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Old 03-27-2017, 06:22 PM   #1
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Does anyone else find it a pain to get fuel, gasser? When on interstate not too bad but else where it can be an ordeal figuring out which pumps that head in the right direction when towing the Jeep . Any tips out there? Thanks
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WaWa, Speedway (Hess), and Thortons usually have good turn areas. We have a 39' Class and tow a KIA Soul and can get in and out with no problem. There are probably others out there but in Florida those are the main ones we use.
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We don't have a gasser, but a diesel coach towing a Honda CR-V and we usually fill up at smaller stations all along our beautiful country's back roads. After a while you get the hang of figuring out which stations are set up the best for you. As we approach Sharon gives the station a once over and makes a decision on thumbs up or down. If thumbs up then she plots a good exit strategy. With diesel coaches there is an added complexity of finding which pumps have the green diesel pump handles. She only has a few seconds to get me into a station correctly. We find stations that have angled pump islands usually give us the best of possibilities. The stations with perpendicular islands the worse.
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Sometimes it can totally be a real pain for sure, but I've found that even when we're off the beaten path in anytown USA you can usually get a pretty good feel for if it's going to work out or not pulling into a station within just a few seconds of eyeballing it. My biggest gauge is seeing how much pavement/space is between the pumps and the gas stations main building, and also how much room is on the side of the pump that's on the end of the line. The thought process is if I can pull in I want to have space on the other side of the pumps where I'd exit after filling up to pull out and have room to turn left or right to get back out to the entrance/exit. The ideal situation is having room to enter and then circle around the outside of the pumps and then go between the pumps and the building and stop for your fill up on the end row of pumps with your RV now facing the exit. When we first started rv'ing many years ago with a travel trailer we were always very self conscious about trying not to get in anyone else's way, or blocking anything, but now as I've gotten older I've learned you really just have to have some thick skin because as you're waiting for a pump to open up people will honk, and sometimes give me the middle finger telling me I'm number one, or the worst is when someone will try to cut right in front of me after I've been waiting several minutes for a pump to open. Oh well, I just smile and wave, and it is what it is - we need the gas, and sometimes have limited options. I guess planning ahead and making sure we have several options is the best way to minimize the pain, but sometimes it's just going to be a painful ordeal because of where you are.
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Sometimes it can totally be a real pain for sure, but I've found that even when we're off the beaten path in anytown USA you can usually get a pretty good feel for if it's going to work out or not pulling into a station within just a few seconds of eyeballing it. My biggest gauge is seeing how much pavement/space is between the pumps and the gas stations main building, and also how much room is on the side of the pump that's on the end of the line. The thought process is if I can pull in I want to have space on the other side of the pumps where I'd exit after filling up to pull out and have room to turn left or right to get back out to the entrance/exit. The ideal situation is having room to enter and then circle around the outside of the pumps and then go between the pumps and the building and stop for your fill up on the end row of pumps with your RV now facing the exit. When we first started rv'ing many years ago with a travel trailer we were always very self conscious about trying not to get in anyone else's way, or blocking anything, but now as I've gotten older I've learned you really just have to have some thick skin because as you're waiting for a pump to open up people will honk, and sometimes give me the middle finger telling me I'm number one, or the worst is when someone will try to cut right in front of me after I've been waiting several minutes for a pump to open. Oh well, I just smile and wave, and it is what it is - we need the gas, and sometimes have limited options. I guess planning ahead and making sure we have several options is the best way to minimize the pain, but sometimes it's just going to be a painful ordeal because of where you are.
I'll have to remember that one!
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Oh and the one I loved when we had our gas rig was getting into a long island and filling up just fine. Just as I was finishing up, a car pulls in front of us to a spot that was occupied when we pulled in, fills up with me sitting in the driver's seat and engine running ready to get out of the way. After he fills up the whole family gets out of the car and goes in the store for fifteen minutes, leaving the car in the way.
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Google Earth with Street View can be a great planning tool.
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Gas coaches generally have a tougher time, especially when towing, since the fuel fill is either right near the rear driver side, or even on the rear of the coach itself... putting the coach 'out' into the lanes at many stations - and it's harder to gauge whether your fuel fill is near 'enough' to the pump itself as you maneuver in...

Our Diesel has the fuel fills(one on both sides) at the front, right behind the driver side window... making it much easier to maneuver in at the right place next to the pump...

it's interesting, though, that front end Gas coaches have the fuel fill in/near the REAR,
and the rear end Diesel coaches have the fuel fill near the FRONT : ) go figure
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Google Earth with Street View can be a great planning tool.
I use Google Street View when planning trips. I know I can get around 300 miles on a half tank of gas and will plan fuel stops ahead of time. Street view let's me know exactly how the pumps are arranged at the station where I plan to stop.

Coming back from Florida a couple weeks ago, we had to detour because of a wreck on I-75. I had planned on stopping in about 50 more miles, so I had my navigator look ahead on the new route on her phone to find a suitable station.

And, Gas Buddy lets you know what station has the best fuel prices.

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Gas coaches generally have a tougher time, especially when towing, since the fuel fill is either right near the rear driver side, or even on the rear of the coach itself... putting the coach 'out' into the lanes at many stations - and it's harder to gauge whether your fuel fill is near 'enough' to the pump itself as you maneuver in...

Our Diesel has the fuel fills(one on both sides) at the front, right behind the driver side window... making it much easier to maneuver in at the right place next to the pump...

it's interesting, though, that front end Gas coaches have the fuel fill in/near the REAR,
and the rear end Diesel coaches have the fuel fill near the FRONT : ) go figure
Think it might have something to do with weight and space>>>Richard
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I use Google maps with find along route feature filtered to display truck stops. It usually shows small and medium stations with good access other than truck lanes.
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it's interesting, though, that front end Gas coaches have the fuel fill in/near the REAR,
and the rear end Diesel coaches have the fuel fill near the FRONT : ) go figure
That's so the fill is closest to where the fuel tank is located, rear for gas rigs and front for diesels.
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