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Old 11-09-2013, 08:42 AM   #85
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Again. Yes you can. Put your CC in 1st. Then it asks for loyalty card and then it adjusts the price.
Like I said before it all works but the price, even with the discount, is usually higher at the truck pumps.
That's great news! I tried to use my PenFed card on the truck pumps at a truck stop (I thought it was FJ but maybe not) and it immediately told me it was rejected??? I'll try it again on our next trip. Has anyone else done it this way ?
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:07 AM   #86
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Joe,

It seems confusing with all the posts regarding what you can and cannot do at PFJ pumps.

Here's my understanding:

Front of the buildings at PFJ's are for cars, trucks and RV's that require gasoline and diesel. These are the ones that the bigger MH's say they have problems getting into and out of for various reasons. These pumps take regular credit cards and if you have the MyRewards card or the RVPlus Card you can pay at the pump. The way I understand this procedure is that you swipe your credit card, then your PFJ MyRewards Card. If you have the PFJ credit card you would just have to swipe it (not the MyRewards card)

The Truck lanes in the back of the PFJ's where we see all the big rigs fueling typically only have diesel fuel. For us RV'ers we can use the MyRewards card, swipe at the pump and initiate the "Pump Start" feature of the My Rewards Card. This precludes you from having to go in and leave your CC at the counter and have the pump turned on. With the MyRewards card, the pump starts, you pump your fuel, pull forward when finished, and go inside and give them your credit card. it's a one time walk in/walk out system.

If you have the RV Plus Card, then you would swipe that at the pump and the card is charged for the amount of purchase.

All discounts are applied to either My Rewards, or RV Plus cards.

Here are some links that explain it better than I can.

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Perfect summation, Wayne.
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We have hit Flying J's that advertise RV Islands but when you get there no way would be make it. the turn is too tight. We were at one somewhere in the midwest I think where a 5th wheel pulled in. When he pulled forward to leave there was not enough room for him to swing around. He was still stuck when we left. We pulled into the end pump but upon looking at how little room there would be left to swing around when we left (our tank is in the very back) we managed to back up enough to swing around and left without getting gas.

Have to laugh at some of these stations that apparently have no idea the room it takes to move an RV through. I would say we have found more that are not RV friendly despite what they advertise than one we do find. There is one in Yuma that has 2 lanes (gas and diesel) on the side of the station where the truckers go so there is plenty of room.
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That's great news! I tried to use my PenFed card on the truck pumps at a truck stop (I thought it was FJ but maybe not) and it immediately told me it was rejected??? I'll try it again on our next trip. Has anyone else done it this way ?
I have tried it at other truck stops and it never works. At FJ and Pilot, any place I have stopped on the east coast, it has always worked.
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If you get a quick pump start card from pilot you can use the truck lanes. you start the pump with that card, pump your fuel, pull forward, go in and pay.
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Don't forget that there are two types of PFJ stations. One is owned and operated by PFJ, and the other is owned and operated by a private individual. In the latter case they do not have to abide by the "benefits" of having pump start card, nor give discounts.
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Don't forget that there are two types of PFJ stations. One is owned and operated by PFJ, and the other is owned and operated by a private individual. In the latter case they do not have to abide by the "benefits" of having pump start card, nor give discounts.
Is there any way to tell the difference, other than pulling in and trying a card?
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Many of the Ma and Pa stops are self evident. If it is on a major route that trucks travel in abundance it typically is a corporate stop.

The only disadvantages to the Ma and Pa is the Pump Start and possibly no discount. I don't know how that would work with the RV Plus Card. None of it is a big thing when you are needing the fuel.

This link may help Pilot/FlyingJ Locations

Note that there are some that I found, with just quickly glancing through, that only allow RV Rewards at the truck lane pumps. There may be other items at places that are lacking benefits. You will have to look in your area of interest for the benefits.
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Fellows, we keep going round and round with this, but the bottom line is still the same.

The RV Plus is a charge card just like my PenFed but doesn't give nearly as much discount as the PenFed. Scratch that one!

The RV Rewards card lets you swipe it and fill up at the truck pumps, but you still have to go inside to pay! That means NO PenFed rebate! Scratch that one too!

Are we out of options here?
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Fellows, we keep going round and round with this, but the bottom line is still the same. The RV Plus is a charge card just like my PenFed but doesn't give nearly as much discount as the PenFed. Scratch that one! The RV Rewards card lets you swipe it and fill up at the truck pumps, but you still have to go inside to pay! That means NO PenFed rebate! Scratch that one too! Are we out of options here?
I read on one post that someone used the Pilot Rewards card and the the PenFed card together on the RV lanes. They said they were getting both discounts. I am going to try that as soon as my PenFed card gets here. Unlike some on this post, I have not found a Flying J that I could not get in and out of using the RV lanes and it pumps better into my Palazzo than the truck lanes with the bigger nozzles.
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Fellows, we keep going round and round with this, but the bottom line is still the same.

The RV Plus is a charge card just like my PenFed but doesn't give nearly as much discount as the PenFed. Scratch that one!

The RV Rewards card lets you swipe it and fill up at the truck pumps, but you still have to go inside to pay! That means NO PenFed rebate! Scratch that one too!

Are we out of options here?
I would say so. Your only option is to not use PFJ for diesel and see if you can find a truck stop/gas station you can use your PenFed card at.

Or, RV Plus for 8 cents back, or RV Rewards Card for 3 cent back.

Lets' see, 100 gallons time $3.50 per gallon is $350.00 minus the .08 cents a gallon ($8) is $342.00 and 5% of $350 is $17.50, not much of an argument on which one to try and use.

Joe, in your original post you said that you spent $495 and saved $15, that is not 5%, it's more like 3%. what gives.
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I would say so. Your only option is to not use PFJ for diesel and see if you can find a truck stop/gas station you can use your PenFed card at. Or, RV Plus for 8 cents back, or RV Rewards Card for 3 cent back. Lets' see, 100 gallons time $3.50 per gallon is $350.00 minus the .08 cents a gallon ($8) is $342.00 and 5% of $350 is $17.50, not much of an argument on which one to try and use. Joe, in your original post you said that you spent $495 and saved $15, that is not 5%, it's more like 3%. what gives.
Yes, if you go to a regular station like many of us, 10-12c cheaper to begin with minus another 5% for PennFed.

$3.50 at PFJ becomes $3.38 to start, minus another 17c for PennFed. Bottom line 29c less than PFJ. That is $29 per 100 gallons.
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The RV Rewards card lets you swipe it and fill up at the truck pumps, but you still have to go inside to pay! That means NO PenFed rebate! Scratch that one too!

This is the 3rd and final time. Swipe your PennFed card 1st. Then it will ask for loyalty card (RV Rewards). That gives you the discount. Fill up and go.
I have done it 100 times.
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