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Old 08-13-2016, 09:42 AM   #267
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As to those who blame the trucks for the deterioration of the highways, --- well, IMO you're barking up the wrong tree. Long haul rigs have weighed 40 ton for a long, long time. The roads are falling apart because they have been inadequately designed and poorly constructed. It's just that simple.
Yes, because the roads were built on the same principle as we use trucks now - get it done now, do it cheap, and we will let the next generation worry about the consequence. No foresight what so ever.
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:02 AM   #268
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I have been using truck stops and large gas station for years both with my cars and gas PU's and then with the diesel RV's. Since I traveled extensively on business this has amounted to quite a few visits and I will say unequivocally that I have seen more rudeness and stupidity at the front pumps than I have ever seen in the truck fuel lanes! Some of those instances also included those diesel rigs who insist on trying to fit large DP's with toads into stations not designed for them, "but I saved .10 a gallon", (flame suit on }

Maybe it's my winning smile but only once in have I experienced anything bordering on animosity and that was a trucker that pulled up to eat lunch while I fueled and than did not want to stop eating his fried chicken. I managed to squeeze by with him laughing the whole time, oh well se la vie. Viva la truck stops!
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:35 AM   #269
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Yes, because the roads were built on the same principle as we use trucks now - get it done now, do it cheap, and we will let the next generation worry about the consequence. No foresight what so ever.
You are correct. Road are normally built by the lowest bidder. Their work is overviewed by an engineering crew that tests to ensure the minimum standards are achieved. Large construction crew, small engineering crew - let the games begin.

Cost is a matter of how high the standards are specified prior to construction. The standards are designed with life cycle costs considered. Higher the standards, costs exponentially increase.

Many roads were built quite a few year ago when vehicles were smaller. In recent years politicians have legislated increased loads and decreased enforcement.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:22 AM   #270
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Use Flying J and Loves as well as COSTCO when available for a better price. The FJ card is mostly convenience but because of the Good Sam relationship save 7 cents per gallon. Loves reward card just gives convenience and ability to pay at the pump. While most of the FJ have DEF pumps as well, it does not help me much because my fuel fill is in the front, right behind the front wheel, on both sides and the DEF tank fill is toward the back of my Thor Tuscany 45. I have to fill with diesel and then have my wife pull forward to get to the DEF before the pump recycles and turns off. COSTCO is diesel only and sometimes crowded but the price is worth the effort. I have had a trucker or two give me bad looks, but that happens in a normal gas station as well when I take up an entire island, so, pick your poison. All in all, I like the truck stops better. Easier in and out and more room to park and go inside if needed.

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The big truck stops

If we ever move up from our Mandalay, the Thor Tuscany 45AT is the one we'll move up to. Love the floor plan!
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We have a 35' Thor Miramar gas rig and pull either Jeep toad or a motorcycle trailer. I would absolutely LOVE a gas pump in the truck lanes at Flying J, Pilot or Love's truck stops. Negotiating around gas pumps with 50' - 55' MH and toad/trailer is a PITA.

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We just returned from a 2800 mile trip from southern Ohio to Colorado Springs and back. All fuel stops were at Pilot/Flying J's that had dedicated RV lanes. Although negotiating from these lanes was do-able, I have wondered many times why they didn't just put them on the side of the station with the truck lanes.
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What Costco has Diesel???
I never saw Diesel at a Costco.
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What Costco has Diesel???
I never saw Diesel at a Costco.



I am aware of 4 of them that do, within 350 miles of each other.

Guess you will have to look harder
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What Costco has Diesel???
I never saw Diesel at a Costco.

All you have to do is LOOK.

Diesel Stations at Costco

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I know that Costco in Bakersfield, California and Prescott, Arizona that I know of.


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We have a 35' Thor Miramar gas rig and pull either Jeep toad or a motorcycle trailer. I would absolutely LOVE a gas pump in the truck lanes at Flying J, Pilot or Love's truck stops. Negotiating around gas pumps with 50' - 55' MH and toad/trailer is a PITA.

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And the truckers, who are working for a living, would hate it.
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And the truckers, who are working for a living, would hate it.

And we're buying the products they're carrying that gives them a job. 2 way street.
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