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Old 01-14-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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DEF pumps at Flying j/Petro/Loves etc

From what I can see, most of the big service areas have DEF pumps but they are only at the truck islands. Does anyone know if any of the fuel stops have DEF pumps at the RV islands?
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
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Tom I haven't seen DEF any place but big truck stops. I did take the advice given and bought a 5gal blue kerosene container and a hand pump at Walmart. I filled it at the pump today and will transfer it when we check in to the camp site in Tampa. I think I have ten bucks into it. Saved half that already. Thanks to who ever suggested it.
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I have taken my truck right up to the truck islands and filled my DEF. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, especially if it's not very busy.

But no, I haven't seen any DEF pumps at the RV islands yet.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:30 PM   #4
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How much does DEF cost at the truck stop?
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:23 PM   #5
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how much DEF are you using that this an issue? Can't you just buy a few jugs and keep in RV? My pickup holds just over 5 gallons, that's good for 4-5000 miles. To prove how little traveling I've done, what is an RV island?
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:38 PM   #6
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I buy the 2 1/2 gal cartons at Wal Mart for $12. That is $4.80 per gallon. Last June we went out west. I carried two cartons with me and added one on the way back. Round trip was 5200 mile.
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that's my point. If someone isn't comfortable using a big-rig pump island, just carry a few jugs. Not hard to find a Walmart or any parts store in your travels. Everyone carries it now. I work at a Case IH dealer. We have it in anywhere from 2.5 gallon jugs to 360 gallon totes.
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I have taken my truck right up to the truck islands and filled my DEF. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, especially if it's not very busy.

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Your money is just as good as thier money. Just the the right thing and pull up and clear the pump when done if you have to go inside. That way the next guy can start filling his up. I do it all the time.
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that's my point. If someone isn't comfortable using a big-rig pump island, just carry a few jugs. Not hard to find a Walmart or any parts store in your travels. Everyone carries it now. I work at a Case IH dealer. We have it in anywhere from 2.5 gallon jugs to 360 gallon totes.

It's not a matter of being able to use a big rig island. The hose won't reach our rigs tank unless you pull in backwards. I don't want to do that. Most of the time when I fuel it's busy. The jugs at Walmart require a extra trip and then carry it to the rig. PIA. I now fill a 5gal container pay half the price and move it three feet it store it in the basement. I have a cheapie hand pump and fill my tank at the campground. Great idea. Also on my MH there is no way to pour from the 2.5 gal container. Another PIA. This solves it. Not really a price thing.
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You should have mentioned at first that the hose doesn't reach. That explains your issue. Sounds like you found a solution though.
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