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Old 06-05-2016, 11:11 AM   #1
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Finding gas stations...

So we are on our first trip and have found some trouble finding gas stations that can accommodate a 37 foot mh and a toad! Wishing we were diesel as that would be much easier. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-05-2016, 12:04 PM   #2
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Evey night when we stop I use google to find my next fuel stop. Allows you to look at it from overhead and from the street.

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Old 06-05-2016, 12:05 PM   #3
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It can be difficult in some regions, so start looking earlier than you would with a car. If you want to plan ahead, you can look at overhead views on Google Earth, but that's more planning than many care to do.

Most truck stops have gas pumps as well (out front, not where the big diesels go) and mostly have decent access. Also, stations on the outskirts of towns have more physical space than those closer in (more and cheaper land available). Rural towns stations are more open than cities, for the same reason.
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If you travel much on the interstates you can get the book The Next Exit 2016 it tells you what exits have what for each exit on the interstate and what mile marker etc.

Great reference for the co-pilot!
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:43 PM   #6
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Unless you are in a hurry to get somewhere what is the problem? You are going to pass by some stations which can service you. At 1/2 tank swing in and top her off.
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If you travel much on the interstates you can get the book The Next Exit 2016 it tells you what exits have what for each exit on the interstate and what mile marker etc.

Great reference for the co-pilot!

My DW loves that book. She uses it all the time for just about everything. It shows fuel stops, but better yet it denotes RV friendly fuel stops. It's only about $20.
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I use Flying J app to find the stations that have RV lanes. I also have the Flying J gas card though Good Sam and save .05 cents per gallon of gas and I don't have to re swipe card to fill up. I have also used the Next Exit book when there is no Flying J. Before I did this I got into a few very tight spots. I also try to get gas when I'm around 1/2 tank.
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I exit, app also

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We try to use Flying J for the discount and the rv lanes. A large part of the time we use Gas Buddy as well. We always get fuel before bed so we can sleep in the next morning, livin' the dream.
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Next Exit is great! I can't imagine traveling without it.
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Plan potential fueling stops in advance and use Google Earth to check them out.
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I agree with Gary RvRoamer. The region makes a big difference. I needed fuel in Vermont and I was beginning to think they outlawed it there. I pulled in to a small station where I saw a green nozzle because where I come from, the green nozzle is diesel. Not in VT! It was 87 octane gas. I finally found diesel at a small truck stop in New Hampshire.

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Most (if not all) Flying-J stations have RV islands. They also give a small Good Sam discount, AND, they have a smart phone app that I use to find the list of Flying-J (and Pilot) stations in my area..

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