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Old 08-24-2011, 07:13 AM   #1
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Possible dumb question......

I never go to truck stops, but I was wondering do they sell gas as well? I ask that because they would be easy to get in and out of versus a regular gas station.

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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Yes they usually have separate islands. Many states are posting signs to indicate RV Friendly fuel stops. Have you ever seen the book 'Next Exit'? That and several others, including some atlases indicate easy in-out fuel stops.

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:30 AM   #3
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As Maverick says, truck stops usually have separate islands for cars that sell gas. You may or may not be able to get your rig in and out.

The truck lanes rarely have gasoline - only diesel.
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Yes, most truck stops have gas. Do not go by the color of the handle at the pump. Read the sticker. Sometimes there are RV islands and they can have both types of fuel at the truck stops. In Texas, Valero is notorious for having green handles on their gas pumps.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:02 AM   #5
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We have found that when truck stops have gas it is located in the section of the station used by autos and not on the truck islands. As pointed out, there may or may not be an RV island and you may or may not be able to get your rig in and out easily.

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You have your answers to your questions so I will share a story.

I pulled off I-5 heading to a Flying J--never been there before---as I approached I craned my neck as did my wife looking for the RV entrance----I saw an RV pulled into the gas pumps in front of a Seven-11 and so I pulled in right next to him---he on the right side of the isle me the left. As I was filling up the guy walks over and says "how are we suppose to get out of here"?

"What" I said " I'm here because you are here"?

We walked up front and determined if the coast was clear of cars he could make a left to get out; me I was towing and there was no way. I was going to have to take my car off and back up in probably the busiest station the entire length of I-5.

As the RV next to me pulled out he exposed a huge sign previously hidden by his vehicle that said "RV ENTRANCE". A big arrow pointing down the road.

How we got out of there is another story.

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