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Old 04-30-2015, 10:42 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Det107 View Post
Some truck stops prefer you use the front pumps and it is easier just swiping your credit card then having your wife go in and wait to have them turn on the pump. We have it down to my wife goes in and tells them how much and uses the ladies room and when I'm done I go in and she moves our unit forward to clear the pump. I sign for the fuel on my way out, and we're on our way.
Interesting, I've never heard of a truck stop not wanting RVers back at the truck pumps. At least none that have every said anything to me.

When we aren't at a Pilot/Flying J, I usually send the wife and daughter in to start the pump. She'll tell them to authorize it for a bit more than we need. Sometimes she hits the ladies' room while she is in there, other times she comes out to the camper to do it. Sometimes we go back in for the receipt, other times we just let their computer figure out the difference (they've always refunded the correct amount). Almost always, I'll pull forward and run inside the camper to hit the head before we get on the road.

At Pilot/Flying J, we have the card to start the pump without going inside. With our Good Sams discount on it, it works out for us to not worry about cheaper fuel somewhere else.

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Old 07-18-2015, 10:20 AM   #12
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I agree diesel pumps need to be marked better! As a mom of 4kids I don't know how many times I've caught myself putting the green handle of BP in my VW TDI! Not a good thing and sure wakes me up!
As a driver of a 30ft camper living in rural areas, truck stops are not common place! Need a better system to marking the pumps and better placement!
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:28 AM   #13
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In Oregon, the Pilot/Flying J discount for Good Sam 'Elite' members is still higher net price than others in the area. I suggest using a free app downloaded to your smart phone called "Gas Buddy". It tells you - wherever you are - where the cheapest pumps are and how much. You set it up for diesel, rather than gas when you set up your initial account. I find it quite reliable. Needless to say, was a little disappointed with the Pilot/Flying J discount which takes 9 cents off diesel - but still higher by a significant amount.

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Old 07-18-2015, 10:43 AM   #14
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I have found that local gas stations have much lower prices for diesel than the truck stops even with the discount or loyalty cards for the big truck stops. But when on a long trip I will often buy diesel at the truck stops for convince sake. I have found many of the older truck stops to be rather unwelcoming to RVers. There is one Pilot truck stop in MO along I44 for example that you have to walk about a 1/4 mile down many steps to get the pump turned on and then back up to pump your diesel. Many will not accept credit cards only the DOT cards.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:03 AM   #15
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We have Bucee's here in Texas, all pumps have diesel the bathrooms are the cleanest you will ever use and the beaver nuggets are great...
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:57 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by NavySailor View Post
BP confuses you with their handles, green for regular and black for diesel.
Just a heads up for anyone travelling through western Canada; most of the stations use the color yellow on the handles to identify diesel. And will identify on the main sign beside the road if they sell diesel. If I don't see the main sign indicating diesel, I keep rolling....

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Old 07-24-2015, 12:32 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Gitiup View Post
We have Bucee's here in Texas, all pumps have diesel the bathrooms are the cleanest you will ever use and the beaver nuggets are great...
They are not all over Texas. They wanted to crack the North Texas market by getting into Denton,but were turned down. Seems like they are in the Southern Texas area right now. Heard great things about them.

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