Attaching an e-Tag to a new windscreen

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 10:53
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Hi all,
Just bought a new vehicle for the good wife & I need to attach the old e-Tag device to the new windscreen... Got it off the old no worries, any suggestions on the best fitment method for the new vehicle? I was thinking rear vision adhesive glue?
Cheers
Zaak
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Reply By: Rhys - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 11:12

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 11:12
If you're in Victoria you can pick up a new mount from citilink offices or get one sent out, if not I would use a good quality double sided tape, Rhys.
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Reply By: garrycol - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 11:13

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 11:13
The etag itself comes off the base which stays permanently attached to the windscreen - I assume you levered off the old base - when you got your etag you should have got a spare base use it. If you do not have one they are free from the RTA.

I have bases in all my vehicles and just switch the actual etag as required.

Also it is good to know that as long as you have the rego number listed on your account you do not actually need the etag itself. When you go through without the tag a pic of the number plate is taken which is linked to your account and the fee appears on your account as normal - there are no additional fees over the toll.

But to answer your question - yes rear vision glue is OK but the original bases use good quality double sided tape - so just get some of that - the cheap stuff falls off after a little while though.

Garry
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:20

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:20
It costs more without the etag.
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Follow Up By: Member - Leave_enough_space - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:00

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:00
Royce is correct - there's usually a 'matching fee'.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:09

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:09
No there is not - the extra fees only apply if you do not have an account. If you have ann etag account and forget to put you tag in the car you just get charged as normal.

If you do not have an account then you pay the extra admin fees.
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:26

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:26
Not according to my Citylink account!
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 00:47

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 00:47
Well you need to change your account then or ring the RTA and find out why you are being overcharged.

It was the RTA who advised me this after wanting to get a second etag - advised no need as outlined above - the tag now stays in one car the other without the tag does not attract extra admin fees.
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 08:24

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 08:24
Yep... just checked again. The RTA has nothing to do with it. Citylink charges 0.75c extra for no tag. Same for everyone. I suggest you get another tag. Citylink is a separate body to RTA, just like private carpark companies... IMHO they have a lot in common!
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 09:56

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 09:56
What if I have the eTag in the car but their readers fail to detect it - will that cost me extra ?

They can't tell the difference between the Reader failing to detect the eTag and no eTag in the car.
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 12:21

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 12:21
Yep.. it's happened to me. I had the etag sitting on the dash going in and on the way out it had fallen to the floor.... charged extra for that trip.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 11:43

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 11:43
Question from Western Australia......


what's an E-Tag????


What's a Toll Road?????


hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Gotta love living in the only State that that ain't BROKE !!!

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Follow Up By: RV Powerstream P/L - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 12:37

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 12:37
When they finish digging that big hole over there and it fills up with water and becomes a recreation lake for the rest of Australia you will have to migrate to get back to Australia and that will be through Christmas Island like any other refugee. You wont be laughing then.
Gotta love the rest of Australia.
ian
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 12:46

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 12:46
G/Day Bushy

Queensland has Number Plates with the Sunshine State and the Smart State, now they call it the State Of Despair.
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:24

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:24
Luckily no states are broke at the moment. In relation to the rest of the world we are doing very well. Deficits are not debts like you or I have.

I hate the idea that private people almost own the roads and get to fine you for using them and fine you a whole heap more if you don't pay.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:37

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:37
Ian (RV Powerstream),

I reckon that "they" will eventually link all those big holes together and Colin Barnett (our thought bubble Premier) will end up getting his canal from Lake Argyle and it will have recreational lakes scattered along its path on the way down here.

They will call it FARCANAL !!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:44

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:44
Smart State Get real

The Pollies arent smart enough to know how stupid they actually are..




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Follow Up By: Member - Leave_enough_space - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:01

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:01
"Gotta love living in the only State that that ain't BROKE !!!"

That that?????
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:08

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 14:08
A slight stutter.....
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Reply By: Member - Carl- Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 15:42

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 15:42
Bunnings have a new type of stick on velcro called True grip/ sure grip. The old type used to peel off in the heat but this ones does not. Fantastic for things like Etag. Then when you need the remove the mount it comes off with "some effort", wipe the remaining glue with shellite and your done.

Sticks to dash boards as well. I then stick a piece of matching carpet over the top. If you then put a bit of velcro (hook) on phones etc, you can drop them onto the carpet and no sliding everywhere.
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Follow Up By: LMDBPres - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 15:48

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 15:48
Thanks guys, this stuff sounds the go :)

Cheers

Zaak
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 16:49

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 16:49
I don't have an e-tag. A few months ago I tried to pay a few tolls by telephone in Queensland but the system would not accept my rego number. Seems it could not cope with the number of digits/letters that a WA registration has :-)) I then managed (with some effort) to talk to a real person who because of a very broad accent I had huge difficulty understanding what she was saying. Believe me it's is a lot easier with an e-tag then try and pay afterwards !

KK
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Follow Up By: Horacehighroller - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 17:39

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 17:39
Don't you hate that people who can't properly speak or understand english are put to work in call centres.

The clinger for me was years ago when I took my dad to a medical centre specialising in hearing problems.
The receptionist had a serious speech impediment to the point that I couldn't understand her. Couldn't see the "candid camera" but gee I laughed quietly until my ribs were sore.

So much for equal opportunity.

Peter
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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 11:13

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 11:13
Phone City Link and give them your account number or Rego and they'll post you out a new adhesive mounting bracket for the E-tag.
Ask for two and then you'll have spare if you ever need to replace a windscreen.
ozjohn.
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