Originally Posted by lswartz
This is a skill we have to learn (as we do backing into a camp site). If a gas station is crowded I go to the next. I always take space for both pumps & sometime have to wait but it really has not been a big problem. Gas Buddy finds me good prices in the area & I just drive until I find a gas station which I can get into.
Exactly! I so agree with you on those learning skills.
A matter of fact, yesterday we headed to our nearest Pilot to fill-up and weigh the new rig at the Cat Scale. I was on the inside lane of the first gas aisle, ( also facing the Convenient Store ) but I did scope it out beforehand to make sure I had enough room to maneuver out. There were a couple of vehicles parked in front of the store so I waited for open clearance. If I would have had to back out of the aisle, sobeit. I doubt that anyone wants to wait behind a TT to get their gas anyways, as they would see us as taking longer than usual anyways. Then 2 aisles over an even longer Salem TT pulled in. I'm guessing he either backed out or did some fancy maneuvering as well.
When we need gas, sometimes we have to see it as a challenge rather than a deterrent. Beats the alternative...........Walking!
I too like Gas Buddy, it is your friend when in need.