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Old 05-18-2010, 02:11 PM   #113
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MY-MyY- I just KNEW "walmart" was going to creep into this thread.
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I'm certainly happier to see them charge than to shut them down...

...obviously, I'd prefer it to be free, but for someone like me that isn't retired, convenience is king.

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Old 05-18-2010, 02:55 PM   #115
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A short spot-check of the FJ RV dump price increase supporters posting in this thread, shows that MANY so willing and eager to pay MORE at FJ, are the SAME vocal ones in the Walmart threads proudly carefully taking advantage of that "Walmart courtesy" - and other similar "freebee RV camping" - to SAVE a few bucks...
Sort of a double standard in regards to actual, real-life "liberality" and generosity?
No double standard at all, just someone unfairly comparing apples and oranges. If Wal-Mart provided any kind of a service you might be able to compare it to the service that FJ offers but that's simply not the case. OK, maybe the RV creates some wear and tear on their parking lot but as of today Wal-Mart is not charging $5 to overnight since they are also not offering dump or fill or anything else.
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We Spend $1500+ a month for diesel fuel, and always made it a point to patronize Flying J's since they were RV friendly. I can and will take my business to TA, Wilco, or any number of other Truck Stops...where the fuel is cheaper. I always figured the cost of 200+ gallons a fill-up would offset the dumping "cost."

We race from Texas to New England, and South Florida to Canada stopping almost exclusively at Flying J's. The timing of a stop was for dumping on the way to/from a race. Now given the time for an "extra" stop, the price fuel will be factored in to where we stop (bypassing flying J's of course).

I believe the way for businesses to survive in this economy will through customer service a sunk cost...not raising prices.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:01 PM   #117
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The FJ in Wytheville, VA has just about cured me on using FJ period! The last two time s I've used them was a nightmare. The pumps wouldn't take the cards (FJ card or CC) so someone had to go inside to the front desk. Then they only had 1 person working that so a very long line was backing up. The fuel pumps would cut off at $50.00 and you had to go back in side and of course get in line to get the pumps turned back on for another $50.00 of diesel. So after $200 worth of headaches I told them to stick it and I went down the road to the Citgo and finished filling up, fuel was cheaper there too!

Three couples were outside waiting to buy propane during the 74 minutes that I was there trying to fill up at the FJ, they had to just sit there twirling their thumbs while the desk clerk was trying to find someone to take care of them.

The good news was that their dump station didn't have a lock (or lid for that matter) so if anybody wanted to they could have dumped for free.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:29 PM   #118
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I saw a TV show recently where they were interviewing a man that had been in a submarine that was the target of depth charges. He spoke of the sheer terror of that experience. Nowhere to go, and knowing instantanious death would be the result if one of those charges hit the target.

He said he promised himself if he made it through that alive, he was never going to worry about the small stuff ever again for the rest of his life. Personally, for me this qualifies as small stuff. If a $5 charge for such a convienience is such a big deal to you, then perhaps you should sell the RV and stay home. Life is short folks.
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[QUOTE=cb5300;647256]The FJ in Wytheville, VA has just about cured me on using FJ period! The last two time s I've used them was a nightmare. The pumps wouldn't take the cards (FJ card or CC) so someone had to go inside to the front desk. Then they only had 1 person working that so a very long line was backing up. The fuel pumps would cut off at $50.00 and you had to go back in side and of course get in line to get the pumps turned back on for another $50.00 of diesel. So after $200 worth of headaches I told them to stick it and I went down the road to the Citgo and finished filling up, fuel was cheaper there too! ........ QUOTE]

Don't want to jump on any bandwagon or start a new subject, but the owner of Citgo is not too friendly either. Citgo doesn't exist as far as I am concerned.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:06 PM   #120
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I would be happy if dump stations were re-opened at our rest stops and would be happy to pay for the convience. Flying J is a complete pit stop and if they need $5 to keep that service open for us then I will pay.
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I am copying a post from BigSkyBob
$3.00 to dump sounds even better:

To continue providing waste dump station services, Flying J is instituting a $10 fee to customers using this service. This has become necessary to cover the increasing costs of offering this amenity. These additional fees include:
  • Maintenance - escalating expenses associated with normal usage and the misuse and abuse of waste dump stations
  • Municipalities - rising costs from local sewer treatment service providers
  • Regulatory - increasing expenditures linked to stringent corporate responsibilities
Frequent Fueler Card Member Benefits
As a Flying J Frequent Fueler member, a $7.00 dump station coupon will be added to your card based on fuel purchases. You must present your card to the cashier at the point of purchase to receive the discount.
Exclusive Flying J Loyalty Online Offer
Sign up for Loyalty Online and you will receive 1 FREE waste dump (a $10 value) on your next visit.*

If you are already a Flying J Loyalty Online member, a complimentary coupon for 1 FREE waste dump (a $10 value) has been added to your loyalty card to use on your next visit to Flying J.

Flying J appreciates your business and looks forward to continuing to offer the best services and facilities in the industry.
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See this thread.. The lead post says it quite well... We can still dump at the J, once a day
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/memo-from-flying-j-69153.html

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See this thread.. The lead post says it quite well... We can still dump at the J, once a day
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/memo-from-flying-j-69153.html

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$3.00 to dump sounds even better:






To continue providing waste dump station services, Flying J is instituting a $10 fee to customers using this service. This has become necessary to cover the increasing costs of offering this amenity. These additional fees include:
  • Maintenance - escalating expenses associated with normal usage and the misuse and abuse of waste dump stations
  • Municipalities - rising costs from local sewer treatment service providers
  • Regulatory - increasing expenditures linked to stringent corporate responsibilities
Frequent Fueler Card Member Benefits
As a Flying J Frequent Fueler member, a $7.00 dump station coupon will be added to your card based on fuel purchases. You must present your card to the cashier at the point of purchase to receive the discount.
Exclusive Flying J Loyalty Online Offer
Sign up for Loyalty Online and you will receive 1 FREE waste dump (a $10 value) on your next visit.*

If you are already a Flying J Loyalty Online member, a complimentary coupon for 1 FREE waste dump (a $10 value) has been added to your loyalty card to use on your next visit to Flying J.

Flying J appreciates your business and looks forward to continuing to offer the best services and facilities in the industry.
Looks to me like those are one-time, one shot PR courtesy offers, and perhaps made specifically to an INDIVIDUAL (BigSkyBob) , who had sent a letter of inquiry/protest at the new charges - NOT an across-the-board, unlimited offer to ALL FJ RV customers...

"$3 to dump" from now on for all "frequent fueler" customers (whatever that involves!) - I seriously doubt it...

A working pointer to an actual FJ source would be helpful...
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Looks to me like those are one-time, one shot PR courtesy offers, and perhaps made specifically to an INDIVIDUAL (BigSkyBob) , who had sent a letter of inquiry/protest at the new charges - NOT an across-the-board, unlimited offer to ALL FJ RV customers...

"$3 to dump" from now on for all "frequent fueler" customers (whatever that involves!) - I seriously doubt it...

A working pointer to an actual FJ source would be helpful...
Interesting. I didn't see it that way at all. I signed up online and I was given my free coupon which is good for the next 3 months and (while it doesn't say how much) it appears I will have additional coupons added if I fuel there. Since I usually take between 100 and 150 each time I fuel and I fuel 1-3 times per month I suspect that I will have no problem getting coupons.
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BILL - where did you "sign up online"?

If true, could be a good deal for the FJ faithful...
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