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Old 11-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #15
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At the truck stops it won't make any difference because the driver in the 18 wheeler in front of you is in eating dinner then a shower before he returns to move his rig.
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At the truck stops it won't make any difference because the driver in the 18 wheeler in front of you is in eating dinner then a shower before he returns to move his rig.
IMHO you have no basis for this derogatory comment. We've been filling exclusively at truck stops full-time for over four years and we have never been delayed more than 5 minutes by a trucker. The major chain truck stops won't tolerate this behavior from a trucker any more than they would from an RVer. It would be discourteous for anyone to do this.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:33 PM   #17
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Don't be so quick to claim no basis for a response. We too got caught once behind a truck that sat there for over 20 minutes and we were stuck, couldn't back up or pull forward.
Several times on our recent cross country trip we were in the same situation. In one there was just enough room to squeeze out, in the other case we were able to back out and leave.
So there are some real JERKS in the Trucking Industry too.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:35 PM   #18
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At the truck stops it won't make any difference because the driver in the 18 wheeler in front of you is in eating dinner then a shower before he returns to move his rig.
As a retired truck driver, I know first hand that your statement is not the normal. If this is what is happening when you fuel, maybe the rv lanes would be a better choice for you.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:43 PM   #19
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IMHO you have no basis for this derogatory comment. We've been filling exclusively at truck stops full-time for over four years and we have never been delayed more than 5 minutes by a trucker. The major chain truck stops won't tolerate this behavior from a trucker any more than they would from an RVer. It would be discourteous for anyone to do this.
Agree - in all of the times we have used the truck lanes there has only been one instance of the truck left at the pumps. When the fellow came back he had his hands full of fast food. At the time it was raining cats and dogs and I suppose he did not want to get wet when he walked in.

We were in no rush so we had lots of time to cool the turbo. Went back and used the facilities so was prepared when he moved his unit.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:25 PM   #20
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Sigh, the world is full of mistakes. Let everyone live, the way you saw a situation may not be what really happened. A truck was left by the pump because there was a truck in front of him. So he went in and got his food and the front truck was gone when you arrived. Take a chill pill and don't call in the morning.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:28 AM   #21
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We were in no rush so we had lots of time to cool the turbo. Went back and used the facilities so was prepared when he moved his unit.
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Sigh, the world is full of mistakes. Let everyone live, the way you saw a situation may not be what really happened. A truck was left by the pump because there was a truck in front of him. So he went in and got his food and the front truck was gone when you arrived. Take a chill pill and don't call in the morning.

Sorry you mis-interpreted my post. It's a stretch but you may have a point. As stated I was able to cool the turbo without sitting at the pumps and I used the facilities so I was able to fuel without dancing!

No chill pill required or requested.
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The only time I ever got stuck in a pump line was when the guy actually at the pump couldn't get fuel because all his credit cards were getting rejected. So he was on the phone trying to get that fixed. I waited a while, then went in and talked to the manager. They came out and made him move out of the lane.
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We are getting ready to jump from a gas to a DP. Being able to use the big rig pumps for fueling is a benefit I am really looking forward to. Unfortunately, there will always be people who seem to not care how their actions infringe on others, but it has to be much less frequent than when trying to get a big Class A towing a dinghy into a station where cars are.
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In an attempt to get your thread back on topic;
Our MH has a small size fill opening on each side (dual fill), I can use a truck size nozzle when desired, but since it trips the overfill device at anything more than the first setting because of fill neck design, it actually fills no faster than the RV island at PFJ or other truck stops auto-diesel pumps.
Since I'm never in a hurry (retired) to get somewhere, that is never a problem. What is important, and very convenient at some filling station/truck stops, is the dual-fill openings.
If I have the choice of dual fill necks or one larger (truck nozzle) fill neck, dual fill wins every time.
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I used the 2nd pump once and it didn't shut off automatically. Don't need it, clean the windshield while waiting the 5 min to fill 50 gal. at the truck lane

By the way a great tip is to drive on the top half of the tank and then fill.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:03 PM   #26
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Your top half of the tank does reduce pump pain when paying
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Be aware that some truck stops actually charge more per gallon for diesel at the semi pumps than they do at the consumer pumps due to the types of fleet charge cards that truckers use.
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