Brisbane tolls- camper trailers

Submitted: Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:28
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just for travellers interest


we are from adelaide and in october travelled from the gold coast to australia zoo area

we crossed the brisbane toll bridge and stopped to pay a few kays later at the service centre.

i just received a $23 invoice for the camper trailer ( $2.95 toll fee and $20 admin fee)

having just spent 1/2 hour on the phone to the calll centre it is all sorted out

If you manuallly pay at the service centre make sure you put the car AND trailer regos on the reciept otherwise you will get a bill for trailer
this may happen if you pay on the website also

it costs no extra for a trailer but the camera will still record the rego and auomatically send a bill as no payment was received

just saves a bit of hassle

cheers

mike
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:36

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:36
Gooday Mike,
looks like that lot couldn't organise a wet paper bag, even if you gave them the paper bag and a bucket of water... lol...
Can't be a good place to work with all the complaints they would get...
Glad you got it sorted..
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Follow Up By: Neil & Pauline - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 14:31

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 14:31
My experience is that at govia they have standard answers. A bit like a politician, the answer need not have anything to do with the question. I give up ringing as we only have a mobile. I just email and that way I have a record of what is said.


Neil
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Follow Up By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:56

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:56
"Can't be a good place to work with all the complaints they would get... "

You try being the toll collector at the time of news release of transition to freeflow!
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Reply By: kcandco - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 15:01

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 15:01
Thanks Mike

I am sure this post will save a lot of people a lot of stress... me included.

regards Kc
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 15:06

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 15:06
So the moral of the story is get an e tag or make sure when you pay at a service centre pay for the trailer as that would be the number plate the video has recorded and not your car.

I have an E Tag, so much easier and you can use it all other cities that have electronic tolling.
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Follow Up By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 15:48

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 15:48
Yep. I'm afraid we have to accept that we live in a robot society. I must say I am surprised by the number of people who have slotted into the computerised society , but still resist the need to have an e-tag. For the peace of mind it gives me, I find the $60 setup in NSW to be money well spent. I live in the country but still spend about $60 a year on tolls, going to the airport or interstate travel etc. And there is absolutely no doubt that using the tollways in capital cities saves you time and money (Unless you are forced into peak hours).

teege
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 22:32

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 22:32
Well I have a QLD Etag and it works everywhere

Shot thru with the van on several times and never got a ticket.

It beeps when u go thru so dont have to worry
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Follow Up By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 22:56

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 22:56
Yep. That's the point I was making. Can't understand why people are reluctant to get them. Same price whether you're towing or not.

teege
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:11

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:11
Unless they have changed it the Etoll tag is recorded from the front Thats why its on the windscreen.

Havent been back since it went cashfree.



It didnt work in Wa though as it never beeped once.




LOL



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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 23:53

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 23:53
In SA we don't have tolls or any need for Etags so when we travel interstate, its a PITA.
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Follow Up By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 23:58

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 23:58
Phil, just because you live in SA it won't get in your road, if interstate toll road travel is a regular, well even if it was twice a year, you could still get yourself a GOVIA Qld etag (it is the cheapest one of all the etags to set up, minimum $25 outlay for prepaid credit, the transponder costs nothing and your credit does NOT have an expiry date), and you are then covered for any toll roads used throughout Australia.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 09:05

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 09:05
Gday Jo,
Yep, For me, I can't tell you the next time I'll use one. Last time, I think it was in melbourne I had to phone two different numbers because toll roads were owned by different companies. The original poster was from Adelaide too, so I understand where he's coming from!
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Reply By: zigdog - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 18:22

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 18:22
This may well help explain why the shares I have in a toll company have gone up 27% in the last 4 months alone. Toll revenue seems to be out performing many other sectors. Wish I'd had the nuts to put more into it..
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Follow Up By: bennyzbit - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 15:21

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 15:21
tell me more about this etag company name etc. We moved back into shares, Oz resource blue chips and some finace (cba) 7 months ago. Similar to better numbers but another company to research will keep me off of the streets.

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Benny
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Follow Up By: bennyzbit - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 15:22

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 15:22
tell me more about this etag company name etc. We moved back into shares, Oz resource blue chips and some finace (cba) 7 months ago. Similar to better numbers but another company to research will keep me off of the streets.

Regards
Benny
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