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Old 04-19-2019, 01:17 PM   #29
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Did anyone look closely at the picture in post #16. The guy in the RV lane getting gas is in a pickup. No camper.
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From the Pilot website: I think this link will take you straight there? https://pilotflyingj.com/store-locations/

From there it's downloadable and can be edited
I wish that site would have it setup where I could find only stations with RV Lanes.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:47 PM   #31
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I wish that site would have it setup where I could find only stations with RV Lanes.
Are you using the Pilot/Flying J phone app? It has the ability to filter out RV friendly stations.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-20-2019, 05:53 AM   #32
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I also use the RV Lane filter on the Pilot/Flying J app and have never had problems at a Flying J. They have very open lanes and good signage to get you to the right place.

Not as confident with RV lanes at a Pilot. I have stopped at 2 of them and one I didn't even try to fit in, the other I could get in, just a tight squeeze. I will not go to a Pilot RV lane now without checking Google Maps for a good view.

Still always keep my eye open for accessible stations as many have described above to get the best price.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:05 AM   #33
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We are moving up from a diesel Sprinter to a Tiffen Open Road 32SA, taking delivery next week. I'm curious as to issues people with larger gas coaches run into at fuel stops. Do you generally have issues with space and access, or are there some chains that have larger aisles and access for RV's? I have also been looking for an App that would show the layout of a station, but cant see to find one. I can just picture myself pulling in for fuel, toad attached, and end up with nowhere to go or no room to get out.


I second the Gas Buddy, MyPilot/Flying J apps. Flying J tends to have confusing choices at truck diesel fuel lanes. I got a truck driver to give a tutorial.
We have a Pilot/Flying J RV card that gives three cents off per gallon. Ask for it. Also, the MyPilot app has offers and freebies of the week.
As far as layout, just be very, very careful and slow to go forward. Often, I'll get out and walk it before I drive to verify.
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:57 PM   #34
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We are moving up from a diesel Sprinter to a Tiffen Open Road 32SA, taking delivery next week. I'm curious as to issues people with larger gas coaches run into at fuel stops. Do you generally have issues with space and access, or are there some chains that have larger aisles and access for RV's? I have also been looking for an App that would show the layout of a station, but cant see to find one. I can just picture myself pulling in for fuel, toad attached, and end up with nowhere to go or no room to get out.
I routinely fuel my 38’ at Murphy USA at Walmart, usually find or wait for an end island pump which allows for easy in and out pulling my toad behind. If you have trouble maneuvering you need to go to a school parking lot on Sunday and practice driving between the parking spaces until you’re comfortable keeping it between the lines.
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Biggest problem I had with my gas coach was stopping it! You best be looking way down the road. YouTube has a video on how to best drive a gas coach.
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:05 PM   #36
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When I fill my diesel coach, I almost always have a fuel spill due to the fuel spout being almost flat. Now I estimate how much fuel I think I'll take on and stop just prior to that. I never completely get full.
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Yes, but....

But why would you put cheap gas in your RV? Flying J does not have Top Tier gas (go to toptiergas.com). So you'll save pennies at the pump, but may pay for it down the road. Buy quality fuel for your baby!

AND like many have said, plan ahead - decide where and when you'll stop for gas before you head out (and have a backup plan, and maybe another option that you have google mapped and checked out the overhead view of where your going - so you can see access and egress and have a plan). Then when all else fails, sometimes it is just easier to unhook the toad and go in without a tow.

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But why would you put cheap gas in your RV? Flying J does not have Top Tier gas (go to toptiergas.com). So you'll save pennies at the pump, but may pay for it down the road. Buy quality fuel for your baby!
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Totally agree. I think nearly all of the truck stop type stations sell bottom tier gas.
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Fuel stops

My Pilot app is pretty good and most Flying J have Rv lanes that are pretty easy to get into. Only real problem has been when propane tank line fills up and blocks gas/diesel.

Loves are pretty good for gas. Seems like the outside pumps are pretty easy to get in and out of. TA is another good spot in many areas
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We use Flying J most of the time due to the rv lanes and rv parking. The my pilot app will help find them. And remember it's the Flying J's not Pilot. They're stations are the same as all the others. We did find that a lot of Marathon stations have pumps parallel to the road. So we also have the Marathon app. We also try to look at them in Google maps before we stop. It all requires some planning, but it's been a long time since we got stuck.
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I downloaded the Android app, but all I see are some videos and how to apply for a job.
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But why would you put cheap gas in your RV? Flying J does not have Top Tier gas (go to toptiergas.com). So you'll save pennies at the pump, but may pay for it down the road. Buy quality fuel for your baby!

The Flying J in Cheyenne, WY has Conoco gas, and I'm pretty sure the FJ's in Rock Springs and Casper do as well. No sure about others.

I only use top tier gas but have never had a problem at Exxon and other stations around interstate exits. All have been easy in/out and 20' seems to be the standard canopy height.
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