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Old 01-10-2014, 11:42 AM   #11
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I'm no expert but I don't buy it in boxes from Walmart or Tractor Supply unless I have to. At $12.50 for 2 gallons that's about $5.00/gal. You can buy in bulk at most truck stops for $2.80/gal. I carry a 5 gallon kerosene container (blue colored) and pump into it at Pilot or Flying J between trips in the MH. I have a 1 gal bottle I use for transfering to the def tank.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:47 AM   #12
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DEF isn't going to break you one way or the other. A 5gal container is a good idea and would be easy to fill. I just might grab one and go that route. I hate carting the stuff around and that would make it easier.
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There'a another thread, and I'm not trying to take this one off topic. My biggest problem with the truck stops is the inability to pay at the pump. I know diesel purchases are typically in excess of $150 but you would think Pilot/Flying J would step into the current decade with pay at the pump. After all they would be getting an authorization number from the Credit Card company prior to allowing the pumping. It sure would make DEF and diesel purchases faster and more convenient.
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Get a pilot card. You get the discount and can fill up and pay at the pump. A monthly statement and nice people to deal with. Makes fueling so much easier.
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There'a another thread, and I'm not trying to take this one off topic. My biggest problem with the truck stops is the inability to pay at the pump. I know diesel purchases are typically in excess of $150 but you would think Pilot/Flying J would step into the current decade with pay at the pump. After all they would be getting an authorization number from the Credit Card company prior to allowing the pumping. It sure would make DEF and diesel purchases faster and more convenient.
You can pay at the pump if you have one of their cards. We pay at the pump all the time at the Pilot/Flying J's.
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Get a pilot card. You get the discount and can fill up and pay at the pump. A monthly statement and nice people to deal with. Makes fueling so much easier.
X2.

Though, my wife is usually happy to walk in and take our daughter to stretch their legs out before we had it and when we go to non-Pilot/Flying J places. (Though, the fact that she chooses those bathrooms over ours just grosses me out. )
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Another slightly off topic comment: Recently on the return trip from Gulf Shores, AL a small caravan I was with stopped at a Pilot south of Montgomery, AL. I filled up and when we got down the road a bit I learned from one of my fellow RVers (who also is maintenance coordinator for Jack Daniels) that the diesel we pumped was a bio-diesel blend. He said he only pumped a few gallons because Jack Daniels has bad experiences with bio diesel. I guess I am going to try and be more observant about what I' pumping particularly at Pilot.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:27 PM   #18
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Good point. I have looked but never seen the sticker that is supposed to be in the pump. I have heard but do not know for sure that it is ok to run but not to store. They suggest a treatment to keep the algae from clogging the filters. I would just as soon avoid it. I believe some states mandate it.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:16 PM   #19
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The containers are actually pretty easy. The have extended hoses to make filling the tank easy. Don't know which of those places has them though
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The containers are actually pretty easy. The have extended hoses to make filling the tank easy. Don't know which of those places has them though
Yeah I figure if I'm down to "E" I'm gonna get it in there. The 2.5gal container is my backup plan, mainly.
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