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Old 08-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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5th wheel tolls on highways

What are the tolls in states other than New York State for 5th wheel campers. On the NYS Thruway a 5th wheel pays by the axle at the rate of a commercial tractor trailer (5th wheel). That's about 3 to 4 times the toll for a conventional trailer which is based on number of axles for a camper. Example, last trip was 25 miles at $4.25. Conventional trailer for the same trip is $1.15.

Where's the logic here?
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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Drive through Iowa NO TOLLS ! lol
costs us $22.00 to drive a car in and back out of Illinois to my sil house in the burbs of chicago .
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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Cost me 6 bux today to travel 12 miles in Michigan, 9 bux to cross the bridge from Michigan to Canada a week ago. and anywhere from 1.25 for abt 50 miles in Wisconsin to $6.60 if memory serves for 50 miles in Indiana. That is a travel trailer.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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Cost me 6 bux today to travel 12 miles in Michigan, 9 bux to cross the bridge from Michigan to Canada a week ago. and anywhere from 1.25 for abt 50 miles in Wisconsin to $6.60 if memory serves for 50 miles in Indiana. That is a travel trailer.
Thats cuase they like you so much !
Did you go through Wisconsin to get to the U.P to cross the bridge ?
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What are the tolls in states other than New York State for 5th wheel campers. On the NYS Thruway a 5th wheel pays by the axle at the rate of a commercial tractor trailer (5th wheel). That's about 3 to 4 times the toll for a conventional trailer which is based on number of axles for a camper. Example, last trip was 25 miles at $4.25. Conventional trailer for the same trip is $1.15.

Where's the logic here?
I've been checking out the tolls for NYS Thruway as we'll be traveling on it in a couple of weeks. The lower rate is if your vehicle height is less than 7'6" and nothing in tow. It seems if your height is greater than 7'6", they charge by total axles. Here's the link to their toll calculator...

Toll and Distance Calculator - New York State Thruway

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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I've been checking out the tolls for NYS Thruway as we'll be traveling on it in a couple of weeks. The lower rate is if your vehicle height is less than 7'6" and nothing in tow. It seems if your height is greater than 7'6", they charge by total axles. Here's the link to their toll calculator...

Toll and Distance Calculator - New York State Thruway

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Thanks, that's about what the toll collector told me. With that height (class 4 H for high) it's the same rate as a 20 ton commercial trailer. Next we'll have to stop at the scales and show we bought fuel.

The Thruway vehicle tolls also pay for the yacht owners to use the canal system locks for free.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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We got hit for $22.50 for 5 miles in NY last week on our way back for ME. In all the tolls for this trip totaled $64.00 in NY and PA. We covered 3660 miles with no problems except lost another tire. Average MPG over the whole trip was 9.8 miles per gal, not bad I don't think. We left TN on July 6th and returned home on Aug 20. Of the campgrounds we visted Lobster Bouy was the best, it was a return trip.
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Cost me 6 bux today to travel 12 miles in Michigan, 9 bux to cross the bridge from Michigan to Canada a week ago. and anywhere from 1.25 for abt 50 miles in Wisconsin to $6.60 if memory serves for 50 miles in Indiana. That is a travel trailer.
What 12 miles in Michigan? There are no toll roads in Michigan. Only tolls are Mackinac Bridge between LP and UP, and Ambassador Bridge and Tunnel between Detroit and Windsor.
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