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Old 09-11-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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Flying J and their diesel prices

I was looking at diesel prices at Flying J and they are higher than I can get it locally. Our diesel price is $2.52 and on our way back from Myrtle Beach Wednesday most had it at $2.49. We always been the highest around. . Flying J at Haw River is $2.61. I guess this is due to the take over from Pilot. I going that way tomorrow but will get it here and I can go and return on one fill-up.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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That has been my observation also, based on a recent 1400 mile trip.
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I was afraid of that after I heard the takeover news. Too bad, we used to be able to count on them having the lowest price on I85 between Raleigh and Atlanta, now no more.

Another reason to use our new iPhones in route (Gas Buddy to get the lowest prices and Google Maps photos to make sure we can get in and out of the station)

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Same issue on Florida's west coast. FJ in Seffner (Lazy Days) was $2.72 a couple of weeks ago but I filled up nearby at $2.59.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:27 PM   #5
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Well, they not forcing me to buy. I will go elsewhere.
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I always look for diesel at Murphy Oil (Walmart) when I can find one. In Unicoi, TN it was $2.469 on Tuesday.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:30 PM   #7
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A lot has to do with what they're paying for fuel as well ..

I dont know how much fuel the Murphy's move , but I would rather pay a bit more at a high volume outlet , odds are they're getting fuel every day , so it hasnt been sitting there a while ..

Also , as a freebie , if you ever pull into a station to get fuel ( or gas ) and the tanker is dumping fuel , move on down the road , or come back inna few hours ..
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I always look for diesel at Murphy Oil (Walmart) when I can find one. In Unicoi, TN it was $2.469 on Tuesday.
Only problem I've found at Walmarts that have diesel is that they are hard to get into if towing, especially the newer locations for some reason.

Price was good enough at a Walmart off I-75 in GA that I dropped the trailer in the parking lot, fueled up, and hooked back up. That was last year when the prices were all over the map.
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I guess I never paid much attention to diesrl prices, but where I travel Pilot is always cheaper than FJ on gasoline, and a lot easier to get in and out of.

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I still use Flying J while travelling..It is convienent. the few cents per gallon I may save "searching" for a cheaper price or like one poster wrote, he disconnected his trailer to get into a fuel space, is not worth the trouble and aggrevation.
The real problem is that diesel fuel should not be at the prices they are no matter where you decide to fuel up.
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Our motorhome uses gas. We just drove from Raleigh to Dallas and back. As soon as we left NC the gas price fell 25 cents a gallon! The southern state ran about $2.25 a gallon. The only place we paid $2.44 a gallon was at a Flying J’s just outside of Birmingham, Al. We filled up there because we stayed overnight in the back with the trucks……
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Since we've owned our MH, Flying J has always seemed to be a few cents cheaper than their competition. Our experience is the opposite of the other poster - Pilot was as much as $.25 per gallon more expensive than Flying J. In the last month in the Dallas Area, Loves has been $.03-.04 cheaper per gallon than Flying J. Of course, Love's also adds a penalty for credit cards so it would come out to be a wash since Flying J honors the cash price if you use their credit card.

I usually research fuel prices in advance on any long trip since our 90 gallon tank lets us pick and choose where we buy. It used to be easy - just find the local Flying J. Now, it will take more research.
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I would like to see deisel prices (mentioned above) around here. I made a trip to Tacoma, Wa. yesterday (approx. 60 miles) so stopped @FJ and filled up. FJ's price was $2.919 ($.14 less than around here.
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I still use Flying J while travelling..It is convienent. the few cents per gallon I may save "searching" for a cheaper price or like one poster wrote, he disconnected his trailer to get into a fuel space, is not worth the trouble and aggrevation.
Normally I would agree. But the differential was almost $.50 per gallon from other stations at the same exit that were flirting with $5 per gallon last summer. Somebody smarter than me can explain why that would be: hurricanes, rampant speculation, blah, blah, blah. By unhitching, I saved about $15. That was good enough for me.
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