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Old 05-08-2014, 01:02 PM   #15
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I've drove a 28' Bounder for about 12 years and since it fuels behind the license plate you have a tendency to get closer to the pump to make sure some of the shorter hoses reach easily. The one thing to remember even on a 28' Coach is tail swing. Scan the best location for you and give a quick look at what might be your exit and take your time, don't let others rush you because they are in a car. Once you get the hang of it , it's really simple and shouldn't be stressful, we all started not knowing it all
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:23 PM   #16
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The Flying J/Pilot truck stops have separate RV Lanes at a lot of their locations. They even have an app that you can download to your phone that will show you what amenities are at each location. Also, I pull into the truck area.... on the side.... get out and walk the area where I am to fuel my vehicle.... then drive around to the pump. This may seem a bit extreme, but it has saved me a lot of headaches.

But... as all have stated above... don't be afraid.... and remember that you have as much right to that pump as the next guy. Pull in.. pump your gas... and wiggle out... :-)
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Thank you all. I scoped out my place and all will be well.
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The Flying J/Pilot truck stops have separate RV Lanes at a lot of their locations. They even have an app that you can download to your phone that will show you what amenities are at each location. Also, I pull into the truck area.... on the side.... get out and walk the area where I am to fuel my vehicle.... then drive around to the pump. This may seem a bit extreme, but it has saved me a lot of headaches. But... as all have stated above... don't be afraid.... and remember that you have as much right to that pump as the next guy. Pull in.. pump your gas... and wiggle out... :-)
X2 on Flying J. Their RV pumps are easy in/out. Also get one of their member RV cards for 30 cents off. Just don't rely on their web description as far as RV parking, I planned to stop at one for a short nap, and need up in a dirt lot across the street.

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X2 on Flying J. Their RV pumps are easy in/out. Also get one of their member RV cards for 30 cents off. Just don't rely on their web description as far as RV parking, I planned to stop at one for a short nap, and need up in a dirt lot across the street.

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I looked at their site and don't see a card that offers 30 cents a gallon discount. I see one called the RV Good Sam discount. I am already a Good Sam member. Is that what you were talking about? Thanks.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:42 PM   #20
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28 feet is not much bigger than a Crown Vic. Drive it like you stole it.
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X2 on Flying J. Their RV pumps are easy in/out. Also get one of their member RV cards for 30 cents off. Just don't rely on their web description as far as RV parking, I planned to stop at one for a short nap, and need up in a dirt lot across the street.

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I guess you've never been to the Flying J in Kingman, AZ. Their single RV lane is a joke.

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This is not my rig, but this is how I avoid P/FJ and Loves and save $17 to $33 per 100 gallons.

Newer stations. No difficulty at all.

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Relax and enjoy the ride---it is a good idea to know the height/minimum clearance of your rig for this and other applications anyway....good point about tail swing...some gassers have a pretty good over hang from the back axle so you need to pull ahead straight to clear the pumps before making any really sharp turns....
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I guess you've never been to the Flying J in Kingman, AZ. Their single RV lane is a joke. Chuck
Ya, not a big fan of flying j in general. Would be nice if they could put def at all diesel pumps.
As for their RV lanes, you really should be able to maneuver thru a normal filling station( if not then practice). I've been in some pretty tight ones pulling my 20' trailer. I figure if the tanker can deliver the fuel, I should be able to get to the pumps.

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Ya, not a big fan of flying j in general. Would be nice if they could put def at all diesel pumps.
As for their RV lanes, you really should be able to maneuver thru a normal filling station( if not then practice). I've been in some pretty tight ones pulling my 20' trailer. I figure if the tanker can deliver the fuel, I should be able to get to the pumps.

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Don't have a problem maneuvering there, it's just tight. It's an older station and the lanes are close to the store plus there's straight in parking in front of the store. If it's open I use the outside lane of the auto island and avoid the RV lane or go to the Chevron next door.

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A tip I ran across, who knows where. To help gauge how much room is available in a station? Check out the height of their sign. The higher it's located, the more room there is.

No clue why, but in practice, it does seem to be related!
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