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Old 02-15-2017, 11:01 AM   #1
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Where do you buy Diesel?

Where do you buy diesel? Flying J is alway $.10 higher than everyone else.
Convenient stores are too tight to get in with 41' motorhome and toad.
Some Truck Stops will not accept a personal credit card and I have to go in, give the cashier my cc, go back fill up, and then go back in.
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I don't use truck stops, and find that I can maneuver normal stations most of the time, or go to another that is not as tight - I use GasBuddy to find the best pricing for diesel, then use google maps overview to get the best overview of the station and entrance/exit planning...
My rig is 35', toad and tow bar 15', so about 50' overall...
I even use Murphy's at Walmarts - we all know how tight they can be!

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:08 AM   #3
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We use Flying J, Pilot and the RV and Travelers App to find diesel with room for our 40' Class A. Yeah, you pay more for diesel at the first two but sometimes you don't have much choice.

As for going in an pre-paying, it affords me a chance to stretch and refocus before I start driving again.
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Wherever the Gas Buddy app says is the best price and Google Map looks like our 40' diesel pusher will fit.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:17 AM   #5
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I was at Costco yesterday getting gas in the CR-V, there were two bobtail Class 8 trucks getting fuel. Took a while since Costco doesn't have the high volume pumps/nozzles like the truck stops. Diesel was 2.539. Regular gas was 2.339.
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There's a trick to paying at the pump at truck stops with a personal credit card. You have to have a vehicle number for the pump to take it, no matter what. Even though they present you with a skip option, don't use it. I always put in a unit number of 1. When I do that, it works every time.
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I agree with Gas Buddy then look on Google Maps. Learned this after our trip home from picking up our coach last year. I tried to save $7.00 at a Cumberland Farms- cost me a basement door....

One thing you can't see on Google Maps is the elevation of the approach into the gas station. Another time we dragged the hitch pulling a 30' enclosed trailer because of the dip at the exit.

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I bet that is the trick. Thanks beipers.
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I use Pilot / Flying J with their RV Plus card. card in, pump it, go. Fast, easy, they all accommodate any size. even get a little discount, but for me the ease of everything about it is key. I don't take any overnight spots from the truckers but being able to park for a few hours in the day is a really nice option.
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If fueling up before we leave home either Costco or Valero. Have used a couple of Farmer's Co-ops in small towns. On the road usually Love's.

Today at Costco Diesel is $2.17 & Reg is $1.89.
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Where do you buy diesel? Flying J is alway $.10 higher than everyone else.
Convenient stores are too tight to get in with 41' motorhome and toad.
Some Truck Stops will not accept a personal credit card and I have to go in, give the cashier my cc, go back fill up, and then go back in.
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I buy diesel fuel at any fuel station that has a diesel fuel pump I can maneuver my coach near, (that includes "convenience stores", "service stations" and "truck stops").
(If they appear to be too tight/inconvenient I continue on to a station that isn't).

However I prefer the Flying J RV lanes... (and I use them if I'm near one when I need fuel).
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We too use Costco diesel whenever we can. It inevitably will be the cheapest diesel around and has good quality diesel with relatively high turnover. Like their top-tier gasoline, their diesel also has additives (read about them in link below).

We will usually unhook the toad in a corner of the Costco parking lot and DW will take it and go shopping while I get in line at the diesel pumps and wait my turn. Yes, they're not high volume pumps so it will take a little time but the cost savings are significant. Once done, I'll go and park the coach in a corner of the parking lot and wait for DW to drive back with the groceries and other junk that I wish she wouldn't buy but she's a nutjob when it comes to buying unnecessary stuff at Costco.

Only once did I have to back slightly to maneuver out of the pumps but without the toad, it's not that big of an issue. If it's later at night in an un-busy Costco (very rare, of course), sometimes we won't even unhook if it looks as if we can get out easily after fueling.

We have a PenFed VISA credit card so we get an immediate 5% (not 5-cents a gallon but 5% !!!) off our monthly invoice for fuel purchases. So glad that Costco now is using VISA as using the PenFed card, it's the absolute cheapest way to purchase gas or diesel ...and it's top-tier gas and excellent quality diesel to boot.

Read about Costco diesel here and also the locations where diesel is available
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Pilot/Flying J. We use the Pilot/Flying J charge card to turn the pump on at the pump, I don't have to go inside.
With our Good Sam Elite membership, we get 9 cents off per gallon shown on the pump.
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We too use Costco diesel whenever we can. It inevitably will be the cheapest diesel around and has good quality diesel with relatively high turnover. Like their top-tier gasoline, their diesel also has additives (read about them in link below).

We will usually unhook the toad in a corner of the Costco parking lot and DW will take it and go shopping while I get in line at the diesel pumps and wait my turn. Yes, they're not high volume pumps so it will take a little time but the cost savings are significant. Once done, I'll go and park the coach in a corner of the parking lot and wait for DW to drive back with the groceries and other junk that I wish she wouldn't buy but she's a nutjob when it comes to buying unnecessary stuff at Costco.

Only once did I have to back slightly to maneuver out of the pumps but without the toad, it's not that big of an issue. If it's later at night in an un-busy Costco (very rare, of course), sometimes we won't even unhook if it looks as if we can get out easily after fueling.

We have a PenFed VISA credit card so we get an immediate 5% (not 5-cents a gallon but 5% !!!) off our monthly invoice for fuel purchases. So glad that Costco now is using VISA as using the PenFed card, it's the absolute cheapest way to purchase gas or diesel ...and it's top-tier gas and excellent quality diesel to boot.

Read about Costco diesel here and also the locations where diesel is available
So all the money you are saving at the pump she is blowing in Costco and you have to unhook.
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