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Old 01-21-2016, 07:30 AM   #15
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I prefer the RV Islands over the trucker islands, sure the pumps are slower but at least i'm not walking on all of the spilled diesel fuel at the truck islands. I think only once did I have to wait at the RV islands but that was due to two morons traveling together who decided they wanted to go shopping and left their rigs at the pumps....i can be patient and wait my turn but I can not tolerate inconsiderate idiots.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:33 AM   #16
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I don't believe I've ever seen a propane fill point located at the same point as a fuel pump. I guess I always thought there was a specific ordinance against it for safety considerations.
It's not right at the fuel pump, but it is close in the same drive and usually you block a pump to get propane. Usually there is another pump open for fuel
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It's not right at the fuel pump, but it is close in the same drive and usually you block a pump to get propane. Usually there is another pump open for fuel
Your right about that I've seen them, just did not think about it that way when I replied
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We've only used the RV lanes 1 time ... sometimes not so easy getting in & out ... but slow pumping as well ... We'll stick to the truck area ... thx
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Filling your propane tank at a gas island is pretty inconsiderate of those behind you waiting to get gas. Get your gas and get out of the way for the nest guy. :<)
There is a propane tank are fill point just as you enter the RV island. You have no choice but to pass the propane tank as you enter to re-fuel your Vehicle/RV. I have sat for 10 or more minutes while an RV wanting propane called into the desk, then the licensed propane person came out and filled their tank.
Inconsiderate is not in the picture, it's the way PFJ chose to set-up their stations so large RV's have enough room to maneuver.
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We use both lanes as traffic dictates. When pulling in I often check the truck lanes. If they are all full I will go to the RV lanes if they are empty. If I am in a hurry I almost always go to the truck lanes. If I need a restroom stop, or the dog needs a stop I head to the RV lanes because they are slow. I always have enough time to do my business while DW takes the dog out to do his business before I reach the 100 gallon limit. The RV lanes will take my FJ credit card at the pump while the truck lanes will not. For the truck lanes I have to go inside and have the pump turned on and then return inside to get a receipt. I wsh they would fix that but I have been told the truck pumps only handle commercial cards.
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I have never used the Flying J RV pumps but there is one on my upcoming route. I only have a fuel fill on the right (passenger side). I've been to truck pumps where it doesn't matter because I can use the slave pump but will the Flying J RV lanes accomodate fill on either side?

Next question - is the diesel a high speed pump?
Greg, are you adverse to using the truck lanes? In the many years there have only been a couple occasions of having to wait more than a few minutes. About 99.9% of all the truckers are courteous, fuel up, pull ahead so he next person can pull in and fill up while they are taking care of business. I also do the same thing. Fill up, pull up if I need to go in. As stated, with the PFJ Card you can pull up to the pump, swipe the card, fill up, drive off. No need to go inside unless you want a receipt and you save 6 cents a gallon at most places. (Most, because independent contractors do not have to honor the reduced price - only the cooperate PFJ's)

I cannot fit in most RV Island on the car side of PFJ's. Turning radius is to tight and sometimes blocked by cars - shopping. I have never used an RV island pump.

The Trucker side is a high speed pump and the nozzle is fatter. I just put it on the lowest automatic setting and then go wash the windshield. I'll let it click off, wait about 30 seconds then slowly start filling again. The wait is to let the foam settle down otherwise I will typically not get a full tank.
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OP: Why don't you fill at the truck pumps? That's where we always go and it's been a lot faster for us.
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I often use Flying J for fuel and use the RV islands. I've fueled in the truck side but even the slow setting on the fuel is to fast for my RV. It shuts off on the slowest setting so I have to stand and hold the nozzle when I'd prefer to wash the windshield. At the RV lane the slower nozzle allows me to wash the windshield without having to stand there and hold the nozzle. Works for me. Oh, I've never been blocked in at the pump or had to dodge the parked cars to get out. Maybe I'm lucky.
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We've used Flying J since I believe the early 80s, possibly a little later, when we had our first diesel powered TC and there weren't a lot of places other than truck stops with diesel fuel. Like others, we've used both RV lanes and truck lanes and I can see why some of the RV lanes we've visited would be difficult for large MHs, although we've fueled alongside many of them. It has always been my experience that most will pull forward after after fueling, especially truckers. I've always tried to do the same thing. I never thought of it before, but I can see why refilling the propane tanks on the TC is going to be different than our "new to us" MH. With the TC only the tanks needed to be maneuvered into position and the TC could be parked where it wasn't blocking anything. Dumping was free in the beginning, but now it's 5 or 10 dollars. It's also difficult to find water at some of them. We've spent many nights in their parking lots, both with trucks and out front. It's generally a little quieter out front.

There are several ways to save a few cents per gallon there. We've had a Frequent Fueler Advantage card for many years that saves a few cents and also acts as a sort of ID at the pump. We are generally able to just fuel and go without entering the store and standing in line, which is convenient. I believe having their credit card also saves a few cents.

Traveling this Summer with the MH will be a new experience. It will be interesting to see how it compares with the TCs we've used for so many years.

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Greg, are you adverse to using the truck lanes? In the many years there have only been a couple occasions of having to wait more than a few minutes. About 99.9% of all the truckers are courteous, fuel up, pull ahead so he next person can pull in and fill up while they are taking care of business. I also do the same thing. Fill up, pull up if I need to go in. As stated, with the PFJ Card you can pull up to the pump, swipe the card, fill up, drive off. No need to go inside unless you want a receipt and you save 6 cents a gallon at most places. (Most, because independent contractors do not have to honor the reduced price - only the cooperate PFJ's)

I cannot fit in most RV Island on the car side of PFJ's. Turning radius is to tight and sometimes blocked by cars - shopping. I have never used an RV island pump.

The Trucker side is a high speed pump and the nozzle is fatter. I just put it on the lowest automatic setting and then go wash the windshield. I'll let it click off, wait about 30 seconds then slowly start filling again. The wait is to let the foam settle down otherwise I will typically not get a full tank.
I'm 59' overall length. I 've only been at one FJ where I would not fit, and it was a franchise station instead of company owned. Then again, I don't know your wheel cut.
If I'm in a hurry, which is seldom, I use both sides fill necks to fill my 150G tank faster at the RV island.
Yes, I've seen times I had to go inside, ask the desk personnel to announce someone is blocking the RV islands and must move. I don't think they block it purposely, just ignorance, I assume.
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...Not all PFJs have RV islands...
True, and not all RV lanes can handle a big DP. We use the big rig pumps.
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Be careful at franchaise PFJ stations. Some of them do not honor the Good Sam /PFJ discount.
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How do you know if it is a company owned or franchised dealer before you pull in?

Also I was told today at Quartzsite by a Flying J representative that the FJ card gives you your discount off of the cash price not credit price. And that you can swipe at the truck lanes too. Anybody have experience?....
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