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Old 08-13-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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So since we are new to the MH and diesel world, is it difficult to find stations that have diesel fuel? Is there a book that lists them? My portable GPS, Mildred only lists gas stations--not if they have diesel.
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So since we are new to the MH and diesel world, is it difficult to find stations that have diesel fuel? Is there a book that lists them? My portable GPS, Mildred only lists gas stations--not if they have diesel.
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Maybe ask Mildred for "truck stops" ..
What GPS do you have...that may let others who have the same brand as you tell you what to search for.
you can also look up Flying J ... Pilot or Pacific Pride
Some of these are card lock stations...but the nice thing is ...if a big rig can go here - then you should fit also!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">is it difficult to find stations that have diesel fuel? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not in most areas. In fact, here in Albuquerque where we are right now, we see diesel at several stations every day! ...of course, we wouldn't be able to get the 40' motorhome into some of those stations if we tried!

We generally try to buy our diesel in truck stops so we have some assurance that the fuel has not been in the underground tank for months like can happen at some small stations that don't sell much diesel. If can't find a truck stop (like the area where we used to live in VA), we do our best to find a station that sells enough diesel to keep it fairly fresh.
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:38 AM   #5
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I use the book titled "Next Exit" and it works for me. Lettering on pages are color coded (red) indicates RV Friendly also states diesel if available. RV friendly means enough room (usually in my opinon)to manuever around in.
This pub also tells if it a Flying J, Petrol, Pilot, Travel America, Quarels etc in additon to all other gas stations.
You can also google all the above companies and get thier locations off the website along your route. Normally thier is a spot on their web pages where you can ask them to send you a pamphlet on all their locations and some of the above have have discount fuel programs for RV'ers.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:30 AM   #6
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Hi mom2mastiffs,
Items mentioned in the previous posts are all that I use to find diesel fuel.

Consider appplying for a Flying J RV Real Value Member card. They also have a frequent fueler card. I have the RV card. It gives a penny off a gallon. In addition you get the cash price when using a credit card, if you use the truck pumps. This can be as much as 6 cents a gallon vs the credit price. I use a credit card that gives me 5% cash back on fuel purchases.

How does one find Flying J truck stops? I go to their web site and print their location by state. This is not difficult since that is how the web site displays the information. Once this information is in hand, there should be no problem fueling with diesel.

I just completed a trip from South Florida to Wyoming and back. I was able to use Flying J exclusively.

The last piece of information is do not use the RV pumps. For some reason they do not give the cash price when using a credit card. Use only the truck pumps.
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I am confused about Pacific Price. I am only a small time user and fill at FJ before coming home. But we have some of these card lock places around here in Southern CA and sometimes I have a need for local fuel before heading out.

I applied for a Pacific Pride card a few years ago and it got very confusing. They wanted a lot of information like tax numbers, how many gals a month I used, etc so I did not go ahead.

But one local card lock place takes regular credit cards at a little higher price.

I looked at the Pacific Pride website and can't seem to find which ones if any allow users without a Pacific Pride Card.

Can any Pacific Pride user explain this aspect?



<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
Maybe ask Mildred for "truck stops" ..
What GPS do you have...that may let others who have the same brand as you tell you what to search for.
you can also look up Flying J ... Pilot or Pacific Pride
Some of these are card lock stations...but the nice thing is ...if a big rig can go here - then you should fit also! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The last piece of information is do not use the RV pumps. For some reason they do not give the cash price when using a credit card. Use only the truck pumps. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not true in my case ...I use the RV pumps more often than the truck pumps, and I have never failed to get the cash price when using my Mastercard.
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Hi Paul,
Who knows what goes on behind the sceens. I use AMEX and maybe the contracts J has with the CC companies and the cost of those contracts is different. I tried this several times in different states. I have tried both diesel and gas at the RV pumps. The result was the same. I'm sticking with what works for me. I'm glad to see you have a choice of which pumps to use.
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Look for truck stops and you will find diesel. Or in any event you will find diesel in most places no matter what, it comes down to weather or not your rig will fit.
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With Pacific Pride you have to have a pacific Pride card to use any of their fuel stops, I think that credit card can be used to pay for the fuel after you insert your Pacific Pride card. Pacific Pride just sends me a bill at the end of month.
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I have run across several Pacific Pride and CFN card lock sites which were open to the public and would accept a normal credit/debit card for fuel purchases, no membership required. It would be nice to have a national listing of those types of fueling sites. I have also found other smaller, locally owned card lock sites which accepted credit/debit cards.

Diesel is readily available all across most of the country, you just have to look for it sometimes. Don't forget the CENEX stations in many of the rural areas.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> The last piece of information is do not use the RV pumps. For some reason they do not give the cash price when using a credit card. Use only the truck pumps.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have not found that to be the case either. We used Flying J exclusively from Atlanta to Wyoming and back this spring/summer and got the cash price with the Master Card as well. Infact, we also got a cent or 1.5 cent per gallon on fuel with the Flying J card as well as a discount deal on propane - all at the RV islands.
We did have to go inside once due to the receipt printer not working.
The truckers are trying to make a living and don't need RVers in the truck lanes screwing around trying to figure out how to fuel there.

Otherwise we try to pay attention to the 'services' signs on the interstate exits to see which location has diesel. Granted some stations with diesel are not RV accessible, but most of the time you can tell that at the top/bottom of the ramp and just re-enter the expressway and continue looking.
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I've seen the automated Pacific Pride stations around, so I got curious. From Pacific Pride's web site: "To be eligible to receive a Pacific Pride card, customers are required to use a total of 2,400 gallons of fuel per year." Guess that leaves me out!

FWIW: I filled up at a Flying J Truckstop in Barstow California in May, and paid the cash price at the RV pumps with my credit card. I only use the truck side if the RV pumps have a line. The truck side always seems to take too long unless it's empty.
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