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Old 08-09-2016, 08:38 AM   #197
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this is the best ; no problems here either. There are unpleasant people on both sides and you just deal with it , easy peasy. Dont forget your dash cam !!!!
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X 3 - Correct it's my attitude. Some A-hole trucker cuts me in what he figures is his fueling area because he thinks I'm going the wrong way gives me an attitude!
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Solution: sell your DP and get a 40+ 5th wheel and a diesel truck. I added a 91 gallon tank to the bed. I fuel up by first setting up camp and unhooking then I go to any gas station of my choosing. There's usually one nearby and the price is usually cheaper also. No more hassles at the truck stops since I never have my trailer with me.
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Solution: sell your DP and get a 40+ 5th wheel and a diesel truck. I added a 91 gallon tank to the bed. I fuel up by first setting up camp and unhooking then I go to any gas station of my choosing. There's usually one nearby and the price is usually cheaper also. No more hassles at the truck stops since I never have my trailer with me.
Well that only solves my beef with a few truckers. I had a beautiful 2014 40 ft fifthwheel and 2014 dually up until we traded May of this year, and I'm not going back to that. It had its own set of aggravations, starting with having to drive a dually everywhere once you get there.
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You think truckers, who work LONG hours, and are governed by Hours of Service, appreciate it pulling into the rest area at night, and it is FULL of RV's, so that they have no place to get required sleep? And there are two campgrounds at the next exit, that truckers CANNOT use, but the RV's can?
At least on this last trip, I didn't see this to be the case at all. I-80 has dozens of parking areas that are limited to trucks, many which are huge parking areas away from the highway for overnighting so they don't have to use the rest areas. They had trucker pull-offs, trucker chain-ups, etc. It was me that felt like the only option I had was a campground, and the truckers had all tax dollar real estate.

I agree with you that the rest areas are a madhouse, especially when some silly beneficial ride-a-thon decides to host a free coffee and cookie stand which makes a real mess out of a already overcrowded rest areas. I have my own restroom, so I don't impose myself on the only areas others have to get to a restroom.

Let's just say that the trucking industry is booming so we can order Kleenex through Amazon Prime and have it delivered to our front door instead of going to the store ourselves, and the country infrastructure isn't ready to handle the additional trucks. I-80 was a river of trucks, each one fighting the other to pass to gain that extra 0.5 mph they have on their cruise control, and the trucks stops had lines 2 trucks deep to get fuel, yet the railroads are going bankrupt and the retail stores are hurting because we are too lazy to get out of the chair to go to one.

How's that for a rant
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I used to drive a truck and learned the correct way to fuel my vehicle at a truck stop. I now have a 42ft MH with a 23' trailer. I wouldn't even try to get in and out of the Rv lanes. I always fill up and then pull forward to pay and if I am going to be inside for any length of time I park my rig. I have never had a problem with other truck drivers. I did have a problem at a QT in AZ trying to get my $.08 back as I don't have to pay road tax. The woman behind the counter had no clue even though every pump had a sticker on it stating the discount. Found out they had an RV pump designated but no signs leading to it and it had the small nozzle, I fill 150 gallons and that nozzle takes forever.
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That was an excellent rant!
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I was pleased when they announced the construction of a Flying J here in my small home town. I knew RV lanes would be to much to hope for. Then I watched in dismay as they poured high concrete curbs to direct the traffic for the fuel islands in front of their store that limit the access to small vehicles only.
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That was an excellent rant!
I think you'll be ready for congress soon.
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15 pages of reading and I think I have it all figured out...

Truck stops are generally more expensive and dirty. However, they are easier to maneuver in.
Some people love that. Some people hate it.

Traditional gas stations are generally cheaper and cleaner. However, they sometimes can be a challenge to maneuver in.
Some people love that. Some people hate that.

Some people like truckers. Some people hate them.

And finally, some people are just mad about everything.

Got it!!
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15 pages of reading and I think I have it all figured out...

Truck stops are generally more expensive and dirty. However, they are easier to maneuver in.
Some people love that. Some people hate it.

Traditional gas stations are generally cheaper and cleaner. However, they sometimes can be a challenge to maneuver in.
Some people love that. Some people hate that.

Some people like truckers. Some people hate them.

And finally, some people are just mad about everything.

Got it!!
You need to add that the RV lifestyle might not be right for everyone if they are so miserable on the road.
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