Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2019, 09:00 AM   #1
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 8,961
EZ-Pass prices??

Not sure whether this fits better in the dollars and cents or here but here we go.
I have a PA EZ-pass account. The reason is pretty simple- a few years ago we took a nice trip from KY North East all the way to Bar Harbor Maine and I grabbed an EZ-pass portable transducer in a grocery store in Hershey PA.

The PA account charges me a $3 annual fee plus it has a MINIMUM top up of $35.
Even tho we haven't used it for nearly a year apparently the annual fee dropped it below the minimum and it dinged my credit card for $35 last week. I now have a $42 balance and no idea if we will ever use it other than the $3 per year thing.

Question-- IF you have an EZ-pass-what state is the account from and what is your annual fee if any and what is the minimum top up charge??
Thanks!
__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2017 Nissan Titan 5.6L King cab 4wd
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41, 2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63, 2018-75, 2019-32, 2020-35
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:05 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Port Charlotte Fl/Hinsdale Ma
Posts: 4,824
Quote:
Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
Not sure whether this fits better in the dollars and cents or here but here we go.
I have a PA EZ-pass account. The reason is pretty simple- a few years ago we took a nice trip from KY North East all the way to Bar Harbor Maine and I grabbed an EZ-pass portable transducer in a grocery store in Hershey PA.

The PA account charges me a $3 annual fee plus it has a MINIMUM top up of $35.
Even tho we haven't used it for nearly a year apparently the annual fee dropped it below the minimum and it dinged my credit card for $35 last week. I now have a $42 balance and no idea if we will ever use it other than the $3 per year thing.

Question-- IF you have an EZ-pass-what state is the account from and what is your annual fee if any and what is the minimum top up charge??
Thanks!
Mine is a MA pass with a $20.00 top up. We have no problem using it as we summer in the Berkshires. No annual fee.
cavie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:06 AM   #3
World Wide Wanderer
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Sprung Leak, NC
Posts: 1,635
Every state will have different rules. I use the NC Quickpass which is compatible with the EZ Pass system. My top up varies based on use. I was making regular trips up to PA, they bumped my recharge fee up to $40. Once I stopped it came back down to $20. We have a couple of guys in our NY office where they get wacked for $60 for the top up due to heavy use. I don't have an annual fee on mine.

In your case, you might be able to turn it in and get a refund?

Aaron
__________________
Aaron & Rhonda
wahoonc & Airangel60

2016 Coachmen Concord 300DS
2015 Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:14 AM   #4
Trailer Park Supervisor
 
NJKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 3,287
I'm in NJ, and bought a DE pass when I heard they didn't have any 'fees' tacked on. In NJ, I believe if you use less than a certain amount in tolls, they tack on a monthly billing fee using a NJ ezpass. Screw that. So for the DE ezpass you have to pay the 20 bucks up front for the transponder, but then after that the only thing you ever pay are for tolls. I believe mine reloads in 25 dollar increments, and I believe that amount is adjustable.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
NJKris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:15 AM   #5
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 8,961
Quote:
Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
In your case, you might be able to turn it in and get a refund?
Aaron

I can mail my transducer back to PA and they will issue a refund. We have a toll bridge here in Louisville which uses EZ-Pass. We rarely cross it but I want to keep some sort of EZ pass. Just trying to see if there is a cheaper state to buy it from. Thanks.
__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2017 Nissan Titan 5.6L King cab 4wd
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41, 2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63, 2018-75, 2019-32, 2020-35
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:17 AM   #6
Trailer Park Supervisor
 
NJKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 3,287
Delaware is also very good and fast mailing out extra stuff you might need, like the velcro tabs to affix your pass to a different vehicle, and doesn't charge shipping.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
NJKris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:25 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
BessieHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: In the 5th wheel!
Posts: 128
Our Ohio EZ-pass is $0.75 per month per transponder (we have 2) and a minimum of $75.00.
BessieHunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:26 AM   #8
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 12,488
I have the PA EZ Pass. I live in PA and have had it since they started offering them.

I paid a $10 deposit on it when I bought it but that $10 was applied to the balance once registered.

There is a $3 annual fee. That is easily made up with the reduced rate in tolls using the EZ Pass vs paying cash.

My account only gets charged $35 once the balance drops below $10. I use mine heavily and never experienced a charge of more than $35 although I have had the $35 taken out twice in one week due to several long Turnpike trips during that period.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '17=30 '18=51 '19=58 '20=88
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:26 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 131
I have an Illinois one that I use two or three times a year that was a $10 deposit and automatically fills with $20 every time I get below $5 in my account with no additional fees.

It worked when I went through a Kentucky toll last fall. Might be an option for you.
__________________
Current:
2019 Rockwood Roo 24ws
2016 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4 DC
Past:
2001 Starcraft Spaceliner PU
1987 Starcraft Nova PU
Miweber929 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:39 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 4,426
WE are from Delaware so that's where we got ours, no fees except when we use it for tolls. They just our raised our refresh amount due to heavy usage but if towing we are heavy and get charged a lot, the trip home from the Goshen rally for all toll roads for us runs us close to $150-200, but we usually have to rush home for wife to go back to work or else we would go a different way.
__________________
2017 River Stone Legacy 38mb
2001 Kenworth T2000
2008 Smart on deck
dblr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 09:44 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 131
NY E-ZPass here but I live in NH... No fees... No deposit if a credit card is linked to account. I have 4 transponders. Replenishment varies based on use. It has been as low as$10 and as high as$60. I have had this account since inception of the program in NY - NY was way ahead of NH with implementing ez-pass. They even proactively send me a free replacement if they sense issues or a dead battery.
birdman77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 01:51 PM   #12
OYO
Senior Member
 
OYO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 735
Quote:
Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
Every state will have different rules. I use the NC Quickpass which is compatible with the EZ Pass system. My top up varies based on use. I was making regular trips up to PA, they bumped my recharge fee up to $40. Once I stopped it came back down to $20. We have a couple of guys in our NY office where they get wacked for $60 for the top up due to heavy use. I don't have an annual fee on mine.

In your case, you might be able to turn it in and get a refund?

Aaron
We use NC QuickPass as well. The big sell for us was it is good for EZ Pass and Florida's Sun Pass.
__________________
2016 Rockwood A213HW
2019 GMC Sierra Crew Cab Denali 6.2

Craig
OYO is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 06:29 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
coney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Central Joisey
Posts: 266
Quote:
Originally Posted by birdman77 View Post
NY E-ZPass here but I live in NH... No fees... No deposit if a credit card is linked to account. I have 4 transponders. Replenishment varies based on use. It has been as low as$10 and as high as$60. I have had this account since inception of the program in NY - NY was way ahead of NH with implementing ez-pass. They even proactively send me a free replacement if they sense issues or a dead battery.
Birdman are you sure that you are not paying any fees ?
I also have a NYS EZ pass but because I live in NJ I pay a $1 per month fee. However I do get discounts on the NY tolls that someone with a NJ transponder would not get. My account is linked to a credit card and automatically replenishes in $ 25 increments, but I think this adjustable. That is the amount I chose
__________________
Central Joisey
2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL
2014 Rockwood Roo 19
coney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 06:47 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
RandK-M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 484
I got my NY EZ Pass and with automatic ACH/Debit replenishment when it drops below $10 there is no annual fee. Mine is set to put $25 if it drops below $10.

I never had one before since I don't go through tolls on a regular basis, but NY went to all cashless tolls so I figured I'd get the EZ pass rather then get billed in the mail every time I do go through a toll.


Ray
__________________
2017 Rockwood 2109S
Ram 1500
Me Her And a furry little dog
US Navy Veteran
RandK-M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2019, 08:02 PM   #15
Trailer Park Supervisor
 
NJKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 3,287
Quote:
I never had one before since I don't go through tolls on a regular basis
Just going on one driving vacation makes it worth it! I got mine because I used to go to the Outer Banks of NC from NJ every year. I think it's like 25 bucks in tolls each way!!
__________________
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
NJKris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2019, 07:37 AM   #16
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 8,961
Quote:
Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
Every state will have different rules.
Exactly, That's why I started this thread.
Trying to find the lowest denominator er denomination?

Especially important for me is no annual fee, no inactivity fee.
Sounds like I willl check out DE and read their fine print.
Thanks to all for the info!!

SOME day the entire East coast is supposed to get their act together and
honor each other. In that case the Florida SunPass with no annual fee and
a minimum $10 top up is the winner.
__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2017 Nissan Titan 5.6L King cab 4wd
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41, 2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63, 2018-75, 2019-32, 2020-35
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2019, 07:50 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
nomad297's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,714
Quote:
Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
Not sure whether this fits better in the dollars and cents or here but here we go.
I have a PA EZ-pass account. The reason is pretty simple- a few years ago we took a nice trip from KY North East all the way to Bar Harbor Maine and I grabbed an EZ-pass portable transducer in a grocery store in Hershey PA.

The PA account charges me a $3 annual fee plus it has a MINIMUM top up of $35.
Even tho we haven't used it for nearly a year apparently the annual fee dropped it below the minimum and it dinged my credit card for $35 last week. I now have a $42 balance and no idea if we will ever use it other than the $3 per year thing.

Question-- IF you have an EZ-pass-what state is the account from and what is your annual fee if any and what is the minimum top up charge??
Thanks!
I have used the PA EZ Pass for years and have found their customer service to be excellent. They are great with refunds and for settling problems you may have in-state or out-of-state. They actually fight for you when you get fined, overcharged, etc. by other states. They have really impressed me and saved me lots of money in times where another state claims you owe them money, regardless of whose EZ Pass you use. I will never use an EZ Pass from any other state.

Bruce
__________________
2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W Diamond
2015 Chevy 3500HD LTZ 6.0 Crew Cab 4x4 Long Bed 4.10:1 SRW
nomad297 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2019, 08:09 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
rebeltown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 233
NJ EZ Pass will charge you $1 per month fee if you elect to get a statement every month. If you elect the one statement every 2 months there is no monthly fee. Also, if you are a NJ resident over 65 you can apply to the NJ Turnpike Authority and get reduced toll rate on the GSP during non peak times.
__________________
2017 Rockwood 2304DS Ultralite
2012 F-150 4X4 XLT 5.0 V8
rebeltown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2019, 10:30 AM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miweber929 View Post
I have an Illinois one that I use two or three times a year that was a $10 deposit and automatically fills with $20 every time I get below $5 in my account with no additional fees.

It worked when I went through a Kentucky toll last fall. Might be an option for you.
X2

IPass works for me. been to all the eastern and Northeastern states with no problems. Sometimes billing is slow but they will get their money.

We also have a Sun Pass and a Texas Tag accounts. Wish that they would all get together on a single standard.
__________________

Chevy 2500 HD
2016 Cedar Creek 34 RE
53 gal DOT aux fuel tank
AirBox Revolution hitch
Finlee Westie #5 (Door bell and security.)
Dave_the_Piper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2019, 10:44 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Delaware
Posts: 196
Make sure you pre register the other vehicles you are going to transfer the transponder to, or you will get fined. I live in Delaware this is a true statement.
Lee Pedrick is offline   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 Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 PM.