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Old 12-26-2008, 05:13 PM   #15
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I've never been to a J in Oklahoma or Nevada. I learn something new every day. thanks

With regard to your other post, what makes you think I am interested in the status of unleaded fuel at a J?
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:03 PM   #16
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Flying J's are not the only "RV friendly" telling stories. Cracker Barrels are the biggest myth tellers. Sure they want us to come and spend our money, and have spaces marked for RV parking. I cannot begin to tell you how many times we have pulled into a Cracker Barrel and found the RV parking areas full of autos. I asked the manager several times about this, and he just shrugs, and says there is nothing he can do. I just wish the general public would be a little more considerate before parking in these spots. One of these days I might feel like seeing how much power my MH has and push a 4 wheeler right out the spot! ( probably not, but it sounds good)
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:10 PM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Explorer2:

The last two we went to on I-40 in Ok, NM. None of them had a pay at the pump. The pumps are short and have no slots for a credit card charge. If you know of something we miss,please share. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The "short" pumps are the auxiliary pumps. The pump to activate the auxiliary pump and pay with a credit card is on the other side of the RV.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by buckeyes:
Cracker Barrels are the biggest myth tellers. Sure they want us to come and spend our money, and have spaces marked for RV parking. I cannot begin to tell you how many times we have pulled into a Cracker Barrel and found the RV parking areas full of autos. I asked the manager several times about this, and he just shrugs, and says there is nothing he can do. I just wish the general public would be a little more considerate before parking in these spots. One of these days I might feel like seeing how much power my MH has and push a 4 wheeler right out the spot! ( probably not, but it sounds good) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Most Cracker Barrels are very, very busy.

Cracker Barrels are our favorite place to park for the night. We rarely try to enter a Cracker Barrel before 7PM. After 7PM the dinner rush is mostly over. I always tow a car so I can't fit in the RV/Bus spaces. I park across 6 or 7 car spaces behind or along side the building. We then go in and have dinner. If it's warm, after dinner I'll buy a newspaper and sit in a rocker and relax. Before leaving in the AM we have breakfast. Cracker Barrels open at 6AM.

I do not recall ever having a parking problem when arriving after 7PM.

Once, when I mentioned to the morning manager that we had dinner the evening before and stayed all night he picked up our breakfast check! I really like Cracker Barrels.

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I believe RV friendly means they are very happy to take an RVers money.
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Hi All: We too have frequently encountered major problems trying to access diesel at the Flying J's around the country. In talking with other rig drivers, many, like us, are beginning to avoid Flying J's whenever, and wherever we can. Perhaps this in part has to do with some of Flying J's financial problems. In tough times, (or ANY time for that matter)owners & managers of an outfit that don't take EVERY opportunity to generate income and ignore portions of their customer base, well, they're headed for the dumpster!! I gotta think that RV'rs could and would spend a significant chunk of change at Flying J outlets....IF RV'rs could count on gettin into and outof their dang stations. Steve
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">One of these days I might feel like seeing how much power my MH has and push a 4 wheeler right out the spot! ( probably not, but it sounds good) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Had something similar at a Pilot gas station. As I was pulling into clearly marked RV pumps a woman in a Ford Taurus started to back in in front of me. The auto pumps were not busy, so I figured she didn't need to be there. So I hit the horn and started to ease up on her rear bumper. Got right close before she decided to try the auto pumps.

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RVfriendly on a roadsign seems to mean, pull in here and find out, that YOUR RV does not fit in here... see you later. Stop, look and keep on going....

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as long as the J is still the cheapest on diesel, I will continue to refuel at the truck isles and sleep in the RV area.
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