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Old 01-21-2016, 10:44 PM   #29
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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?....
The PFJ Card is like a credit card and can only be used at PFJ stops. You swipe it, enter you pin, fuel up, and pay for it on-line with your bank account. I prefer to do the automatic withdrawal from my bank so I don't have to worry about it. They send an email when payment is due. I get the 6 cent discount using their card.

It is the Pilot RV Plus card.

Unfortunately you have to be a Good Sam member to apply

Here is their FAQ web page.

Here is a link to their locations, and "Dealer" locations Travel Guide with Key

I really like the no hassle of just swiping, pumping and going. Hate having to go in, drop off CC, pump, go back in and get CC back and receipt. The one swipe method works very well for me.

I am not affiliated with PFJ in any way other than using the RV Plus Card.

This may be a newer listing for the Travel Guide

I have had my card before GS got involved.

p.s., Yes the discount is taken off of the cash price of the day.
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:18 PM   #30
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Ray, I'm a 55˚ wheel cut and an extension past the rear wheels of 12 feet. considering all that is in front and the tail swing I just prefer the nice pull through truck lanes. I'd just suggest everyone try each and then choose which one they are comfortable with. Me, truck lanes.
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:25 PM   #31
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Well, after reading about dirty lanes, people getting propane and waiting behind truckers, my reasons for never using Flying J or any of the truck stops has just been reinforced. I tried one once.....I found the idiot in front of me had gone shopping. For those that say it's not a race and waiting a few minutes shouldn't be a big deal, I disagree. If I want to stop and take a break, I do so on my schedule. I certainly don't want to stop for fuel and wait 20 minutes behind someone.....that's just ridiculous.

Personally, I would really think twice about any card that directly accesses my bank account. If their is fraud with a credit card, you are not held responsible and you just get a new card. With a direct access to a bank account, you can have your account drained and there is no recourse.
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I have been using the RV lanes at Flying J (not Pilot since they do not have them) for over 19 years now with a motor home pulling a car (the first 11 with a gas 31 footer and the last 8 with a diesel 40 footer). I have always been able to maneuver through the pumps and back out. They have always had pumps for both sides although with the diesel I can fill from either.

I always use the Loyalty card which gives me 3 cents off of the cash price and then my bank VISA credit card which gives me another 3% off of fuel purchases. Even at $2.00 a gallon, this gives me another 6 cents. In most places I can pay at the pump. But I have found a few that I must go inside to start. This is usually because I never called the bank to let them know I would be traveling and they blocked it.

If we are going to do a little shopping or if the dogs are not done yet by the time I am done fueling, I always leave the RV fuel lanes and park in the RV parking area. My only gripe here is that the RV parking is often hard to maneuver into, is way to short for a 40 foot coach with car behind, and is often filled with cars. If that is the case, I just find a place along the curb somewhere until done.

I always plan on using Flying J for fuel whenever I can.
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:24 AM   #33
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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. :<)
uh why do you think the propane tank is there??? Its not for decoration , duh!
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Question for ALL you OLD PFJ users ??????? and I'll take the blasting for the question too!! ARE ALL the truck lanes diesel only and if you are a gas RV your only choice is out front or one with an RV lane? I ask because, only about 1 in 5 pilots/flying J have the dedicated RV lanes and sometimes its just not at the right time to fill to get to one. Almost all the new set-ups face the building and my GAS RV fill port is in the very rear, drivers side. This forces me to pull very far forward to get the short pump hose to the fill port and sometimes its difficult to turn out when everybody parks right in front of you in the parking spots. I am pretty sure the truck side is all diesel but i don't want to pull back there and take the on scene ridicual to find out yes or No LOL
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I have used P/FJ truck lanes for many years, trucks and motorhome, and have never seen gas available in the trucks lanes. You will see gas box type trucks filling up with gas at the pumps up front.

I have used the RV lanes only a couple of times mostly because of their being blocked or other RV'ers taking there sweet time, fueling, washing window's, walking the dog, shopping etc.. Give me the truck lanes anytime, never had and issue with a trucker and never been turned off by a little dirt or spilled fuel.
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My experience also is often dual pumps in RV lane. I've seen propane station that would require you to block a RV pump lane. Often it's tight turning coming out of RV lane so I opt for truck lanes. Downside is usually pavement is oily in truck fuel lanes.
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Ditto on what gacamp posted, I just swipe my RV card Fuel up and pull forward-Go inside stretch my legs a bit. Except when I pay at the counter they Swipe my 2nd Professional Drivers Card and I pick up another 1 cent per dollar spent in points that I use for any purchase in their stores.
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Personally, I would really think twice about any card that directly accesses my bank account...
I agree, but it is not necessary to give PFJ access to your account. Auto pay is an option. I get a monthly invoice and then I issue payment.

I'm currently 63' long with toad and I choose not to deal with the RV lanes for multiple reasons. The vast majority of the truck lane users are professionals and they will not block access to the pumps while they take a call on their cell phone, go inside to order lunch or use the restroom, walk the dogs... They'll typically fill up and then pull forward to give the next guy access to the pumps while they go in and take care of business. Any RV'r using these lanes should do the same.

Even when we were traveling with our 34' gas rig (plus toad) we had a few tight exits from the RV lanes. In one instance the RV lanes were perpendicular to the building with parkng spaces up against the building in front of the RV lane. Someone parked a crew cab pickup with an 8' work bed in one of those spaces. I had a couple inches to spare, maybe. I had another occasion where as I pulled up the idiot was leaning against his pickup talking on a cell phone. The hose was hanging from the pump so I assumed he was done pumping his fuel and would move on when he saw me trying to pull in - WRONG. After about 10 minutes of my waiting he finaly ended his call, THEN he activated the pump and began to pump his gas. I just don't see that kind of behavior on the truck side.
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Automatic withdrawal is, what, dangerous? I have been using it since its inception and I have never had a problem. When we are on the road for 3 or more months at a time 99% of our bills are paid through automatic withdrawal. PFJ is no different the utility bills, department stores or any other entity that accepts automatic withdrawal.

Hey, we all have to do what we have to do, or in another way:

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uh why do you think the propane tank is there??? Its not for decoration , duh!
Meanwhile, there are 3 or 4 RV's behind you, all wanting to get gas and get on the road.

I don't care what you do if you are the only one there. Gas, LP, dump, eat, shop, whatever. But when there is a line behind you, be considerate and get your LP and dump somewhere else.

Last time (the only time) I mistakenly pulled into the truck lanes, they only had diesel.
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...Automatic withdrawal is, what, dangerous? I have been using it since its inception and I have never had a problem. When we are on the road for 3 or more months at a time 99% of our bills are paid through automatic withdrawal. PFJ is no different the utility bills, department stores or any other entity that accepts automatic withdrawal...
Same here. Never had a problem at PFJ...not so at Loves, they said I should not use their truck pumps and should use the RV pumps. If we I did that in this coach, I'd block the whole front of their store...don't use them any more.
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Meanwhile, there are 3 or 4 RV's behind you, all wanting to get gas and get on the road.

I don't care what you do if you are the only one there. Gas, LP, dump, eat, shop, whatever. But when there is a line behind you, be considerate and get your LP and dump somewhere else.

Last time (the only time) I mistakenly pulled into the truck lanes, they only had diesel.
Sorry Gary ,it doesn't work that way ,as long as they are fueling, getting LP or dumping whatever sometimes you have to wait...but if they decide they have to shop or eat lunch in the fuel lane well thats a whole different story, then that will be the time to tell them to move so others can fuel up, Ive only seen it happen once where I have had to say something....for some odd reason I'm pretty sure I am not on their Christmas card list
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