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Old 02-26-2016, 08:21 AM   #1
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diesel fueling

Thinking about getting a diesel 3/4 ton pickup to solve the only 2 things I don't like about RVing. One is going down mountains and the other is manuevering around the gas pumps. I was wondering what it was like using the truck fuel lanes at truck stops. I've never really paid a lot of attention to them so was wondering if a pickup and trailer were "welcome" over there and if there are long waits in line. Seems like it is usually pretty busy over there but maybe it goes fast. What are your experiences with the truck fueling lanes? Thanks
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:23 AM   #2
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Some of those truck fuel lanes only allow you to pay with special payment methods. It's not simply pay at the pump.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:39 AM   #3
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Have been driving my Ram diesel since 2007. In all that time I have only used the truck fuel lane once. Most of the truck stops usually have a lane or two for RV's.

Majority of the time I will go to a normal "gas station"; Murphy's (Walmart), Racetrack, etc. with the 5er in tow. I have had no trouble maneuvering at them.

If I can, I will wait until I get to my destination (camp ground), unhook then go fuel up.

Several years ago I went and purchased a 50 gal. auxiliary fuel tank. Has to be one of the top purchases I made related to RV'ing! Between the TV tank and aux tank I have 82 gals of diesel. Now, I fuel up when I want to.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:57 AM   #4
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Have been driving my Ram diesel since 2007.
Several years ago I went and purchased a 50 gal. auxiliary fuel tank. Has to be one of the top purchases I made related to RV'ing! Between the TV tank and aux tank I have 82 gals of diesel. Now, I fuel up when I want to.

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
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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
Depending on make/model of your truck there are after market tanks that replace the stock tank but hold more fuel. There are various size in bed tanks also.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:19 AM   #6
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I have been using the truck lanes ever since I bought my current 2010 diesel truck and have never had a problem or issue. Along with the truck pumps, many Flying J’s have dedicated RV pumps out front. I love using the truck pumps and not having to worry about cars blocking me in or the height of the canopy over the pumps. When fueling up I never put the pump on automatic shutoff because on the truck side they are high flow pumps and can overflow when pumping into the low volume fuel tanks of pickup trucks. My fuel tank only holds 30.5 gallons.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:25 AM   #7
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I never use the truck lanes. In fact, diesel fuel at truck stops is normally 5 to 10 cents higher per gallon than at regular stations. As stated above, look for the larger gas stations and diesel fuel is often on the outside lanes.


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We use the truck lanes frequently. Depends on if the gas stations have a dedicated RV lane or not.


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Old 02-26-2016, 09:30 AM   #9
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Many truck pumps have a larger fuel nozzle that will not fit your fill port. Also as mentioned many of the larger truck stops only accept fuel cards at the truck island.
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When towing, I almost exclusively use the truck lanes. Yes, you can't always start the pump- but I either walk in (or more commonly, my wife goes in).

Everyone once in a while, they're jammed and you have to wait for a truck to finish.

Just make sure you follow the procedure of fill up and then pull forward so the next guy can start.

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