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Old 11-06-2013, 05:59 AM   #43
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I use a personal Visa credit card at the Truck lane. In order for it not to have a shutoff limit, I go in and ask them to pre-approve me for $400 at that pump. Then I go out and pump $300, go in and get the receipt. I do this at Pilots, Loves, etc.

But, I don't like the fast feed large nozzles, they always shut off at half fill and I have to nurse the last 25 gallons in. So I'd rather fill with the smaller nozzle pump.

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Old 11-06-2013, 06:04 AM   #44
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We use Flying J's with RV lanes wherever they are available. We got the PFJ charge card and and set up auto pay from checking so we have a $2,500 monthly limit and no cutoff at the pump. We are 58 feet overall, and I've yet to find an RV lane that I couldn't get in and out of.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #45
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I use a personal Visa credit card at the Truck lane. In order for it not to have a shutoff limit, I go in and ask them to pre-approve me for $400 at that pump. Then I go out and pump $300, go in and get the receipt. I do this at Pilots, Loves, etc.

But, I don't like the fast feed large nozzles, they always shut off at half fill and I have to nurse the last 25 gallons in. So I'd rather fill with the smaller nozzle pump.

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Get the free PFJ RV fuel card the next time you go in. It will let you pay at the pump with no shutoff.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #46
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I use a personal Visa credit card at the Truck lane. In order for it not to have a shutoff limit, I go in and ask them to pre-approve me for $400 at that pump. Then I go out and pump $300, go in and get the receipt. I do this at Pilots, Loves, etc.

But, I don't like the fast feed large nozzles, they always shut off at half fill and I have to nurse the last 25 gallons in. So I'd rather fill with the smaller nozzle pump.

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With the PFJ pump start card you don't have to go in the first time to prepay and there is no limit. When finished you go in and pay with your personal CC.

All pumps, even the RV pumps that pump diesel, have a large amount of foam build up in the tank when filling. It doesn't take to long for it to subside. The faster you pump the more foam you will have and it will shut the pump handle off. So I always use the first click on the truck pump and when it cuts off I wait just a little bit then pump by hand very slow like the same thing in topping off a gas tank. I always get a full tank.

Just-a-sayin'.
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It just seems like some people love to hate FJ for some reason. I think they do well for RVers in general and all you need is their no cost card to make fueling quick and easy. I totally refuse to let any place hold my CC while I fill up.
There is no love nor hate between me any any fuel retailer.

I am able to easily get in and out of standard pump islands (as do 45 foot rigs with toads and big 5-ers) and FJ is still 12c higher than the competition here in Tucson, $3.77 vs $3.65. At $3.65, my 5% CC discount sure blows away the bottom line at FJ.

10 to 12c higher was true from PA to AZ this Fall, and still true here, so....
It is simply the price!
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Yes you can. I do it all the time as my rig rarely fits the RV island and the pumps take forever. Swipe your 5% off credit card then swipe your FJ RV card. Pump will start without going inside and have the $400 limit. It also works with DEF.
The only down side is that the fuel is usually more at the real truck pumps.

Are you saying that if you use the Flying J RV card along with a personal credit card that you can pay at the pump at the TRUCKERS pumps?
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I use a personal Visa credit card at the Truck lane. In order for it not to have a shutoff limit, I go in and ask them to pre-approve me for $400 at that pump. Then I go out and pump $300, go in and get the receipt. I do this at Pilots, Loves, etc.

But, I don't like the fast feed large nozzles, they always shut off at half fill and I have to nurse the last 25 gallons in. So I'd rather fill with the smaller nozzle pump.

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Pat, that's what I have been doing, but if you go in and pay you don't get the PenFed 5% rebate!
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Joe- My understanding is if your have the Flying J Rewards card it will start the truck pumps unlimited and you pay inside after fueling. If you have the PilotFlyingJ RV Plus card which is their credit card you can start and pay at the Truck and RV pumps. In either case your PenFed discount would not apply...
At RV island, Rewards card and PENFED would get both discounts..
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I drive a 35 ft gas coach towing a car so we are about 55ft or so total. We use the Pilot Travel guide to identify which stations have RV lanes, and try to plan our stops around those. The RV lane pumps are set back enough to allow egress without too much problem. We have the PfJ RV card to save the few cents, but the ease of ingress/egress is the ruling factor.

Being a trusting soul, I used to leave my card with the cashier to fill up. However, last year on the way to Florida the number was stolen, and used for fraud/theft. I now have a VISA card with a much higher pump shut off limit, and have not had a problem.

AS another poster mentioned, refueling is my biggest worry driving a gasser. I am very thankful for the Pilot travel guide to help with planning.
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5% cash back. A perspective:

Here in Tucson at FJ, at $3.77 cash back is 19c, bottom line on 100 gallons is $358.

At the standard pump station, at $3.65 cash back is 18c, bottom line on 100 gallons is $347.

And if you fill up only once per week and save $11 per fill, in 7 years you can buy a set of tires.
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We are getting ready to head for Florida for the 5th year since retirement! The part I dread is stopping for gas. I wish the Flying J CEO would go undercover with a RV and stop at their Flying J's for fuel!

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Right now he is a tad busy trying to stay out of a Federal Prison for fraud. He got caught cheating his trucking company customers out of millions of dollars in rebates from their large purchases.
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Joe- My understanding is if your have the Flying J Rewards card it will start the truck pumps unlimited and you pay inside after fueling. If you have the PilotFlyingJ RV Plus card which is their credit card you can start and pay at the Truck and RV pumps. In either case your PenFed discount would not apply...
At RV island, Rewards card and PENFED would get both discounts..
My understanding is that at least Flying J has upgraded their truck pumps and they now work the same as the RV pumps. Although you may still not get the cash price like you do at the RV pumps.
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Get the free PFJ RV fuel card the next time you go in. It will let you pay at the pump with no shutoff.
Is this at the 'rv' pump or at the truck islands?
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My understanding is you can now use the Truck Pumps also.
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