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Old 01-25-2015, 02:01 AM   #15
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Is anyone concerned that Pilot/Flying J is not on the "Top Tier" gasoline list?

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Old 01-25-2015, 02:31 AM   #16
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I have that concern. I use CVX most of the time as the gas generator has a very small carborator which could easily shellac without a good additive package, or so I am told. I use the Pilot Flying J on long trips, when easily available, but I reliably patronize Chevron and Shell gas stations the rest of the time.

I do not understand the differences among gasoline additives. So, I opt for top tier most of the time in an effort to compensate for the lack of depth in my understanding of the differences in the additives in different brands of gas.


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Old 01-25-2015, 04:34 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by BPoland View Post
I'm just trying to avoid getting in to a situation where I have to unhitch the toad to get out.
We've always used the Flying J's. Of all the ones be have been too I can only remember a couple that might be a little tight in the RV lanes. Just download there site to your computer and also Google Earth. Once you get the address of the J's you intend to visit plug that into the Google Earth site and pan down to take a look at how there set up. It gives you a good heads up to the arrangement of there pumps and parking facilities for RV's. You don't park back with the trucks most have parking up front for RV's. Besides if you get tired you can also spend the night at no charge. In our case we just like the convenience they have. Store, showers, restaurant, etc. We don't mind paying the few extra pennies that the fuel might cost if any at all. Good Luck and Be Safe.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:18 PM   #18
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I interpret the OP's question as: can I fill my gas motor home at the truck islands?
The answer with very few exceptions is no. Most truck stops do not have gasoline at the truck islands. I have seen one truck stop that had gasoline at one of its truck lanes. That was an AMBest. And that lane was clearly marked with an overhead sign. Also of note is that some Flying J's don't have RV lanes.
The truck islands will be diesel only. The RV islands will have both gas and diesel.

I have been to J's where one end of the truck islands are marked for RV (Rocker, MT). Those pumps have gasoline.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:25 PM   #19
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Gas at truck stops

I concur with the others. One problem they built a brand new Flying J in Hope BC and the gas side is impossible to get into with my combination (F150 and a 28ft travel trailer. ) I'm 54FT overall and if there is any other traffic in the island area....no can do.They should have at least left a space to drive around the building!
Poor planning but Flying J's focus is diesel transport .


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