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Old 09-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Purchasing Diesel Fuel for the Solera

I have not seen much discussion on Diesel fuel purchases. Just wondering if you use a Credit Card or Truck discount card, etc. (Best Discounts) for your purchases. Your thoughts please-Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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What is it that you really want to know ?
not sure why your asking how people pay for there fuel ?

The best discounts ?


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Old 09-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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I'll pay using whatever I have available (credit, debit, cash). As for discounts, get the GasBuddy app is you have a smart phone - it will use your location to show you the cheapest fuel near you.

I've learned something else as well - if I have the trailer hooked up, I go to the truck pumps at the truck stops. Pros - easier to get in/out, and the pumps run 10 times faster. Cons - diesel fuel all over the ground; wipe your feet before getting back in.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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I've often wondered if diesel fuel varies much in quality. I've found that gasoline does and that's why I often go with the big brands like Shell and BP. But with deisel, prices don't seem to swing that much, so I still end up at the Shell.

Another thing - get you some latex gloves and keep them in the pocket on your driver's door. Keeps the diesel smell off your hands, steering wheel, interior, etc.

I find the Flyin J and other big truck stops to be an exercise in frustration. The "RV" pumps are layed out by someone without a clue about getting an RV around. The truck lanes are usually filthy. The swipe card thing had me quite confused the first times I tried to use my credit card, so I just had to go inside.

And why is there always some knob in his Prius parked in front of the diesel pump?
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #5
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I've put a little over 7000 miles on my Solera this year and only had one case where I had to go to a truck lane (the only diesel lane at the time). I've found it easier to use a credit card and pay it off afterI get home I have a reward point system on my card.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:31 PM   #6
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Pilot and Flying J have those "Plus" cards for Good Sam's Club members. It is a fuel credit card and gives a discount for diesel and gas. Can't remember how much at the moment. You need to watch though sometime even with the discount their price's are more. I too use the GasBuddy app on my phone...
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #7
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The thing I don't like about pilot is you have 2 options, a $1000 limit that you pay when you get the bill or a higher limit when they have access to your bank account for direct withdraw. I don't let anyone have direct withdraws for my bank acount.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #8
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I use ExxonMobil mostly. Because I work for them and get discount. As far as different fuel at different station. I can tell you usually every station in an area all get the fuel from the same place. Each brand just adds their own additives to it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:54 PM   #9
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Pilot and Flying J have those "Plus" cards for Good Sam's Club members. It is a fuel credit card and gives a discount for diesel and gas. Can't remember how much at the moment. You need to watch though sometime even with the discount their price's are more. I too use the GasBuddy app on my phone...
They have 2 types. One is just a discount card, 3 cents off I think. The other is a credit card that gives 5 cents off I believe. The ones around here want to charge 3 to 5 cents per gallon unless you pay with cash.

I also use the gas buddy app.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #10
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Is #2 diesel fuel the same as.. "low sulfer" diesel fuel ??
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