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Old 03-05-2011, 06:42 PM   #15
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I have not had any problems at the truck pumps during 9 years I've pumped diesel. The 3 years I had a gas mh is another story...
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Pilot has dropped the 500 gallon minimum for RVers
Does that mean you can actually use a CC (MC, Visa, etc) at the truck island?? I totally quit using Pilot locations because of that. It costs me a 5% rebate if I cannot use my card at the pump.
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Cash price with a credit card and the $0.03 discount will soon be available on the truck island too. At least a few locations have it now, but the FrequentFuelerAdvantage web site still says "coming soon" for the discount.
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Been to Barney's here in Yuma twice. Both times the frequent fueler card did not give me the discount. I had to go inside and the clerk looked at me like, Yeah I know, we are screwed up. Nice guy, totally understood the situation and he said he had no clue as to when things would get straightened out. Gave me the rebate and apologized. Can't hold the employees at fault. Jump on the big management.
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Rumor has it that Flying-J/Pilot has re-instated the cash discunt, however it will be some time before I can test that theory (none near me and I'm not driving 100 miles just to gas up)

Page 2: I will join the chorus of "I have never had a trucker be rude to me" and though driving a gasser I do not use the truck lanes to gas up.. If I need to clean the windshield,, that is where the long-handled windshield cleaner is.

I have had a trucker come over to visit.. He, noticed the call sign plates on my towed and called on the radio for permission first.
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rv pumps. truckers get nasty when you get in their lanes.
Really? I never have.

At the Flying J, they used to have a good reason to be unhappy with you, since you got the cash price (plus your loyalty discount), where he had to use a captive cash card to get that price or pay a 5 cent per gallon fee on a credit card. But the last time I checked, I don't own the pumps or the station or the driveway or even the parking lot.

Of course, I'll freely admit I don't use Flying J's and haven't for many years, since the last time they cut off the legs of everyone using ComData cards and forced them into their captive card.
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A little call to 911 will put that ill mannered trucker to rights.
Really?

Have you heard some of the recordings of people calling 911 because they couldn't get a hamburger without ketchup at McDonalds? Can you imagine your call?

"911. What's your emergency?"

"Ah, yeah, I'm here at the Flying J, and there's a truck driver yelling at me for blocking the fuel island with my motor home..."
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I took my Ford 7.3 liter pickup with a 22 foot Jayco behind it to Alaska and back in 2005, and never had any problems either way at Flying J, almost always used the car lanes though, because the Ford had such a narrow fill tube the truck nozzles were a problem. Now, driving our Monaco Dynasty on the east coast, I have noticed that the Flying Js on the east coast (and the Pilot stations) seem almost oblivious to the service needs of RV's by comparison to my 2005 trip in the west. I just figured that when Pilot took over, Flying J got messed up. Anyone share that opinion?

But neither truckers nor other RV users nor the general public have ever given me cause to feel offended at whatever pump lines I was in.

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Hi ulric,
What got messed up was Pilot trying to incorporate the J RV Rewards Program into their computer system. They are spending considerable time and money to get it straight. Unfortunately, until then the RVer trying to use the truck pumps receives none of the benefits we used to get. Hopefully, they are about done and we will be back to normal shortly.
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Hi ulric,
What got messed up was Pilot trying to incorporate the J RV Rewards Program into their computer system. They are spending considerable time and money to get it straight. Unfortunately, until then the RVer trying to use the truck pumps receives none of the benefits we used to get. Hopefully, they are about done and we will be back to normal shortly.
Hi, Gary! Thanks for the info. I am glad they are trying to fix the problem, I hope it works for them and for us. Our Monaco Dynasty takes 150 gallons and I would rather use the truck sized nozzles to fill it if it's every below half or so - though I try not to let it get much below half.
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A little call to 911 will put that ill mannered trucker to rights.
I look at it this way, the truck driver is not making any money while he waits in line at the Truck Stop, he needs to keep the wheels rolling. We on the other hand are driving 'Recreational Vehicles'.
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Hmmm......
I have never used the truck lanes at those places. Do they only have diesel fuel or do the have gas too? Pulling up the gas pumps where the cars go can sometimes be trickey...specially pulling the toad.
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rv pumps. truckers get nasty when you get in their lanes.
Never, never had a problem at a trucker lane and we use them all the time. We always do the courtesy of pulling forward after we pump *before* we go in to pay. That way the working guy behind you can start pumping and not loose time. My personal experience with truckers has always been good and we'll often chat in the lanes with them.

Back to the topic at hand: Used the Pilot Card this week but still don't have the pump start feature. Do you have to call to get that activated?
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Used the Pilot Card this week but still don't have the pump start feature. Do you have to call to get that activated?
You have to go IN to a FJ/Pilot location (not a franchise) and request that Pump Start be activated. It can only be done at the counter, by an employee using the store computer. They will want to see your driver license too.
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