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Old 11-30-2015, 12:25 PM   #15
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I don't normally use the truck lanes because the pumps won't allow you to use regular credit cards, unless it's a Pilot or Flying J card. I use the PenFed Cash Rewards Visa card that gives me a 5% rebate on all fuel purchases, IF I can pay at the pump! I usually try to find a Wal-Mart location that has diesel and that I can get into.


Truck lane: Pull up and go inside, wait in line for 3 to 5 people in front of you to clear the cashier line. Now my turn, "how much money do you want us to authorize?" Get my receipt and go back out. Pump fuel, get in start coach and move forward park, lock up and and go back inside, wait for the line to clear and hand my CC back to the cashier to get a receipt for the actual amount charged. Then back outside again to get into the coach and drive away.

But then, the last time I used the FlyingJ RV pumps I had to wait 32 minutes for some dude who was facing the wrong way to pump diesel, dump sewer then pull forward to the propane tank. Go back inside to get some one to dispense propane, get propane then start to leave driving the wrong way only to be stopped because someone had pulled in and blocked him! WHY does Flying J put the propane tank where they do?

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Old 11-30-2015, 01:51 PM   #16
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In Ca., the diesel prices in the truck lanes are higher because of additional road taxes. So I always go for the regular pump lanes.

Sometimes you have to be careful because only a few pumps have a diesel nozzle.

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This tax thing is true in Indiana and Arizona. Never seen it in CA, but I haven't been there since September.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:04 PM   #17
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Not in CA. AZ is supposed to give you .08 back per gallon but most people working there don't know it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:11 PM   #18
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I fuel at the Mom n Pops Truck stops....
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Truck lane: Pull up and go inside, wait in line for 3 to 5 people in front of you to clear the cashier line. Now my turn, "how much money do you want us to authorize?" Get my receipt and go back out. Pump fuel, get in start coach and move forward park, lock up and and go back inside, wait for the line to clear and hand my CC back to the cashier to get a receipt for the actual amount charged. Then back outside again to get into the coach and drive away...
Which is exactly why I have the Pilot/Flying J charge card. Swipe, pump and go. I only wish other chains would adapt a similar program because yes, the procedure you describe is a real PITA.
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For me it the difference it the fuel prices. We went out west on a trip and used GasBuddy .com to find the cheapest prices. It was never at a big truck stop. We stopped in Amarillo for breakfast at a Cracker Barrel on the way back. There was a filling station near by, yes it was a tight fit but we paid $2.16/gallon. Within a couple miles the Truck stops were !$2.40/gallon. I pumped ~80 gallons and saved ~$20 >>> paid for breakfast
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I don't normally use the truck lanes because the pumps won't allow you to use regular credit cards, unless it's a Pilot or Flying J card. I use the PenFed Cash Rewards Visa card that gives me a 5% rebate on all fuel purchases, IF I can pay at the pump! I usually try to find a Wal-Mart location that has diesel and that I can get into.
I use the PenFed card also, but I have found lately that some of the FlyingJ and Pilot stations allow Pay at the Pump. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be anyway to know until you pull in.
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Not in CA. AZ is supposed to give you .08 back per gallon but most people working there don't know it.
Sorry guys, my memory is failing me....we were on our way back from AZ last week when I noticed the price difference.
Now that I think back, we were about 10 miles from the border....STILL IN AZ

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If the truck lanes are half empty I will go in backwards so I can fill up my def tank. Never been a issue and I love the dual fuel feeds as well as the large nozzles for diesel.
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The only "problem" I've had at a truck stop was when a truck driver tried to use my satellite pump to fill his tank. I just told him that that was my pump, not his and he put the nozzle back where it belonged. He knew what he was doing too. I said it in English and not Spanish but he still understood.
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Sorry guys, my memory is failing me....we were on our way back from AZ last week when I noticed the price difference.
Now that I think back, we were about 10 miles from the border....STILL IN AZ

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I also have the Flying J card it makes fueling up easy. We use the truck lanes and have never had an issue. We like using the truck lanes because the pumps are faster and there is always room to pull in and around. We leave promptly when we are done. Using the card, we do not have to go inside to pay.
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Enjoy talking with the truckers. Ask about the road conditions, etc. Gives both of us a break.
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MY DW looks forward for the cheapest fuel. ONe thing for sure - those big truck stops screw you over the rocks with high prices. We have seen as much as 40 cent difference in price between a truck stop along the highway to a smaller fueling stop on the way.

Example: right now !!!! flying j in south jersey $2.35 verses just around the corner 1.99
that is a 35 cent difference or about $28 buck on my standard fill. I also use my credit card so that give me $4.77 cash back or a total savings of $32.77 on my fill by going 15 more miles down the road.

When we are near a Murphy fuel at a walmart we use the walmart credit and get 5 Cents less that the pump price and the pump price is generally 25 cents cheaper than the highway robber truck stop price. On a trip from NJ to FL back to NJ we typically save at least $100 on shopping for fuel refilling locations.

I always hated the big stop because I had to go inside to pay. Now I just use my credit card at the pump and while filling check the heat on my tires and hubs with my really cheap "on sale" harbor freight IR temperature sensor gun.

Am I Cheap - Well in a word NO just a penny pincher.
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