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Old 04-02-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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Truck stops-RV friendly for gas

A very naive question from someone who has pulled on trips of 150-to 200 miles only. I'm on my way across country Monday with a 25 ft Rockwood. I have never pulled into a station with the trailer, so do truck stops cater to RV back by the truck pumps, or am I looking for regular gas pumps out front? Do I try to stop at just Flying J's( RV friendly), or do regular Pilot/Loves/etc have gas pumps out back? i have no clue. Help me out here please.

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Old 04-02-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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Flying J does have RV pumps.Gas and diesel.A 25; trailer shouldn't be too hard to get into just about any station.Didn't say if it was a 5er or TT.Your height will be the limiting factor.Most truck stop that I've been in don't have RV specific pumps.Remember your Good Sam cards get you 3 cents off a gallon and I believe 5 cents on diesel this month.

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Old 04-02-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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I'd say 90% of them you're out on the passenger vehicle islands. I can count those I've encountered with them on the commercial islands on two hands. You're not towing too long at all so you have good options. In addition to truck stops, look for the mega convenience stores such as Sheetz, WaWa, Royal Farms, etc. for easy to navigate pump islands.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:43 PM   #4
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No, from what I rember the truck lanes are all diesel fuel. Gas lanes are in the front some are RV friendly and others are not. I do not go to flying J stations as I usually hit the truck stop such as Love's since they have a high turn over of diesel fuel.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:49 PM   #5
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It's a TT . Thanks for the reply. I'm really leaning on you guys for info.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:58 PM   #6
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When I'm pulling the TT in unknown territories, I start looking for gas stations when the gas gauge hit 1/2 a tank. Gives me plenty of buffer miles to go while I'm keeping a eye out. I had a couple last year that I had backed out of the bay just to get straight otherwise the TT would of hit the pumps.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:17 PM   #7
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Check out Trucker Path App for your smartphones etc... You can get specific information on each stop.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:30 PM   #8
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You could also look for a nearby parking lot and drop the trailer for the few minutes it would take to go refuel the TV.

First time I pulled into a gas station with my F250 crew cab long bed and a 26 ft TT I nearly clipped the pumps even though I swung as wide as possible without hitting the building.

Gas stops are inevitable but are something I try to avoid doing with the 5'er hooked on. When I must, I try to pull up somewhere near and then scope out where the diesel pumps are and the best way to get in and out.

We do look for Flying J's since many of them have RV friendly pump stations.

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Old 04-02-2015, 07:31 PM   #9
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I just got this years addition of the book "the next exit" from Amazon. It list everything on every exit on the Interstates. RV friendly places are printed in red. I don't leave home without it.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:41 PM   #10
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Thanks for the app. Looks like that could be very useful. Maybe we should list apps that may be useful to campers.

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Going to check this out as well.

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