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Old 08-22-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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I just have a quick qestion, last time I went through the Flying J I usually stop at on my way up north I noticed they have RV specific fuel lanes. But the question is do these lanes have both gas and diesel? I need gasoline for my truck, and a couple other stations I've stopped at only have diesel, but they seemed like they where more for big rigs than RV's anyway.

I was going to check it out on the way home, but the detour on I75 southbound took me beyond the exit the Flying J is on. I ended up stopping at a TA center, and I can tell you this TA was NOT RV friendly at all! The pumps where very close together and close to the building so it was difficult to manuver around them. They also don't have anywhere to park an RV after you fuel up. I know some people don't like Flying J for various reasons, but the one I stop at is still one of my favorit places to stop since even the regualar pumps have plenty of room to move an RV around them, they have a place to park, and good greasy pizza!
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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Every Flying J I have been to has 2 RV lanes with Gas and Diesel pumps on both sides.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:58 AM   #3
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Look close at the signs. Gas is in one lane. Diesel is in both most of the time.
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Yep, and the one's that I have been to have a dump station within the island as well. Very convenient if you need to pump, dump & go, without back-flushing.

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Yep, and the one's that I have been to have a dump station within the island as well. Very convenient if you need to pump, dump & go, without back-flushing.

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Really? How much does it cost to use the dump station?
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Really? How much does it cost to use the dump station?
I believe, like the water, there is no charge. That doesn't hold true at the propane tank.
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No charge to dump but some places lock the cap to control who uses them.

We usually can't make the turn out of the RV pumps when towing so we just use the truck lanes. They fill faster anyway and we park in the truck area since we are as long as most trucks. We use the trucker protocol for fueling and so far have not had and issues.
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I've actually been to a Flying J that had two designated rv lanes that had a propane pump machine and deisel pumps so you didn't have to jockey your long rv/toad around the building to get to either. I believe that was on the southern CA/AZ border, I can't remember anymore. Usually if I can't tell where the rv lanes are as I'm pulling off the road and into teh Flying J, I just head straight for the trucker's lane. There's no hassle accept you have to go into the store to turn on the pump and give them your credit card first.

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There's no hassle accept you have to go into the store to turn on the pump and give them your credit card first.
You don't have to do that if you have an FJ Rv card. Can run the card and your credit card at the pump and then fuel up. Then go inside at the end to collect your receipt.
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You don't have to do that if you have an FJ Rv card. Can run the card and your credit card at the pump and then fuel up. Then go inside at the end to collect your receipt.
True but under FJ's new rules, you must now have a Flying J credit card in order to get the cash price in the truck lanes. You can use any credit card for the cash price at the RV island as long as you have the RV card.

I too use the truck lanes if the RV line is too long or the turn at the end is too sharp, so I guess I will have to buckle under their new rules and get one of their cards.

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I use J almost exclusively. I actually feel welcome there. I drive a 45' pulling an H2 and have never had a problem using the rv lanes. Hope I didn't just jinx my self.

I have to park in the truck area because of my length, but have never had a problem. I went into a T&A and found them very rv UNfriendly. Only one or two nozzles will fit. Most have a ring at the tip that won't allow it into the filler neck. You have no way of knowing what lanes these are in. They are not marked. Then I have to make a circle to go to another without the ring. Then after all that, I had to leave my driver's license with the cashier before she would turn on the pump! I put $100 in and went down the road to the next J I came to.

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Glad I'm not the only one that found a TA center RV unfriendly! And I just have a small travel trailer!

Thanks everyone for the info!
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I looked over FJ's new policy again re: getting the cash price for non-cash transactions in the truck lanes. It states:

"Our loyalty members may continue to receive the cash price at the commercial truck islands by paying with cash, a pre-approved check or one of Flying J's proprietary cards or Transportation Alliance Bank (TAB) Rewards Plus or RV Real Value Plus credit cards."

If you don't want to carry around one of their credit cards, you can apply here for pre-approved check writing privileges. I carry enough credit cards, so I think I'll submit the check writing app.

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