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Old 09-13-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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Gas Station Fill-Ups

Pulling a R-Pod 180 for the first time tomorrow, when stopping for gas, do you look for a larger truck stop type of station, or are most standard gas stations ok for pulling in with an R-Pod? I know the smart and best thing would be to find the larger stations with more space, but that is not always available at the time. Any thoughts appreciated!
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:35 PM   #2
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Dang, you could fit most anywhere. Almost wish I had your problem but I like my room. hehe.


A little space never hurt anyone. The larger stations would be simple for you. Just be aware and maybe to a little pre planning for fueling.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:44 PM   #3
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R-pods are pretty small so you could probably fill just about anywhere. But if you are nervous, look for pump lanes that run parallel to the station building for easy in and out. Don't assume that truck stops will be any better than any other station. Sure, the truck lanes are nice and big but they only have diesel back there. The gas lanes can be just as difficult as any other station.
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Even pulling my 37' fifth wheel and requiring diesel fuel, I look for Murphy's gas and fuel stops that are often out in a Walmart parking lot. Usually about $.30 or $.40 a gallon cheaper than truckstops. I've only very rarely found a Murphy's that I could not get into and out of and they generally have a very large overhead clearance. Truckstops with diesel pumps out in the car lanes are another choice but it is expensive. My last choice is going through the big truck lanes at truckstops because you have to go to the fuel desk first before they will turn the pumps on. Not as simple as using your debit or credit card at the pump.
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Even pulling my 37' fifth wheel and requiring diesel fuel, I look for Murphy's gas and fuel stops that are often out in a Walmart parking lot. Usually about $.30 or $.40 a gallon cheaper than truckstops. I've only very rarely found a Murphy's that I could not get into and out of and they generally have a very large overhead clearance. Truckstops with diesel pumps out in the car lanes are another choice but it is expensive. My last choice is going through the big truck lanes at truckstops because you have to go to the fuel desk first before they will turn the pumps on. Not as simple as using your debit or credit card at the pump.
Not true at all truck stops.
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Not true at all truck stops.
My bad for not saying "generally". Jeez.
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Don't do what I did and get to close to the pump barrier posts. Keep it wide. If you need to, go for the last pump with plenty of room to enter/exit. If there's a line of other TTs waiting for the last pump, be patient.
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My bad for not saying "generally". Jeez.
I wouldn't even say that. We took a 5000 mile swing through the midwest this summer and the majority of the truck stops we used supported "pay at the pump"
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Ouch! Definitely will stay wide. My biggest concern is taking up two pumps aggravating others trying to get gas.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:08 PM   #10
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As small as your RPod is, you should have no problem using the regular gas station.
Definitely no need to use a truck stop for fuel.


Have you never towed a trailer before?
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