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Old 07-18-2016, 09:22 AM   #71
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Truck stops have fresher fuel......Get bad fuel and see what it cost you.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:24 AM   #72
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So where does everyone fuel up their Gassers? I have not fueled up at any truck stops, So far it's been the local gas station, Wawa and such, Interstate Rest Area's etc.... I do it either towing or not, towing hasn't been a huge factor to me. My MH is 36' plus dolly and car on occasion.

So where do you fuel up your gasser?
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:44 AM   #73
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Love the large truck stops. Quick fill from the truck pumps, usually have a decent restaurant, clean restrooms, and plenty of parking. With the Pilot/FlyingJ credit card never had to go inside to pay except in Yuma where it is a franchise. Use disposable rubber gloves to handle pump and tank cap. Discount at Loves is possible. - contact Prevost club for info. Price is usually higher, but worth it to me for the convenience. Alternatives of convenience stores, etc. just create in and out problems, no parking, and other issues. Just my humble opinion.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:51 AM   #74
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The only problem with truck stops is the incredibly slow lines inside. Yesterday, I went inside to get a code for the dump station and it took longer than it took the guy in front of me to fuel his class C.

Still, better than worrying about whether I can get out of a normal gas station.

What was really annoying was the family with three cars that decided to take three of the RV pull-thru spots as they stood and talked, even though normal car spots were available.
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I have never seen a truck stop diesel (cash) price per gallon at .25 to .35 higher than nearby stations.
If you get a FJ charge card through Good Sam you do not have to go inside to pay; pump and go. Besides paying the cash price you get a per gallon discount.
I do not ALWAYS have to wait in line. When I do I find that most of the time it's a short wait and the previous trucker move out of the way fairly quickly. There have been exceptions but not many.
Yes, some stations are not the cleanest. Watch where you step and wipe your feet.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:09 AM   #76
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I've had a DP for over 12 years. With my last coach I was 62' long and now I'm 65' long. I use truck stops as a last resort. Modern stations have plenty of room for large vehicles.

I guess I see it differently. I feel comfortable maneuvering my coach into nice clean stations with fresh quality fuel and about .08 cents - .15 cents a gallon cheaper. I don't have to wait for some trucker who parked his truck and is now chatting with a friend or catching up on his log book, walking in oil covered kitty liter, waiting for the RVer who is shopping or the wife who is walking the dog and has gotten side tracked, watching some guy trying to figure out how to use his discount card to save .03 cents a gallon, or the same guy who now has to go inside and wait in line for 15 minutes.

I just use my PenFed card at the pump and receive my 5% off of fuel, not .05 cents, but 5%.

I don't see fueling as a big issue, I actually enjoy getting out to stretch and do a quick walk around the coach and toad while the pump is running. I'm retired and not in a hurry, but I do hate waiting behind inconsiderate people.

My thoughts exactly Don!
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As I read some of these mostly derogatory statements, It makes me wonder, have we risen to such high and mighty positions in life that we are entitled to belittle people and places we believe are beneath us?
Bubba the knuckle dragger is just like all of us, heís working to provide for his family while we are on a permanent vacation.
Yes we worked hard to get what we have and we still work hard to preserve our precious belongings, but the world out there is not lined with a bed of roses just for us.
Truck stops operate 24/7, therefor the fuel islands are going to get dirty, oily and fuel is going to get spilled, fact of life. They do get cleaned but it doesnít stay that way for very long.
Truckers are on the road 24/7, bringing everything you have for your comfort or other needs. Some are dirty, some donít speak very well when you try to have a conversation with them.
But just think for a moment, do you ever wonder what they think of us? Do you care?
Not pointing fingers or directing this at any one person, just an observation.

Well said Dan!
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if I had a little DP I would not worry either

Ahhh, so size does matter!
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FlyingJ RVPlus card through Good Sam. I have the Deluxe Goodsam membership. For diesel you get the cash price at the pump plus 7 cents.
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I use the big truck stops as well as smaller stations as long as the islands are accessable. I really like the high speed pumps at the big stops and the accessability and I don't really like the oily areas at the truck stops but I understand why they are there and therefore it is a trade off.
Seems like a lot of people these days are in way to much of a hurry and inconsiderate of others. Slow down, relax and it will be more enjoyable and less stressful.
I think Dtwallace's comments are spot on and well said.
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The discount offered at the pump for diesel when paying cash is greater than the value of the points earned on my card. It's one of the few reasons we keep cash around these day. That and paying for our kids piano lessons.
Sounds good when you say that. But the fact is credit to cash fee is 6 cents per gal today on every I-49 TS we passed. Our CC gives 5 cents per dollar.
But you gotta get the right CC..!
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What was really annoying was the family with three cars that decided to take three of the RV pull-thru spots as they stood and talked, even though normal car spots were available.
I'd simply approach them and ask them to do me a favor by clearing a space for me. When you put it that way--do me a favor--even peppery characters will oblige you.
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I'd simply approach them and ask them to do me a favor by clearing a space for me. When you put it that way--do me a favor--even peppery characters will oblige you.
Sometimes the air horn and middle finger does it, but not always.
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