Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: Pumping Diesel in Oregon
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  All

 > Pumping Diesel in Oregon

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
sealevel ram

San Mateo, Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 02/13/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 07/07/18 12:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I go to a truck stop in Oregon, can I pump my own fuel?

Or can I even use the truck pumps at a Loves, etc?

What are the rules in this wonderful state?


"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green


donn0128

Pronounced Ore-gun

Senior Member

Joined: 04/21/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/07/18 12:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is perfectly legal to pump your own diesel anywhere in Oregon. You CANNOT however pump gasoline, except in a couple of remote counties of eastern Oregon.
Now there may be a few stations that will try to insist to pump it for you. Since there is no discount to pump it yourself, heck, just let them get smelly.


Don,Lorri,and Charlie Bear 2016
8 years OSP Camp Host
The Other Dallas


dougrainer

Carrolton, Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 06/11/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/07/18 01:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

People in Oregon and New Jersey were thought to STUPID to pump their own gas[emoticon]. Hence the laws that prohibit pumping your own gas in those states. Doug

donn0128

Pronounced Ore-gun

Senior Member

Joined: 04/21/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/07/18 01:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dougrainer wrote:

People in Oregon and New Jersey were thought to STUPID to pump their own gas[emoticon]. Hence the laws that prohibit pumping your own gas in those states. Doug


Funny thing though gasoling is cheaper in Oregon that either California or Washington states.

jfkmk

NJ

Senior Member

Joined: 10/28/2011

View Profile



Posted: 07/07/18 01:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

donn0128 wrote:

dougrainer wrote:

People in Oregon and New Jersey were thought to STUPID to pump their own gas[emoticon]. Hence the laws that prohibit pumping your[emoticon] own gas in those states. Doug


Funny thing though gasoling is cheaper in Oregon that either California or Washington states.


I don't like having to wait for some sullen attendant to pump my gas in NJ, and I often get out and pump it myself. It is, however, cheaper to buy gas in NJ than PA or NY.

Oh, by the way, we may be too stupid to pump gas, but we can spell three letter words![emoticon]

maddog348

Bakersfield,CA

Senior Member

Joined: 04/08/2008

View Profile





Online
Posted: 07/07/18 01:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[emoticon]





sealevel ram

San Mateo, Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 02/13/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 07/07/18 01:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dougrainer wrote:

People in Oregon and New Jersey were thought to STUPID to pump their own gas[emoticon]. Hence the laws that prohibit pumping your own gas in those states. Doug


I have traveled all over. No state has a monopoly on stupid or smart either.

And I was asking specifically about Diesel at truck pumps.

Lwiddis

Los Angeles :(

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/07/18 01:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“Funny thing though gasoling is cheaper in Oregon that either California...”

Don, nothing is cheaper in my fair state.


2015 Winnebago 2101DS TT & Tahoe LTZ, 300 watts WindyNation solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL flagpole for US flag. Prefer USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, USF&WS, state & county camps. Bicyclist! 14 year Army vet - 11B40 then 11A - old MOS 1542 & 1560.


jorbill2or

Oregon

Senior Member

Joined: 10/02/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/07/18 03:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Diesel at truck pumps must be pumped by you in Oregon just like everywhere. At the gas pump it’s mix as it’s legal for you to pump a combustible but most regular stations will pump it for you as they already pump gas.
The price in Oregon truck pumps is public utility commission ( PUC) price no tax as Oregon charges a per mile tax on trucks instead . The pump should be smart enough to charge tax if you don’t enter your puc number so the answer is yes ( in most cases ) Buying diesel without the tax or a fake number is not advised !

As a lifelong Oregonian I can tell you the real reason we voted down self serve several times was to keep the attendant jobs. Only the average number of “ stupid” people here , but we are smart enough to know the gas stations just want to cut cost and jobs and make you their employees... The gas companies always promise 5 cents cheaper gas but if you buy that .. I got a well in Texas I’ll sell you !!
gas while not cheap is still less than Washington or California.


Bill

[email protected]

Gresham, OR, USA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/17/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 07/07/18 04:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jorbill2or wrote:

Snip

As a lifelong Oregonian I can tell you the real reason we voted down self serve several times was to keep the attendant jobs. Only the average number of “ stupid” people here , but we are smart enough to know the gas stations just want to cut cost and jobs and make you their employees... The gas companies always promise 5 cents cheaper gas but if you buy that .. I got a well in Texas I’ll sell you !!
gas while not cheap is still less than Washington or California.


I agree, this is why in Oregon we keep voting down the oil companies and their attempts to make us work for them for free.

Lived in Portland years ago and worked over in Washington when the oil companies were spending millions in advertising telling people in the state that the fuel prices would drop by 10-15% if they voted in pump your own! The big lie. It's always been a lie. How people wouldn't know that always amazed me after the first two states allowed pump your own and we saw the prices creep up shortly after.

Anyhow, they passed the 'pump your own' bill in Washington state and within 2 weeks, the gas prices jumped to $0.05 over the previous prices, and were over Oregon's prices too. The big gas companies weren't even subtle about it. Boom, higher prices after promising lower prices. No explanation at all. The stations had let go thousands of workers almost immediately after it passed too.

I'll take the Oregon and NJ rules any day. I'm never in a hurry to fuel up anyway, and years ago, if I was, I'd just leave a busy station and go down the street a block or two where the attendant wasn't as busy. Simple. And no gas stains on my clothes.


[email protected]
Have shop, will travel!
Visit my travel & RV repair blog site. Subscribe for emailed updates.
Winnebago Journey, '02
Cat 330HP Diesel, 36.5', two slides.

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  All

 > Pumping Diesel in Oregon
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS