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Old 04-16-2019, 04:43 AM   #57
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I never use Flying J, Pilot, or Loves as their prices are always too high, even with GS discounts. Never have a problem finding a regular high useage station to fill up at even though we are 65 feet long with the toad. I might by-pass one or two that took tight, but soon find one that fits well. Big chain super markets also have big lots to park for groceries and lunch. DW may start groceries while I'm filling up. Their prices are usually competitive. Once in a while, may end up occupying 4 pumps while filling from their slower nozzles, but that also minimizes blowback spillage from the fast pumps.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:13 AM   #58
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Eversince buying a MH and pulling a toad, I have noticed how hard it is to get gasoline. It is not that there is a lot a gas stations, but the gas stations even along interstates are not built for gas MH maneuvering espeicliy with toads. When we had a diesel truck and a 5th wheel it was never a problem as all truck stops were made to handle big rigs in the truck lanes. Now I have to cross my fingers that I will have enough room to maneuver when ever I stop to get gasoline. Comments. This is starting to take out some of the fun traveling in our MH always worrying about finding the right gas stations that I can maneuver in.
we use flying j/pilot as do many others.As we have traveled around I have noticed that many Shell stations are putting g their pumps in parallel to the road,or at an angle that with a little thought you can breeze thru. our rig is38' with toad
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I was in Granbury, TX last October and fueled, my brother lives there. I pulled into the far right side pump, got 57 gal. and pulled out with toad behind and followed my brother. Itís not a problem if you know how to drive the vehicle. I know not everyone is not qualified to drive their toad, but they insist on buying something they know nothing about and are totally lost as soon as they get off the 12í lanes of the interstate.
It's also not a problem as long as the station attendant isn't parked back there, right in front of the air pump. With the MH (30') it's not that bad, but hauling hay one day I found out how crazy that place can get. With the main entrance right behind you, and folks in a hurry to get in and out - it was a challenge.
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I was in Granbury, TX last October and fueled, my brother lives there. I pulled into the far right side pump, got 57 gal. and pulled out with toad behind and followed my brother. Itís not a problem if you know how to drive the vehicle. I know not everyone is not qualified to drive their toad, but they insist on buying something they know nothing about and are totally lost as soon as they get off the 12í lanes of the interstate.
About sums it up.
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The OP's fear of enough room in stations is overblown entirely,

Remember that at EVERY station a Double tanker semi gets in to fill the tanks. Also semis from food and drink distributors also maneuver in.
True, but the tankers have their own area for dumping, they don't pull up to the pumps. His fear is not at all overblown. I will agree that many stations are not as bad as they may look from the road. But all you need is one to really ruin your day. For me, I would have to crawl under the toad and reconnect then disconnect the driveshaft if I have to unhitch and move the toad around.

And most states don't allow double tankers anymore.
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