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Old 05-18-2015, 04:17 PM   #1
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Fueling up at truck pumps?

Question for Those of you that fill up at truck pumps? Do you use a standard credit card? On my recent adventure to pick up our Sabre in OH from NE, I tried three times to use truck pumps but none would allow it as they were non-taxed commercial pumps only. ?? Wasn't an issue, but it's be nice to use the truck pumps
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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Question for Those of you that fill up at truck pumps? Do you use a standard credit card? On my recent adventure to pick up our Sabre in OH from NE, I tried three times to use truck pumps but none would allow it as they were non-taxed commercial pumps only. ?? Wasn't an issue, but it's be nice to use the truck pumps
Did you use a debit card?

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Old 05-18-2015, 04:23 PM   #3
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I fill up @ the big rigger pumps all the time however, when out of state and using my debit card I have to manually select "credit card" or it will not work as debit.
I've not had any problems in Iowa,Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana using the big boys pumps.



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Old 05-18-2015, 04:38 PM   #4
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Hmmm. Tried both credit and debit cards. Must of been doing something wrong
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Often times you can't start the pump around back. Their readers are for "fleet cards" - not your run of the mill credit card.

I do have an RV card with Pilot/Flying J that lets me start the pump.

Generally, I'll pull up to the pump and my wife heads inside. She'll authorize the pump for just a little more than we estimate I'll need (e.g. $125 for a $100 fill-up). She usually calls me when the pump is on, but there is almost always some kind of visual indication that it has been activated. She'll either go to the bathroom inside and wait for the receipt or she'll come out and potty in the camper. In the latter case, the truck stop will automatically credit the difference.
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In fact, I've not found one that I *could* start with a credit card.
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In fact, I've not found one that I *could* start with a credit card.
Lol and I've not found one I couldn't.

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In fact, I've not found one that I *could* start with a credit card.
X2. If you are a Good Sam member, in many cases you can start the pumps with your membership card at Pilots/Flying J.

Back when I had a gasser I loved the Flying J's for their RV pumps at a separate fuel island that dispensed both gas and diesel.
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X2. If you are a Good Sam member, in many cases you can start the pumps with your membership card at Pilots/Flying J.

Back when I had a gasser I loved the Flying J's for their RV pumps at a separate fuel island that dispensed both gas and diesel.

I have started the simply stick to the RV lanes any more... I have found they are just so much easier for us. But, I also carry two 5 gallon cans just in case I need to park fill them by hand.
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Lol and I've not found one I couldn't.

I wonder if that is an east coast vs. Midwest thing.

So- to be clear; at a truck stop (say Loves)- you're able to pull around back, start the pump with your standard bank debit card to crappy credit card, pump, and drive off without going inside?

If so, I'm definitely trying my debit/credit card more often. I had all but given up on the ability to start the pump.
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