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Old 07-06-2012, 08:16 AM   #43
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I cannot imagine trying to use a fuel stop other than the truck islands, and we have never had a problem with truck drivers. I have never had anyone tell me we did not belong at a truck island even when adjustments had to be made for a non commercial pricing. The walk to the counter inside gives me a chance to stretch my legs, DW can walk the mutt, and the faster flow rates of the truck diesel pumps means the tank fills relatively quickly. A cc hold is not an issue for me - it goes away the next day, and leaving a card inside is not a traumatic experience for me. Compromised cards are a minor pia, but with the fraud detection systems in place and consumer protections, correcting the issue is not a real big deal. I have had some great conversations with truck drivers while fueling or standing in line at the counter.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #44
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Back in the day TRUCK DRIVERS were the knights of the road .
They were knowledgeable and generally friendly folks.

Like a lot of things today it just ain't so anymore .
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #45
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I cannot imagine trying to use a fuel stop other than the truck islands, and we have never had a problem with truck drivers. I have never had anyone tell me we did not belong at a truck island even when adjustments had to be made for a non commercial pricing. The walk to the counter inside gives me a chance to stretch my legs, DW can walk the mutt, and the faster flow rates of the truck diesel pumps means the tank fills relatively quickly. A cc hold is not an issue for me - it goes away the next day, and leaving a card inside is not a traumatic experience for me. Compromised cards are a minor pia, but with the fraud detection systems in place and consumer protections, correcting the issue is not a real big deal. I have had some great conversations with truck drivers while fueling or standing in line at the counter.
X2 my thought exactly.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:52 AM   #46
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X2 my thought exactly.
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I have a flying j rv card, and try to use then whenever available. It starts the pump with no limit. I use the main and slave big nozzles (monacos can fuel from both sides) and pump 70 gallons or more so fast i have no time to wash the windshield.

Then i pull up to clear the pump, and walk inside to pay.

Works good, and the truckers sure don't care.
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Well I'm over 45' but was told that it doesn't count cause its not a toad, its a trailer. I would think that there are gassers that are over 45 with their toad though, isn't there?
Not to divert from the OP original intent for good, but there are two issues, some of us are close to 45 feet without the trailer or toad, and over 60 with it. Second, a trailer is more maneuverable than a toad - you can't back up with a toad so if you get it wrong you have to break apart.

I used to pull a trailer behind a van, and I was about 42 feet long in that configuration, but I could pretty much thread a needle compared to the MH with the Suburban on the hook.

This is really beside the point, there is no gas pump on the truck Island, and you can fill most gassers in a few minutes on an auto pump. And the real point is that there is no extra tax on gas.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:24 PM   #48
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I use the main and slave big nozzles (monacos can fuel from both sides) and pump 70 gallons or more so fast i have no time to wash the windshield.

Then i pull up to clear the pump, and walk inside to pay.

Works good, and the truckers sure don't care.
So can most DP's, both our Newmar's have been that way.
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I have filled in Arizona and always gotten my tax rebate at the register.
I was at the Flying J in Indy last year and filled at the truck island. I paid truck price even after telling the clerk I was an RV. It didn't register that I paid a different price till I was pulling out.
The last time I was at Indy Flying J a MH was in the truck island and they refused to fuel him there. He had to move over to the RV island.
Now if I fuel diesel out of car pump I will be there forever, nursing in the last 25 gallons. At the truck pumps full speed ahead till completely full.... go figure.
Needless to say I always fuel in the truck islands when I can.
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Back in the day TRUCK DRIVERS were the knights of the road .
They were knowledgeable and generally friendly folks.

Like a lot of things today it just ain't so anymore .
You are painting with a broad brush. Truck drivers are PEOPLE, just like you and me. Some are grumpy, and some are friendly...just like RVers.
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Was filling up with diesel at a Flying J truck island. Truck driver next to me ask "are all RV drivers stupid"?
You missed your chance to respond.....my answer would have been....Not since we got rid of all the RVer's that were truck drivers!
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