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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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I use the tollway to Byron 2 or 3 times a week. Recently, my credit card was hacked so I had to go to the toll site and change my iPass credit card number. While there, I saw what I am being charged. The Marengo and Belvediere tolls are $1.50 but with my open trailer, I am charged $6.30. I called and the customer service rep said that my car with a trailer is considered a medium truck which is classified as 3-4 axels. I thought there was a flat rate based on the trailer axels. Does anyone have any insight on this subject? I'm going to start taking a different route. I'm the kind of person who pays my taxes and doesn't complain much. It costs a lot to have what we have in the U.S. but, my round trip is costing me about $25 and that's nuts.

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What are you towing dude and with what? - Bike and EZ Lift and call it a day - I towed my Dirty (your old dirty) and my Sumo with one and it was easy peasie

Most hitches have a 350lbs tongue weight and most EZ Lifts are less than 100lbs so with your 250 weighing about 230 lbs with fuel, you good homie
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I'm towing an open 4'x8' trailer. My Subaru Outback 4cy has a tow capacity of 2,700lbs in the U.S. Supposedly, it is rated for 4,000lb in the UK. Some claim it is liability reasons why the auto manufacturers rate lower in the U.S. Not sure if that is true. The car might be to low for your type of hook up.
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Nah - I had a way too stanza set up - You can get one to fit your Subbie - Check your Tongue Weight tho, not tow weight - Most are like 350lbs - My old Tuareg was 700

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The manual has the tongue weight max at 200lbs.
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The manual has the tongue weight max at 200lbs.
Shit.......

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I'm towing an open 4'x8' trailer. My Subaru Outback 4cy has a tow capacity of 2,700lbs in the U.S. Supposedly, it is rated for 4,000lb in the UK. Some claim it is liability reasons why the auto manufacturers rate lower in the U.S. Not sure if that is true. The car might be to low for your type of hook up.
Its liability. Also I think the EU requires brakes on ALL trailers which the US doesnt on under 3000lbs.

As for the tollways, I think they changed that in the last couple years. When I came back from Autobahn I brought the interstate home and paid the same.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
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There is no way in hell the Subi can handle a hitch mounted rack like that. Basically you will have to reroute ur trip. or take the plates off the car and trailer to avoid tolls.
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I guess my 06 Forester XT will have the same problem. Not sure I'm being charged for the trailer since the plate is on one of the wheelwells. i'd love to have the option of using that rack though...

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I get butt raped almost every weekend by the tollway, pulling my trailer to Byron/KI I expensive and going to wisc for supermoto is bad too, the last toll going north is a killer, round trip is about $30

do not buy a hauler that lifts the bike like that no matter how much bug says they are OK they are NOT!!!! only use one that has a long tray that both wheels go on

I have seen the results of a friends MX bike falling off one of those lift carriers , 100% destroyed

they clamp the footpegs down, poor design , wheels drag, bug will come on and tell you how wrong I am but I know what ive seen, those carriers should be outlawed !!!!!!
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I worked for ASV in cali the first few years , this bike was bobs friends, bob bought it to show that the asv levers survived where almost no other parts are salvageable , this bike came off the ez lift carrier on the highway, would you trust it?
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All due respect - I've been using my MX Hauler for years and years with no problems. Maybe I'm just lucky - or maybe your buddy was unlucky. From my personal experience, I can't imagine how many things would have to to wrong simultaneously to result in a total failure. Done correctly -I would think it's as reliable as any other method of transport short of an enclosed trailer.

Funny aside, I now have the same VW that bug used to have. Imitation is a form of flattery I suppose.

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I now have the same VW that bug used to have. Imitation is a form of flattery I suppose.
I have yet another one amigo - My lease was up on the GLI so I got back into a Twa-Reg

2015 V6 Executive - LOVE this thing - Slow as the day is long but drives like a car (my '09 had the turning radius of 1956 Toro Riding Mower) and has more options then I even know how it use

Looks just like the one - Oh and Elroy, of all the folks I know of who have ever used a MX hauler, you and your 'One Buddy" story are the only bad thing I have ever heard - I even used to haul Sumos with mine and never an issue
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Looking forward to following in your diminutive footprints again in a few years after I run my 09 into the ground. Hoping the TDI is more affordable by then.

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Looking forward to following in your diminutive footprints again in a few years after I run my 09 into the ground. Hoping the TDI is more affordable by then.
I had no plans on going this route - I was ACTUALLY going to trick out a Jetta TDI Wagon with Springs to Lower it, Chip the Turbo and add 18 inch Wheels and tint the windows and add a different roof rack - As I was pricing out all the extras, The Finc Manager brought my now Twareg around and said, "just go drive it and tell me what you think from this to your '09" - I came back and said, "Scratch the Yayta Wagon, draw up the paperwork on the Twareg, she drives AMAZINGLY well"

Yeah man, the TDIs are crazy expensive - This V6 is okay with me as I am not towing anything other than a dog and family shit now - With the 8 speed tranny, in 'D" it gets okay MPG - Its when I put it in "S" and nail it then you can see the fuel gauge drop as the Rs go up

The '09s are rather sought after now as they are more rugged and drive like a true SUV vs the street version I now have - I LOVED my old one Bro and she never let me down

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Also - 1956 Toro? This was the closest I could find, and I'm still a bit confused at the analogy.


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That's a '55 Bro - '56 is when they switched to a larger Fetzer Valve
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