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Old 09-17-2015, 05:38 PM   #15
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I have the Pilot AP and it tells me if the specific Pilot accepts RV discounts but does not indicate whether or not they have RV lanes. I have attempted to find RV lanes at a couple truck stops and couldn't identify them so headed out to the auto lanes. Am I missing something in the ap? Do the Flying J and or Loves aps indicate the presence of RV lanes?

Yes, the Pilot app (it includes Flying J) will tell you everything from price by fuel type, to the amenities on site, such as how many lanes for diesel, DEF and RV lanes, dump station or not, restaurant etc.

Simply tap the station you are interested in and it lists everything. Also gives you the opportunity to call, get directions, rate the store etc.
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Took a harder look at the ap. The Pilot's near me do not list RV lanes. As I move farther away I am seeing some with listings for 1 or 2 RV lanes.

I can't find this information on the Loves Ap
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Me thinks you are worried too much
too many trucks/cars on the road to think that there's not a gas station just about anywhere you can get into.

I just slow down on approach and can tell from the entrance if it will work for us... I think it's only been a problem ONCE for us and our train is a bit longer than yours - good luck and enjoy the ride !

True words!
Don't sweat the small stuff!

The newer stations make it so I can pull up to the pumps without being blocked in. Getting cash back on my card, not having to go inside to pay, not waiting in line behind RVs, and beating the Loves/PFJ prices every time make it all worthwhile!
GasBuddy and Google Earth street view are perfect for selecting stations.
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I've not seen RV lanes in back with trucks, but I've also not been east of the Mississippi with an RV yet.

I have, however, found that in the west along the roads there are plenty of stations where (especially if you were towing) you could easily get into a tight spot. Even without towing, I've had to wait and use my wife to ask people to hold up a minute so I could get my 39' DP out of the station.

There's definitely nothing remotely close to "always easy access" and "always better prices away from truck stops" when it comes to fuel.

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I've not seen RV lanes in back with trucks, but I've also not been east of the Mississippi with an RV yet.

I have, however, found that in the west along the roads there are plenty of stations where (especially if you were towing) you could easily get into a tight spot. Even without towing, I've had to wait and use my wife to ask people to hold up a minute so I could get my 39' DP out of the station.

There's definitely nothing remotely close to "always easy access" and "always better prices away from truck stops" when it comes to fuel.

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We agree to disagree, and that's okay. 15 years with A's with toads. Must be the practice, getting the feel of it, and the joy of saving a few $s while avoiding the delays and other negatives of truck stops.
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Must be the practice, getting the feel of it, and the joy of saving a few $s while avoiding the delays and other negatives of truck stops.
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True, you're entitled to your own opinion, but I think the OP was interested in the facts, which have made my point time and time again.

Today's winners in the 'fact brigade are' are:

Evanston, WY,
Fernley, NV
Weed, CA
Lost Hills, CA

Today's "losers" (although they were within 6 cents):

Corning, CA
Visalia, CA
Kingman, AZ

Just sayin...

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Today's winners in the 'fact brigade are' are:
Evanston, WY,
Fernley, NV
Weed, CA
Lost Hills, CA
Today's "losers" (although they were within 6 cents):
Corning, CA
Visalia, CA
Kingman, AZ
Just sayin...Steve

To be a bit more on target, $ was not an issue. Ease of access is.
To the OP:
Here is the best advice I can provide:
For your focus of I-95 and I-81 (PA to SC), if you watch for signs for P/FJ, TA, and Loves you should be fine. If you can use GasBuddy and Google Earth, all the better. Calling the station to know if they have RV lanes can also help.
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