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Old 09-12-2009, 02:30 PM   #15
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almost all truck stops have a cash and credit price for diesel
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:29 PM   #16
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I think the price of all fuel is too high. This is a product of the greediness of the big oil companies, not the retail dealers. I can't understand the high price of diesel. Boy i sure am glad i recently went to a gas coach.
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:55 PM   #17
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The flying js give you the cash price at the rv pumps and charge more at the truck pumps.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:22 PM   #18
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Hi Steve,
Charging more at the truck pumps was abolished many months ago. Throughout 2009, I've used the J all across the country (up through August). I always got the cash price using my J RV Value Card and then my AMEX CC to pay. This is at the truck pumps.
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Charging more at the truck pumps was abolished many months ago.
Not exactly abolished, Gary. Your RV Value card got you the cash price. If you did not have that or an FJ credit card, you still would have paid a premium to use a credit card at the truck pumps.
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Not exactly abolished, Gary. Your RV Value card got you the cash price. If you did not have that or an FJ credit card, you still would have paid a premium to use a credit card at the truck pumps.
Why would anyone with a RV not have the Free RV Card to use?

Even if they didn't have one the first time at a Flying J. When the card reader ask for the RV card swipe. That should give them a hint to get one.

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Lets see.
Gas $2.249 a gal. 7 MPG is 32 cents a mile
Diesel $2.569 a gal. 10 MPG is 25 cents a mile

Boy I'm sure glad I have a Diesel.

Actually this summer pulling my toad. My average is 10.911 MPG
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I'm with you Triker, I dumped my '05 Pace Arrow last year for the Revolution with gas up around $4.00 and diesel about $4.29 and saved money. 8.1L got 8.5mpg but the Cat C9 gets 10 or more and don't talk about the differance in the mountains, like night and day. I'll stick with diesel power and shop prices.

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Compare prices at Diesel fuel prices and surcharge in highway truck stops. Know before you go.
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Let me 'splain you something about Flying J.

The marketing plan at Flying J was to put all the other truck stops out of business. They did this by selling their fuel at low prices but offering poor service for almost everything else (restaurant, showers, etc.), thus taking the profitable fuel sales from the other truck stops but pushing the truckers to the other stops for everything else.

Flying J has shafted truckers repeatedly by discontinuing the use of the two most common trucker's fuel cards over the years, thus forcing them to use the Flying J card. They have understaffed their locations, cut service in the restaurants, built next to other truck stops, done everything to make life hard for them.

Yes, Flying J has historically treated the RV set very favorably. Now we'll see if that was, as I suspect, a prejudice of the owner (who died in a plane crash a while back), or if there was really any profit in the RV biz. My guess is the former, not the latter.

I warned other truckers that going to the Flying J for a couple of cents per gallon savings, then going to the TA or Petro for food or mechanical service, etc., would lead to problems, and it has turned out just as I feared.
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Hi mrblanche,
I'm not sure about the time frame you speak about in your post. Since 2005 I have use the J almost exclusively for fuel (truck pumps). If stopping for fuel around a meal time, I eat at their restaurant. The sit down restaurant not the fast food. I am please with their food service, cleanliness (even had a coach rally dinner at a J restaurant) and their food. It is comfort food. But sometimes that is what we need. I've eaten at quite a few Js around the country. I have not been disappointed yet.
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Another excellent site to plan your trip and fuel stops is www.findfuelstops.com/ . It gives you mileage between stops, cost and facilities all on one screen. For GaryKD, I concur, we have always been treated fairly at the Flying J truck pumps and had a good meal at a reasonable price when we elected to dine. Never parked in one overnight, but we have seen lots that do.
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I wish someone had the answer, whether it be Diesel or Gas. We as well just returned from Myrtle Beach Saturday. From here in Georgia, Gas was 2.25 @ Pilot station. Once we went into S.C, we saw it up as much as 2.43 at some other stations. I did realize it was the end of Labor Day, but someone has to be responsible for these price variations. I realize last year prices were all over the board, but thank goodness, it's affordable at these prices. The Pilot off I-95 N, and Hwy 327, has a seperate island for RV fueling which is really nice, especially when towing.
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Taxes make 4.4 cents of the difference.
Gas tax GA. State 12.4 cents + 18.4 Federal
Gas tax SC State 16.8 cents Federal 18.4
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Here's a chart from Gas Buddy listing the total tax on gas or diesel: Gasoline tax information - North Carolina Gas Prices

Unfortunately, NC (where we live) has the next to highest gas tax in the southeast (Florida is highest). Not coincedentally, gas always seems 10 cents (or more) higher here than in either VA or SC.

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