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Old 05-14-2011, 07:43 AM   #1
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We are planning a big trip in the fall. What gas card/CC would you recommend for traveling to the North West and Western States? We usually use cash, but with this long trip do not want to have that much on hand. We will be pulling 30 ft. 5th wheel with a F350 dulley.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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Good morning,
We are planning a big trip in the fall. What gas card/CC would you recommend for traveling to the North West and Western States? We usually use cash, but with this long trip do not want to have that much on hand. We will be pulling 30 ft. 5th wheel with a F350 dulley.
We have done very well with AMEX and VISA is also widely accepted. There are specialty cards that will save you more $$ from companies like Murphy. Sunoco has a discount plan I believe. You could always plan to go from CostCo to Walmarts and Sam's Clubs to fuel as well.

The majority of our fuel goes on AMEX.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:59 AM   #3
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We use our bank debt card for most fuel purchases. Its like paying cash, it comes directly out of checking account. Sometimes we use our Discover card or Amex, we get cash back from Discover and points on the Amex.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:27 AM   #4
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Seriously I'd suggest cash lots of cash and a wall-mart gift care, also a Flying-J RV loyalty card.

Here is why: Even though there are credit cards that give you 1 or 2 or more percent "Cash back" for purchases. the fact is many gas stations (not all) give you a cash discount, so you may get that same 1 or 2 percent and no worry about "Does the station take this card" or "is there a swipe limit (Some stations only let you pump 75 or `100 dollars per swipe)

The Flying-J loyality card gets you a discount at the pump

The Wall-Mart gift card works like this: You go into the story, drop a few hundred in cash on the service desk along with the card and they "Pre-load" the card for you.. Now you go to the pump, "Swipe" the card (Stick it in and pull it out) and watch the price go down, 3 Cents per gallon.. Now the issue here is what if you put more on the card than the tank holds.

A: Use it next time... B: use it in the store Either way you use it.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:35 AM   #5
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Hi ICU2,
Like DriVer posted, AMEX and VISA. I have the cash back card for both. Any place that charges less for cash than a CC does not get my business. I have not found many of these kinds of fueling stations.

Plan to purchase fuel at the Pilot/Flying J stations. Get their RV Loyalty card. Read post #1 in the PFJ thread in Just Conversation section of iRV2 for details.
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I have a GM Master Card. I found out west last year some places were I fueled up they were getting as much as $.10 a gallon more for using the card. I like the card because if anything out of the norm they catch it and I also keep track of it. I pay it off each month and never had any charges. I also now got over $3000 for a new GM car or truck that I not sure when we use any of it. The only thing GM makes now that I like is the Corvette or the Camero both that I can't get in and out of very easy.
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My AMEX card pays me back 4% on gasoline. At $4 or more per gallon that is a minimum of 16 cents a gallon. That beats any cash discount I have ever seen.
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