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Old 01-31-2014, 08:51 AM   #91
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Well....this has been quite entertaining!! I'll chime in as well....As I've progressed from a pop up to a 42' fiver I have become more sensitive to ingress/egress of fuel stops...especially since my TV is still a gasser. For my ole standby trips I already know my fuel stop options, for new trips I use every tool available, including maps and apps...I get more comfort when knowing what's ahead. I usually double check with google earth to get a good overhead view and street view and then line up my options. For those full timers..I envy you!! The DW made fun of me the other day as I had out the old fashion maps...she asked what I was doing...told her I was planning our first full time trip to the Grand Canyon..she pointed out that was a least 10yr out...so, I like to plan ahead..and dream a little

Amen brother, I'm the same way...
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:05 PM   #92
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We use the Ipad app "IExit". It's for the interstates and does a great job. You can search for anything. Rest areas, pilots, flying j, diesel fuel, gas, any brand name gasoline, food, petsmart. And or plus you can search for RV friendly places. Use to have the book but got tired of buying the new book every year. Oh, my Ipad is the Ipad 3 and has Verizon wireless attached so I can search as we roll.
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:50 AM   #93
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I just try to get on a end pump.Most all stations are larger enough for bigger rigs . The problem I find is the way cars pull up and park not even in marked spaces.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:30 AM   #94
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we used an app from allstays while traveling to disney from maryland. it identifies locations for gas stations, places to over night such as walmarts and rest areas, low bridge heights etc. found it to be very helpful.

and the one time i didnt use it for a gas station location, i was very close to loosing a rear stabilizer on a pipe bolard by the gas pump! i knew it was a very small gas station but didnt realize til then just how small it was! after 5 or 10 minutes of some careful maneuvering i was able to get out without any damage but i was sweating it!
A friend of mine wanted some of the "cheap diesel"at a small station in Alabama...his 325 Crusader 5ver hung up on a pipe similar to what you described..OUCH !!!...$2000 worth of damage.!! The trip home to Michigan included a stop for repairs at the Prime Time facility..so much for saving a few bucks...
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I had made my own "cheat sheet" Yup...good old fashioned pencil & paper...I listed all the Flying j / Pilot travel centers..from Florida to Michigan on I-75...worked fine for me getting diesel in the semi lanes....also ..had a record of total costs for fuel & fuel used for the entire trip.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:25 PM   #96
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Pilot/Flying J have a "RV Travel Guide" that lists all the locations nation wide. My issue is from 2013. I think you could find one at Camping World or you might email them and have one sent to you.
Another source is www.allstays.com and click on "maps" for the state you are interested in and then click on "truck stops".
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:40 AM   #97
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On our trip from Indy to Fort Wilderness and back, Pilots were my worst places to fill up. Not necessarily because of pump layout, but because they were busy and congested.

I had good luck with TAs, Loves, and the miscellaneous normal gas station that had plenty of room.
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