Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-31-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
Senior Member
Smitty3509's Avatar
Texas Boomers Club
Entegra Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: On the road.
Posts: 164
Indiana State sponsored FALSE ADVERTISING

We traveled across Indiana today on I80 (toll road). I was so mad about all the False Advertising the gas stations are allowed to do! All the billboards have a price of $3.85 but when you go to gas up the MH the price is $4.26. Their excuse is "Oh that's the tax exempt price". That's BS! Just a mile off the turnpike if you go to Walmart or Meyer they post a price of $3.88 and that's what you pay! One dealer told me, "Oh that's just the way Indiana does it." That's just wrong that Indiana can get away with this.

Harold & Sandy Smith
'16 Anthem "B"/ '14 F150
Smitty3509 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-31-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
wkdwitch's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 184
It is not only I 80; I 70 is the same - as are other roads throughout Indiana. Sadly other states also have this tax exempt for commercial carriers with an ICC number. It is buyer beware, especially at truck oriented stations.

wkdwitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
RickO's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona
Posts: 10,530
Is that the same as "colored" diesel?

Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
RickO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 06:24 AM   #4
Senior Member
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 671
The lower price is indeed for exempt trucks, but is usually 6 cents. There may also be a discount for cash too. Trucks pay their fuel tax quarterly and must keep track of every mile run in every state so all states ran through get their share of the pie whether fuel was bought in that state or not. As for being cheaper off the pike, unless you're out in the boonies fuel is generally cheaper in town then on the road.
blackf3504dr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 08:35 AM   #5
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 32
Indiana State sales tax is 7% ...at $4 / gallon, the tax would be $0.28 per gallon. The six cents or so is the credit card price / cash price difference. And yes, it IS very deceptive, but most diesel sales are to OTR truckers so the minority (us) has to do the math.
Red James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 09:55 AM   #6
Senior Member
Half Dimes's Avatar
Florida Cooters Club
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Nature Coast FL
Posts: 1,692
And then, in a few states, there is a large DIESEL price, and underneath in much smaller type: OFF ROAD
Dave & Jo Ann
'08 HitchHiker Champagne 35LKRSB | '11 F350 Lariat 6.7PSD
Half Dimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 01:02 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,640
It's a truck stop, so naturally they advertise the price that truckers pay, which in Indiana does not include road taxes (truckers pay those quarterly in Indiana). Private vehicles in Indiana, whether gas or diesel, pay their road taxes at the pump, so you & I pay a higher rate in Indiana.

You got surprised because you didn't know about it, but it is hardly illegal or nefarious. It's kind of like hotels advertising room rates that don't include taxes. You go in and find out you are billed 10-18% more than the advertised rate. Another surprise but, most published prices don't include taxes, right?
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 09:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
Ray,IN's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,925
Smitty that is a common, and state-approved method of advertising diesel fuel. Stations throughout Indiana follow this practice. They must state on the pump if it is tax-exempt pricing, but the billboard signs can read either way. I don't like it either, and I live in Indiana. It didn't take long to become aware of the bigger price differential, and avoid those stations.
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 11:13 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 689
Note that some billboards will state cash only in small letters and tack on the credit card fee if uses
RVhauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 06:49 AM   #10
RV Mutant #14
Wayne M's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,707
How far is it across Indiana? I can go approximately 900 miles on a tank of fuel. I'll be sure to not stop for fuel in the State.

Thanks for the information.

Do they have Flying J or Pilot in Indiana?
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 10:37 AM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 538

There are over 30 FJ's and Pilots in IN.

OR also posts the ICC price and adds 24 cents for POV's, in our case MH's.

On the FJ/Pilot web site these exceptions are posted.

Al Sawyer
'05 MADP
allynne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 11:02 AM   #12
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,943
Thank gosh they were too crowded in the Indianapolis FJ and I drove down another 60 miles and pulled into a small station/ store and bought it for $.35 cheaper. What a rip off.
Perry White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 03:11 PM   #13
Senior Member
1ciderdog's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,370
FYI - Oregon is similar. When looking at prices advertised at the stations there may be a 25 cent difference. The lower price is "PUC" what ever that means (truckers pay that one) but you can figure you'll pay the higher price.

Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 2015 RAM Limited 4X4
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #14
Senior Member
wa8yxm's Avatar
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 23,976
If you feel you have a valid complaint, I hope you saved your receipts.

Send copies to the proper Attorney General.. And seek professional help.

There should be not tax exempt customers on that road.

Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ohio State Park suggestions, anyone?? Born2RV North Central Region 14 02-11-2010 07:10 PM
Arizona State Parks Closing ChiefJohn Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 2 01-18-2010 10:59 AM
Possible Shutdown of PA State Parks after Sunday, July 8, 2007 Frank P. Martin iRV2.com General Discussion 17 07-19-2007 07:44 AM
Know your state motto? NLOVNIT RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 1 11-14-2006 05:42 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.