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Old 08-02-2009, 11:13 AM   #15
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Pull up to the LP pump, either go inside and tell them or pick up the phone (near the pump) and call them or push the button on the call box

Turn off all LP devices in rig (I just kill my 12 volt house system this cuts everything)

Man (or woman) comes out and fills you tank, go inside with form and pay the lady

Drive off, re-connect/start 12 volt/LP systems
I'm with you. I have found a couple F-Js that were cumbersome but generally the cost differential makes it worth it.

We dis have one case where we pulled in behind a car at the pump. No one was in the car so I figgered they were in paying. We waited 10 minutes and had another RV behind. I was pulling a toad so to back up we would have had to disconnect.

BW went in and tried to find the owner of the car. The lady at the pay booth said a woman had paid for the pump about 30 minutes before.

NOT A GOOD SIGN. Anyway we waited another 20 minutes and pretty soon 2-very fat, very ugly women??? came out. When I complained about the lack of courtesy, I was barraged with a full platter of vulgar comments and suggestions. After seeing her reactions, I just waited another 5 minutes as she primped and finally left. Flipping a bird and still cussing about MEN in General.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:07 PM   #16
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I'm with you. I have found a couple F-Js that were cumbersome but generally the cost differential makes it worth it.

We dis have one case where we pulled in behind a car at the pump. No one was in the car so I figgered they were in paying. We waited 10 minutes and had another RV behind. I was pulling a toad so to back up we would have had to disconnect.

BW went in and tried to find the owner of the car. The lady at the pay booth said a woman had paid for the pump about 30 minutes before.

NOT A GOOD SIGN. Anyway we waited another 20 minutes and pretty soon 2-very fat, very ugly women??? came out. When I complained about the lack of courtesy, I was barraged with a full platter of vulgar comments and suggestions. After seeing her reactions, I just waited another 5 minutes as she primped and finally left. Flipping a bird and still cussing about MEN in General.

Good example of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Had the same thing happen to me except it was a motorhomer went in orderded his lunch and i waited nearly an hour; I was pulling a toad, and thought he was in paying. GRRRRRRRR
if your propane is near the front of your motorhome, the hose is usualy long enough to reach across the front to get propane.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:56 PM   #17
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I don't know if anyone would read them, but I suggest they post a notice that if you have completed your transaction at the pump, to please pull away so those in line or coming in can do the same. The trick would be to get folks to obey the rules! Maybe we could $fine$ them if they are there too long. Eventually it is gong to cause loss of business if it happens enough. I could see my DH saying we aren't stopping there again because it takes too long.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:31 PM   #18
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I don't know if anyone would read them, but I suggest they post a notice that if you have completed your transaction at the pump, to please pull away so those in line or coming in can do the same. The trick would be to get folks to obey the rules! Maybe we could $fine$ them if they are there too long. Eventually it is gong to cause loss of business if it happens enough. I could see my DH saying we aren't stopping there again because it takes too long.
one time I did go in and complain, about a guy in front of me that was getting his lunch,
The answer I got--------theres nothing we can do about it.
kinda leaves a sour tast in your mouth when you get an answer like that.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:33 PM   #19
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I use the flying J"s a lot for over night when I'm traveling cross country; so I guess it evens out.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #20
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Propane at the Winchester, VA Flying J is on the total opposite side of the station from the RV island. After filling up fuel, you have to zig zag around the car pumps to get in positon for propane.
I just filled up there on Friday since I was making a trip sans toad. I have to say I liked their setup.

It's a separate area and I had no problem getting out. I'd even go there with a toad.

I don't like the propane at the RV lanes. 1, you sometimes have to wait for people ahead of you. 2. You block other people while you wait for JimmyJoeJimBob to come out and fill you up. 3. There's often not enough room to make the turn as you pull out because of the parked cars.
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I just filled up there on Friday since I was making a trip sans toad. I have to say I liked their setup.

It's a separate area and I had no problem getting out. I'd even go there with a toad.

I don't like the propane at the RV lanes. 1, you sometimes have to wait for people ahead of you. 2. You block other people while you wait for JimmyJoeJimBob to come out and fill you up. 3. There's often not enough room to make the turn as you pull out because of the parked cars.
Agree with this totally. Here in Midwest and Flying J's I've visited in the SW, all have had the LP near the fuel pumps.
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I've done it an FJ that had a separate area for the LP station, but wouldn't dream of trying it where it is right with the pumps on the RV island. Too much congestion and it delays other RVers who are waiting for fuel. Might be OK if there was nobody else waiting for fuel, but that is a rare occasion in my experience.
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Last time we bought propane at the FJ the attendant slid the hose under the rig and filled the tank with no problem. Have you guys ever asked to see it they can do this at your FJ? I was surprised how long the propane hose is.
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Last time we bought propane at the FJ the attendant slid the hose under the rig and filled the tank with no problem. Have you guys ever asked to see it they can do this at your FJ? I was surprised how long the propane hose is.
Its my understanding that the operator must be within a short distance if the shutoff/controls to the dispenser. Putting the operator on the opposite side of the RV takes that safety feature away.

I asked a F-J guy to do that once (to save my having to go out and come back) and he refused with those reasons and pointed out a notice saying the same.

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Install a #100 tank and fill up at your local propane co

#100 will last us for a couple years
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The flying J at Tampa Next to Lazydays, has the LP away from the fuel pumps, makes it easy to get LP.
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We filled up at Elkton MD on 7-20 on the first leg of our trip, LP was on right side of RV lane and before gas pumps. Filled up 100# tank, it was showing 1/4 on guage, $39.00 to fill. Gassed up and had to go inside to pay, and off we went. Rick & Robin
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For those who choose to block the way, I would pull in front of them, blocking them in and see how they like it......Maybe a note on their car too.
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