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Old 11-30-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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How Does everyone with a large rig tell where you can get off the Interstate and get gas and get back on without a lot trouble. Gps doesn't work, has anybody tried google earth to look at exits and gas stations to make sure you can get in and back to the Interstate easy.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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I only get fuel and only at truck stops, so it is easy for me to get in and out, with my rig i would not want to try to find gas with the trailer attached
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:21 AM   #3
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Define "big rig".
I'm driving a full size PU pulling a 25' trailer and just take any exit with gas and
almost never have problems.
Look for the pump on the end rather than one in the middle of the row.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:23 AM   #4
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would be nice if there was some kind of rv map out there that showed rv friendly spots to pull of and fuel up. big rig is 3500hd dually pulling a 41' trilogy
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would be nice if there was some kind of rv map out there that showed rv friendly spots to pull of and fuel up. big rig is 3500hd dually pulling a 41' trilogy
That's kind of what I was getting at wouldn't it be nice if the gps would show these things.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:35 AM   #6
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I think most gas stations off the interstate are set up for cars not rigs that are 65ft long and burn gasoline
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #7
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Define "big rig".
I'm driving a full size PU pulling a 25' trailer and just take any exit with gas and
almost never have problems.
Look for the pump on the end rather than one in the middle of the row.
Big rig 33' trailer 20' truck 53' total and looking for bigger truck. Not much smaller than a semi and trailer.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #8
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There are truck stop guide books out there but it looks like you have a gasser. I used those truck stop guides back in my trucking days.
One draw back is that most truck stops and such have their gas pumps set up the same way a normal gas station does. They typically have 2 or 3 pumps in a row that makes it a challenge at times to get in and fuel up. The plus side is that they usually have more room to navigate in and out of.
Good luck and happy camping
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I know I can turn it around with limited space, do it in my driveway all the time, but there isn't any other vehicles moving around and it takes some time. Was looking for an app for phone or new gps or even a book with this info.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #10
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When I plan a trip I try and locate the various truck stops that are on my route via internet. I then also use my GPS search engine if for some reason I need to get services. Had only one problem at a station, but still managed to get in and out with my rig.
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