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jamarynn1
post Jun 27 2012, 06:39 PM
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Not used to east coast rv-ing. Out west, tollroads seem to be far and few between but have just about been tolled to death in Pennsylvania and New York. Total over $50 in tolls between Niagara Falls and Saratoga Springs on two highways! It would be OK if the roads were in great condition, but they aren't, they aren't..... Was told at the toll booth that "you're charged like trucks". Well, I don't think my fifth wheel puts the wear and tear on the highway that trucks do and besides, I'm here spending tourism bucks, especially with diesel at $4.05 on the tollroad (it's been as low as $3.60 other places). I'll have to say that tolls like this definitely will be a factor in where we spend next season traveling.
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vincee
post Sep 5 2012, 02:43 PM
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The NY Thruway is nothing more than a rip-off. Though not financed by the Feds with construction of the Interstate System, a few years back if I recall correctly they were re-imbursed like $500 million for its construction. Now they want to increase truck tolls by 45%! which would of course affect RV'ers with tows. Two years ago went from Buffalo to the end connecting with the Mass T-pike, $56 in tolls! When DW and I were planning our trip to Bar Harbor Maine we forgot to take into account tolls. I think by the time we got to Bar Harbor it cost us like $89 in tolls, the Mass T-pike might of even been more expensive than the T-way in NY. Seemed every 4-5 miles we were stopped to pay a toll. Adjusted our route coming home to travel more two lanes etc., and to our surprise the time and scenery flew by. Today when we plan a camping outing we look to go to places that avoid the T-way. Just more East Coast Taxation in my book by whatever you want to call it!
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