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Old 02-25-2021, 03:29 PM   #1
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I am considering buying the Tiffin Allegro Red 33AA. Can I fill the fuel tanks on the truck side of a truck stop or do I have to use the car side?

Thank you for your help.

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I am considering buying the Tiffin Allegro Red 33AA. Can I fill the fuel tanks on the truck side of a truck stop or do I have to use the car side?

Thank you for your help.

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I always use truck stops. If you are going to do that search the forum for EFS for the fleet fuel card. You WILL save money and the app is very handy as well.

https://www.efsllc.com/fuel-card/efs-fleet-card/
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Old 02-25-2021, 04:21 PM   #3
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Some Pilots and other stations have RV lanes that had diesel, but I find it's easier to use the truck lanes. The maneuvering room is much better and generally don't have to wait long if at all. Plus, the truck lanes have the high speed pumps where the RV lanes may not.
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Aside from saving money, you can use the trucker lanes to fill the Tiffin Allegro Red 33AA?

I want to make sure the hose will fit and the flow is not too high to fill on the truck side instead of having to use the car side.

So you are saying I can fill in the commercial truck lanes with this unit?

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Can someone with a Tiffin Allegro Red 33AA help answer this too?

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I always fuel at the truck lanes and have for as long as I have had diesels. I did find that with this RED I have to fuel at the lowest speed or it clicks off unless the cap is removed on the passenger side also to vent. Even at the lowest speed I can fill up much faster than going to the RV pump that has the small nozzle. I have seen some complain about truckers giving them attitude when at the pump but I have never had any issues, in fact most truckers are friendly and nice to talk to.
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Thank you

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Thank you for your help. that is a deal breaker for me if I can't use that side of a truck stop. An, I need to make the decision tomorrow whether to buy a 17 33AA. I think the 17 an 18 are very similar.

I am staying in Titusville for the winter and live in Indiana. I'd hate to start the drive to Indiana and find it difficult to find fueling.

Driving a 35 for unit, adding a 4 foot tow bar and a 15 foot tow makes a very long unit to have to use the car side of a fuel station al the time.

I don;t mind using a Flying J but sometimes they are not convenient or even exist along my routs.

I know this because I have been driving a 30 foot gas unit and even that is difficult.

I really appreciate your answer.

I hope to meet. you in the truck side of a truck stop sometime.

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Thank you for your help. that is a deal breaker for me if I can't use that side of a truck stop. An, I need to make the decision tomorrow whether to buy a 17 33AA. I think the 17 an 18 are very similar.
If you are referring to the truck lanes when you say "that side of a truck stop" of course you can use the truck lanes, I rarely ever use anything else. All of the diesel pushers are going to be about the same as far as filling in truck stops. You can fill from either side of the RED, but generally it's best to fill from the driver's side as the fill cap is higher.
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I use the truck lanes most often. You can fill from both sides, but the passenger side for some reason shuts off prior to the tank being completely full. Just fill your rig, pull forward, complete payment, and drive off. Easy peasy. I haven't purchased DEF at a truck stop. Usually just fill from jugs.
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I am considering buying the Tiffin Allegro Red 33AA. Can I fill the fuel tanks on the truck side of a truck stop or do I have to use the car side?

Thank you for your help.

Phil
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I look for truck fuel lanes for ease of entry/departure, in particular Hi-flow nozzles. I have found that the RV lanes at many stations are often very congested and sometimes rather difficult to maneuver into/out of. I can fill from either side (passenger or driver) generally with the nozzle set to the highest speed - just listen so that as it nears full you can cut back on the pump rate to avoid having fuel burp out and spill on you. I prefer buying DEF at the truck lanes as it is generally cheaper and much easier than dealing with the 2.5 gallon boxes. As with fuel I figure the truck lanes have high usage so the chances of getting bad DEF should be minimal.
A final note: the TSD/EFS fuel card is a big money saver, but requires some planning to find participating stations. Often times there are local stations with truck lanes that are convenient and priced well (Maverick, QuikTrip come to mind). With a 100 gallon fuel tank it's pretty easy to plan fuel stops as needed.

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Phil,
Yes on my 2013 33aa i can fill from either side, however the driver side fillers higher then the passenger side so if you are not careful you can over fill and fuel will run out the passenger side . For that reason i always fill from the passenger side at the truck stop in the truck lane... George
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Based on your responses I bought a 17 Red 33AA. I pick it up Monday.

I have never owned a diesel so I will have many questions.

My favorite part is that it has an air horn. I. Looking forward to using it.

Anyone with words of wisdom or suggestions for using the first diesel?

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Based on your responses I bought a 17 Red 33AA. I pick it up Monday.

I have never owned a diesel so I will have many questions.

My favorite part is that it has an air horn. I. Looking forward to using it.

Anyone with words of wisdom or suggestions for using the first diesel?

Phil
When you are not on the road, turn the air horn off.
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