I do not like paying tolls and of course the RV towing a car pays much more than the single passenger car (which is logical). That is not my major complaint. In the last few years each state has come up with the EZ TOLL codes that allows the state to deduct the cost automatically from an account or your debit card. I understand that and the necessity of speeding up the toll paying problems by residents, it is great for them.
(Look at all the distracting symbols and signs)
MY PROBLEM IS “which lane to get in?” I have yet to get into the wrong lane, but I have come close. It is clearly marked for the regular travelers but each state seems to be just a little different.
(I can understand the simple ones)
I must amend that. When I first started driving an RV (the small one), I really blew it at a BOSTON TUNNEL! I pulled up to the toll booth and all of a sudden the operator was VERY UPSET. “You are not going thru the tunnel you have an LP tank.”
“What am I to do?”
“I have no idea, but you are not proceeding and you are blocking traffic!” I put the RV in Reverse and started easing back.
“STOP! What are you doing?”
I figured it was obvious I must turn around. “Turning around.”
Disgustingly, “Hold on,” and he walked back and made some room.
Having never been in Boston before I made the mistake of asking, “Which way do I go?”
Again sarcastically, “I don’t know, but you are not going thru the tunnel.”
Sherry directed me out of there. I realized later I should have known, and I even understand the operators frustration, but I dislike RUDE!
From that experience I dread toll booths.
I received a ticket in the mail from a toll road in Orlando. From a time when I was lost and exited where it was EZ FLORIDA TOLLS only. I had not seen the sign and of course I could not find a place to deposit the toll, so I drove on thru, I sure could not back up.
(I don’t want to end up like this!)
Maybe one day, before we stop traveling there will be a national Toll EZ thingee and I will not have to worry as much.
Thanks for stopping by the LOG.
I realize Tolls are a coming thing. There is even talk of a toll road in the Charlotte/Belmont/Gastonia area of NC.
My old 1950 Chevy 1/4 ton pickup (before and after)