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Old 06-08-2014, 07:34 PM   #15
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Gutsy move to take a maiden trip from coast to coast. Hopefully you have done a good pre maintenance prep on the coach. Take your time and enjoy this nations scenery.

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Old 06-08-2014, 09:02 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by GG1 View Post
I always use truck stops or stations with rv pumps ie: Flying J, Pilot, Loves. Flying J has a gas saver card you get a few pennies discount. They may not be as cheap as the smaller gas/dieel stations but I know I can get in and out without headaches most of the time and the gas is fresh not sitting in the tanks for months without refills. The big problem I have is the inconsiderate rv'ers who fuel up at the rv pumps and take their time puttering around doing other things besides putting gas in their rigs or not pulling out of the way when they go into the station pay the bill.
Us too! If saving $12 on a tank of diesel fuel vs the convenience were that important, I've give more thought to RVing as a means of travel.

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Old 06-08-2014, 11:12 PM   #17
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When you get to a half tank of fuel start looking for a station.

There are some LONG distances between fuel stations in some parts of the country.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:19 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by jimwrye View Post
Finally, almost got my rig ready to take out for the maiden run. Plan on going coast to coast and have concerns about my length of about 60 foot and access for it.
Anybody got some ideas on the easy ways of finding truck stops, etc. for refueling, stopping overnight and so on? The thought of maneuvering this 40 foot class A and toad is a little stressful.

Thanks, Jim

You have gotten opinions on fuels stops and I suggest you try all you are comfortable with. I use truck stops frequently but not exclusively. I over night at truck stops sometimes so if that is the plan then it's also a fuel stop. If you use Pilot/ FJ I suggest you investigate their charge card. It has several versions with diesel discounts up to 8 cents off the cash price.

I recommend you look at an App from "All Stays" they have a number of apps but their Camp & RV App is the most useful single tool available for traveling RVers. I use it on an IPad but other versions are available as well.

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I was so excited about finally being able to use my P/FJ account for the first time since having an account, but alas . By the time I needed fuel they were once again 20 cents too high ! It's not really about the money or convenience. I have the skill to get my MH in and out of almost any spot and 20 cents is no big deal.
I refuse to spend my money anywhere that thinks you are a fool.
I prefer to go somewhere that actually courts you business.

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