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I'm going to be towing a 5er this year alot in new york, I'd like to get an EZ pass to do both truck and trailer, On their site it lists a pass for a truck only up to 7000lbs, Does anybody have a EZ pass that covers their 2500HD plus a trailer (2 axle) 9000lbs, Any tips on this...
 

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If you live near a EZ-Pass service center go to it and they will help you out just musure your cab heigth to ground as this will make a differance in you toll sub-class under 7.5 feet is low over 7.5 feet is high class. also most exits you will have to go to a manned botth so they can add the trailerto the toll. This is just a NYST thing they are changing this.You will get a discount of 10% on the tolls. My truck is a Class 2high add a 2 axle trailer from exit 33 to exit 50= $26.00 plus on way. used to be 17.55. Motorhomes pay if they were a car. Hope this helps you out.
 

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Forgot to say EZ-Pass the tag only covers one vecihle so you would need to passes one for the truck and one for the trailer.Also over 7000lbs is commerical tags but you should still be able to get a reg tag .
 

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you might want to look into this deeper because my tt fleets all have easy pass which covers the truck and trailer, and now the t- way authority classifies anything with a fifthwheel is in the same class as a tractor trailer.
 

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i go through ez pass with things in tow all the time never had a problem or any thing i got it just for my truck. The first time i went through with trailer i went to a booth and the lady said what are you doing. i told her i had a trailer she said it didnt matter. never had any problems.
 

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As i understand it....you have ez pass for your truck...there fore whenever you go through the ez pass lane it dings you account for the class vehicle you have the ez pass hooked to...if you hook to a trailer you need to go through a maned booth so they can change the class you are being charged....failure to go through a man booth could result in fines
 

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e-z pass

Hey thanks for the info, I need to set up e-z pass from scratch, their web site states for pick ups up to 7000lbs. is that what you guys picked for your trucks, Then I've learned there is a tag you can get for when your towing a trailer, does this make any sense. thanks.
 

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I had my EZpass set for truck and trailer. 4 axles. In NY they do not take pictures. But look out in NJ. They will attempt to fine you all the time. I gave up ezpass for that reason. I was registered correctly but NJ did not see it that way. It is charged per axle. Register for what truck and trailer are.
 

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I have two ezpasses in NY. One for just truck and one for truck and 5th wheel. The one not in use goes in a special envelope in the glove box so it won't be read. Works great and gives the 5th wheel a corrected rate.
 

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timberdoodle;1550906; said:
i have two ezpasses in ny. One for just truck and one for truck and 5th wheel. The one not in use goes in a special envelope in the glove box so it won't be read. Works great and gives the 5th wheel a corrected rate.
not a bad idea...but i tow more than one type of trailer...with different axle counts...your plan would not work for me
 

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Captain-A;1550693; said:
I had my EZpass set for truck and trailer. 4 axles. In NY they do not take pictures. But look out in NJ. They will attempt to fine you all the time. I gave up ezpass for that reason. I was registered correctly but NJ did not see it that way. It is charged per axle. Register for what truck and trailer are.
New York does take pictures, or they used to. We had the EZpass on one vehicle and then switched it over to another once and we got a notice from EZpass because the plates didn't match.
 

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Here's my experience:

My EZPass is registered for my Jeep. I use it on the truck. These days, the only time the Jeep goes through an EZPass toll is on its trailer behind the truck.

I've been through EZPass tolls in NY, NJ, and PA with and without the trailer and Jeep and also through DE, MD and VA with just the truck.

To date, I have not had a problem. The gate counts the axles and charges the appropriate toll.
 

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Captain-A;1550693; said:
I had my EZpass set for truck and trailer. 4 axles. In NY they do not take pictures. But look out in NJ. They will attempt to fine you all the time. I gave up ezpass for that reason. I was registered correctly but NJ did not see it that way. It is charged per axle. Register for what truck and trailer are.
We got EZ-Pass setup mainly due to PA's high tolls...and have never had a problem even running with a 50' wedge with 3 cars on it. I don't have any trailers disclosed on my profile, and they still seem to charge the right tolls (trailer included).

Captain, you aren't kidding. Never had a problem in PA, MD, and other places, but got a letter from New Jersey with a photo of my trailer on it. They wanted a $4.00 extra toll, plus $25 admin fee for sending the letter. They waived the $25, and I gladly paid the $4.00.

NJ was the only place we ever had any issues...

Perhaps a few cans of photo blocker spray would come in handy! :)
 

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not a bad idea...but i tow more than one type of trailer...with different axle counts...your plan would not work for me[/qu

I think you can get as many combinations as you need and I think they are free.
 

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I'm in NJ and have NEVER had any problems. The gate automatically counts the extra axles and charges your account. My account does NOT specifiy any trailer towing.

I've towed in NJ, NY, DE, MD, VA, PA, NC, SC, GA, WV, OH, IN, IL, WI, MI, MO, and KS, used EZ Pass in which ever state that accepted it. Never had a problem.

AFAIK, all EZ pass toll booths take pics to back up the radio tag. They also are certified up to 80 or so MPH, but they don't tell you that. :)
 

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Between NY, PA and NJ it automatically adjusts the toll for you, I tow all different types of stuff and never stop at the booth. If you check you bill its has different classes listed for when you went through.
What I do find interesting is if I drive my truck loaded vs unloaded I will get different tolls, not sure if that 7,000 lb weight limit is being set off. When I have my sled in the back to go riding with all my tools amd gas, I'll get a higher tooll then just going through empty?
 

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I have found the same thing, one toll for truck empty and another with my golf cart in the bed. My truck is a dually so I'm over 7000 lbs. to begin with. When my truck goes thru the toll empty I get charged the same as a Mini... that is kinda funny.
 
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