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Old 08-11-2022, 11:55 AM   #1
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Diesel Fueling - planning trip MI UP - where to fuel?

2008 Tiffin Phaeton DP 40' towing a Equinox
working on planning a trip
start St. Ignace
Stop in Newberry
Stop in Munsing
Then down to Sturgeon Bay, WI
I found a place to fuel diesel in St. Ignace but can't find diesel fueling in UP
Any advice on finding diesel stations for big rig in the UP?
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Old 08-11-2022, 12:05 PM   #2
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While I sure there are plenty of places to fuel in teh U.P., I am not sure you need any. Why do you need to fuel after St Ignace? The whole trip is 391 miles. If you get 7 MPG, you need 55 gallons. Don't you have a 100 gallon fuel tank?
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There are places for diesel all across the U.P. Semi trucks deliver goods there. Use this site: You have to play around with it to get the results you want. I used it looking for a 50-mi range and then put in specific cities & included 'Michigan'. Just a quick search there are stations in Gladstone, Manistique, Munising, Iron River, etc.

https://www.truckstops.com/index.html
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Old 08-11-2022, 12:55 PM   #4
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What are you using to search for diesel?
I did a quick search using Gasbuddy.com and there were multiple places to fuel in all three of those towns.


FWIW, The UP of Michigan is a big logging area, log trucks everywhere, they all use Diesel. I traveled across the UP dozens of times over the last 20 years and never had a problem finding fuel.

But I do plan my stops as there can be huge price differences, I try to stop at the lower priced stations depending on access, but again, logging trucks are a lot bigger then most RV's and they find fuel.
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Old 08-11-2022, 01:15 PM   #5
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I have a 100 gal tank
I'm not sure of my mileage but I'd estimate 9 mpg
Of course I wouldn't want to go below 1/4 tank
I tend to be risk averse and just want to ensure there will be no fueling issues
Better to have planned ahead and know I'll have options than to worry while I'm traveling ... belt and suspenders ....
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Diesel is sold at just about every gas station, getting it is a non-issue.
Don't even begin to stress or worry about this subject, no need to worry about it, spend more time looking for sites to see and not gas stations.
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Mackinaw City - south of the bridge or
St. Ignace - just after crossing

may have the best prices

Newberry is a tiny village

Marquette is much larger than Munising

The Escanaba, MI area just before Wisconsin has many stations. Pick some & look on Google Maps to see their access. This would be my choice of area to fuel up - not as congested as Sturgeon Bay area will be.

https://www.gasbuddy.com/gasprices/michigan/escanaba

Once you enter Wisconsin along the lakeshore to Sturgeon Bay it's a busy area if you don't mind dealing with traffic... Green Bay area would have many options.
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Could use a trip planner like RVParky.com or tripwizard.rvlife.com both have filters to find parks and fuel stops.

For Diesel the app Fuelbook is helpful and the usual https://myopenroads.com/
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