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Old 04-15-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Better idea for fuel stops

When we went from Michigan to Florida..and back.. this past winter..i had stopped a flying j / pilot travel centers and a AT travel center...a couple of times... i tried to fuel at other gas stations.. but they didnt appear to be big enough for manuvering... so i didnt pull into those...so..which are the better ones for "open space" getting in... fueling ...and getting out ???
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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I've often found that older stations, usually not at major exits, are more likely to have pumps set up parallel to the building, resulting in less maneuvering. It's not something you can count on, but... Also, keep good records of accessible station locations for the next trip. I also inquire about accessible stations when I make my campground reservations for the night. I like to fill up coming in, if possible. One less overnight worry.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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Better ideas for planning fuel stops

A couple we had met on our way back from Florida told us about a book called.."next exit" ..any body like that book ?? Is it worth the money ?? It is supposed to have RV friendly places listed
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We use the Next Exit whenever traveling on the Interstate system and they are pretty accurate.
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We use the Next Exit whenever traveling on the Interstate system and they are pretty accurate.
Ditto.
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A couple we had met on our way back from Florida told us about a book called.."next exit" ..any body like that book ?? Is it worth the money ?? It is supposed to have RV friendly places listed
We just bought our first "Next Exit" this year and haven't used it much yet, but for $14.95 I believe it is well worth it.....at least you have some idea of what is avaliable ahead. It does have RV accessible businesses color coded in red.
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A couple we had met on our way back from Florida told us about a book called.."next exit" ..any body like that book ?? Is it worth the money ?? It is supposed to have RV friendly places listed

I use the Next Exit when I'm on the road The Red highlights are RV friendly


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we use the next exit book also and find it pretty useful. butfound that some of those red fuel stops are not really friendly. I agree that a lot of the older stations are much roomier.
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I try to hit the truck stops. I have a deisel, so a little more convenient.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:35 AM   #10
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I try to hit the truck stops. I have a deisel, so a little more convenient.
If i had a diesel...it would be easier at flying j,pilot, and others that have roomie pumps in the back...$7000 etxra for a diesel engine ..in a F 250 now !!
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