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Old 05-30-2016, 07:59 PM   #11
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Get the Gas Buddy app, stay away from Pilot/Flying J and Loves, I have found that WalMart and Sams has the best prices by far. Loves is ridiculus over WMT, like 25/30 cents a gal. But if your worried about the prices you are in the wrong Hobby
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:02 PM   #12
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Personal thing..........but I get ticked off that Loves/J advertise gasoline at a set price, but diesel is more via credit card. Like I'm gonna give them my cash on a long camping trip. Duh!

And they're usually the most expensive. And my Good Sam's Card has only worked once. Most of the time it just freezes up the auto pump and wastes my time.

I get fuel where I can fit into the pump, though. Sometimes that's a Flying J......if it has to be, it has to be. 9 seconds later, I forget where I got it and move on along!
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:03 PM   #13
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In our rig, I find the convenience of a truck stop far out weighs the savings of a couple cents per gallon. Besides, I would burn an extra gallon or two just running around trying to save a couple dollars. I love Flying J stops etc.

Kingsland GA ~~ exit 1 on the FL border. Flying J was $2.49 - $0.03 with the GS card for diesel. Directly across the street was BP and Shell both at $2.17. No way was it worth it to fight getting in/out even for that difference on 30 gallon. I was staying at a CG 1/2 mile away (Country Oaks ~ nice!) so fueled after dropping the 5er. On the road would have been happy they have all that land available for me and the 18 wheelers.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:37 AM   #14
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My Cedar Creek 32RL and my Silverado 3500 have never been in a truck stop. I fill up when I'm unhooked from camper, I have a 100 gallon fuel tank. I am retired military and I have a PenFed rewards credit card and I get 5% off at the pump, at two bucks a gallon that's .10 cent off. If I was to go to a truck stop and have to take the card inside then I get nothing, it only works at the pump. If I use Sam's card, I put that card in first and then my card. There is a roundabout way to become a member without being in the military


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Old 05-31-2016, 06:53 AM   #15
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I find it difficult at times finding a gas station that I can maneuver through. There have been times where I had to exit the highway at 4 different exits before finding a station I can fit in. Even some truck stops are problematic. Since my truck uses gas, I have to pull in where the cars go and some of those pumps just won't work. Im usually stuck paying whatever price the big enough station is charging.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:25 AM   #16
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I find it difficult at times finding a gas station that I can maneuver through. There have been times where I had to exit the highway at 4 different exits before finding a station I can fit in. Even some truck stops are problematic. Since my truck uses gas, I have to pull in where the cars go and some of those pumps just won't work. Im usually stuck paying whatever price the big enough station is charging.
Been there, I have got to the point if I need gas I just pull in if it looks like I can squeeze in at all and I have given up trying to please people. If I block off half the pumps because of a poorly designed fueling station so be it. I have found many Flying J stations that are very poorly designed for RVers with a Gasser TV. When we leave the station I back out if necessary and have the DW act as a traffic guide. I was quite surprised that in Wisconsin and the north west part of Michigan you get better designed stations on the back roads than the interstate a lot of times and the pumps accept Canadian credit cards where on the interstate they don't in a lot of Flying J's.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:07 PM   #17
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I carry 10 extra gallons of gas with me as an emergency backup just in case I can't find a suitable gas station in time. One time, I uncoupled my trailer just so I could gas up.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:18 PM   #18
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Stay away from Illinois, especially near the Chicago area if you are looking to save some dollars and cents. One of the highest in the nation. I try and fuel outside of the state, if not, far away from the city. When possible of course.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:22 PM   #19
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I check Gas Buddy for beat prices in the area we are at. Also if Walmart's have fuel stations their diesel is usually the cheapest plus if you purchase a Walmart gift card and use that for fuel you get around 5 cents off ( I think) so for us with 2- 120 gallon fuel tanks that 5 cents adds up. With large fuel tanks we are able to price shop and load up at the less expensive areas and skip the higher priced stations.
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I also agree to stay away from Flying J, the diesel is always a lot more then most every where else around here. Gas Buddy is what I use mostly but I can fuel up with just the pickup once I drop the fiver and that is not so with a MH and they can be hard to get into the cheap fuel stops.
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