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Old 10-25-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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Question purchasing gas while towing a car

Any tips on finding a gas station while towing a car?
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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same as fuelin with a 5th wheel, make sure You have Clearance
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:21 AM   #3
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try for something that you can pull through easy.
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:23 AM   #4
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Truckstop!! They usually have RV islands. Or if you diesel even better just cozy up with the trucks
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:56 AM   #5
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Are you wanting to buy fuel for the car or the vehicle towing the car? Is it gasoline or diesel you need to buy.

Mowat probably has your best answer. Truckstops with RV islands have both gasoline and diesel at the same location and they're pull throughs.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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Question gasoline for motor home

How do you identify the truck stops that have RV islands? When towing my jeep I cannot back up.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:06 AM   #7
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We use Flying Js traveling south as they have the RV islands. they also have diesel on the other bays too. There gas bays are normally large and have plenty of space to move after getting gas. Just remember that jeep needs to make the turn too........
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:44 AM   #8
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I'm a fan of Flying J's too. I've seen others that have them and it's usually listed. If you have a GPS you can search for truck stops then call them to see if they have RV islands. Even if they don't, most truck stops are easy to get in and out of. They usually have an end island that's pull through.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:15 AM   #9
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good old flying fish hooks. ya and sometimes you can get lucky at any gas station and aim for the far end pump and it will be the easiest to pull through. Ive seen motor coaches at normal pumps to. just a mater of getting in and out. also a spotter wouldnt hurt any
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:50 PM   #10
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Plan ahead! I always fill up before I hook up the car at home. I usually scout out for fuel when I'm out from the campground to see what's the best place to go and if too tight I have DW follow me. I fuel up, then pull to the side and hook up the vehicle, usually there's a shopping center nearby.
On most interstates the gas stations and truck stops near the exits are usually very simple to get into. I can't back up either so if I was desperate and couldn't make it to another place I'd just pull to the side and release the car. I haven't needed to do this because I've been able to get fuel in the places I've stopped. One thing for sure to remember, the exits that are close to town shopping areas, most of these gas stations are not set up for long vehicles.
I invested in Microsoft's Streets & Trips software with the GPS. There are plenty of add-ons where you can add every Shell or EXXON or Flying J stations in the country. They show up along the route and include phone numbers etc. You can plan your route and call ahead just to check out their set up.
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Definitely have a spotter because you're not the only one there and some people get in a big hurry and will zip right around you at the last second as you want to move.
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