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Old 04-26-2010, 03:19 PM   #57
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I use Flying J's as much as possible. I overnight there, and dump my tanks and take on fresh water there. I appreciate the consideration they give to RVers for these 'priveleges'. I have noticed their prices are not as competitive as they used to be, but, so far, don't mind paying for the added convenience. $5 is a reasonable price to dump.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:17 PM   #58
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Flying J is indeed instituting a charge for use of their dump stations. Here are the facts, as best I've been able to ascertain them:
  • Flying J is instituting a $10 fee for use of their dump stations.
  • Flying J says this is due to increased costs associated with dump stations, such as:
    • Costs for normal dump station use
    • Costs due to misuse and abuse of dump stations
    • Sewage treatment charges paid by Flying J locations
  • This program is expected to be in place at all Flying J locations by May 15, 2010.
  • If you have a Flying J "Real Value" RV Club Card or a Flying J Frequent Fueler Card, Flying J will be adding a $5.00 dump station discount to your card, based on your fuel purchases.
    • You must present the card to the Flying J cashier when paying for dump station use, in order to receive this discount.
    • Some dump stations will have automated payment devices, which we believe will accept your Flying J Card (for the discount) and your credit card for payment.
    • Other dump stations will require you to pay at the fuel desk prior to using the dump station.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:34 PM   #59
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Flying J is indeed instituting a charge for use of their dump stations. Here are the facts, as best I've been able to ascertain them:
  • Flying J is instituting a $10 fee for use of their dump stations.
  • This program is expected to be in place at all Flying J locations by May 15, 2010.

AH, pretty neat - now, all the folks "happy" to pay $5 to dump, will be TWICE as happy...
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:43 PM   #60
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It's $5 if you use your Flying J RV Real Value Loyalty card.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #61
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:30 PM   #62
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How much will you have to pay for the gas you are going to use to look for a "free" dump.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:20 PM   #63
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T/A's are not that RV friendly. Seldom have any RV parking meaning either use the commerical truck parking lot or just fuel and go. Not real friendly toward commerical drivers either (I'm one of them) and I just bypass T/A's unless necessary.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:01 PM   #64
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I use FJ as often as possible, and if drycamping always try to buy fuel or propane before I leave. They are in business and need a return for thier capital investment. In addition, free is not always the best value. I support the fee and so should all in order to have the RV friendly facilities tha FJ provides.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:58 AM   #65
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And here's the other side of the new and unimproved Flying-J/Pilot....

Flying-J diesel price yesterday in Ohio $3.249

Local down the street Speedway $2.99

Plus you now get to pay for something that was once free...

The following is Flying-J's response to my email relative to the current pricing and dump charges..

I sure appreciate your note. This decision has not come without a great
deal of thought. We understand that you have many places to choose to make
your fuel purchases. The waste dump fee will help us cover our increasing
costs so that we can maintain offering this service.

We hope that our outstanding services and facilities will continue to earn
your business.

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Old 05-11-2010, 09:41 AM   #66
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While Flying J is not always the cheapest in a town, they are usually the cheapest truckstop and they always have the freshest fuel. If I just happened along a gas station with cheap fuel but there were no trucks or high volume of diesel users there I would like drive on anyway to find somewhere I knew I would be getting a quality product at a fair price.
I very, very rarely need to take advantage of a "free" dump site so an occasional $5 to cover the costs that I know are involved really does not concern me. I have had to use a campground as a dump/fill in the past and I have NEVER been charged less than $10 for that.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:44 AM   #67
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The only one I'm loyal to is myself. I know how far I can go on a tank of fuel. I simply go to MSN Fuel prices and see who has the best fuel prices IN THAT TOWN and thats where I buy my fuel. Even if fuel prices have gone up .50 cents a gallon by the time I get there, the station that was the cheapest will probably still be the cheapest. As for dumping, You don't have to dump every day. Give Walmart a break and every five days go to a Camp Club USA RV park and for $15 a night you get to fill your water dump your crap and live happily ever after. If it's the grey water thats getting filled between dumps, use the dribble technique. There you go, problems solved !
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I am not about to pay more for fuel plus then pay to dump. I can use the extra money to stay in a campground and use all the hookups.
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For those that liked the food at the FJs, kiss it bye-bye with the Pilot takeover. I have an acquaintance that is a trained chef who was paid by FJ to survey FJs all over the country and keep the food tasty. A few months back he (and his partner) were terminated because Pilot had taken over FJ. Clearly, things are headed downhill at the FJs. BTW: the day I have to pay $5 to dump is the day I sell my TT. Fortunately, there are several private places to dump around here and while the State of WA has cut a few dump stations, there are enough left to plan around. It's not the $5... it's the principle. Hm... I wouldn't do it, but I wonder if the rangers are seeing more signs of black water dumping in the forests?
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