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Old 12-25-2019, 11:59 AM   #1
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I-75 thru KY, TN, GA rv diesel friendly fuel stops

Merry Christmas, going to be traveling South with a new to me DP. Like to find RV friendly fuel stops vs using the truck fueling. Looking for a good way to find them. Suggestions?
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Merry Christmas, going to be traveling South with a new to me DP. Like to find RV friendly fuel stops vs using the truck fueling. Looking for a good way to find them. Suggestions?
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Truck stops are the RV friendly fuel stops.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:37 PM   #3
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Flying J or a Pilot..........especially for you guys with diesel pushers. Lotsa room.
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Oldeguy, Merry Christmas and congratulations on your new to you DP.

I agree with WILDEBILL308, truck stops are the RV friendly fuel stops. If you go to the other places, try and make sure that the pump island alignment is parallel to the road that you are traveling. Those are much easier in and outs. Of course you have to look at Canopy clearance before entering. Wouldn’t want to snag your roof on their canopy. Also consider tail swing on entry and exit from the pumps. Also, the elevation changes at the driveway both on entry and exit. Really easy to drag a bumper, hitch, or diesel exhaust pipe on entry and exit. Lastly, things that you cannot control are other drivers of small cars. They generally don’t appreciate (or care) what it takes to drive your rig in and out of a regular gas station. They will dart in front, to the side, and behind you at the worst moments. So for the above reasons (and more), Truck stops are the RV friendly fuel stops.

You will see some wonderful sights. We were in KY, TN, SC, in October/ November. Wonderful place to be.

Safe travels.
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Pilot/Flying J app, Find Truck Services app and/or Trucker Path app. also the paper Truck Stop Directory available at many truck stops.

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Pilot/Flying J or Love's truck stops all along I-75 in GA. First trip with the toad, I got stuck at Pilot at the car pumps for diesel and had to disconnect the toad. Now, I always go to the truck pumps, just be courteous and pull up after fueling, so the next guy can pull in and you won't make any enemies of truckers.
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GasBuddy and google maps sat view works best for me. I have seen Pilot/Flying J, and Loves so clogged with trucks that you can't get off the street. I look for the small convenience stores that have truck lanes. Many of the new Circle K and Speedway stores have them.
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The truck stops with the cheapest diesel are the friendlyest. Don't sweat using truck stops. I use the truckers path app to find where I'm going to fuel up.
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Any truck stop will do and there are plenty along the way. Don't fret over it. Enjoy the trip!!
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GA, FJ at exit 201, just south of Hotlanta.

When going southbound you will turn right at the end of the ramp and go a short bit to a stop light to turn right at to get to the FJ. There will be a large gravel parking lot there on your right just after making that turn with a food trailer that has some really good Q. The brisket is especially yummy. Plenty of room to get around in the parking lot.
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The AllStays Camp and RV app shows fuel,bridge/overpass heights, campgrounds,etc. It has saved our bacon more than once..
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A lot of smaller stations have a dedicated truck diesel pump or two. New Valaro station on I-85 at Hogansville GA plus the BP across the interchange both have separate awnings with pumps for 18 wheelers.

If you look at a station on Google Maps and it has a main awning in front and a smaller one on the side or rear, you can bet the second one is a truck pump.

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