Question Tollway pass worth it?

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Planning our trip to Florida in December and wondering if we should sign up for a national toll pass versus having to deal with stopping and dealing with cash payments etc? Thoughts or suggestions?
 

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I don't know about the Illinois system. You can purchase the Florida EPASS which is accepted in 18 states E-PASS Purchase-Register-Reload
National Pass is one supposedly universal in the US - no experience with it though. NATIONALPASS
I think there is a separate toll system in Tx Toll Operations
 
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E-Pass is very convenient. We have used it for years, no monthly fee, just pay tolls when used. Also a slight discount on tolls. If you travel toll roads that accept EZ Pass, it is extremely useful. E-PASS Purchase-Register-Reload
 

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Looks like there is one for RV's but it seems like they are slight variants in each.

 

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Planning our trip to Florida in December and wondering if we should sign up for a national toll pass versus having to deal with stopping and dealing with cash payments etc? Thoughts or suggestions?
I just caught the new coach, congratulations. Did I miss the announcement 😳
 

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I am waiting for marathon to finish programming all of @Neal GPS routes to include. ;) I have not taken delivery yet so once I have more pictures I will put out an announcement and some pictures. Hopefully soon.
 

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E-Pass from here in Florida works quite well. It has a discount feature for electronic use; plus we have a separate transponder for each vehicle(yes the RV has its own). And it features an automatic "reload" , which allows the designated dollar amount to be replenished to a designated dollar amount.
I believe it is accepted anywhere East of the Mississippi River.
Apply on line.

 

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We live in FL but rarely have the need for toll roads and/or bridges. We have always gone with SunPass. It has a good online site and of course you get the cheapest rates on the Florida systems when you do use it down there. We kept the I-Pass just for Illinois since we frequent the toll roads around the city every summer to visit family.

We thought about dumping both and trying to get just one that might do both, however usually the rate charged is higher when one State is accepting another State's tollway pass.
 

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We live in FL but rarely have the need for toll roads and/or bridges. We have always gone with SunPass. It has a good online site and of course you get the cheapest rates on the Florida systems when you do use it down there. We kept the I-Pass just for Illinois since we frequent the toll roads around the city every summer to visit family.

We thought about dumping both and trying to get just one that might do both, however usually the rate charged is higher when one State is accepting another State's tollway pass.
And don't they charge a monthly rate? The E-PASS is compatible with the SUN PASS. No monthly fee, you add money to your acct and it suits there until needed.
Usually I'm on interstates that don't have tolls but I do like to sneak up the west side of the mountains on my way to the heartland and take 65/31 and there is a toll for the bridge crossing the river between KY and IN. I bought the sensor for that toll - haven't taken another toll road yet but carry it. I think in FL the FL Expressway is one I've seen but haven't been on it long enough to be charged a toll.
 
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E-Pass from here in Florida works quite well. It has a discount feature for electronic use; plus we have a separate transponder for each vehicle(yes the RV has its own). And it features an automatic "reload" , which allows the designated dollar amount to be replenished to a designated dollar amount.
I believe it is accepted anywhere East of the Mississippi River.
Apply on line.

Be careful ez pass not recognized in South carolina cost me 25 dollars for 2 2.50 tolls fined twice 10.00 admin fees what a rip off.
 

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Be careful ez pass not recognized in South carolina cost me 25 dollars for 2 2.50 tolls fined twice 10.00 admin fees what a rip off.
I believe "E-Pass" is different from "E-Z Pass".
I have had no issues with my E-Pass in any state east of the Mississippi; though I've not been in the Northeast, since getting it!
 

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I bought my E-Pass when it was E-PASS Xtra and is now referred to as Uni. Works in 19 states from MN to FL. https://www.cfxway.com/uni/
Uni works on all toll roads and most bridges in 19 states:

  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Rhode Island
  • Indiana
  • Georgia
  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Kentucky
  • Virginia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Maine
  • West Virginia
  • New York
  • Ohio
Plus, you can use your Uni to pay for parking at Orlando International Airport.

Uni is fully compatible with E-PASS, SunPass, LeeWay, PeachPass, NC QuickPass, E-ZPass, RiverLink, I-PASS and QuickPass toll systems.
 

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The only question I would have about Uni is do they charge you the same fee? For example, if you go through 3 toll booths on the tri-state around Chicago with a Uni would you pay the exact same rate as someone using the I-Pass (Illinois own version)?

When we checked into it a few years ago it seemed you would pay slightly more.
 
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