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Old 12-28-2014, 10:38 AM   #31
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The only truck stops I have found that are fleet only are unmanned. I can't think of the name right now but their are a couple of them. Some are connected to a manned station but have nothing to do with the station. They are fleet only. We used to use them with a company I worked for. It's all contract and their is no way around it. I have a motor home with a 100 gal tank. I try to only use Pilot truck stops and u have a card that allows me to fill at the pump without having to go inside. I don't like the diesel at regular gas stations because I don't know how much they pump. My diesel might get used in a couple of days or it could sit for a month or more so old fuel is a concern. I do treat mine if stopped for a time.
I will think of the name of the company that does the fleet think but I do know what you are talking about. Get a Pilot card. It's worth it and they are a nice company to work with. Not always as clean as I like but I seldom use there faculties.



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Old 12-28-2014, 11:31 AM   #32
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A problem one of my buds ran into headed to cali was the truck stops ran a credit limit authorization to 500 on each fill up. I've never had that issue.I am a gas miser and always look for the best price...but in unfamiliar areas I always look for busy vs. price. I wanted the freshest I could find.

Diesel pumps are generally on the outside pumps, if diesel is on every pump in a larger station they are selling a lot of it. I have found generally that the closer to an interstate the bigger the area to manuver.

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Old 12-28-2014, 05:21 PM   #33
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Big Rig flow rate

DH pulled the F250 into a Pilot this past November on our last outing & with all those cars up front decided to fuel up at the big rig area because he knew he can fit the large nozzle and there was not a single truck fueling up with over 10 open lanes. The station guy wouldn't turn on the pump & made us go up front claiming the flow rate would be more than the truck could take. Anyone else had this happen?
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:32 PM   #34
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DH pulled the F250 into a Pilot this past November on our last outing & with all those cars up front decided to fuel up at the big rig area because he knew he can fit the large nozzle and there was not a single truck fueling up with over 10 open lanes. The station guy wouldn't turn on the pump & made us go up front claiming the flow rate would be more than the truck could take. Anyone else had this happen?

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Old 12-28-2014, 05:57 PM   #35
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DH pulled the F250 into a Pilot this past November on our last outing & with all those cars up front decided to fuel up at the big rig area because he knew he can fit the large nozzle and there was not a single truck fueling up with over 10 open lanes. The station guy wouldn't turn on the pump & made us go up front claiming the flow rate would be more than the truck could take. Anyone else had this happen?
I call BS, granted the truck pumps do have a higher flow rate but the neck to your fuel tank CAN handle it I would not walk away till the pump shut off because I had one not shut off on it's own.
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:50 PM   #36
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I call BS, granted the truck pumps do have a higher flow rate but the neck to your fuel tank CAN handle it I would not walk away till the pump shut off because I had one not shut off on it's own.

I also had that happen.....1.....time. The large nozzles do not get left alone any more. I caught it pretty quick...but still made a small mess.
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My F250 will burp at the truck pumps like a new born, I have found all I need to do is reduce the flow rate of the nozzle and all is good.


We will usually use our phone or tablet to get a satellite view of the upcoming station to see if it is accessible. It's not worth an 80 point turn to save a few bucks on fuel.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:30 AM   #38
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We have a new and bigger trailer and truck. About 10 feet longer then our first rig, a F-150 (Gas) with a Gray Wolf 19RR toy hauler. It was about 40' total length. We never had a problem getting gas becasue we fit into most gas stations.

However this rig, F250 (diesel) and a Work & Play 25 ULA together are about 50' long and becasue where the axels are on the trailer, the pivor points are so different.

We have had a very difficult time finding gas stations where we could get into and buy diesel. Always so few diesel pumps and not easy to get to!

So we discovered that most truck stops are easier to get into and have LOTS of diesel pumps, but NOT for RVer's!! Most of the truck stops are pay by satelite or electronic pass.

Question: How can a lowly old regular RVer get a pre-pay pass to pay for diesel fuel at truck stops?

Any suggestions? Has anyone had the same problem?

Hello Campnqueen..

I have the very same truck that you have. Very Very good truck the 7.3. Did you know that there is a slight flaw in the fuel tank? The breather tubes go down into the tank about three inches. My tank 'holds' 29 gallons. When 24 gallons are pumped in (empty tank) it will foam up and shut the nozzle off. Your tank will still hold 5 gallons. You can take ten or twenty minutes more to dribble in the last 5 gallons or drop the tank and fix it correctly.
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:11 AM   #39
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Also the price truckers pay for diesel is less as well, that is from the regular everyday person buying fuel. How can we buy diesel fuel in bulk at a reduced price and use the credits on the road when we travel? That's my question and issue. Truck stop are MADE for trailers and big rigs... standard gas stations are made for those little crappy rice burner cars perope drive everyday.
Each year trucking companies pay their fuel tax up front, apportioned by state. You may have noticed the "IFTA" sticker on the driver's door. This is proof that the tax has been paid. When truckers purchase fuel at a commercial pump, they are exempt from having to pay the tax again, and therefore pay a reduced amount. Hope this helps!
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:35 AM   #40
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next exit!

Just want to echo what others have said about using the book, Next Exit. So amazingly helpful....not just for fill-ups. Only tracks interstate travel, but wow, it has been a really important resource. Safe travels all!
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