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Old 09-15-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
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Looking for RV friendly Gas Stations

I will be traveling from Pennsylvania to South Carolina. I will be driving a 37' rig and towing a Honda CR-V. Does anyone have some notes on the best places on Interstate 81 and interstate 95 to get gas? My biggest fear is getting stuck in some no exit gas station. Thanks
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:30 PM   #2
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Get a copy of "Next Exit". I have that old fashioned paper version which has never failed me but I think there is ....wait for it.... "an app for that" too.

It lists all sorts of stuff including RV friendly gas stations that is within a mile of an exit on an interstate. It also lists rest stops which is nice for planning lunch stops.

AND... you can always use the satellite view on Google maps to look at the layout of just about anywhere.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:35 PM   #3
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Your best best is going to Flying J that have the RV lanes. You can even get an app for your smart phone to locate them.

I do that PA to SC route every month between my NJ house and FL house. You can fill up at the following stations:

1. Winchester, VA on I-81. FJ at exit 323 right over VA/WV border.
2. Carmel Church, VA on I-95. FJ's on both sides of highway. Its exit 104.
3. Latta, SC on I-95. FJ at exit 181A.

All those have RV lanes. Winchester gets crowded at times.

I had to deal with this gasser issue for 10 years - then I got a DP and now I have plenty of room in the truck lanes!
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:41 PM   #4
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I just did that route this past weekend,eventually winding up in FL. There are many Flying J's, Pilot's, Petro's, and Love's along that route and most will be just fine for your rig.

Safe travels!

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I will be traveling from Pennsylvania to South Carolina. I will be driving a 37' rig and towing a Honda CR-V. Does anyone have some notes on the best places on Interstate 81 and interstate 95 to get gas? My biggest fear is getting stuck in some no exit gas station. Thanks
X2 on The Next Exit. Gives RV friendly gas/diesel at every interstate in the US. We wouldn't think of traveling without it.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:53 AM   #6
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I have a Loves Truck Stop app that I use.
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This is another vote for the Flying J. The RV lanes have both gas and diesel.
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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 !
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I agree on the Next Exit. It also shows Restaurants, Wal Marts, some campgrounds, grocery stores and much more. It would be a waste of time to get off where there is a gas station just to find out it's not RV friendly. We also like the Flying J, plus you can get their loyalty card for a .03 cent discount on gas.
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How can you identify where the RV lanes ate located at Flying J’s. I have gone there and have only used the car lanes. Thanks

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How can you identify where the RV lanes ate located at Flying Jís. I have gone there and have only used the car lanes. Thanks

They are usually well marked and stand apart from the regular pumps, to the left or right. There is water fill up, dump station, propane near them as well.
A lot of times the RV pumps are busier than regular so we use the outside lane and have no problems getting in or out.
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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?
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Any Pilot or Flying J I have been to anywhere in the U.S. has well marked RV lanes. They are usually located between the car and truck lanes.
I always use the truck lanes as they usually move much faster and pump faster as well. Users of RV lanes tend to be very slow and many times will stay at the pump while getting food etc. blocking any movement.

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Guess I need to go to more places. The three I have tried to use had car lanes in front of the building and truck lanes behind the building. Drove around back and every lane had big rigs and I didn't see any that had gas pumps anywhere but out front.
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