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Old 09-15-2017, 04:19 PM   #29
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I am 45' plus toad ... I use the truck pumps ... I pay cash (I know how much I need by the gauge, 3/4 full needs $100) Occasionally I'll run near 1/2 tank and need $200. I get a receipt. Occasionally I'll use a big gas station if it's obvious I can circle the building. I'm not interested in dinging the bus to save $.10/gal.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:19 PM   #30
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Even with the discount Flying J / Pilot is way too expensive for diesel. And it is difficult trying to get into most fuel stations even without a TOAD. This had a significant impact on us moving to a 5th wheel and a P/U with aux fuel tank in the bed. Now I can go 600+ miles without fueling while towing a 38 footer.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:56 PM   #31
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I have never had a problem accessing the FJ RV Lanes. I've been to many FJ's from N. Mex to Florida and north through Wyoming and across through Ia, Mo, In, Il, Oh, Tn, Ky, and points beyond. Being I need 87 Octane gasoline, not diesel, I have no need to use the semi's fueling areas. I've always gotten my fuel discount and either go inside or do it all at the pump. The RV Lanes have always had a long pole windshield washer with clean water/soap solution. I can't vouch for diesel but gas prices are competitive if not lower where I have stopped and with the discount it's a real bargain. Every now and then I wait for another RV to pull out but I have not had the experience of being blocked in by others.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:31 AM   #32
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Flying J RV Fuel Pumps?

A question.
How can a straight route through a truck or RV fueling lane be difficult to maneuver?
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A question.
How can a straight route through a truck or RV fueling lane be difficult to maneuver?
An answer: Not difficult at all.

Comment: Most RV lanes near me (Florida) do not have a straight path ... straight puts you in aisle #2 of the convenience store. That includes Flying J, Pilot, and Love's. It's worse at most "gas stations" .... they have the pumps perpendicular to the convenience store and parking in front of the store ... no lanes that are parallel to the store and many do not have exits at both ends of the station. Truck lanes are mostly straight.
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A question.
How can a straight route through a truck or RV fueling lane be difficult to maneuver?
It has been my experience Pilot/Flying J RV lanes are at the side of the station as you pull in - - which means you have to make a somewhat tight turn upon leaving - then you have the parked cars at the building that do not always park in a courteous way.

I have been to a Flying J that had a straight out exit - - it was great. But to get into the RV lanes you had to drive past the main station and make a fairly tight turn into the RV lanes....

Not really a problem - you just have to pay attention - or how I was taught to drive, "Defensively!"

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As Indy Glenn stated the RV lanes have all been on one side or the other and exiting requires a turn past the main entrance. Not a show stopper, just requires cautious driving like many state campgrounds and a lot of privates require.
The big truck lanes are typically easier but can take a different procedure to fill up. Also if you hit a busy one then there will be a lot of trucks to drive though. I have had to do that a couple times once by accident at night in the rain with poorly marked entrances, got lots of dirty looks from the truckers that time.
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Not really a problem - you just have to pay attention - or how I was taught to drive, "Defensively!"

Agreed. I had the Smith System Driving training.
It's why I can use regular fueling stations and save a lot of $
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Smith system...that doesn't come up often! I have been thru it and it is very useful. It would be very worthwhile for every driver of a large vehicle.
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Smith system...that doesn't come up often! I have been thru it and it is very useful. It would be very worthwhile for every driver of a large vehicle.
How does the Smith System differ from my training when I went through the 3 week school to get my Class A license?

I'm just at 65' towing the F-150 and can manage most, but not all regular stations. Some Murphy stations are really tight but if you can figure out what route the fuel trucks use they're doable. Sometimes you need to get out and walk the route to be sure since backing with the toad isn't easy or even recommended.
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As commented, it depends. Some have the RV lane with the big truck pumps, others have RV lane separate or near the auto pumps.

I try to not use truck stops if possible. Elsewhere the price is cheaper and I can get my 5% discount via PENFED credit card if swiped at the pump. The high flow pump is not a big deal to me.
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I used the RV pumps at the FJ at Knoxville yesterday and it worked out great. This particular store had extra room at the front to turn to get out of the pumps.

I thought about using an Exxon further down the road which had the diesel cheaper. But by using google I could figure out which pump would be for diesel. I knew I had one shot to get to the correct pump.
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Almost 6 years full timing and never had to wait for a car blocking us in the RV lane. Its cleaner there too. When we use the truck lanes we always get the discount at the pump.
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Thank you guys for this discussion. Having bought our first MH ('03 FW Pace Arrow 35G [for gasser I guess]), almost a year ago and having made several short/local shake-out cruises so far, we have wondered about benefits of FJ/Pilot - discount only.

We (as navigator, should read probably "I") never even considered what conditions might be encountered, such as lane configuration, 4-wheeler traffic, etc.

This discussion has been ever so helpful. Thanks again to everyone for all the input.
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