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Old 03-05-2020, 05:17 AM   #1
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Diesel Fuel in Wyoming, Montana & SD?

Looking at my route heading to Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier NP and over into South Dakota from Utah there are very few major truck stops for fuel. I am checking Loves and TA.

What options are out there for diesel if these are not available?
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Most towns have gas station(s) with dedicated diesel islands. There are a lot diesel trucks out there that need fuel. Advice: when they say no services for x miles, they mean it. There will be NOTHING for those x miles. We took to fueling up at 1/2 tank just to be sure.
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Most towns have gas station(s) with dedicated diesel islands. There are a lot diesel trucks out there that need fuel. Advice: when they say no services for x miles, they mean it. There will be NOTHING for those x miles. We took to fueling up at 1/2 tank just to be sure.
I do this also and I can go between 800 to 900 miles on a full tank. I did find a TA station in Missoula, MT.
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….lot of farmer coops like Cenex in small towns in the west with separate truck islands....perhaps might not be quite as cheap but good fuel quality for the locals that use them....you will also see diesel #1 vs #2???
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Llike the others said...everybody in SD, WY and MT drives a diesel pickup. If a service station sells gas, they probably sell diesel. Pay attention to the distance between towns. Sometimes it is a long ways to the next pump!
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Ö.lot of farmer coops like Cenex in small towns in the west with separate truck islands....perhaps might not be quite as cheap but good fuel quality for the locals that use them....you will also see diesel #1 vs #2???
I've found that some rural Cenex stations have excellent prices on propane. A buck or two or more cheaper per gallon than hardware stores, RV parks or fuel stops.

And if you are running a gasser their gasoline is Top Tier. All good.
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We usually stop in the smaller diesel stops and rarely stop at the big guys with our rig towing a Honda. Look for Costco (some have diesel) Sams, Walmart, etc. I can usually get our 55 foot total length in just about any station that has pumps arranged so they are easy in and out.
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All the Farmer/Cowboys are driving Diesel Pickups so not an Issue out West, you will not need to go to a truck stop. -

https://www.gasbuddy.com/GasPriceMap...734082032&z=11

Use the filter to show Diesel - Gas Buddy is your friend.
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Ö.lot of farmer coops like Cenex in small towns in the west with separate truck islands....perhaps might not be quite as cheap but good fuel quality for the locals that use them....you will also see diesel #1 vs #2???
Thanks - I bookmarked their website which shows their locations.
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Those states are considered the Wild West BUT they are NOT 'Mid-Ages'
Fuel---Gas/Diesel is available just like rest of the USA


YES....one needs to PAY ATTENTION to roadside signage.......No Services next XXX miles etc.
BUT one should be doing that anyway.
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Be careful that you don't accidentally fuel up from the "off-road" pump. It doesn't include road taxes, and is about a dollar per gallon cheaper. Oops.
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Thanks - I bookmarked their website which shows their locations.
I mainly use Love's for the easy in/out and the relative cleanliness of the car lane pumps, which have diesel at most if not all pumps, depending on the station.

But I also use the Gas Buddy app on my phone if I'm getting low and the Love's app doesn't show anything within easy range. Very handy.
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If you're traveling the secondary roads you won't find truck stops but you will find many, many places to fuel up with diesel with a big rig. Don't overthink this.
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Be careful that you don't accidentally fuel up from the "off-road" pump. It doesn't include road taxes, and is about a dollar per gallon cheaper. Oops.
AND, it's got a RED dye in it that's very persistent. The red dye doesn't damage the engine, but, if you get caught with red dyed fuel in a road vehicle, it'll hurt your wallet.

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