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Old 05-05-2008, 04:28 PM   #15
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The only thing flying J has going for it now is it is cleaner than most of the others. The penny discount isn't worth stopping for and the RV islands are so poorley designed I won't use them. Never have had a problem with a truck driver.
Got a dose of liquid with a propane fillup in SC, Station denied problems, but, home office overuled them.
If you really need that 2 cent discount go to Good Sam and sign up for their Pilot program. Never have seen a clean Pilot station where I'd fill with fuel then get in the motor home.
Comes down to: Even without the discount program I'll still go with the J.

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Old 05-07-2008, 09:01 AM   #16
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Whats the big deal over Flying J. Way back when, they used to be OK. Now, I avoid them when I can. The RV islands are a real Pain, always a car or an ignorent RVer blocking the pumps. For $0.80 I'll go elsewhere. The only advantage to the J these days is, when I use my credit card I get the cash price with the J card, thats worth $.04 by itself. During this past winter trip I discovered cheaper Diesel at the local stations then at any of the truck stops, whats up with that?

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Old 05-08-2008, 12:38 PM   #17
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Flying J's are a real PITA to get into and out of. Their idea of what is RV friendly is much different from mine. I would not put propane and dump station in a lane ahead of the fuel pumps. I would not put the pumps where when leaving the pumps you had to make a really tight turn (if you can) or wait for several cars that are parked in front of the store to leave.
This past winter I stopped in the J in Dillon (I think) SC. I needed propane and gasoline. In front of me was a man who was waiting to use the dump station, but he had to wait for the rig that was in front of him to finish fueling, and I had to wait for both of them to be done before I could get close enough to the propane. Well, when I finally got close enough to the propane, my wife goes over and picks up the phone to call for someone to come out to pump propane. After waiting for several minutes, she hung up the phone and went into the store to get somebody. Ten minutes later, a teenage girl comes out to pump the propane. She asks where my propane tank is,I tell her it's on the right side (their propane is on my left side). The girl tells me that "management" has told employees to not take the hose to the opposite side of an RV, and I would have to get out of line and come the other way. In other words I would have to cross two lanes of RVs waiting in the fuel lines, go around the car islands, park blocking all the cars parked in front of the store, and wait until the outer fuel lane was vacant and pull through to the propane station. I told her that I had gotten propane there before and the hose would reach. She said they're not allowed to do that anymore. So I had my wife go over to the RVers waiting beside me and ask them to leave some space for me to cross, which they did in a few minutes. After I got across to the other side, I told my wife to get in and drove off without either propane or gas, leaving the girl standing there. That was the last time I went to flying J. I'll never stop in a Flying J again. I had wasted an hour and came away empty.
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:44 AM   #18
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I've got to agree - if I had to go to the RV island (we have diesel and can & do use the truck islands) I would never use an FJ. And never did when we had a gas motorhome. Far to congested, often impossible to maneuver a big rig, and just too much hassle to get propane or use the dump.

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