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Old 03-22-2011, 07:36 PM   #15
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My wife and I have a system we use in the truck lanes. As I'm pulling up to the pump, my wife is talking to the attendant inside making the necessary arrangements. I focus on putting the fuel in, cleaning the windshield while the tank fills, and driving the coach away from the pump as soon as the tank is filled.

We are very sensitive to the fact that the truck drivers are trying to make a living, and we don't want to get in their way.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:49 AM   #16
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I usually open the side opposite from which I am pumping and this lets the tank vent better.
AND, allows lots of diesel to spill out the "vent" side
Don't ask!
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:05 AM   #17
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We also use the truck lanes. Love them! Like others we always try to be considerate of the fact that the truckers are working. So I go into the station while hubby fuels and we pull forward after fueling (before paying) to allow the working guy/gal behind to us access the pump without loosing time.

Always had a good experience in the truck lanes and often end up chatting to the truckers about road conditions and such.

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:29 AM   #18
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we love the truck lanes ! love the high speed fill !
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:51 PM   #19
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I would like to digress back to the statement by wa8yxm about fuel tax difference between 18 wheelers and MHs. How can that be possible that one can suddenly get screwed on fuel tax? If the cash and or credit price for diesel is posted that is what you are going to pay and that includes the tax. The only thing that can happen from that point is discounts for an RV card...they cannot increase the price on you. You are going to have to explain to me how that can happen.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:10 PM   #20
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AND, allows lots of diesel to spill out the "vent" side
Don't ask!

Nope -- the DW stands on the other side to let me know when the fuel is approaching the top --- she hears it -- have not spilled a drop in five years of doing it this way. (knocks on wood and crosses fingers)
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That is probably better than what I do. If the fuel is cheap I will hit the air leveling system and raise up the side I am filling from so I can get more in without it sloshing back out . So what is all your opinions on doing that?
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:31 PM   #22
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If the cash and or credit price for diesel is posted that is what you are going to pay and that includes the tax. The only thing that can happen from that point is discounts for an RV card...they cannot increase the price on you. You are going to have to explain to me how that can happen.
Thats right and this is why I fuel at the rv/car lanes so I get the cash price but still use my credit card.
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As long as you have an RV card you can get cash price in the big boy lanes at Flying J and Pilot
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That is probably better than what I do. If the fuel is cheap I will hit the air leveling system and raise up the side I am filling from so I can get more in without it sloshing back out . So what is all your opinions on doing that?
If you are getting on the road right away to burn it off I don't see any issue with doing it that way. I wouldn't do that if I was planning on parking for any length of time because of expanding when the fuel warms up.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:59 PM   #25
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I too always use the truck lanes. Never had an issue, yet. I go inside and tell the attendant that I'm a motorhome and could I get the cash price but use my card. Sometimes it works. Like at a BP stop in Falkville, AL 3 days ago. If they say no, well, good ole greenbacks get me the cash price everytime.

I've had issues trying to use the so called RV pumps out front, never again! I will use a "stop n rob" store if I can fit easily. They are more than happy to just turn on the pump and let you fill up then settle afterward.

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97 Windsor...I still have a large air space above the fuel and the tank is vented. I bet there is at least a 5-7 gallon dead space above the fuel even when I fill it my way. The book says it is a 150 gallon tank with 140 gallon usable. I have never run it down all the way to check that.
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Great idea with the xtra pair of shoes also Flying J has sold out in, most cases pilot bought them and did not change the name, Cards work at each stores, at least they do by me, I'm in the midwest
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We use truck lanes at the truck stops. We learned the hard way to have a separate pair of shoes to wear outside at the pumps, particularly at the really busy truck stops. My shoes picked up some melted asphalt that fuel spillage had dissolved, and it ruined our carpet. We have been very sensitive to this ever since, and realize that the ground around the pumps at many, if not most truck stop pumps is very dirty and very fuel contaminated.

We use regular pumps at stations where we can see that we will fit.

We will not use RV lanes at all, unless totally unavoidable.

We will not use Flying J at all, unless totally unavoidable.
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I always use the truck stops, for all the reasons mentioned above. Be careful of pumping fuel in from both sides. One of you could possible take a diesel bath. And YES watch where you are walking.
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