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Old 03-31-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Anyone have a chance to use the new card, at the truck islands, in Indiana??
Since Indiana requires a DOT number to buy the fuel at the truck lanes, wondered if anyone has experienced it yet.
I called FJ/P, they seemingly do not understand the taxing issues that Indiana implements, so, they cannot advise...
Not ready, but have to go N in a couple weeks....DRAT!
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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I never buy fuel in Indiana. Just too much hassle with the tax issues. On our trips to/from Newmar or Spartan, we fuel up in Missouri, Michigan, or occasionally Ohio.

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I never buy fuel in Indiana. Just too much hassle with the tax issues. On our trips to/from Newmar or Spartan, we fuel up in Missouri, Michigan, or occasionally Ohio.

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Agree.....but....I have to stay there in the summer, go back to take care of Mom, 90 yrs. old. Stay in the middle of the state, and do not really want to sit in the humidity with less than a full tank of fuel. No matter which way I come in the state from, I will need some to top off, but hate to pay the extra tax.....maybe someone will have a positive experience to relate....
Owned a campground in the state for 7 years, never taxed, and, nickel and dimed so much, the state even charged me taxes on my water wells!
When Mom passes.....I will pass Indiana!
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:10 PM   #4
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Can you fuel at a non-truck stop? Can you fit in the RV lanes? You won't have the problem there.

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We purchased fuel in Indiana a couple of times. We were too big to fit in the RV lanes so we used the truck lanes. The DOT number issue; we were told to use one off of a truck near by. Right or wrong, it worked for us.
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We purchased fuel in Indiana a couple of times. We were too big to fit in the RV lanes so we used the truck lanes. The DOT number issue; we were told to use one off of a truck near by. Right or wrong, it worked for us.
That was going to be my suggestion, not sure if they tracked it and didn't want to get a fellow driver in trouble, but if they told you to do it.
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Definitely wrong, but obviously they didn't want to figure out how they were supposed to handle a non-DOT fill up. If I recall correctly, that means the other truck got dinged on taxes for fuel he didn't use.

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I filled up at one of the stops on the tollway once. I asked the attendant how to get the pump to turn on without a dot #, he punched something into the computer and then all was good.
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I agree, avoid fueling in Indianna, when you can, but if you can't.

You need to go inside and they'll start the pumps for you.
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do not really want to sit in the humidity with less than a full tank of fuel.
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I'm assuming your concerned with algae (black slime) growth.

I would suggest on your last fill up adding an algaecide treatment to your tank. Also, I wouldn't be that concerned with algae growth with the humidity but with large temperature swings you can develop water from condensation in your fuel tank and of course thats where the algae grows - in the water.

I hope this gives you another option.
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Food for thought !!


I just returned from a trip from So. Cal to Key West and back and Gas Buddy saved me a bunch. For example, Loves and Flying J were $4.29 and I found $3.77 at a local station in Tuscon, AZ.
None of the truck stop places were even close on price. I have my Flying F card and never was able to use it because they were so over priced. 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. Another consideration was that I could get the same price wether cash or credit and use my credit card that gave me back another 5%.
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The PFJ clerks should know how to handle a non DOT purchase from the truck pumps. It does require a trip into the store to start the pump. The clerk will enter the needed information and the price on the pump will change to include the taxes.

Like others who have posted, I purchase fuel in Indiana only when absolutely necessary.
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OK, looks like a trip inside is inevitable.
I don't like the RV pumps out front, as the sttion places protective barriers, huge concrete pillars, and, often times, they are difficult to maneuver around. Like some said, the shoppers will continue to block lanes so they can get food, or whatever. Guess I will have to suck it up, and pay the extra Indiana tax, once a year...
have fun....keep the rubber on the bottom...
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I never buy fuel in Indiana. Just too much hassle with the tax issues.
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.
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