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Old 10-21-2018, 08:42 AM   #1
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Sam's club gas

We have a Sunseeker 3010 ds. Has anyone used Sam's club to get gas? Our local Sam's has 3 rows of gas pumps and I was wondering if the outside pumps were ones that we can use.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:56 AM   #2
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We have a Sunseeker 3010 ds. Has anyone used Sam's club to get gas? Our local Sam's has 3 rows of gas pumps and I was wondering if the outside pumps were ones that we can use.
Not understanding the problem. Use whatever pump you wish as long as you have the needed clearance and are headed in the right direction.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:15 AM   #3
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Not understanding the problem. Use whatever pump you wish as long as you have the needed clearance and are headed in the right direction.
Yup. Every Sam's Club is different and nobody can tell you whether you can get your Sunseeker in there or not, except you. Good luck!
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:20 AM   #4
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We've stopped at several Sam's clubs for gas when towing our fifth wheel which is just shy of 13'. They build the canopies to DOT height standards, so I don't think you'll have a problem fueling up at most any Sam's location. If the canopy is less than 14' there will be a sign stating the height.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:43 AM   #5
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I dropped my Costco membership when I left Denver earlier this year as about the only thing I used it for was gas in my vehicles for everyday driving...and I was heading out to full-time with my 5'ver so didn't feel it would be much benefit for me to keep.

However, I have never seen a Costco or Sam's gas station that will even allow you to get an RV in and out.

I think they do this purposely!

In other words, if you are towing...don't plan on getting gas unless you unhitch from your trailer.
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We've stopped at several Sam's clubs for gas when towing our fifth wheel which is just shy of 13'. They build the canopies to DOT height standards, so I don't think you'll have a problem fueling up at most any Sam's location. If the canopy is less than 14' there will be a sign stating the height.
The canopy isn't the issue...but the way they corral you to their pumps!

And most have such a tight turn with narrow driveways and curbed edges that it would be almost impossible to get in or out with an RV.

Maybe a Sam's that is adjacent with a Walmart might have RV friendly gas pumps...but I've never seen one yet.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:56 AM   #7
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The gas sold by these stations is delivered by full size 18 wheel tank trucks that are able to get in and out of the facility ( many times while it is in operation) so although it might be a challenge it is possible.
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The gas sold by these stations is delivered by full size 18 wheel tank trucks that are able to get in and out of the facility ( many times while it is in operation) so although it might be a challenge it is possible.
Yes...seen it many times.

But they usually have their own spot not next to the pumps and have Sam's or Costco employees to help stop traffic so they can back out.

Try backing out of a Sam's or Costco gas pump with an RV with lines of cars parked behind you waiting for your pump and a parking lot full of cars belonging to the shoppers inside the store.

Even the one by my old house was right next to an interstate exit and there was no way I could get a truck and trailer in there.

I'm pretty sure they design their gas stations to deter RV and large vehicle traffic.
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The gas sold by these stations is delivered by full size 18 wheel tank trucks that are able to get in and out of the facility ( many times while it is in operation) so although it might be a challenge it is possible.
All the ones in our area, the fill ports for the tankers are way off to the side so the semis don't have to go through the maze to the actual pumps. For the Sam's that have diesel, it's a challenge to just get our truck in and out of there by itself. I would never take a towable or a MH of any size in that mess. I have seen some smaller class C's in there, but they did not enjoy the experience. But every club is different, I'm sure there must be some that are more RV friendly. Maybe
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I go to Costco all the time to fill my 32 ft. long SunSeeker and never had a problem getting in or out and that includes turning left or right to leave after fueling up! I could do the same at the Sam's Club if it was closer to my house!
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