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Old 12-05-2015, 07:21 PM   #43
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I'm glad you mentioned this. We stopped at a Flying J and used the truck islands for the first time in years. As I was pumping fuel into my drivers side filler, a trucker took the nozzle off the satellite station that was located right next to my pump. On the satellite station, facing me was my pump number. I asked him what he was doing and he said "this is my satellite fill location". I pointed out the station had my pump number on it facing me and he pointed to his side of the station and it had his pump number on it! Just to make sure I stopped filling and watched my pump numbers and they stopped also.



In all the confusion, I forgot to walk around to the other side and check the satellite filler for my pump. Shoot someone could have been using it!



One more thing to remember.

The standard truck stop configuration has the main pump location on the driver's side and the satellite pump on the passenger side.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:30 AM   #44
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Somethings I just don't get -- help me out here .
You Guy's buy 100 K plus Motor Homes and look for Cheapest fuel prices then complain about where to fuel up ? and the issues with Truckers in the their Fuel Lanes ? What am I missing ?
I use Flying J's exclusively ---The Truck lane Exclusively - I pull in- run my Flying J Card - Fuel up Move forward- go in and pay -- Done deal. I spend 6 K a year with Flying J's and they are the best stops on my travels !
I have have never had an issue with Truckers in the Truck Lanes.
The ones complaining are usually the ones that spent the 4-500K on the Coach, the less expensive Diesel is at the NON TRUCK Islands, go there or quit crying!
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Two questions on paying at the pump

Will they take American Exp at the pump at FJ

If I get the good Sams credit card do I also have to join GS?




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Old 12-06-2015, 12:23 PM   #46
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Most truckers have been great to talk with and are many comment that they want my lifestyle when they retire.

Am I violating some trucker protocol or unwritten rule? If I am I will certainly continue as I have no intention of changing something that works so well.
After 43 years an close to 4 million miles of Looking through a windshield for a living.. The fueling of MH's in the truck lane is not an issue. I never saw anyone or felt any remorse when there was refueling done with a MH. I know they only take up to 100 gallons so it will not take long, as compaired to a big rig that might take 2 or 3 hundred gallons. So the waiting in line is short.
Pulling forward after fueling is excellent, I wish more Truckers would wake up to this.
If you really want to be 'not seen', keep an mental note when your passing fuel stops and see how the 'lanes' are for that time of the day. When are they most crowded? In the mornings, around lunch and about anytime after 3pm... not always but most of the time..
We're all here together, too bad we don't all get along..
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Somethings I just don't get -- help me out here .
You Guy's buy 100 K plus Motor Homes and look for Cheapest fuel prices then complain about where to fuel up ? and the issues with Truckers in the their Fuel Lanes ? What am I missing ?
I use Flying J's exclusively ---The Truck lane Exclusively - I pull in- run my Flying J Card - Fuel up Move forward- go in and pay -- Done deal. I spend 6 K a year with Flying J's and they are the best stops on my travels !
I have have never had an issue with Truckers in the Truck Lanes.

I'm with you all the way up to, "...go in and pay..." If you are using the Flying J card, you don't have to go in and pay. It's a pay at the pump card. I use mine every time and have never gone inside to pay.


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Two questions on paying at the pump

Will they take American Exp at the pump at FJ

If I get the good Sams credit card do I also have to join GS?




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The Good Sam/ FJ Card is more of a Debit Card....it is linked to Your Bank account ...Gets paid in Full ..once a month!

There are Stations that accept American Express and others that Do Not, just like any other CC!

Yes the GS Card is a membership perk!
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Two questions on paying at the pump

Will they take American Exp at the pump at FJ

If I get the good Sams credit card do I also have to join GS?
For AmEx I always have to go inside and put a pre-authorized amount on the card, then fuel up. If less than the authorized amount, or if you want a receipt with gallons, then go inside and they will run the corrected total. I also have the "professional driver" reward card, so I do get small credit of 1% cash back for food or drink at Flying J/Pilot, and it also earns shower credits which are very nice for quick overnighting at the truck stop and being able to take a nice shower without water or tank concerns.

As to the orig OP question, never seen any problems with RV in truck lanes. A little courtesy goes a long ways, don't hold up the drivers that are working.
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My old Bago has a wierd quirk that makes it a real pain to fuel in the truck lanes. The neck to the fuel tank is a few inches inside the door that covers the opening. Then, the neck angles downward abruptly making it difficult to impossible to get a nozzle far enough inside it to keep from splashing fuel everywhere. It's difficult enough with regular fueling lanes, but the truck lanes always have the much larger nozzles, making it a real beeooch! If I use pumps with the larger nozzles, I have to slow down more than if I were at a car lane, and still get diesel splashed all over.
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My old Bago has a wierd quirk that makes it a real pain to fuel in the truck lanes. The neck to the fuel tank is a few inches inside the door that covers the opening. Then, the neck angles downward abruptly making it difficult to impossible to get a nozzle far enough inside it to keep from splashing fuel everywhere. It's difficult enough with regular fueling lanes, but the truck lanes always have the much larger nozzles, making it a real beeooch! If I use pumps with the larger nozzles, I have to slow down more than if I were at a car lane, and still get diesel splashed all over.

Kind of defeats the purpose of using the truck lanes huh?
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The Good Sam/ FJ Card is more of a Debit Card....it is linked to Your Bank account ...Gets paid in Full ..once a month!

My Good Sam/Flying J card is NOT a debit card. It is a credit card and I pay the bill every month. It is not linked to any bank account.


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Three long cross country trips, I have used the truck lanes and my rule of thumb is fuel up and get out of the way, truckers are on the clock and I am sight seeing. Seems to work and no one has ever given me the evil eye for being in the truck lane
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My Good Sam/Flying J card is NOT a debit card. It is a credit card and I pay the bill every month. It is not linked to any bank account.Rich
Actually, I think its a charge card. The difference is you HAVE to pay off a charge card every month. You can carry a balance forward on a credit card, as long as you are prepared for the bank to add the outrageous interest.
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Actually, I think its a charge card. The difference is you HAVE to pay off a charge card every month. You can carry a balance forward on a credit card, as long as you are prepared for the bank to add the outrageous interest.
My Pilot/FlyingJ/Goodsam card says PV PLUS Charge Card on it, and it is linked to a bank account. They draft the full monthly balance on the 15th of the next month. We get .08/gal discount off the CASH price at Pilot/FJ. The card works in all the truck lanes or RV lanes. Our rig has 150 gallon tank and I think the most I've bought at once is 114 gallons. Many of our cross country trips have been pulling a 20 foot enclosed trailer, and often the RV pumps are simply too hard to get through with congestion from the cars. I prefer the truck lanes and when we're traveling as a vendor to a show, I'm "working" too. I want to get in, get my fuel, and get out.

You do get to have some nice conversations with the truckers, and I have yet to run into anyone who thought we shouldn't be in their space.

Gives you a warm fuzzy when you back the whole rig into a single wide, dead end parking place in one shot, and the drivers standing and watching give you the thumbs up. I'm sure they were watching and intending for that to be their evening entertainment and conversation starter.... LOL
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You can set your GoodSam/Pfj card to either pay off monthly or to take directly from your bank account. The advantage of the latter is that they give you a larger credit amount with the direct draft.
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