Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-19-2016, 10:36 PM   #29
Senior Member
ecurb74's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 222
I just checked my home town prices on gas buddy. Flying J -$2.33, SAMs club $1.95. That 38 cents a gallon difference and I hold nearly 200 gallons. In theory that's saving $78.00 (but of course no one is going to run it dry and then fill up).

With a large tank I can start looking at a half tank (700 miles) knowing that I can pick and choose. If I see one that looks handy and cheap I pull in and top off. That is the method to my madness and to me $78.00 ain't chicken feed. To each his own.

Bruce & Teresa
2000 Foretravel U320 4010
Cummins ISM 450hp
Allison HD4060R 6 Spd W/Retarder

Bruce & Teresa
2000 Foretravel
U320 4010
ecurb74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-20-2016, 06:09 AM   #30
Senior Member
spritz's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,535
You said it best, ^ ^ ^

1982 Pace Arrow 30ft.
KarKaddy SS, Toad:99 Concours
Lilly and Rubie Our 4 legged Kids & Tim & Joe
spritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 08:56 AM   #31
Moderator Emeritus
TXiceman's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,139
Blog Entries: 21
Originally Posted by rlott2k View Post
GoodSam gets you 6-9c a gallon off at Flying J btw.
That really helps when they are 20 to 30 cents or more per gallon....We have the GS card and NEVER use it....to expensive.

Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 10:29 AM   #32
Senior Member
computerguy's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 765
Originally Posted by TXiceman View Post
That really helps when they are 20 to 30 cents or more per gallon....We have the GS card and NEVER use it....to expensive.

Had a GS card since 2008. I used it once t get gas and 2x to buy something in the store. It expires last month and I didn't bother to renew.
Gasbuddy works for me.
'16 Bounder 35K - 5 Star Tune - Roadmaster RSSA
'16 Ford Focus - Blue Ox Avail towbar and baseplate - RViBrake2
computerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 12:25 PM   #33
Senior Member
1ciderdog's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,239
I use gas buddy and a PenFed card. Just returned in July from a long trip. We traveled around the USA three months and over 10K miles. Don't know how much I saved by using gas buddy but I'd think a bunch. Yes, Flying J, Loves, etc do charge up to 30 cents a more in most areas.
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2016, 02:17 PM   #34
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 16,446
Tough to argue with a 38 cent difference, but I'm mostly seeing less than that. Still, even 20 cents makes a difference on 100+ gallons of fuel (my usual fill-up is about 110-120.)

My Pilot/FJ account hasn't been used at all this year and only once last year. Have consistently found a much better deal at other stations that also had good accessibility and high speed pumps.
Gary Brinck
2004 American Tradition; 2014 Buick LaCRosse
Homebase in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2016, 02:45 AM   #35
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 30
You especially want to buy fuel before you enter Oregon and WA now. In the last couple of months they've raised their fuel taxes $0.40 per gallon - people won't notice because fuels so cheap now..........

As for truck stops, I haven't bought fuel in them for years now. It's always cheaper elsewhere. Primarily I get it at either Fred's /Kroger's or Sam's Club. I can fit my 40' DP and toad into just about all of them. With Fred's you get $.10 off for every $100 worth of groceries you buy. At Sam's they have huge parking lots as they're always part of WalMart. While I'm fueling the DW can grocery shop so we take care of two things in one stop.

And of course we always use Gas Buddy to check prices.


Trackrig is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Off-off-off road campers lllkrob iRV2.com General Discussion 3 08-06-2012 12:48 PM
Stuck at truckstop with engine warning Romeo Cummins Engines 12 11-16-2011 11:28 PM
Rip Off Gasoline Prices---Something Stinks WOODYDEL Just Conversation 99 05-17-2011 04:26 PM
I have bit off more than I can chew! RV project tommygfunk Vintage RV's 7 07-26-2010 04:10 PM
RVers Have Big Summer Travel Plans Despite High Fuel Prices DriVer RV Industry Press 1 04-16-2005 06:35 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.