RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Towing | Hitches and Toads
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-08-2019, 09:34 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds 31W
State: Michigan
Posts: 535
THOR #9522
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
FYI a friend of mine made the Spaceballs Winnebago fly!

__________________

__________________
Pete and Carolynn Foss from Oxford, MI
2018 Four Winds 31W
1999 Aero Cub F-21 trailer
1977 Tioga 24 foot RV
petefoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2019, 09:52 PM   #42
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 18,425
THOR #8860
Has he "taken it to Plaid" yet?
__________________

__________________
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 02:25 AM   #43
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 32R
State: New York
Posts: 6
THOR #375
Experience speaks

It takes three "tags" to cover all possible occasions.
  1. One for the car by itself.
  2. One for the motorhome by itself.
  3. And a third for the motorhome when it is towing the car.
Each of them is billed at a different rate. Only one of them needs to be displayed at a time. Be sure to keep the others in the foil pack when they're not displayed or you may/will be excessively billed. If you do happen to make that mistake and get the extra charges, you can call and plead your case for a refund. But don't bet on getting one.
__________________
RVthereyet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 02:31 AM   #44
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 5,639
THOR #7035
Quote:
Originally Posted by RVthereyet View Post
It takes three "tags" to cover all possible occasions.
  1. One for the car by itself.
  2. One for the motorhome by itself.
  3. And a third for the motorhome when it is towing the car.
Each of them is billed at a different rate. Only one of them needs to be displayed at a time. Be sure to keep the others in the foil pack when they're not displayed or you may/will be excessively billed. If you do happen to make that mistake and get the extra charges, you can call and plead your case for a refund. But don't bet on getting one.
No, it only takes a single portable transmitter in most systems:

Put it in your MH when not towing, or
Put it in your Toad when not being towed, or
Put it in your MH when towing the toad.

Except for some NE states (like NY) the toll sensors count the axles and charge by total axles regardless of weight.
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 03:15 AM   #45
Site Team
 
EA37TS's Avatar
 
Brand: Entegra
Model: Accolade 37TS
State: Virginia
Posts: 4,898
THOR #1469
Quote:
Originally Posted by 16ACE27 View Post
No, it only takes a single portable transmitter in most systems:

Put it in your MH when not towing, or
Put it in your Toad when not being towed, or
Put it in your MH when towing the toad.

Except for some NE states (like NY) the toll sensors count the axles and charge by total axles regardless of weight.
Not EZ Pass in Virginia. Requires multiple transponders for all situations. EZ Pass is issued to license plate based on number of axles so two are required for motor home. One towing and one not towing.
__________________
EA37TS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 04:19 AM   #46
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 5,639
THOR #7035
So if I have an E-Pass extra from Florida which counts axles as I mentioned above and I travel to a state like VA and NY where the E-Pass extra is accepted but that require multiple transponders for different configurations, how is that rectified in the toll charge? Seems that if you are a member of the E-ZPass group you would have to assess tolls in the same manner.
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 11:27 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
DogLovers's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Thor Tuscany 36 MQ
State: Indiana
Posts: 545
THOR #6280
Very Confusing

Well it looks like each state has it's own rules on this subject. Further evidence states should not be allowed to regulate toll fees. Best bet is to just use the manual lanes so you don't get overcharged and so you don't risk getting a fine in the mail.

When you encounter stupid just shake your head and dive right in. :-)
__________________
Bill & Martha more than 42 years.
Traveling with Shih Tzu's Baily, Bella and Maltese Buster. Towing, Golf Cart, Harley or Polaris RZR.
DogLovers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 12:18 PM   #48
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 18,425
THOR #8860
Quote:
Originally Posted by 16ACE27 View Post
Except for some NE states (like NY) the toll sensors count the axles and charge by total axles regardless of weight.
But the E-ZPass system in New York is where this all got started...
__________________
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 06:49 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
DogLovers's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Thor Tuscany 36 MQ
State: Indiana
Posts: 545
THOR #6280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
But the E-ZPass system in New York is where this all got started...
As with all things New York it's FUBAR.
__________________
Bill & Martha more than 42 years.
Traveling with Shih Tzu's Baily, Bella and Maltese Buster. Towing, Golf Cart, Harley or Polaris RZR.
DogLovers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 07:06 PM   #50
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 18,425
THOR #8860
Amen...
__________________
"The World is full of Kings and Queens; who blind your eyes, and steal your dreams."
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 07:20 PM   #51
Site Team
 
EA37TS's Avatar
 
Brand: Entegra
Model: Accolade 37TS
State: Virginia
Posts: 4,898
THOR #1469
Just verified with Virginia EZ Pass that the transponder for a motor home towing must be requested using the axle count for motor home plus toad. When not towing a different transponder for motor home without toad would be required.

No such thing as EZ Pass extra in Virginia although we do have EZ Pass Flex which has a switch to allow HOV lane use without tolls during certain times on certain roads if HOV conditions are met.

In all the years Rv'ing I have only used one toll road and generally pay cash. I do have an EZ Pass in the Jeep and it gets used quite often going into Richmond.
__________________
Dave
US Army (Ret)
2020 Entegra Accolade 37TS
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk (Toad)
FMCA - F432054
EA37TS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 10:06 PM   #52
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 5,639
THOR #7035
Quote:
Originally Posted by EA37TS View Post
Just verified with Virginia EZ Pass that the transponder for a motor home towing must be requested using the axle count for motor home plus toad. When not towing a different transponder for motor home without toad would be required.

No such thing as EZ Pass extra in Virginia although we do have EZ Pass Flex which has a switch to allow HOV lane use without tolls during certain times on certain roads if HOV conditions are met.

In all the years Rv'ing I have only used one toll road and generally pay cash. I do have an EZ Pass in the Jeep and it gets used quite often going into Richmond.
Did you ask them what happens when a transponder from Florida or NC comes though on a MH with a toad? The axles aren't set on those accounts. Do thay just charge for the default 2 axle configuration?
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2019, 11:12 PM   #53
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 18,425
THOR #8860
It sounds as if they might (or might not... ) take pictures of the whole shebang; count axles, and square up with you iva the USPS.
__________________
"The World is full of Kings and Queens; who blind your eyes, and steal your dreams."
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2019, 12:48 AM   #54
Site Team
 
EA37TS's Avatar
 
Brand: Entegra
Model: Accolade 37TS
State: Virginia
Posts: 4,898
THOR #1469
Quote:
Originally Posted by 16ACE27 View Post
Did you ask them what happens when a transponder from Florida or NC comes though on a MH with a toad? The axles aren't set on those accounts. Do thay just charge for the default 2 axle configuration?
No but I asked about me going to other states and the ez pass antenna reads the vehicle type off the transponder.

I believe I’ll get a transponder for my coach now
__________________
EA37TS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2019, 09:56 PM   #55
Axis/Vegas Enthusiast
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 9,239
THOR #1150
Has anyone heard of or used this pass? Its supposed to work nationwide with one:
https://www.motor1.com/news/385308/r...wide-coverage/

Here is the company/pass: https://rvtollpass.com/

Looks like its an additional $14.99 every month you use it on top of the tolls.
__________________
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
2021 Mach-E
blog - https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2019, 10:22 PM   #56
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 5,639
THOR #7035
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieGeek View Post
Has anyone heard of or used this pass? Its supposed to work nationwide with one:
https://www.motor1.com/news/385308/r...wide-coverage/

Here is the company/pass: https://rvtollpass.com/

Looks like its an additional $14.99 every month you use it on top of the tolls.
Not to mention the $100+ purchase price of the transponder.

No thanks
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2019, 11:52 PM   #57
Site Team
 
EA37TS's Avatar
 
Brand: Entegra
Model: Accolade 37TS
State: Virginia
Posts: 4,898
THOR #1469
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieGeek View Post
Has anyone heard of or used this pass? Its supposed to work nationwide with one:
https://www.motor1.com/news/385308/r...wide-coverage/

Here is the company/pass: https://rvtollpass.com/

Looks like its an additional $14.99 every month you use it on top of the tolls.
Hey, the cost is a drop in the bucket for them Newmar folks that will have it installed as an OEM item. I didn't see where it could be activated for a specified period of time, say one month or two. Seems kinda like Sirius, hook you in at a teaser rate and then jack up the price.
__________________
Dave
US Army (Ret)
2020 Entegra Accolade 37TS
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk (Toad)
FMCA - F432054
EA37TS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2019, 12:05 AM   #58
Junior Member
 
slowpokes3r's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 34J
State: Maryland
Posts: 22
THOR #10894
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
Since we use our Toad as the second car for the house: we do have an EZ-Pass module in it.
But should that module be removed from the dash; when it's being towed behind us?
(Being tucked-in so close: is there any chance that it'll get picked up, and charged by the toll-folks? )
I got rid of my Maryland E-Z-Pass and went with the Florida E-Pass-Xtra. The transponder was much more expensive, but I am able to use it in a lot more places! So far so good!
__________________
slowpokes3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2019, 12:21 AM   #59
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 5,639
THOR #7035
Quote:
Originally Posted by slowpokes3r View Post
I got rid of my Maryland E-Z-Pass and went with the Florida E-Pass-Xtra. The transponder was much more expensive, but I am able to use it in a lot more places! So far so good!
What do you call "much more expensive"? They're only $20.
__________________

__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 04:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×