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Old 04-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
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We've purchased fuel a couple times in IN at the PFJ - twice in 2010 that I recall. Did not have an issue with the DOT number - just told them we are a private coach and paid the taxes as shown on the invoice when we went inside. Could not pay at the pump, though.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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I have also found that the independents are easier to get in and out than the Flying F's, Love's etc because of the people tying up the pumps getting hotdogs and stuff.
I never use anything other than the truck pumps at the major truck stops and wonder why anyone would do otherwise. Truckers are very good about moving forward after they pump and I've never been blocked by a trucker when I'm ready to leave. Some people complain that the truck lanes are dirty, but it's a fueling station not a dining room.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #17
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I guess I do not understand. We spend part of every summer in IN (some of grandkids live there). Except for the fact that taxes are added separately at the cash register because commercial drivers pay separately, we have found IN prices to be about the same as surrounding states after the taxes are added. Maybe it is just because we walk inside to pay normally just to put some motion in the legs. I guess some just get mad because the road signs show the pre tax price and they somehow think they are getting ripped off. To us it is just the way it is - never had a clerk whose cash register did not automatically add the tax to a non commercial purchase.
The problem, from my point of view, is I have to walk in twice. Once to start the pumps, the second time to pay. If I had to stop in IN, so be it, but I don't.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:57 AM   #18
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I don't have a card, but I also don't know what kind of a benefit there is to using that company. Do they give you any discount over $.01 per gallon. I only remember in past years that this was their discount and I didn't feel that was such a big deal when they were profiting much more than that. I'm not trying to sound onery because I may be wrong on the discout. But that's not enough for me to go into the clerk's office twice. 50 gallons + $.50 cents total discount.
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The new card from Pilot / Flying J gives you a 6 cent discount from the posted cash price. I used it twice on a trip to Florida a couple of weeks ago. Worked like a charm -- started the pump with the card and did not have to go inside to pay. I do not travel to Indianna so I can not comment about the strange situation up there but, the card works well down here in the South.
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The new card from Pilot / Flying J gives you a 6 cent discount from the posted cash price. I used it twice on a trip to Florida a couple of weeks ago. Worked like a charm -- started the pump with the card and did not have to go inside to pay. I do not travel to Indianna so I can not comment about the strange situation up there but, the card works well down here in the South.
David K the 6 cent discount you mentioned, is that with the new credit card issued by FJ or their loyalty card? We only get 3 cents off the loyalty card and were very reluctant when applying over the phone to give a unknown my SS to acquire the card. We also returning from FL this winter experienced higher prices at FJ than independents big differences!
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David K the 6 cent discount you mentioned, is that with the new credit card issued by FJ or their loyalty card? We only get 3 cents off the loyalty card and were very reluctant when applying over the phone to give a unknown my SS to acquire the card. We also returning from FL this winter experienced higher prices at FJ than independents big differences!
It is on the credit card they issue, a $1000 limit out of the box. If you are a lifetime Good Sam member, it is 8 cents discount, worth the effort, to us anyhoo...
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I just returned from a trip from So.Cal. to Key West and back and am sad to report that Flying J / Pilot was the highest price fuel wherever you went.
When I planned the trip I put the Flying J/Pilot's sddresses into my GPS and never used them once. The independents were at least 20 cents cheaper and you could use your credit card for the same price and get more money back. I have a 35 ft motorhome with a toad and it maneuvers around those indepndents just fine.
Of course I won't drive 20 miles out of my way to save a bit but I never had to.
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David K the 6 cent discount you mentioned, is that with the new credit card issued by FJ or their loyalty card? We only get 3 cents off the loyalty card and were very reluctant when applying over the phone to give a unknown my SS to acquire the card. We also returning from FL this winter experienced higher prices at FJ than independents big differences!
It is with the new credit card. I am not a lifetime member of the Good Sam Club so my discount is 6 cents. If you are a lifetime member, the discount is 8 cents per gallon. On our trip to Florida, the FJ / Pilot prices were right in line with all of the other stations along our route. In fact the last place we filled up at was about 3 to 5 cents a gallon lower than all of the other prices we were seeing. I think it depends upon what part of the country you are located in -- not the discount you receive but, the price of the fuel.
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OK...I'll play stupid.

What is the deal with IN? is this a problem for both gas and diesel? I'm picking up a used gas MH in Greenfield, IN and was thinking i would try out the FJ card then.

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It's just diesel. IN has a unusual diesel pricing policy. Diesel is advertised and (normally) sold without OTR taxes, and the truckers are billed separately for the tax. So you need a state ID number to buy. If you don't have it, you get charged for the tax at point of sale, so you end up paying much more than the advertised price.

Only applies to truck lanes at truck stops. Does not apply in the RV lanes (as far as I know) or for gas. Since I never try to get into the RV lanes, I basically make sure I don't need to buy fuel in IN.

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The new card from Pilot / Flying J gives you a 6 cent discount from the posted cash price. I used it twice on a trip to Florida a couple of weeks ago. Worked like a charm -- started the pump with the card and did not have to go inside to pay. I do not travel to Indianna so I can not comment about the strange situation up there but, the card works well down here in the South.
If your a lifetime member it's 8 a gallon off the posted diesel cash price, and some stations still aren't programmed correctly
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It's just diesel. IN has a unusual diesel pricing policy. Diesel is advertised and (normally) sold without OTR taxes, and the truckers are billed separately for the tax. So you need a state ID number to buy. If you don't have it, you get charged for the tax at point of sale, so you end up paying much more than the advertised price.

Only applies to truck lanes at truck stops. Does not apply in the RV lanes (as far as I know) or for gas. Since I never try to get into the RV lanes, I basically make sure I don't need to buy fuel in IN.

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Oregon is the same way, must have a PUC to buy at the usual advertised diesel price.
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