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Old 06-10-2020, 09:46 PM   #1
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Diesel fuel between Amarillo, TX & Creede, CO?

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Any advice on fuel availability for a couple of 40' fivers between Amarillo & Creede? (I.e., Make sure we fill up in ?????) Looks pretty lonely past Clayton, NM....

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Raton NM, two stations right before you get on I-25, and Walsonburg CO come to mind. Trinidad CO is a pain to get off and on in town. How far can you go a tank?
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:06 PM   #3
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the Gas Buddy app will show gas or diesel along a route.
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Unless you very short ranges, it should not be a real issue. Where are you going to overnight? There are a couple of stations in both Alamosa and Monte Vista, Co where I can get our 32ft 5th in and out of easy. Use them frequently, but don't remember their names off hand.

Frequently, with the 5th, after getting in for the night, I'll unhitch and then fuel, makes life a breeze. From Clayton, if you're taking US 412 to Springer there is a very good truck stop, Russels, just a few miles north of Springer on junction with NM 58. Otherwise, should be OK in Raton using the second exit. I don't fuel in Raton, just use Russel's so much easier in & out. Walsenburg has good fuel options. Ever heard CW McCall's song about Walsenburg? Maybe never heard of him.
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What is your route to Creede? Everyone in the West drives diesel trucks. You won't have an issue. Use Diesel Buddy site.

How about getting to Santa Fe and take 84 to Pagosa Springs (diesel there); plan on doing some hot springs soaking there... beautiful concrete pools of varying temps overlooking the river and town. Then take 160 to South Fork (diesel) and on to Creede on 149. Gorgeous drive from Santa Fe.
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:47 PM   #8
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If you have the EFS card from TDS, the best fuel is the TA in Walsenburg, CO.

Plenty of diesel in Alamosa also.
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Thanks much; Will fill up when we overnight in Amarillo and can make it to Raton with problem....
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It's no big deal at all. We are in Amarillo now (working) and I was in Dumas and Dalhart yesterday and saw many places to fill up a big rig. I would fill up somewhere on 25 before I turned off and headed west.

I would suggest going from AMA-Dumas-Dalhart. What's called Boys Ranch road out of AMA is fun in a sports car, not so much in a camper.
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If you think about it, with maybe a 100 gal tank, you will still have roughly 300 miles left on 1/2 tank - so no need to worry about it.
Especially if you are on interstates where the trucks go because all the truck stops will not miss a chance to get THAT business
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There's a Love's in Clayton, NM on US-87, and a small T/A (with truck lanes, though) on I-25 in Farista, CO just past the turn for US-160W. Those look like the 1/3 and 2/3 points along that route between Amarillo and Creede.
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