $20 covers the first tolls. Auto add $20 by cc to keep a positive balance in the account. EZ gets a discount in most locations.
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