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Old 10-01-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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truck stop fuel up question

Can a regular truck can fuel up using the eighteen wheeler pump. My question is does the pump will fit in a regular truck.

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I belive it will. only one way to find out for sure. try it.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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Can a regular truck can fuel up using the eighteen wheeler pump. My question is does the pump will fit in a regular truck.

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Yes, but the fuel pumps at the truck pump stations flow fuel at a much faster rate, so you really need to mke sure your tank fill opening will accept that rate of flow.

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IN addition to what Sammie said.... The filler nozzle on the truck pumps is MUCH larger in the 18 wheeler lane.... If you have the standard hole in your fuel filler neck then you will not be able to insert the nozzle.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:10 AM   #5
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I always use the truck lanes to fill my F350 diesel when pulling my camper. As said the flow is faster....... pumps 20 gallons in no time. Never had a problem of any sort.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:37 AM   #6
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Can a regular truck can fuel up using the eighteen wheeler pump. My question is does the pump will fit in a regular truck.

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That's the reason I bought a Dodge pick-up truck. I know for sure the Dodge would fuel up at the truck islands with the semi's.
When I was looking for a pick-up truck to pull my 5er, I would check the truck stops on the interstates. Most of the pick-up's filling up at truck islands were DODGES.
Now when you start fill up at the fuel islands at truck stops most require you to prepay before you fill up. Send your wife in with a dollar amount that you think will allow use to fill-up with. I usually use $110.00 to insure I can fill-up. When you are completed with the fill-up, pull forward to allow another truck to start filling up. When your wife walks out and you need to eat and use the rest rooms. Than park the trailer and RV away from the fuel islands, thus allowing the vehicle behind you to pull forward also. Do not block the fuel islands, as the tuckers do not get paid unless they are on the road driving.
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Both of my Dodges (2002 and 2011) with the Cummins diesels WERE able to accept the big rig nozzles with no problem. Be careful, though - the 2nd generation Dodges (1994 up to 2002) were susceptable to fuel gauge sending unit damage if the big rig nozzles were opened up to their full fueling rate.

I would only add that, if you use the truck lanes, PLEASE follow the trucker's etiquette when fueling up. Get fueled and pull forward to clear the pump for the next user before going into the fuel desk to pay for your purchase. Bear in mind that we're playing in the 18 wheelers' sandbox, and they're trying to make a living - time is critical to them. We need to stay out of their way as much as possible.

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Many thanks for all the replies, and now I know that my Dodge can use the semi pumps...Thanks.

This coming weekend, I will start my long drive/journey from Washington state to Oklahoma towing my raptor (aka house on wheels). Bye! bye! rain hello tornado's.
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