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Old 02-26-2016, 12:07 PM   #21
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Well you send the wife in while you wait at the pump, a bit slower but kinda like a pay while you wait at the pump...

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Old 02-26-2016, 12:28 PM   #22
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I guess we're spoiled here in the plains states. There's always a car diesel pump at about any fuel station that's easy enough to get to. We don't have to center the big truck nozzle over the smaller pickup fuel nozzle hole, don't have to send someone in to prepay, and don't have to pledge allegiance to most Flying Flip J's whose prices are way higher than a competing station 1/2 mile across the road.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:39 PM   #23
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I wish my fill ups cost... 30bucks!


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That the problem with 27 gallon tank. Fill ups are about 20 gallons since that only leave 7 gallons (70 miles till empty towing) in the tank and 20 gallons at 1.65 is 33 bucks.
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:17 PM   #24
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I guess we're spoiled here in the plains states. There's always a car diesel pump at about any fuel station that's easy enough to get to. We don't have to center the big truck nozzle over the smaller pickup fuel nozzle hole, don't have to send someone in to prepay, and don't have to pledge allegiance to most Flying Flip J's whose prices are way higher than a competing station 1/2 mile across the road.
Little more populated on this side of the world I guess.

It's funny how many people say they will not be at the j because they are not the cheapest. Around here I have never been to one that had not been within a few cents 9f every one else. Guess we are lucky.

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We don't have to center the big truck nozzle over the smaller pickup fuel nozzle hole, don't have to send someone in to prepay...
I've been to many, many truck stops and have never had an issue where the nozzle was too big for my Ram.

And, if you do go with a Flying J, you can start the pump + get cash pricing with a Pilot/Flying J RVer card.

I won't debate the price as I don't price shop- I go for convenience.
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:53 PM   #26
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I've been to many, many truck stops and have never had an issue where the nozzle was too big for my Ram.

And, if you do go with a Flying J, you can start the pump + get cash pricing with a Pilot/Flying J RVer card.

I won't debate the price as I don't price shop- I go for convenience.
I'll make sure the truck stop is not $10 more than the one down the highway.. But your right I am for convenience and not needing to get far from the highway. That might mean a few cents more a gallon but that is the price of the convenience!

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Old 02-26-2016, 04:37 PM   #27
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Could be like the guys on the oil riggs . they help themselves @ the diesel tanks . Know one that hasn`t bought diesel fuel in 20 years. A perk of the job until your caught I guess. I myself use the truck lanes when towing. Most places are poor design for a truck and trailer to get in and out.
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Thumbs up I use the truck stop lanes all the time

I drive a F350 with a stock 24gal tank, so when towing I have to fill up about every 230 miles. Last year I took a 6,000 mile trip and fueled in the truck Lanes 90% of the time. I have never had an issue with the large fuel nozzel or high flow rates and the convenience of being able to easily maneuver there is great. I have the Good Sam fueling card for Flying J/Pilot so it is easy to pay at the pump as well. Only time I use the RV lanes is when I need to us the dump station (only twice in two years) and have had to wait longer in that line than I do in the truck lines.
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I have an F-250 and a 37' 5ver. I always use truck stops. Flying J or Pilot (same company) preferred because I can use my Good SAMs Discount card for 3 cents a gallon discount. Never have to go in and prepay at J. Have never had them withhold $200? Large nozzle not a problem. Fast, fast,,fast,fuel time. Probably less than a minute and a half for 20+ gallons. Hold the nozzle and slow it down when it gets close to full. The RV pumps in front of the statin are soooo slow. I don't think they never change the inline filters.. Never again to the RV lane.

Truckers don't mind. Just pull up to the line so the next one can pull up. Actually, if the truck stop is busy they will jump in line behind you because they know your not taking on 200 gallons plus and will be out of the way fast.

Then there is DEF. You can buy DEF at the same time. All so convient. Yes, a little more but so what. Convient, fast, no worry in and out.
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Thanks for the responses. An aux tank would be the perfect solution except that they are probably pretty much permanent installations. I do quite often use every inch of my bed hauling things. But I will do some research on this way of solving the problem. Dan

I have a 100 gallon fuel tank in my Silverado and I have never been in a truck stop. My tank is not permanent, I can take it out with not any problems. I have a B&W hitch and I can have a clean bed in no time. I have a 12 volt pump that pumps 10 gallons a minute. We have to stop every so often anyway and we can stop, use the bathroom, fill up the truck and get something to eat and be gone in about 15 minutes. Try that pulling into a truck stop. I am retired military and I have a PenFed credit card and I get 5% off each dollar if I scan the card. As far as fresh diesel goes I have driven over 150,000 miles and I have never had a problem. Gas Buddy is a good apps to have.


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