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Old 07-18-2016, 02:36 PM   #1
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Gas Stations to fit travel trailers

Where can I find gas stations along any given route that I can get me toy hauler in & out easily. Should be some where on the web a chart or list to olan gas stop that would have room for a 25ft toy hauler & F-150 truck to enter & exit.
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Are you traveling on the interstate? Most truck stops along the interstate should be able to accomadate your 25' toyhauler and f150 truck. Right now I have a 38' diesel pusher pulling a 18' enclosed trailer and can get in and out most places, friends we travel with have a 36' class A gasser pulling a 16' encloased trailer and fuel up at truckstops along the route and usually don't have to many problems manuevering.
Several apps can be downloaded that can help.
Truck Stop locator
Pilot or Flying J apps.
Sometimes we would Google earth them to see what they looked like and decide if we should stop or find another one.
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Traveling from ohio to myrtle beach sc mostly interstate, thanks
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:45 PM   #4
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It'll be a little challenging given your gas powered vehicle. Best advice is search for Murphy fuel stations along your route. They are usually connected to Walmarts and most have enough room for your combo. Not as easy as I'm sure you'll want, but doable.
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Many Flying J's have RV lanes in the main station part. Download their app and you can search for RV lanes. I also use the GasBuddy app and Google Earth.
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Wait until you get up to a 40' 5th wheel with a dually truck. Since we are diesel, we opted to add an auxiliary fuel tank to let us run two days before fueling. We unhook and go looking for fuel.

Often, you can wait for a pump on the end and manage to get your truck and trailer into a station.

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Wait until you get up to a 40' 5th wheel with a dually truck. Since we are diesel, we opted to add an auxiliary fuel tank to let us run two days before fueling. We unhook and go looking for fuel.

Often, you can wait for a pump on the end and manage to get your truck and trailer into a station.

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Just curious why not fuel that beast up at the trucker lanes?
Would be much easier to manuever and dispenses fuel much faster.
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I want thank everyone for your help some really great suggestion
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Just curious why not fuel that beast up at the trucker lanes?
Would be much easier to manuever and dispenses fuel much faster.

Diesel P/U trucks don't have the size of filler to allow the high flow rate nozzle , you may be able to fill the AUX tank but not the factory, in the truck lanes.
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Almost all Flying-J have RV island(s). We use them almost exclusively as they are normally easy to get into and out of.

Download the Pilot - Flying J app for your smartphone. We use the app to find the next Flying J along our route of travel.
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Diesel P/U trucks don't have the size of filler to allow the high flow rate nozzle , you may be able to fill the AUX tank but not the factory, in the truck lanes.
Not sure what I was thinking.
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If you travel interstates or major hwys. get a copy of "Next Exit". It lists gas stations that are RV friendly. Plus a ton of other good info.
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and your combination is not that long... ends of islands will be just fine. This is like towing a bass boat - my bass boat is 24 feet on the trailer, and my trailer trailer is 28 feet, and I'll stop for gas darn near anywhere - especially if I can setup a left hand pump entry - since you're already on the outside to set up a left, you have some extra berth.

In a pinch, I'll drop the trailer.
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Just curious why not fuel that beast up at the trucker lanes?
Would be much easier to manuever and dispenses fuel much faster.
Been seeing the "Truck Stops" charging 20 to 30cents more per gallon for diesel than you can get it for in town.


Example is here north of Denver, on I-25, the truck stops want $2.15.9 to $2.17.9 for diesel. We got it at a Super King for $1.94.7. Biggest difference we saw was almost 50 cents a gallon more that Murphy in town in Missouri.

I do not cotton to highway robbery.

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