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Old 12-20-2013, 07:51 PM   #911
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Many Flying J's have separate RV islands with satellite pumps, long handled windshield washer, air and lower prices. Some have dump stations that are free if you fill up. We have spent the night in the back before, but sometimes noisy.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:55 PM   #912
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They are also a joke for Diesel rigs with their overpriced fuel.
Gas Buddy lets me find fuel that is at least about .20 cents a gallon cheaper and can accommodate an Rv.
Makes for a happier camper !
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When I pull into a Flying J with my rig there are always cars parked in the RV spots. If you want rv traffic, then keep a spot open where they can park. To prove my point, go to Google Maps and look at the Flying J near Beaumont, TX. This is more the norm than the exception.
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Those google maps are not live now pictures, like a web cam.
Those same vehicles or same number of them, will not be there now.
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The Google map was not the point, only to illustrate what I was pointing out. Quite often when you pull into a Flying J the RV parking spots are filled with cars and there is no place to park. The RV spots should be for RVs. This has happened at Pensacola FL, Gulfport MS, and Beaumont TX.
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I think this is the fault of the idiot automobile drivers rather than the fault of Flying J. Lots of people are clueless. I have stopped in the RV parking places at Flying J many times. As far as the prices go, you can get current prices just about anywhere via your Smart phone with Gas Buddy.
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OK, say you're the manager of the Flying J. You have an RV owner come in who is complaining about something other than an RV parking in the RV spot. What do you do? (And if you've been in a Flying J, you know the manager just has loads of spare time.) So...one (maybe) customer wants another (maybe) customer to move. What are you going to do? Physically throw the "wrong" customer off the property? Call a tow truck? Call the police? He's going to do exactly none of those. He's going to say, "Sorry, but parking in our lots is first come first served."
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They are also a joke for Diesel rigs with their overpriced fuel.
Gas Buddy lets me find fuel that is at least about .20 cents a gallon cheaper and can accommodate an Rv.
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Got to agree with Gas Buddy, however as I travel around the country I do not find Flying J/Pilot to always be higher priced. In my home area of NC they are usually the cheapest of filling stations that border the interstate.
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Got to agree with Gas Buddy, however as I travel around the country I do not find Flying J/Pilot to always be higher priced. In my home area of NC they are usually the cheapest of filling stations that border the interstate.
That may be true local to you. I traveled from the East coast to AZ this Fall. P/FJ was higher all along the way. Today, here in Yuma, the FJ is $3.99 cash price, while the 76 station is $3.73, cash or credit. They are on the same corner lot. No wonder the FJ RV lane was empty! They were all at the 76. So, $26 per 100 gal cheaper. Plus cash back on my CC. Another double win for me. Click image for larger version

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Stopped Flying J in Latta, SC just off I-95. The place was a zoo. Went to truck pumps in back, put Visa card in, swiped my Flying J card and got message to 'see cashier.' Went inside.... no one at fuel desk, two cashiers at other registers..... very long lines. Finally got to cashier who had no idea what the Flying J customer card was. Wanted me to tell her how much fuel I needed, I said not sure, can't you just hold the card and let me fill and come back. She said no, I had to give her a dollar amount.

The place was nasty. I finally got some fuel but will look for other options whenever I can. I passed several nice diesel stations on 38 on the way into Myrtle Beach with diesel prices $.25 to $.30 less per gallon.
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Stopped Flying J in Latta, SC just off I-95. The place was a zoo. Went to truck pumps in back, put Visa card in, swiped my Flying J card and got message to 'see cashier.' Went inside.... no one at fuel desk, two cashiers at other registers..... very long lines. Finally got to cashier who had no idea what the Flying J customer card was. Wanted me to tell her how much fuel I needed, I said not sure, can't you just hold the card and let me fill and come back. She said no, I had to give her a dollar amount.

The place was nasty. I finally got some fuel but will look for other options whenever I can. I passed several nice diesel stations on 38 on the way into Myrtle Beach with diesel prices $.25 to $.30 less per gallon.
You can't use a Visa card at the truck pumps. If your PFJ card has pump start activated, that is the card you should have swiped to start the pump. When finished fueling you would have to go inside to pay with your Visa card.

If you had the PFJ RV Plus card you could swipe it at the truck pump and when finished fueling, just drive away. All the details of your transaction would be available online.
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That may be true local to you. I traveled from the East coast to AZ this Fall. P/FJ was higher all along the way. Today, here in Yuma, the FJ is $3.99 cash price, while the 76 station is $3.73, cash or credit. They are on the same corner lot. No wonder the FJ RV lane was empty! They were all at the 76. So, $26 per 100 gal cheaper. Plus cash back on my CC. Another double win for me.
I understand the huge price difference of this location, but it's interesting that the PFJ guide shows it as a dealer site (they can charge whatever they want) with no RV lanes. I think this a somewhat unique situation.
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You can't use a Visa card at the truck pumps. If your PFJ card has pump start activated, that is the card you should have swiped to start the pump. When finished fueling you would have to go inside to pay with your Visa card.

If you had the PFJ RV Plus card you could swipe it at the truck pump and when finished fueling, just drive away. All the details of your transaction would be available online.
I have the Flying J RV Plus card but got it before Pilot acquired FJ. Maybe that was the issue but the cashiers were clueless and were really not helpful.

In all previous cases (it has been some time since I last visited FJ), I could swipe the Visa, then swipe the FJ RV Plus card, pump and go.

The reason I have not used FJ often is it has been pretty easy to find fuel at lower prices at Kroger and Murphy. Now that I have a longer rig, those options will be somewhat limited so I may need to use truck stops more frequently.
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You can't use a Visa card at the truck pumps. If your PFJ card has pump start activated, that is the card you should have swiped to start the pump. When finished fueling you would have to go inside to pay with your Visa card.

If you had the PFJ RV Plus card you could swipe it at the truck pump and when finished fueling, just drive away. All the details of your transaction would be available online.
This is ONE of the reasons that I do not use them. Too many rules. Why is it that I can go to any other brand of gas station and put in any credit card and start the pump but not at PFJ? They need to simplify their rules and they need the rules to apply to every station that has their PFJ sign on it.
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