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Old 03-13-2014, 06:07 PM   #11
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With being nervous I found it didn't hurt to get gas sooner instead of waiting until the tank was almost on empty.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:20 PM   #12
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I am new to towing one also.
I usually start to look for a place about 1/2 tank. If I get off at the exit and it doesn't look good, I know I can go on to the next one. Only wasted a minute or two getting off the interstate.
Also, don't be that worried about it. The last trip before winter, we had made reservations at a place that sounded GREAT.
An hour later trying to FIND IT, and turning around four different times, I found you can get in and out of quite a few places you didn't think you could. LOL
Just take a good look before you pull in. You will be fine.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:23 PM   #13
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Google Maps always works for me. I check out the satellite images and street views of gas stations about every 200 miles, as thats plenty of time in the truck
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:01 PM   #14
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My two cents Griff: if you find the station just big enough that you have to block a few extra pumps...do it! They'll live if they have to wait a few more minutes...

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my two cents griff: If you find the station just big enough that you have to block a few extra pumps...do it! They'll live if they have to wait a few more minutes...

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Old 03-13-2014, 07:29 PM   #16
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Remember to "button hook" your turns...and watch your overheads. You'll learn to have favorite types of stops to fill up. I'm with HSVBamaBob - Loves, Flying J, Pilot, Petro, TA. If you get a Pilot/Flying J credit card, you'll save an average of 5c/gal, and they automatically debit your checking or debit account
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:01 PM   #17
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We have the AllStays iPad app for RVer's. Great gas & camp planning tool - well worth the $10 price.

That said, Loves, Flying J, Petro, Pilot, AM Best & TA Travel centers all cater to RVs and have RV-friendly gas pumps.
I don't have an iPad and I can't get the AllStays app, is there other app's that you can recommend
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:23 PM   #18
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I don't have an iPad and I can't get the AllStays app, is there other app's that you can recommend

What device do you have?
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Well said-Exactly what I do.

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Truck stops are ideal otherwise, if you are heading into unfamiliar territory, what I do is start looking long before I need fuel and chances are you will find a suitable spot. Have a look before you pull in to make sure you can get out without too much trouble. Best advise is to take your time with everything you do until you are more experienced and even then it is always wise to look twice, plan and then do.
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If you are a good sam member, you can have them plan your trip & include fuel stoos.

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