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Old 04-05-2019, 01:31 PM   #21
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I use my AMEX card for the whole trip and collect frequent flier miles.
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Old 04-05-2019, 01:45 PM   #22
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Just use a credit card. I have been hit twice. Once at an atm and once at a pilot fuel stop. Banks took care of it with no charge to me. Should be more secure now with the chip cards.
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Old 04-05-2019, 02:19 PM   #23
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Cash or card

Guess I'm alone on this one. I always use cash for fuel. Never been hacked that way. And I'm old, so......
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Old 04-05-2019, 02:40 PM   #24
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Well, I used to use money to pay for fuel. But the prices keep going up...

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Old 04-05-2019, 02:48 PM   #25
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fort knox federal credit union. put $5 in savings account and a one time $10 fee and get 5% off for gas automatically every month. no annual fee. account set up thru a "chase account"
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Old 04-05-2019, 02:58 PM   #26
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I like Pilot/Flying J because they have a RVer card that lets you start the pump and gives a discount on the price. It usually brings the price down 11-12 cents from the credit price. And we don't have to have anyone run in.


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Old 04-05-2019, 03:07 PM   #27
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fort knox federal credit union. put $5 in savings account and a one time $10 fee and get 5% off for gas automatically every month. no annual fee. account set up thru a "chase account"

I don't mean to sound stoopid, but could you elaborate a little on this? What I'm wondering is, if I apply for this, is it a regular credit card, and they deduct 5% from your fuel charges every month, and is it good for diesel too? You've piqued my interest...
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Old 04-05-2019, 03:14 PM   #28
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We just use one or more of our regular credit cards.... usually the one with the best cash back bonus.

We do let them know when we'll be going and when expected back.

They know our spending habits better than we do and we get a 'fraud alert' on our phone if we deviate from our usual spending limits. A phone call straightens out any hold on the account.
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Old 04-05-2019, 03:19 PM   #29
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I use my Company AMEX and mostly go to Love's. Easy in/out.
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:08 PM   #30
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Up and back to Alaska and all over the western states using my bank debit card and two credit cards without any problems. Fuel up any where I find a handy station.
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:28 PM   #31
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Always a credit card . If it gets lost or stolen or someone gets the number and makes a purchase you're free and clear . the credit cards offer that protection from someone getting your number . on the road now and had two card companies text me to assure it was me making the purchase . I let them know i would be on the road for a month and what states I would be going through . They never used to text me but now seems there is more and more fraud and their trying to cover their butts
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:30 PM   #32
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fort knox federal credit union. put $5 in savings account and a one time $10 fee and get 5% off for gas automatically every month. no annual fee. account set up thru a "chase account"


Thanks, Iíll give that a try. On my PenFed card I can only swipe the card twice at the pump at the time of use. I have a auxiliary tank. It would be nice to have two cards that gave back 5%. I never stop at a truckstops or Pilot/Flying J, diesel is to high. Murphy is normally the cheapest place around.
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:35 PM   #33
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I've been using American Express since 1975.
No transaction limit at pump and detailed categorized statement each month and yearly summary for taxes. Mobile app is great also.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:36 PM   #34
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Sam's Mastercard, 5Č back on fuel, 50 gal tank on LB F350. Always fuel after setting up camp. Never @ interstate stations. (Can't drive over 400 miles a day any more.) Had a 50 cent/gal differential a few weeks ago. Bring a few credit cards. If card gets hacked let the credit card company figure it out while you use another. ALWAYS pay card every month.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:38 PM   #35
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I've been using American Express since 1975.

No transaction limit at pump and detailed categorized statement each month and yearly summary for taxes. Mobile app is great also.


Does America Express have a annual fee? What kind of rewards do you get? I donít fly
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:46 PM   #36
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Get a gas card. You usually get discounts at the stations you normally use and if it gets hacked, you aren't inconvenienced that much.

I have a Fuelman card for my diesel. I get the cash-price of the fuel as well as a good discount on top of that. Almost every truckstop and many regular fuel stations take it at the pump.

I like the Fuelman idea! I see it listed on many stops for Diesel as we travel. On short trips I pay cash to avoid credit fees and the walk in to get it started is a way to stretch from the drive. Now, I need to research how to get a fuelman card for my diesel. Big trip in June so would like to have it by then. Any suggestions on applying for it?
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:50 PM   #37
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I have an American Express Corporate card. They have a large fee for retial places and I find many in rural areas do not accept AMEX, restaurants and fuel stops. Interstates, usually not a problem but I would never travel using only AMEX.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:28 PM   #38
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Samís club MasterCard, 5% cash back on gas up to $6000.00, 3% cash back on dining and 1% cash back on all other purchases. Gas can be purchased at stations other than Samís. So on $3.00 gallon gas you would receive a 0.15 cent cash back per gallon.
X2. We used the Sam's Club for almost all the gas for our 6,000 mile round-trip to AZ last year. Worked at every station. The only drawback was we had to wait till Feburary this year to reap the rewards.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:34 PM   #39
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I've always used a credit card. The only thing is that when I'm out of my "home area" the fuel pump will ask for my home zip code.

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Old 04-05-2019, 08:42 PM   #40
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Just use a credit card. I have been hit twice. Once at an atm and once at a pilot fuel stop. Banks took care of it with no charge to me. Should be more secure now with the chip cards.
The only drawback to "the banks take care of it" is, in our experience, you are made whole but the banks don't usually go to the effort of following up with LEO. Our card was skimmed in York, PA--perp used duplicated card in a Minnesota grocery store 5 times in a half hour to get almost $500. I verified with grocery store mgr that they even had the guy on security tape--the bank wouldn't try to prosecute.

I guess it's easier to raise everyone's bank fees to cover the cost of fraud.
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