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Old 08-02-2016, 09:39 AM   #15
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Usually start looking when we get to about a half tank. Just did a 660 mile round trip & have about a 25 gallons left out of a 100 gallon tank. Wasn't worried about fuel stops as we went to Gulf Shores Al. & back & there were fuel stops every 20 miles or so. If fuel is going to be critical enough to plan stops I'll do it but otherwise we don't worry about it.

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Old 08-03-2016, 07:12 AM   #16
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I know this is not what you asked but when I had fifth wheels the best thing I did to take out the work/anxiety of finding a fuel stop was to add an auxiliary fuel tank of 60 gallons. By doing this you get greatly extended range and thus more options on fueling places. Just a thought..

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Old 08-03-2016, 07:25 AM   #17
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I'm not sure if it's still there, but the Pilot web site used to have a "RV Travel Guide ". I have it downloaded and on my desktop. It lists the features of their stations, with a column for which ones have "RV Lanes ". These RV lanes have pumps that are set back further from the retail store, with added room for negotiating the exit turn. They usually have window washing squeegees on long sticks, and amenities like dump stations, and LP gas. Their price is generally close to neighboring stations, and I use a loyalty card to get it lowered a bit. I usually plan my fuel stops around the locations of these stations.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:10 AM   #18
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The Allstays app also tells all amenities at truck stops, I.e., RV lanes, dump stations, propane, etc. While most of the FlyingJs we've been to have separate RV lanes I have yet to find a Pilot that has them. We are Good Sam Elite members and have Pilot/Flying J's RV Plus card, so we get an instant $0.07 per gallon discount on fuel. We tend to use them as much as possible. :-)
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:22 PM   #19
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We don't really plan, but we know we will be looking for a Flying J or Pilot. If one is not near we can find a truck stop or Loves. We have the book "The Next Exit" which is very helpful in looking for gas stations, rest stops, restaurants, etc. I think they have an app, but I like using the book.
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:39 PM   #20
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My first choice is always Costco. They have the lowest prices and I have yet to find one that I couldn't navigate in and out. I am 40' long plus the CRV.
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Old 08-03-2016, 05:28 PM   #21
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You guys are lucky I - have to plan as Im 68 ft long !

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Old 08-03-2016, 05:32 PM   #22
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No planning here, 70' long........150 gallon fuel tank, at the end of the driving day, start looking for a convenient place to fuel........never had a problem.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:05 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by palehorse89 View Post
No planning here, 70' long........150 gallon fuel tank, at the end of the driving day, start looking for a convenient place to fuel........never had a problem.
I also have a 150 gal Tank - but I still think and plan my fuel stops along the way !
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:17 PM   #24
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I too have a 150 gallon tank. I like to plan my fuel stops ahead of time. When going from point A to point B I plan my stop at either FlyingJ or Walmart's. I only fuel at Pilots or Flying's. My last fuel stop is as close to where we are going to be staying as possible. I prefer not to go below a half tank especially in winter. When I was otr driver I have gotten stuck in traffic for over 5 hours when an accident took a life.

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