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Old 01-08-2014, 01:33 PM   #15
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A motorhome pulling a dinghy flat towed cannot be backed up. Hence, gassing up has real potential to be problematic. First thing I've done is keep a log of which stations I've successfully used for future reference. When arriving in a new area, after setting up the coach, we scout the area in our dinghy looking for an easily accessible station to use first thing the next morning. I check the pavement for drag marks where others have bottomed out, and every other conceivable potential problem. In traveling from So Cal to the Emerald Coast and back last winter, only once did I not find a suitable station this way. In that case, the park owner assured me there were a couple of places right off the road in the next town up. Since I limit my day's drive to much less than the coach's range, this has worked very well for me.
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As stated before YOU CAN NEVER BACK-UP PULLING A TOAD 4 DOWN. That said I would worry more about getting out than into a service station. There are few that give enough room to turn between the pumps and the cars parked in front.
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We'll also pull up gas stations we're thinking about using on Google Maps - actually we use Google Maps for a lot of our destinations whether it's for fuel, food, etc.

With the satellite/earth view you can zoom in and get a general idea of you can make it in, and most importantly out!
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On the road we utilize the truck stops. At home we have 2 favorite stations that we have used for years. Easy in/out.
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I am assuming you have a DP and are fueling were semi's fuel (in most instances). Having said that - I doubt you will have any canopy clearance problems. I actually own a station I built about 8 years ago BEFORE I bought my DP. I had driven plenty of semi's - but had never thought about pulling a toad. Fortunately, I was lucky and put the diesel pumps as a straight in and straight out approach - tons of room. Since I bought the DP my whole mindset on fueling and advertising to travelers has changed...after owning the DP for three years and logging 10's of thousands of miles (and searching for easy access stations) I am putting up a bill board a couple of miles ahead of our station - with one particular message - easy access for big rigs.....ever in Southern MN - look us up at Legacy Motor Fuels...safe travels.
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