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Old 05-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Help with my GAS problem

Last 2 Winters we have left Wisconsin and traveled to Florida for 4 - 6 Weeks, traveling down I65, I24 and I75. How does everyone find a decent Gas Station to stop at. Seems like whatever station I pick to stop at, it ends up being a dump. Toilets are plugged, stall door is falling off, nasty things are crawling around , etc. I tend to pick a station by looking at the billboards along the way. Nice billboard must mean nice station? Wrong. We need to stop about every 3 hours. Just looking to let the wife stretch, dog poop, a get a fresh cup of java. Even tried a Pilot once and was not too impressed. Any ideas will help make the trip a little more enjoyable. Pulling a 26ft flagstaff TT with a 2012 F150 ecoboost.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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Use the filling stations for gasoline and java. Use highway rest stops for your wife to stretch and dog to poop. Use your trailer's bathroom at the gas station or rest stop for a cleaner experience.


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Old 05-21-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Stop as rest stops and use your own bathroom you are pulling?
Problem solved...
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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Bathroom is full of antifreeze. Doesn't work well. We do use rest areas
but drink too much java along the way.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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We look for Micky D's. The restrooms at the golden arches are allways clean.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Sportracker View Post
We look for Micky D's. The restrooms at the golden arches are allways clean.
I've found that restrooms are only as clean as the last person who used them. Finding a clean one is a crap shoot......pun intended.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #7
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We have had pretty good luck with Flying J/Pilot locations and do use the rest stops as suggested earlier.

That said, DW prefers her own potty and we never let the antifreeze get in the way. We carry a couple of jugs of tap water to flush with.

Sometimes we will stop at a motel since we don't have hot H2O and will dump a couple of cups of antifreeze in the commode for overnight. Meanwhile, we leave our winterizing intact until our first night in FL.


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Old 05-22-2013, 08:58 AM   #8
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I stopped at a gas station one time to use the rest room. After I finished I picked up some snacks and went to the counter to pay for it. The attendant asked if I had gas. I said "no, but I did have a good bowel movement" She looked at me with bewilderment. I wonder why?

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