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Joe, that's happened to us in Texas!  Went to EZE Pass in Houston (Not the same as your's), got new pass for Newmar.  

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3 hours ago, JohnArch said:

Just don't leave your car or motorcycle transponder  on that particular vehicle while towing or you'll get billed twice.

Putting the transponder in a foil pouch solves that problem.  No need to remove it from the vehicle.

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On 6/28/2019 at 9:51 AM, wayne77590 said:

Wow! Having read this subject on other forums there is quite a controversy over many items regarding EZPass.

For what it is worth: Last year we decided to take an East Coast trip and went to Florida, Disney World, and then up th East Coast.  We had no problems with the North Cariolina EZ Pass which I ordered through the phone system. It worked in all the states listed on their web site. The portable transponder was $7.50 and it also came with a stick on transponder.  I placed the portable transponder in the center bottom of the motorhome windshield.

In conversation with the NC EZPass authorities it was stated to not use the stick on. The TOAD would be read and charged by the MH transponder. When the car is disconnected and used for sight seeing just take the portable transponder out of the MH and place it in the car.  Worked for me.

Very very recently I communicated with the NC EZPass authorities because I noticed that my account had the MH as 2 axles. I have a tag axle also. When I queried them by email. Here is that communications:

"Thank you for contacting the NC Quick Pass Customer Service Center Support Team. We appreciate your time and effort in contacting us.  We would be happy to assist you with your inquiry. No, this will not be a problem. The system will adjust to the axle weight.

If you wish to contact a Customer Service Representative for further assistance, please call the NC Quick Pass Customer Service Center at 877-769-7277.
Thank you,
NC Quick Pass Customer Service

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Original Message:
I noticed in reviewing my account that the transponders listed are for two axles. My Winnebago, which uses the hard case transponder has three axles.  I did not seem to have any problem last year traveling the toll roads.

Is this going to be a problem?

Thanks you."

My suggestion is to use the North Carolina EZPass system. It covers 17 or 18 states and the one transponder worked in all of them,

For what it is worth, here is my post from back in June 2019. I have added the bolded lines.

The phone number for NC is there so call them. They will answer all your questions instead of getting a hodge-podge of different ansers.

p.s. you can buy the same type Velcro at hardware stores that is used for the transponder and to transfer to the TOAD and back and forth.

Additional Info:
(From NC web site)

"Your NC Quick Pass E-ZPass and NC Quick Pass E-ZPass Flex work on toll facilities in North Carolina, Florida (SunPass), Georgia (Peach Pass) and the following states where E-ZPass is accepted. Your NC Quick Pass E-ZPass can also be used with the NC Quick Pass HOV App or website to set HOV status and travel toll-free in the I-77 Express Lanes.

  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

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For clarification, the Florida SunPass is still only accepted in Georgia and North Carolina. 
I purchased an E-PassXtra from the Orlando, Florida expressway authority, 
it is accepted at all SunPass locations AND 18 EZ-Pass states. It is also cheaper to buy than the other passes. It works the same as the other passes. One pass for motorhome and put the tow vehicles in the  Anti signal pouch in the glove box of towed vehicle.  The one pass will read the total axles (not wheels). 
There is also another toll pass: TransCore Introduces RV Toll Pass with Nationwide Coverage

 

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Badmanrick.  Welcome to the Forum!

I just read about the RV Toll Pass, activation fee is the normal $14.95, do you know how much the transponder cost?

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Carl, got mine (NC Quick Pass E-ZPass) from North Carolina for $7.50. They sent the transponder and window sticker - called them and they said don't use the window sticker just move the transponder from one vehicle to the other. Both vehicles need to be registered on their system. They populated the credit card with $40 and the next month because of high usage the populated with $75.

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18 hours ago, manholt said:

Badmanrick.  Welcome to the Forum!

I just read about the RV Toll Pass, activation fee is the normal $14.95, do you know how much the transponder cost?

Thanks Manholt. if you go online (RVTOLLPASS.com) for details. 
The 14.99 is a monthly fee only when a toll is charged. The transponder is $94.95. 

 

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18 hours ago, manholt said:

I just read about the RV Toll Pass, activation fee is the normal $14.95, do you know how much the transponder cost?

That's not just an activation fee, that's the fee charged every month in which there are tolls charged to the account.  I guess if I visit my son in NC and incur a few 35 cent tolls going to and from his house I would see a $14.95 fee on my account for that month, in addition to the actual toll charges.  No thanks!

  • Nominal monthly service fee of $14.99 charged ONLY on months when toll charges are incurred, otherwise there is no service fee

I'm glad that $14.95 is nominal for some folks.  I'll stick with the MD EZPass transponders that we have.  MD charges us $1.50/mo in the 3 months following use of the pass.  Beyond 3 months, if there are no tolls there is no monthly fee.

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I'll stick with NC Quick  Pass/EZPass - no monthly that I know of until no use after 1 year. I just looked at my statement and it is the same as it was back in Sept 2019.  No brainer for me. After 1 year of no use I believe it is $1 a month.

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Well due to the amount of so many choices now, one would think that the price to play, would be going down soon!  My Pass in Texas is no charge, until it gets close to $40, then its reloaded to $40.

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We live in Southwest Florida And we originally had the Florida SunPass. The SunPass still only works in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. When the Orlando (Central Florida Expressway authority) issued Their E-pas Xtra, which covers all the EZ-pass 18 states, And all SunPass locations, I switched. 
Their transmitters are $18.50.
you can contact them at: www.cfxway.com. 
Then you just add money to the account or use the automatic cc charge options. This transponder works with a towed vehicle also. You put your transponder in the motorhome and it will read both vehicles.  If you have more than one transponder you put the dinghy transponder in its plastic anti signal bag and it won’t get read. Just let them know the tag numbers of both vehicles.   
If you visit Florida a lot this would be your best bet for a toll transponder. They have an iPhone and android app for phones and tablets.  
Hope this helps our FMCA friends. 

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I got am E Pass separate from the one used in my auto in and around Orlando. It is issued for out of state tools and it worked all the way to Maine and back without any issue.

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Coming homer to Michigan this past May we used Texas toll road, I do not have a pass. How long does it usually take for Texas to bill you?

Roland

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On 6/17/2020 at 11:34 AM, Badmanrick said:

We live in Southwest Florida And we originally had the Florida SunPass. The SunPass still only works in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. When the Orlando (Central Florida Expressway authority) issued Their E-pas Xtra, which covers all the EZ-pass 18 states, And all SunPass locations, I switched. 
Their transmitters are $18.50.
you can contact them at: www.cfxway.com. 
Then you just add money to the account or use the automatic cc charge options. This transponder works with a towed vehicle also. You put your transponder in the motorhome and it will read both vehicles.  If you have more than one transponder you put the dinghy transponder in its plastic anti signal bag and it won’t get read. Just let them know the tag numbers of both vehicles.   
If you visit Florida a lot this would be your best bet for a toll transponder. They have an iPhone and android app for phones and tablets.  
Hope this helps our FMCA friends. 

Exactly how NC QuickPass/EZPass works and only $7.50 for transponder.

 

Edited by jleamont

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