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Old 06-15-2015, 03:28 AM   #1
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Best fueling stops?

Traveling to Yellowstone in July and trying to find the easiest stops for fuel with a Dodge Ram pickup and a 35 foot travel trailer.
Didn't know if any of the truck stops sold gas in the truck fuel island or which gas islands are travel trailer friendly
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:48 AM   #2
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This is Totally a (Visual Judgement Call)! We could tell you that (XYZ Gas Station) is a Great place to drive a (Truck & Trailer) in for gas,UNLESS someone/something is Now Parked in the Wrong location for your (Entrance/Exit)! Look before you Leap! Youroo!!
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:02 AM   #3
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just wondering if there was any national chains that have an RV lane for gasoline some of the gas pumps aren't set up for towing long Trailers
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:59 AM   #4
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When you get to Iowa a must stop is the I-80 truck stop at Walcott Iowa
They advertise at the largest truck there is. Neat place just to visit and their fuel lanes are easy in and easy out. RV parking right in front.

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Old 06-15-2015, 06:12 AM   #5
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A lot of the Flying J truck stops have RV islands but not so much at Pilot. However, I have always found it easier to pull in where the cars do and go for an outside pump. You also get a few cents off if you have the Pilot/FJ rewards card.

Also, most of the Racetrac/Raceway stations are easy to get in and out of but as Youroo said, you really need to look before you get in a spot you may have to back out of.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:21 AM   #6
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I do have a pilot rewards card being that I am a truck driver I just haven't driven over the road in about 30 years was hoping some national chain would have made fuel islands that are easily assessable with vehicles towing travel trailers that only need gas not fuel
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:29 AM   #7
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I do have a pilot rewards card being that I am a truck driver I just haven't driven over the road in about 30 years was hoping some national chain would have made fuel islands that are easily assessable with vehicles towing travel trailers that only need gas not fuel
Nope they design (Obstacles) Curbs/Flowerbeds/Light Poles/Ect. to make it (Challenging)! Youroo!!
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:43 AM   #8
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trust me I Drive a gasoline tanker around Pittsburgh I know oh so well they don't keep trucks in mind
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:47 AM   #9
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Flying j and pilot have RV lanes with gas, diesel, def, water and air. Avoiding car and truck lanes.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:03 AM   #10
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Must be NEW not at any (Pilot/FlyingJ) we have pulled in! Youroo!!
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:35 AM   #11
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Almost every one I've used.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:38 AM   #12
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At Pilot Flying*J, we are proud to offer the largest network of the most RV friendly travel centers in the US and Canada.* All Flying*J*locations and several Pilot locations have dedicated RV lanes specially designed to fit your traveling needs.*

And dump stations also.
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I was just at the Flying J for DEF. They have water and air and long bug washing sticks. I saw diesel but no gas at the Truck /RV islands and no DEF or water at the car island. Might be different sites have different facilities.
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Hi Dcheatwood. How are things going? I will find out about Flying J we will be leaving tomorrow heading out west for three to four weeks.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #15
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Great dutch. Have a good time. Tell wife hello and kiss the dog.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:10 PM   #16
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Most flying J stations I have been through have RV lanes with Gas and Diesel
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:26 PM   #17
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Back when I had a gas powered truck I would always do a search for Flying J’s along my route because they had RV pumps away from the normal gas pumps. Most of these Flying J’s offered both gasoline and diesel at the RV pumps. Very few Pilots had RV pumps. Because my 8.0 liter V10 sucked a lot of fuel I would also look for the major travel plazas along my route for fuel.

I did have one occasion where I had to get fuel and the only gas station for many miles had a low canopy. I actually disconnect the truck from the fifth wheel at a nearby lot so I could gas up the truck. After fueling up I rehitched to the fifth wheel we continued our trip. I think that was back in 2008.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:13 PM   #18
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Traveling to Yellowstone in July and trying to find the easiest stops for fuel with a Dodge Ram pickup and a 35 foot travel trailer.
Didn't know if any of the truck stops sold gas in the truck fuel island or which gas islands are travel trailer friendly
I use a book called the RV's Friend in this they list the stations and the stations amenities such as diesel or gas and if RV's are welcome. I also use a book called the Next Exit this too offers gas and diesel stations for RV's and mile makers but only on the interstate.

When we where at different campgrounds and when I had a gas truck we would some times fill up the night before hooking up the 5er and towing for the next day.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:09 AM   #19
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I look for Love's stations as most have room to pull forward from the pump and get out and many have parking areas for long units. They have a booklet showing locations of all their stations that I look over the night before moving.

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Old 06-21-2015, 06:52 PM   #20
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Install the Gas Buddy app. Great for fuel prices and will give you a map of the closest stations in the city searched.


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