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post #1 of 7 Old Jun 26th, 2009, 5:43 am Thread Starter
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Penn turnpike charge?

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I was in a bit of a hurry to head home after a 3 ride over to Delaware with my wife on Thursday and decided to take the PA turnpike, not my usual choice of travel, I hate TOLL ROADS.

We were pulling our trailer with the Lt and got on the PA pike at breezewood, took it to the Ohio line and when I went to the toll gate the attendant politely told me that would be $15.00. I said WHAT the F!!!!, He said you have 3 axels sir, I responded with a few words that I usually try to not say into the intercom with my wife on the back.

But what can you do, so I paid it and moved on, Now to the Ohio pike, I had to do this just to see what they charged for future reference, from PA line to the north ridgeville exit cost $3.50. Now roughly the same amount of miles in both states, why such a big difference?

Or is it possible the attendant made a mistake?

Thanks for letting me vent, I think an e-mail to the PA pike commission is the next on my list.

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Re: Penn turnpike charge?

I called the 800# and was told that that it should be a regular class 1 toll.

I think they owe you a refund

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Vehicle Class Definitions

CLASS
WEIGHT CLASSIFICATION

Class1 Passenger Vehicles

Class 2* 7,001-15,000 lbs.

Class 3 15,001- 19,000 lbs.

Class 4 19,001-30,000 lbs.
Class 5 30,001- 45,000 lbs
Class 6 45,001-62,000 lbs.

Class 7 62,001-80,000 lbs.

Class 8 80,001-100,000 lbs
Class 9 100,001 lbs. & over



* Also includes any vehicle combination with more than two axles but weighing less than 7,000 lbs., except motorcycles with sidecar and/or trailer.

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Re: Penn turnpike charge?

Thanks Mike

I went to the web site and it said 3 axels $15, I sent them an e-mail and have not heard back yet, maybe I will call them Monday, maybe they can educate their toll people for future users.

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Re: Penn turnpike charge?

Hmmm. I thought it was steep pricing too. 2 months ago I drove 76 to Lancaster and they charged me around 16. They probably figure that bikes will not despute charges, so they overcharge you.

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Hmmm. I thought it was steep pricing too. 2 months ago I drove 76 to Lancaster and they charged me around 16. They probably figure that bikes will not despute charges, so they overcharge you.
I dont think that is the case.

I think it is the three axle thing and they can not differentiate a three axle bike from anything else with three axles.

I would write, e-mail, and phone them.

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Maybe they just figure being in Pennsyltucky is worth more than being in Ohio.
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Re: Penn turnpike charge?

If you want to be a real pain in the ass, I'd argue that I only have 2 axels, as the rear drive doesn't use one.

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