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Old 07-22-2016, 08:01 PM   #155
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Yes, they do!
Gas Buddy and Google Earth show me the way, all over the US.

Thanks! I'll check out Costco and see if they are on my path over the next 6 months or so...
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Thanks! I'll check out Costco and see if they are on my path over the next 6 months or so...
Here is the list of Costco Diesel locations. Not many yet but they're adding more slowly.

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As I mentioned in a previous post, Costco fuel is usually one the cheapest if not the cheapest fuel in any given area. It has top-tier gas if you use gas for the toad and fuel is fresh as it has a very fast turn-over.

Again, those with a PenFed VISA cash rewards card, you do get the 5% immediate statement discount/rebate when using it at Costco fuel locations. It's as good as it gets as far as I'm concerned. I can't always use Costco diesel with our DP but use it as much as possible.
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Can't tell where that is...

I use Walmart occasionally but that is a crap shoot most of the time. I am not a Sam's Club or other club member and not sure if the club membership cost is worth it...or do your new fuel stations exist everywhere?

This fuel-up was at a Kroger in Arizona. I get 10 to 40 cents off each gallon with fuel points there and at other places like Giant, fry's, etc around the country. On this stop I had 40c off/gal on 85 gallons.
I'm not partial to certain new fuel stations. Any will do fine.
Easy to get in/out, CLEAN, and beats the TS prices.
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This fuel-up was at a Kroger in Arizona. I get 10 to 40 cents off each gallon with fuel points there and at other places like Giant, fry's, etc around the country. On this stop I had 40c off/gal on 85 gallons.
I'm not partial to certain new fuel stations. Any will do fine.
Easy to get in/out, CLEAN, and beats the TS prices.
My Kroger points card limits the discount to 35 gallons. What kind of points are you using to get the discount on 85 gallons? I need to switch.
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My Kroger points card limits the discount to 35 gallons. What kind of points are you using to get the discount on 85 gallons? I need to switch.

They don't catch it most of the time.
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They don't catch it most of the time
Here I thought that "Honesty was the Best Policy"
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Here I thought that "Honesty was the Best Policy"

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Just got home from a long trip.......I've decided the absolute worst part of our travels is having to stop at the "large truck stops" for fuel. I absolutely detest Pilot, Flying J, Travel America, etc....they are a necessary evil that I wish I could avoid ! Okay, I'm through

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Okay. I am with you to some degree. They usually cost much more than the local stations and charge a premium for the use of a credit card. But they do have DEF at the pump. My tank is located on the passengers side so this can be a hassle at times. Detest? A bit strong for wording in my opinion unless you are on the East Coast where the stations are old and hard to get into.

I hope your venting will allow you to be a bit more of a "happy camper" on your next trip.

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I usually find the best diesel prices are at the station on the exit I just passed.
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I usually find the best diesel prices are at the station on the exit I just passed.

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Look up Truckpath on App Store. List all truck stops and for me truck washes.
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I stopped using the truck stops for the main reason of excess cost of the fuel. O found that you can get diesel 20 to 30 cents a gallon or less if you get off the highway and go into town. I added an additional 40 gallon tank so that we can run for 2 days of normal travel. Then we will unhitch and look for fuel with jsut the truck.

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Here is my 2 cents:
I spend enough time on the road, with or without the RV, to have gotten used to using the major truck stops, whether to fill up the car or RV or as a restroom break. On my common routes, which are i65, i10, and i75, Loves seems to be slightly nicer and cleaner than the others.


While truck stops aren't always the best, they usually aren't as bad as some of the filling stations that don't cater to truckers. The bigger truck stop chains seem to at least try to have decent restrooms, convenience store, and eating options. I haven't yet run into diesel spills getting in or out of the RV although I have tracked gas into the car more than once. I try to watch where I step whenever I am around gas or diesel pumps.


When home and I need to fill up the RV, there is a Eagle gas station in town that I can get the Expedition into and out of without much effort. It often isn't that much cheaper than the Loves on the interstate but it is only a few miles from the house. The Costco in Montgomery doesn't have diesel and even if it did, I am not sure I could get the RV through the pumps without getting everyone mad at me.


I like the fact that at truck stops I can preset some amount of fuel that is greater than how much I think it will take and they can deal with me pumping less. If the RV is low, it will take $200 worth of diesel and the truck pumps don't take forever to deliver that much fuel. I also don't have to keep resetting the pump. The truck stops also have long handled windshield squeegees that makes it easy to clean off all that glass.


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Why I don't love truck stops.
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