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    I just discovered that the Ohio Turnpike charges a higher toll for a pickup truck towing a fifth wheel trailer than for a pickup truck towing a travel trailer. From one side of the state to the other the toll is $42.25 vs $35.75. Yes, both are too high. This doesn't seem right. Has anyone else noticed this?

    The higher toll is not because of length or weight. I'm calling the Turnpike Commission of Monday to see who I can bitch at.
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    Ohio Turnpike cheats 5'ers

    They may charge for volume, not length?



    We got on a toll road yesterday on I-185. Paid $4.80. Drove 10 miles and had to cough up another $4.80 to get off! Never again!

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    • #3
      When we pulled through there, I remember the toll card indicated the number of axles would generate a variation in the rate. Nothing stated about length, volume, or weight.

      It has been several years since we towed through that area, so it may be different now.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by BC Jim View Post
        I just discovered that the Ohio Turnpike charges a higher toll for a pickup truck towing a fifth wheel trailer than for a pickup truck towing a travel trailer. From one side of the state to the other the toll is $42.25 vs $35.75. Yes, both are too high. This doesn't seem right. Has anyone else noticed this?

        The higher toll is not because of length or weight. I'm calling the Turnpike Commission of Monday to see who I can bitch at.
        EZ Pass or some guy in a toll booth picking on you?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Clevelandjim View Post
          EZ Pass or some guy in a toll booth picking on you?
          I don't have EZ Pass (I wouldn't use it enough to justify the lease cost). The ticket machine at the toll booth near Toledo spit out a class 4 ticket.

          When I went to pay at exit 232 I told the attendant I've always been class 3. She told me nope, you're class 4. I disagreed so she pointed at the silhouette sheet behind her. See, you're here in class 4 except it showed a commercial truck and a triple axle behind a pickup. Pickup and travel trailer is class 3. Then she asks if I want a supervisor. Yep. Supervisor said you're a class 4. The sensors say I'm more than 7'6" above the second axle.

          On our return trip I'll take longer and stay off the turnpike and keep the $30 in my pocket. I'll have to use the turnpike from the east entrance until the first exit at 232. I'm going to let all the air out of the bags to see if that changes the 7'6" measure point. I'll know right away by looking at the ticket when I get it.
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          • #6
            I think New York does the same thing. Years ago 2 friends were traveling there, one in a travel trailer and one in a 5th wheel. The 5th wheel was charged considerably more. Betty was told their toll was more because the 5th wheel was higher. Go figure!
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            • #7
              That is nothing try taking a motor cycle with a utility same price as Greahound Bus 3 axels
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