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Old 07-21-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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Driving my gasser I can just about count on finding fuel at any podunk place I pass through.
I generally like the flying Js etc. when available. BUT I dont really worry too much about it.
How about diesel? Do you have to plan more in advance for fueling? I find on just occasion they list diesel fuel prices on their markee. If the dont have a price listed I assume they dont carry it.
Anyway how much more aware or concerned are you about finding diesel available on your travels.
I sure dont want to plan my trips around the major truck stops.
I'm lusting for a new rig and a diesel is sure on the top burner right now.
My present gasser is a 98 and I usually trade about this time but I dont want to buy any anxiety problems, worrying about where to fuel up. Thanks Ron
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:23 PM   #2
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Driving my gasser I can just about count on finding fuel at any podunk place I pass through.
I generally like the flying Js etc. when available. BUT I dont really worry too much about it.
How about diesel? Do you have to plan more in advance for fueling? I find on just occasion they list diesel fuel prices on their markee. If the dont have a price listed I assume they dont carry it.
Anyway how much more aware or concerned are you about finding diesel available on your travels.
I sure dont want to plan my trips around the major truck stops.
I'm lusting for a new rig and a diesel is sure on the top burner right now.
My present gasser is a 98 and I usually trade about this time but I dont want to buy any anxiety problems, worrying about where to fuel up. Thanks Ron
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:48 PM   #3
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It all depends on what you want. If you want to upgrade to a DP, then by all means do. Majority of the time your traveling on the interstates and diesel can be found everywhere. Just follow the trucks. The only time to be careful is at the mom & pop stores, they won't push that much diesel so the turn around is small, that is where you will run into problems with bad fuel. I also make it a habit to carry a spare fan belt, both primary and secondary fuel filters. When you use an item, replace it right away. Time will come when you need it and then you slap yourself along side your head and remember you forgot to replace it. Yes diesel has been running high, cost wise but most of the newer DP have between a 90 to 150 gal fuel tank. I have 90 and figuring about 8 mpg gives me a 550 mile crusing range to the 1/4 tank level. I try not to go below a 1/4 with out knowing where the next fuel station is. I might stop at 1/2 tank and fill up and have a bite to eat. It's all in the driving habits and your pleasure. Enjoy.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:04 PM   #4
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Hi RC, Just go out and get that DP you'll love it! Finding diesel is not hard and like Ron said my knight holds 100 gals so you dont have to refuel as much as with your gaser.What DP you looking for?
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I'm looking for exactly what you own. Thats why I was so interested in your thread.
I can not store a motorhome over the 32 foot length. My 32 footer from the back ladder to front bumper is 33ft. 7 in. and I squeeze in.
The Knight with the 6 speed tranny is my #1 but also looking for a Neptune or Cayman with the 5 speed tranny. I want 300 hp cummins so looking for 2003 or later and the angled kitchen and as you pointed out the pass through storage. Do you know if HR Ambassador had your version of the Knight.
A beauty just got away from me. Someone a little quicker than me. It was in Colorado and could not get out there to see it soon enough. If i'm patient, something will show up.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:32 AM   #6
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It can be a little "dicey" if you are towing too. I know I'm a lot longer than you're anticipating buying at 39+' and a full size Tahoe, but for me, corner convenience stores are on the "do not" list. But finding a large enough fuel stop is no problem along almost any interstate highway. That plus the range equals smooth sailing.
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The 100 gallons of fuel gives you alot of choices and selectivity in fuel stops. On a recent trip we started seeing alot more of the offramp signs that tell you what's available at the next stop showing diesel on the bottom of the gas station signs.
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Just be careful in large urban areas. Most fuel stations with turn-arounds large enough for a DP and with diesel fuel are not located at exits in major cities. It's a good idea to know where the Flying J, Pilot, etc. truck stops are and fuel up before going off the beaten path or into an urban area.
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Old 08-01-2006, 05:16 PM   #9
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On any trip outside California I map out the Flying J's. I know the distance between stops, and know I can travel 700 miles w/o fueling. That will get you to and from most places.

So before I stray from the interstate, I have a full tank.
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One of the things I didn't like about my gas MH was the hassle of finding a gas station where my MH and toad would be able to maneuver in. With the DP it is a piece of cake running through the truck pumps.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:08 AM   #11
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Just purchase the book "The Next Exit" It will tell you where all the stations are that carry diesel fuel and if they are written in red they are RV friendly. There is alot of other info in there too like restaurants and Wal-Marts. We tow with a diesel truck and have never had a problem along the interstates using this book. Off the beaten path we may have to search a little more but always find some place that carries diesel with no problem.
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When you only need fuel every thousand miles or so, it's pretty easy to find what you want. I usually fill up at about 800 miles so I don't have to worry about the next stop.
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