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Old 10-21-2018, 07:42 AM   #1
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Sam's club gas

We have a Sunseeker 3010 ds. Has anyone used Sam's club to get gas? Our local Sam's has 3 rows of gas pumps and I was wondering if the outside pumps were ones that we can use.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:56 AM   #2
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We have a Sunseeker 3010 ds. Has anyone used Sam's club to get gas? Our local Sam's has 3 rows of gas pumps and I was wondering if the outside pumps were ones that we can use.
Not understanding the problem. Use whatever pump you wish as long as you have the needed clearance and are headed in the right direction.
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Not understanding the problem. Use whatever pump you wish as long as you have the needed clearance and are headed in the right direction.
Yup. Every Sam's Club is different and nobody can tell you whether you can get your Sunseeker in there or not, except you. Good luck!
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We've stopped at several Sam's clubs for gas when towing our fifth wheel which is just shy of 13'. They build the canopies to DOT height standards, so I don't think you'll have a problem fueling up at most any Sam's location. If the canopy is less than 14' there will be a sign stating the height.
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I dropped my Costco membership when I left Denver earlier this year as about the only thing I used it for was gas in my vehicles for everyday driving...and I was heading out to full-time with my 5'ver so didn't feel it would be much benefit for me to keep.

However, I have never seen a Costco or Sam's gas station that will even allow you to get an RV in and out.

I think they do this purposely!

In other words, if you are towing...don't plan on getting gas unless you unhitch from your trailer.
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We've stopped at several Sam's clubs for gas when towing our fifth wheel which is just shy of 13'. They build the canopies to DOT height standards, so I don't think you'll have a problem fueling up at most any Sam's location. If the canopy is less than 14' there will be a sign stating the height.
The canopy isn't the issue...but the way they corral you to their pumps!

And most have such a tight turn with narrow driveways and curbed edges that it would be almost impossible to get in or out with an RV.

Maybe a Sam's that is adjacent with a Walmart might have RV friendly gas pumps...but I've never seen one yet.
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The gas sold by these stations is delivered by full size 18 wheel tank trucks that are able to get in and out of the facility ( many times while it is in operation) so although it might be a challenge it is possible.
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The gas sold by these stations is delivered by full size 18 wheel tank trucks that are able to get in and out of the facility ( many times while it is in operation) so although it might be a challenge it is possible.
Yes...seen it many times.

But they usually have their own spot not next to the pumps and have Sam's or Costco employees to help stop traffic so they can back out.

Try backing out of a Sam's or Costco gas pump with an RV with lines of cars parked behind you waiting for your pump and a parking lot full of cars belonging to the shoppers inside the store.

Even the one by my old house was right next to an interstate exit and there was no way I could get a truck and trailer in there.

I'm pretty sure they design their gas stations to deter RV and large vehicle traffic.
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The gas sold by these stations is delivered by full size 18 wheel tank trucks that are able to get in and out of the facility ( many times while it is in operation) so although it might be a challenge it is possible.
All the ones in our area, the fill ports for the tankers are way off to the side so the semis don't have to go through the maze to the actual pumps. For the Sam's that have diesel, it's a challenge to just get our truck in and out of there by itself. I would never take a towable or a MH of any size in that mess. I have seen some smaller class C's in there, but they did not enjoy the experience. But every club is different, I'm sure there must be some that are more RV friendly. Maybe
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I go to Costco all the time to fill my 32 ft. long SunSeeker and never had a problem getting in or out and that includes turning left or right to leave after fueling up! I could do the same at the Sam's Club if it was closer to my house!
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I've never had any issues getting to the pumps at any Sams Club with my Tundra towing my 25' TT. Good prices and easier access than many routing gas stations you'll find on the road (Pilot, Flying J and Love's are usually easy access as well, but I prefer Sams).
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I tow a 32 ft tt with a 2500 ram and never have had a problem with stopping at any gas station big or small. Sounds to me people dont need to be towing tt lol!
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I tow a 32 ft tt with a 2500 ram and never have had a problem with stopping at any gas station big or small. Sounds to me people dont need to be towing tt lol!
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Wide brush statement! Youroo! !
That is a lot nicer way to say what I was thinking about that post youroo!! I'll just stick with your statement
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I have a 2017 Forester 3171DS and have filled at several Samís on my travels. My unit is 11í 3Ē. Never even close.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:52 AM   #17
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I use Google maps street view to checkout any gas stations on my route. It let's me see if it is RV friendly. Give it a try on your Sam's location.
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One near us would be an easy drive-through, itís across the parking lot from Walmart. The other one nearby would be pretty tough getting a large 5er in and out.

Sometimes getting gas can be quite an adventure.
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So you're saying that I'm lying about having bought gas at several Sam's Stations when towing our fifth wheel?

Seems like you live to contradict other peoples experiences.
Sigh....... really???
Will you PLEASE step away from the keyboard and go watch a ballgame or something!
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This one is a nice drive-through.

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This one would suck unless there are no other vehicles around.
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