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Old 02-06-2016, 10:01 PM   #11
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I've never noticed issues with tracking it in. But, I do always wear gloves when fueling up to keep my hands clean. I bought a cheap pair of work gloves from Home Depot and use them. I had the idea after my first couple of stops and then started noticing a couple of drivers also used them.

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Old 02-06-2016, 10:03 PM   #12
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The fuel on the ground do make things slippery I will say. I've never tracked it as well.. But have slipped and slid!


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Old 02-07-2016, 09:12 AM   #13
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We do like to fuel at the truck stops because we can pull our trailer around to the rear and take a break parked next to the "big boys". They don't seem to care and we don't stay overnight. I guess our next TV should be diesel but, for right now, we're happy with our gas burner. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:25 AM   #14
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A Pilot\Flying J card through Good Sam will give you .06 Diesel discount over the stated pump price. I always try to use them when out of state. A major drawback with tractor trailer pump lanes are the lines. Depending on the time of day you can spend a lonnnggg time waiting to fuel up and get out. if a driver doesn't pull up before shutting down and going in they end up blocking you in. Sometimes drivers grab food and a shower while parked in the fuel lane. That's plain wrong and a horribly long wait.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:55 AM   #15
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I use an app on my cell phone to find the lowest fuel prices when on the road.

It is called GasBuddy. I find it to be very helpful saving money when on long trips.

Not as convenient as your local truck stop, but you pay for that convenience.

I prefer to plan ahead since fuel and camping sites are my biggest expense.

Here is the link for those who are interested. - Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:14 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by BandJCarm View Post
There's diesel on the gas side........sometimes..........

Getting diesel in a 4 wheeler on the truck side gets you some snide looks, maybe more, sometimes, too. And many places do not have automatic CC acceptance/paying.

But they're BIG@!!!
Never had I have had any issue when pulling my Ram and 5ers in to the truck stop lanes with truckers.

I act just like a semi when I fuel-up, I pull into the fuel lane wait my turn. When the semi in front pulls forward and stops, I than too pull forward. Either I or my wife will go in hand our credit card over to the pump attendant telling her/him how much I want to put in and what pump number. I will then go out and fill-up the truck. When I am done I will pull forward so another semi can fill up behind me. I will than go in an complete the transaction. We will than pull over to the rest area for the trucks and complete what ever needs to be done at this time.

Sometimes the only question I get will be. Is that my rig and it what size Cummins engine do I have the 5.9L or 6.7L.

We have been towing a 5er since 07 and with a diesel since 08 and I have never had any issues in a truck stop when pulling.

My biggest problem has been the little 4-wheel cars cutting you off. They do not realize that I am 55+ feet long and weight close to 20,000 LBS. I don't stop on a dime when pulling.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:18 AM   #17
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Most places even have separate tanks for the front diesel pumps compare to the commercial (18 wheeler) pumps. Saw it Maryland at Hunt Valley in the snow cleanup. Eventually 5 gallons jugs were being filled with the big pumps.

I have never seen any gas pumps at commercial pumps but the DEF it offered more now.

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Old 02-10-2016, 05:02 AM   #18
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There are NO gas pumps in the commercial truck lanes.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:36 AM   #19
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I have never had to go inside to pay at the truck pumps. Always used my fleet card at pilot. Easy in easy out! Now that I'm back to gas, I'll be looking more for the RV lanes. I use the Pilot/Flying J app on phone, gives amenities at each location and price.

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Old 02-10-2016, 05:58 AM   #20
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I never use truck stops, it takes to long plus if I scan my credit card I get 5% off the purchase price. I have a 100 gallon tank and when I stop for a potty break I fill up then, takes about 15 minutes and I'm back on the road. It works for diesel I don't know how it would work for gas

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