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Old 03-04-2023, 04:07 AM   #1
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Never go to Buc-ee's at lunch time

Hole cow what a mess. It looked like they were passing out $100 bills with gas and lunch.
This was all in Florence SC yesterday right at lunch time.
We do use TSD for fleet pricing but a fairly new location was right where we were going to need fuel coming up 95. Diesel was 366.9, awesome. Gas was $2.68.
There were RV's parked all around the perimeter of the lot, what seemed like 3K cars parked everywhere, and they must have funded quite a bit of roadway access improvements including a round about to get out of the place.
We wanted to go in but the store was mobbed so that will have to wait.
55 feet of truck and fiver was no place for us to be so we fueled up and headed north.
We were close to 2 other locations in FL a week ago and the craziness had subsided at those locations as the have been open longer.
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Old 03-04-2023, 06:10 AM   #2
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Buc-ee's, they do make an interesting fuel stop especially if you are a people watcher. When choosing to stop at a Buc-ee's I know this will not be a quick stop because of the folks that think the fuel pumps are a great place to park whether fueling up or not.
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Old 03-04-2023, 06:24 AM   #3
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Havenít been to one yet but I would much rather pay a few cents more a gallon somewhere else than waiting in lines and going through the hassle of large crowds.
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Old 03-04-2023, 06:34 AM   #4
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We have these all over Texas. The novelty wore off real quick for me. Not worth it.
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Old 03-04-2023, 07:09 AM   #5
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I know people that always plan to stop at one if it happens to be on their route. They mostly like to just look around to see what kind of stuff they can come across. Those stores do have a good variety of junk and the bathrooms are extra nice for sure.

Me, they're ok but I don't stop unless I need a bathroom break and/or want to get a snack. Can't remember if I've ever fueled up at one though.
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There is a lot to be said about Buc-ees, particularly when traveling in an RV as they have fairly good food, but no dining tables. When on a long travel day in our coach across Texas, I look forward to stopping at Buc-ees, as it is a handy place to fuel up, get a bite to eat, stretch my legs a bit and get back on the road (there are 4 or 5 of them that we routinely pass when traveling, the nearest about 150 miles from our house).

For those that have not experienced it, Buc-ees is in its own class compared to the typical truck stop with chain fast food dining built in. It is like going from Motel 6 to a Hilton hotel.
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We stop at Buc-ees pretty regularly but we always plan on our "gas stop" lasting at least an hour instead of the usual fifteen minutes. And, for some unknown reason, the cost of our gas is at least $100 more than the total price you see displayed at the pump.....
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We went to Buc-ee's once in our car. Never again. I would also NEVER think of bringing our motorhome to one. If I want to fuel up, deal with crazy drivers and mobs of people. I'll do it at Disneyland. They all seem to be the same. Sorry but no thanks. Chuck
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Stopped at the one in Florence once. That was enough. Won't say I will never stop in another one, but not a particular thrill for me. I don't think they are very rv friendly.
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I don't fuel at them as I'm a bit of a stickler about using Top Tier fuel(ask an engine builder) but their brisket sammiches alone are worth the stop for us.
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Apparently the place is so popular no one goes there anymore.
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Worst RV experience ever.
Stopped last month at Buc-ee’s in St. Augustine off the I-95. My bad. Didn’t know it was a grand opening. No where to park rig except illegally along curbside, unless I had taken up a refueling station like forever. Took me 1/2 hour to grab a couple of brisket sandwiches and some pralines and wait it out in the 12 deep check out lines. Customers were rude and pushy. Staff were overwhelmed. Got back to our rig and someone had parked right in front of us, and there was nowhere to back up. We waited another 1/2 hour or so for the offensive lineman to drive off. Shoulda parked across the street at the Walmart. No more Buc-ee’s for us.
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Buc-ees isn't a truck stop, in fact they're the car and Lt.truck traveler's alternative to truck stops. They don't discourage RV's or outright prohibit them like they do 18 wheelers, but they don't cater to them either. When in Rome.
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