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Old 04-20-2016, 04:07 PM   #21
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If I carry enough fuel cash to get from here to Goshen, then to Traverse City, then home, and I run into Turbs at Goshen, please estimate the amount of cash I would have left the next morning for fuel.

What ticks me off are the stations that charge the same price cash/credit for gasoline, but have 2 tier pricing for diesel.........but only at the "car diesel" lanes! Goobers!

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Old 04-20-2016, 04:26 PM   #22
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There are a few of the discount for cash in Florida. I only fill up at those if I'm nearly out of fuel.

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Old 04-20-2016, 04:28 PM   #23
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Start with a full tank

When DW and I travel, we start with a full tank of diesel. On my Silverado this is 35 gallons. This will get you a long way down the road. During the travel day we usually find a truck stop to get a sandwich and top off fuel. When we pull off for the evening, after I on hook, we go out to buy a good evening meal, and fuel up for the morning. I am pulling a fifth wheel and my overall length is 54 feet. I am very paranoid about getting into tight spots with the trailer hooked up.
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Old 04-20-2016, 04:48 PM   #24
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Flying J and Pilot. Been traveling from our home in Orlando to NC, TN and AR for many years without an issue with either our old gasser or the new DP, both while towing. You may have to make yourself a pain to some other drivers in order to get the pump you need but that's life. At Pilot, we've actually had an attendant come out unsolicited and redirect cars to allow us to get to a pump. Certainly wouldn't say it isn't possible to buy gas....not by any means.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:24 PM   #25
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Whats the price?

Originally Posted by Evereddie View Post
Not nearly the problem of maneuvering to the pumps what I find frustrating in South Carolina is that the price you see on the sign is only for cash. If credit card it is much more. These days who really uses cash especially in a gas hog like an RV? This misleading price is not in North Carolina, or Virginia that I can see. Haven't been in other states in the region but at least I see it all the time in SC.
Eddie SC is far from the only state that dose this, NY, CT, Mass, NJ to name a few
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:30 PM   #26
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I Do not know (nor did you say) how long you have been rving, but you need to think much more like a trucker then a car driver, you NEVER stick with highway fuel stops when you own a rv, it dose not matter if you own a MH or a trailer most if not all of these locations will not fit an rv in or worse out.
I got stuck one time in a very old Pilot station that did not have any gas in the truck lanes, and the gas lanes were down a steep hill, and with NO way out but backing back up the hill and blocking the driveway while doing it.
But you guessed right i pulled down got fuel and backed my 40 ft 5th wheel back up the driveway blocking the truck and car lanes until i could get out.
SO get the fling j/pilot fuel app and fuel discount card and this way you will have a rv lane with fuel, water, propane and a dump in most locations and all at the fuel pump.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:50 PM   #27
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I have fun finding fuel at times, but can usually find an island I can angle on.
Even if there are cars parked next to the building.
One thing I did learn was to watch out for idjits.
Pulled in to a Pilot East of Memphis for fuel and lunch, waited for the fiver to pull off of the island in front of me and pulled up. Had just shut down and was unbuckling my seatbelt when the idjit in the white import car with comes flying (OK, not exactly) backwards from the building. Runs smack into my bumper, rocked the rig. I laid on the horn and climbed out with him exiting his car. He tried to accuse me of sneaking up on him on purpose. I looked at him like he was high or something and asked if he had noticed the duallie and 5th wheel pulling off and then my white rig with the headlights on pull up behind him and park well back from the traffic lane. Uhhhh. Still tried to blame it on me. I Looked at the bumpers, no marks on my chromed Ford steel, no marks on his Hyundai plastic. I told him he was lucky it was 90 odd and not below freezing since his bumper would have shattered. He tried to get huffy again and I had enough. I told him to carry his backside back where he came from before I called the cops since the surveillance would have clearly shown him backing into me. He finally got the idea and left.
By the way, idjits are from everywhere. I was born in Concord, MA and I grew up all over the South with Dad dragging us around to different Air Force bases.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:41 PM   #28
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We have had an issue finding gas in the past. When hooked up with the TV and TT, we are around 52-53 ft long. With the mentions of Pilot/Flying J on this thread, wanted to ask a question.

Out TV uses gas, not diesel, so we have yet to try and go in to the "truck" lanes. Do they have only diesel or can you get gas there as well? Or, does it have to be stated as RV lanes to have gas? We haven't had the nerve yet to pull in to the truck entrance only to find out it would do us no good.

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Old 04-20-2016, 09:48 PM   #29
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I just haul my TT in to the pumps.

If I am blocking three lanes and six pumps......tough.

If they did it right, I wouldn't have to block anything.

Their fault, not mine.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:51 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Major Oz View Post
I just haul my TT in to the pumps.

If I am blocking three lanes and six pumps......tough.

If they did it right, I wouldn't have to block anything.

Their fault, not mine.
I pretty much agree but only as a last resort.

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