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Old 12-12-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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Tips for a long Trip

A little less than 2 months out before we load up and hit the road for an 8-9 hour trip to Disney. Any advice/tips for(for me seems like a looonnng trip) a longer than normal trip? My biggest fear is running out of gas or not being able to get into a normal gas station. Will be our 1st long trip with our new 5th wheel. I plan on taking a 5 gallon gas can for just in case...we have made plenty of 2-3 hour trips and had no issues, not a newbie by any means. But this trip has me a little more than nervous
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:12 PM   #2
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Take your time.
Look for gas at 1/2 tank
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Dont do it all in one day. 2 minimum preferrably 3.
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I stop every three hours, and fill up every second stop, usually at about half a tank.

If I don't like a gas stations layout, I just go on to the next.

Relax and enjoy the trip.
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Where are you starting. Traveling 95?

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You didn't Say what road you are taking. If 95, there are plenty of well marked gas stations. Don't think a gas can is necessary. Relax and enjoy.
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It is really about the weather....check it weeks ahead of your trip and pay attention to the wind!
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Where are you starting. Traveling 95?

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Well coming from Alabama. Will be either going down and hopping on I-10 and then I-75 or going through Georgia and catching I-75. About the same distance either way
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Some Pilot / Flying J's have a RV lane for gas. Look for them or download their app to find them specifically. Can also get a discount of $0.05 per gallon for gas with their card.
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I try hard not to exceed 7 hrs/day driving time. No need to risk anything. I'll frequently split driving time so as to arrive at our destination in early afternoon. Pulling in to a camp late and tired is not good planning IMO. We always try to drive on the top half of the fuel tank like many others. I think that's standard practice. If we don't like the layout of a gas station I'll pass unless there's not going to be another option. This is sometimes the case in some areas in the west, we have a lots of very sparse areas. I prefer the big truck style stops as they will have the necessary space to move safely. Some of them have RV islands different from the cars and semis.

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If you are a Costco member, they usually have the best prices. Have Top Tier gas and usually fairly close to the freeway. Use Gas Buddy to find the best price and then Google Maps in satellite mode to check access
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A little less than 2 months out before we load up and hit the road for an 8-9 hour trip to Disney. Any advice/tips for(for me seems like a looonnng trip) a longer than normal trip? My biggest fear is running out of gas or not being able to get into a normal gas station. Will be our 1st long trip with our new 5th wheel. I plan on taking a 5 gallon gas can for just in case...we have made plenty of 2-3 hour trips and had no issues, not a newbie by any means. But this trip has me a little more than nervous
Many here saying don't worry. I'd say, start to worry.
You're going from Al to Fl. I've heard of stories where the bugs in those parts are so big; they carried off a many when he stopped for gas!

Then there are the aliens that like to abduct people from remote areas at night, take them to their space ship and do all types of nasty experiments on them.

I'd suggest you have your better half stay in the pick up with the shotgun and keep an eye on you when you stop. And only stop during daylight!
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Many here saying don't worry. I'd say, start to worry.
You're going from Al to Fl. I've heard of stories where the bugs in those parts are so big; they carried off a many when he stopped for gas!

Then there are the aliens that like to abduct people from remote areas at night, take them to their space ship and do all types of nasty experiments on them.

I'd suggest you have your better half stay in the pick up with the shotgun and keep an eye on you when you stop. And only stop during daylight!

Very insightful... thanks
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