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Old 06-21-2016, 10:13 PM   #15
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We'll try to .... to top off around a 1/2 tank....
We start thinking about a fuel stop once we hit the 1/2 tank mark as well. I tell myself it's because I don't want to hit the 1/4 tank mark (which is where the generator and the aquahot stop drawing full from the tank). Of course the real reason is so that the sticker shock of the cost of a 100 gallon fillup doesn't cause me any heart palpitations!

For reasons I've yet to fully understand two 50 gallons "top offs" just seem less painful than one 100 gallon fillup!
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:15 PM   #16
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I tow a 16" trailer, and as was stated above, it's no big deal. I even stop in small towns where the pumps are adjacent to the highway. I know it seems overwhelming, but it's not. We fill up anywhere, and have no problem. It's all about swing and going further out for the turn. I have no doubt you'll get used to it in no time if you just do it. Good luck.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:24 PM   #17
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THIS^^^^

Same for other stops like Cracker Barrel.
x3, plus next exit
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:50 AM   #18
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Here is a link to pilot that explains theri rv islands

www.pilotflyingj.com/rv-services
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:21 AM   #19
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I have a Fleetwood bounder classic. 34b, pull a tow dolly with a Dodge caravan so it's a little work/planning to refuel... You all know what I mean. If you have a diesel you can pull around back to the truck fuel islands but having a gas rv is more difficult as you have to make sure there is plenty of room to get in and out. Is there some kind of app to let you know what gas stations have adequate room for rvs... There seems to always be issues but you do have to make sure you can swing wider enough to get out, that means using the pump to the right outside and watching for parked cars in front of store.. Any suggestions
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Whenever I need fuel as I travel I drive to any filling station that sells diesel fuel, (signage will tell you).

Then I look it over from the road and decide whether I can comfortably enter to, and exit from, a diesel pump with my rig ... or if I need to drive to a different station.

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Old 06-24-2016, 03:41 PM   #20
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We also refuel as soon as we are a half tank, I do things similarly in my car. I just have a thing about running out of gas I guess.
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:52 PM   #21
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Planning on fuel stop - gasoline

It is interesting most of us are discussing access when seeking to fill a gasoline RV and usually towing our toad/trailer/dolly. I have often wondered why service stations do not take gasoline RVs into consideration when planning their layout. Most point pump lanes directly at the building with parking in front or angled with parking in front and sometimes behind. Casey's, some Pilots, Flying J, Road Ranger, Shell and the list goes on...ARE YOU LISTENING?
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Try the Iexit App! Because not only do we want fuel, we like to eat too, maybe a cup of Joe or some goodies at the grocery store you never no. We like it, has maps with a Satellite view so you can check your fuel stop or other suff when Planing your Route...

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It is interesting most of us are discussing access when seeking to fill a gasoline RV and usually towing our toad/trailer/dolly. I have often wondered why service stations do not take gasoline RVs into consideration when planning their layout. Most point pump lanes directly at the building with parking in front or angled with parking in front and sometimes behind. Casey's, some Pilots, Flying J, Road Ranger, Shell and the list goes on...ARE YOU LISTENING?
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Methinks the pump lanes are pointed directly at the building so the employees can more easily keep an eye on the customers while they pump.
I very much doubt that the wants and needs of RVers, (which represent only a tiny percentage of fuel customers), are even considered when service stations are designed/built.
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Very good point. Some of the newer Flying J's have pretty good access/egress, but older ones, especially Pilots, are very tight. The best thing is to develop the capacity for a quick review before getting into a space crunch.

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It is interesting most of us are discussing access when seeking to fill a gasoline RV and usually towing our toad/trailer/dolly. I have often wondered why service stations do not take gasoline RVs into consideration when planning their layout. Most point pump lanes directly at the building with parking in front or angled with parking in front and sometimes behind. Casey's, some Pilots, Flying J, Road Ranger, Shell and the list goes on...ARE YOU LISTENING?
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[QUOTE=B Dubya;3126492]I tow a 16" trailer,
I would think that a 16 inch trailer could be fueled almost anywhere you wanted to.
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I tow a 16" trailer,
I would think that a 16 inch trailer could be fueled almost anywhere you wanted to.
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How much fuel does your "16 inch trailer" use?
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I'm starting to see more of those unattended pumps. Most all were private but now I see that some will accept credit/debit cards, e.g. open to joe public. Fuel prices appear to be reasonable. No attendant or storefront to have to deal with.

I have been on the road for the last 9 months and diesel prices have been steady hovering around 2.20/gallon!
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