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Old 05-17-2013, 03:41 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by CampDaven View Post
No big deal. A second swipe is less than a minute.
And nuthin we can do about it!! :-)
Valero gas pumps do not allow a second swipe. Usually we go in and give the card to the clerk and then the cut-off does not happen. It is a credit card company measure to minimize how much a thief can pump with a stolen credit card. Needing a PIN would help but the credit card companies in the USA have no need to be proactive.

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Old 05-17-2013, 04:43 PM   #44
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This is NOT a credit card company policy, as explained in previous posts, it is station policy, or the company who processes payments for the station. I have PenFed, and always notify them when we're planning a MH trip, as we will be spending large amounts of money on fill ups in a short period of time. We still get the shutoffs, varying between $100 to $150 limit, depending on the gas company used.
And I have found CC companies to be VERY proactive when it comes to security. Both times that we've had cards compromised they notified us before we even knew there was a problem. They have a lot more to lose in fraudulent transactions than we do; the consumer's liability is limited to $50. I've never even had to pay that, both PenFed Visa and Discover covered that too.

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by 336muffin View Post
We have two Good Sam / Pilot Flying J cards for this reason. We have a 150 gallon fuel tank, one swipe of the card and fill it up, grab the receipt and go! We rarely go inside.
Doesn't work that way at the Fling J or the Pilot in west Phx.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:45 PM   #46
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In this day and age, anyone who leaves their credit card unattended at a gas station is just asking for trouble.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:49 AM   #47
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^^^^ My feelings also Don!
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:58 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by Air E Dawg View Post
Yeah, this is the norm. The limit is usually $75 or $100.
Ditto.... encountered this all over. I use the P/FJ RV card now.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:13 AM   #49
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I can pretty much figure how many gallons our DSDP will need, so I'll just go in and charge that amount, it may not be a complete fill, but it's close enough. We also keep our bank up to date on our travel plans so we don't worry about a card shut off. We pretty much give them a 6-8mos. itinerary and it takes care of any problems that might arise.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:11 AM   #50
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Question about the PenFed Visa card.

If you're at a truck stop and filling up at the truck diesel pumps (NOT using the diesel nozzle at the gas pumps out front) can you swipe the PenFed card SEVERAL times to fill up a MH? I usually try to fill up soon after the gauge says 1/2 full, which takes around $250 in fuel. Thanks!

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