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Old 11-05-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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We have a 2011 Ford F250 diesel to pull our travel trailer. When we are traveling, we usually stop at a truck stop for our fuel. We had a situation last week that caused a bit of confusion. Before fueling, the pump asked if we wanted tractor fuel or reef (?) fuel. Can anyone tell me what the difference is?
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Before fueling, the pump asked if we wanted tractor fuel or reef (?) fuel. Can anyone tell me what the difference is?
Are you sure it was reef, and not DEF?


http://www.discoverdef.com/def-overview/faq/#def
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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No, it really was "reef". I always assumed that had something to do with refrigerator fuel- but even that I don't know what it could be.

I always picked tractor fuel.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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Fuel for refrigeration units is tax exempt like farm fuel. No highway taxes on it, but DO NOT get caught with a fuel tank full of it. I don't know about the rest of the country but the fines around here are astronomical. If you get pulled over and refuse to let them check for off road fuel it's an automatic $2500 fine.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:30 AM   #5
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If you get pulled over and refuse to let them check for off road fuel it's an automatic $2500 fine.
better then 10k for a red stick if you get caught with it in
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
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better then 10k for a red stick if you get caught with it in
Oh I agree 100%
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I have never been asked that, but I would probably look perplexed myself till it caught on they where talking about onroad vs. offroad diesel...which is nothing more then a dye and a tax.
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I have never been asked that, but I would probably look perplexed myself till it caught on they where talking about onroad vs. offroad diesel...which is nothing more then a dye and a tax.
I've only seen it on the on-screen prompts at the pumps at truck stops.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #9
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Maybe its just where I stop, but never been asked that even at the pumps. But I use mostly Pilot and Loves, I have the Pilot RV card with pump start and the RV plus card, so it could be thats why I never get that question. At loves I just go in and give them a preauth amount and pump my fuel.
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You can use it, but if caught, that is tax evasion. Saving a few bucks, is it worth the risk?
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