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Old 11-06-2014, 05:01 PM   #15
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PenFed credit card gives 5% on purchases made at the fuel pump.
X2 5% on fuel at the pump, 3% on food and 1% on everything else.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:19 PM   #16
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With all due respect to the OP, if you think it costs a fortune to fill your tank now, how will you survive when prices inevitably go back up to over $4/gal? We were in Canada most of the summer and were paying ~$4.75/gal for diesel. It's simply part of the cost of owning a MH; all the discounts that are being discussed here would reduce my typical 60 gallon fill by $5-10 which isn't all that significant when I'm paying $200-250 for fuel.

I'm not suggesting it's not a good idea to try to reduce the cost, but remember that if you start going out of your way to save a few pennies a gallon you'll quickly use up whatever savings you think you're going to get. At 8 mpg these rigs cost 40-50 cents per mile to move. If you're trying to save 10 cents/gal on a 50 gal fill then you'd better not drive more than 10 miles (round trip) out of your way or you won't be saving anything at all.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:22 PM   #17
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How much are you paying? I remember paying $4.38 last year. It seems to me the best way to save on fuel expense is to find the most convenient location to your route with the lowest price. After that, your only choice is to not drive so far...or just stay where you are at......which is contrary to the entire reason for RVing in the first place...namely to travel. We have found that fuel is not the biggest ticket item on our list of RVing expenses.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:30 PM   #18
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If you spending the money for fuel anyway why would you not want to get the 5% back. You don't have to go an inch farther for that. I guess it's true some people are too rich to stand up. 10000 miles a yr at 3.50 a gl comes out to a little over $400. Better in my pocket than the oil company's. JMHO
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:47 PM   #19
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Here in B.C. (converted to US gallons/USD)
Diesel 4.65/gallon
Regular Gas 4.04/gallon
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:50 PM   #20
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If you spending the money for fuel anyway why would you not want to get the 5% back. You don't have to go an inch farther for that. I guess it's true some people are too rich to stand up. 10000 miles a yr at 3.50 a gl comes out to a little over $400. Better in my pocket than the oil company's. JMHO

I agree that I'd rather have that money in my pocket. But I'm wondering how you arrived at the $400 figure? I calculate it would only be $250.

Your assumptions:
10,000 miles per year
$3.50 per gallon
5% cash back

My assumption: 7 miles per gallon

10,000 / 7 = ~ 1,428.6 gallons
1,428.6 * $3.50 = $5,000.10
$5,000 * 5% = $250
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:56 PM   #21
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I find much cheaper diesel prices using free app MyDat Trucker. Often my savings are more than .30 cents a gallon x 100 gal. =$30. Use Passport America when available, then the daily savings pays for my RV site.

MyDat tells us where the hiway rest stops are, Wal-Marts, Amenties and # of parking spots at truck stop.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:05 PM   #22
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When I'm on a trip I use Gasbuddy to plan stops for fuel. We were in Missouri in September headed back to Tennessee, if I would have gone east through Illinois fuel was 25-40 cents higher, instead I headed south in Missouri and saved this much. I had also checked best option at home and found ~15 cent cheaper diesel less then 5 miles apart.

With a 128 gallon tank I can afford to do some research and plan stops accordingly.

I also started using my Sam's Club card that gives 5% back. Every little bit helps.
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If you spending the money for fuel anyway why would you not want to get the 5% back. You don't have to go an inch farther for that. I guess it's true some people are too rich to stand up. 10000 miles a yr at 3.50 a gl comes out to a little over $400. Better in my pocket than the oil company's. JMHO
What do you get for fuel mileage? I get around 7 mpg. That's about 1430 gal. And where so you find diesel at $3.50/gal? $3.80 is as cheap as I have found it in several years. That's about $5,430 for fuel. Ouch! That is why we only travel 2 to 3K a year at most.
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For the reason that diesel is so much more than gasoline just look to the EPA. Boutique diesel fuels that are now mandated are more expensive to produce. You now, "Ultra Low Sulfur" and all that.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:12 PM   #25
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Careful--sometimes you do get what you pay for. Watch out for small, "mom & pop", low volume retailers. It will cost you alot more than a few cents per gal to get rid of a tank full of water and/or sediment......
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We bought our first diesel motor home in 2005 and diesel in California was $3.50 a gallon. It dropped to $3.00 for awhile and as high as $5.05. Ten years later it's currently $3.57 a gallon. It's only .07 cents higher now than when we first bought a diesel. We're ecstatic right now and will enjoy the low price as long as it lasts.

The current low price always reminds me of the guys who "yell the sky is falling" and you better sell your RV every time fuel goes up, but you never see them post when it goes back down.

I often think people miss the point of what the discount is on the PenFed card. They see 5% and I think many skip over that as .05 cents, especially when they respond with their .03 cent discount they get for Flying J or other stations.

At $3.50 a gallon, the PenFed card is giving you a little over .17 cents a gallon off. When travelling in areas where we don't know the best prices, we use the GasBuddy App. It doesn't always produce a station we can use, but gives us a good idea what the prices are in the area.

Because this topic often comes up, I kept track of prices last year when we went coast to coast and back to see if the truck stops had better or even equivalent prices. Of all the Flying J's, TA's and Pilot's only one was the same price as local stations, one was cheaper (Havasu exit in AZ) and the rest were about .06-.08 cents higher.

For us, the PenFed card and using gas stations vs truck stops saves us about .20 plus cents per gallon. We don't go out of our way for these stations and can generally find them within a block or off ramp of the truck stops. We're not saving a fortune, but buy the end of the year, the price savings, using the PenFed card, on the motor home and two cars is about $375.00 a year. That's at least two motor home fill ups.
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[QUOTE=BlueMoose105;2299995]I agree that I'd rather have that money in my pocket. But I'm wondering how you arrived at the $400 figure? I calculate it would only be $250.

Your assumptions:
10,000 miles per year
$3.50 per gallon
5% cash back

My assumption: 7 miles per gallon

10,000 / 7 = ~ 1,428.6 gallons
1,428.6 * $3.50 = $5,000.10
$5,000 * 5% = $250[/QUOTE

Sorry, you are correct. Somewhere along the line I divided by 60 instead of 100.
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Diesel is only 3:40 here in the nw.
That seems like a good deal after all the years of over $4.
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