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wa8yxm

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Posted: 06/21/19 06:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I go to several different stations with my 38' class A.. FLying-J is my favorite when I am on the road cause I gas up at the end of the day. Park. Hit the Denny's for supper/breakfast the next am and "On the road again".

Some of those RV lanes though are a bit .. er... Scary.. Getting out of 'em with the toad.

Now PILOT or LOVE's or "Non truck stop" stations.. The trick is to use an OUTSIDE pump.. So there is nothing but open space on the non pump side. Then you can pull up a foot or two farther out (The hose is longer than most think) and you have room.

Last time I was at about a 45 degree angle to the pump due to the other pump at the two pump island being occupied. (That was a PILOT I-69 and Waddams RD. MI)

It is all about picking the right pump.

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Was talking to a poor man who did a Goosneck conversion on his 5er and spiked his brakes pretzling the pin box. (OUCH)

WHile we were chatting a brand new ceader creek 38' trailer pulled away from the gas pumps.. Turned the corner a bit tight and tore the rear cap off.. Did not stop. Did not slow down. Did not try to do emergency repair. .Just headed back to the freeway.. Oh well.


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Where they are available, we have found most but not all Centex stations are easy in/out.


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We haven't always had a small short coach. When we were towing, I looked for the RV lanes. One of those times, we got in line behind a coach-only. He finished fueling, then went inside - as nearly as I could guess - to have lunch. After every bit of an half of an hour, I backed and broke the rig. Then I went to a regular pump for fuel. Came back and picked up the tow (a car hauler). When I was ready to leave (now more than an hour) the owner sauntered back out and set up to dump his black tank.

Then another time, we got into the RV lane, only to find that the fuel pump was down and the exit was blocked (I have forgotten what by). So, we backed the rig out and went up the road for fuel. It was less expensive there than it would have been with the stack of discount cards....

We rarely tow these days, but I will never stop at an RV lane unless it is open and even then, it has to be worth the aggravation.

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RobWNY wrote:

I'm ok with not paying the lowest prices. It's worth it to me to have the convenience of easy in/easy out.


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johnhicks

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Some of those special RV lanes can be too short for a MH with toad.


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Just don't think all FJ RV lanes are created equal. Quite a few feed directly towards the c-store, then a fight with idiots getting lotto tickets, five hot dogs five different ways,etc. Haven't fueled at FJ for a number of years.

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I don't understand why some people think the fueling lane is a parking space. Pull in, Pump your fuel, Pull out. You need to go in the store? Go find a parking space and park there. Let others get their fuel and be on their way. Sometimes I feel like walking up to them and look in amazement and ask to shake their hand telling them that it's a real honor because they are the first real live Rocket Surgeon I've met.


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I will not fuel at the RV lane, never ever, won’t do it. I’ve seen too many inconsiderate folks tie the lane up while they order food, shop the c-store etc etc and fuel up, wash the vehicle, talk to the person in the other lane and oh yes walk fluffy. I’d rather take my 40 ft class A towing a toad to a regular station. I scout out the station on google earth before I stop and check the price on GasBuddy. Yep your right I wait to get to the pump I want on occasion but never like the RV lane. I have never had to unhook or had too much difficulty getting in or out of a station.

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Posted: 06/21/19 10:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

quit using truck stops and getting ripped off. Get the gas buddy app and check prices, filled diesel today @ $2.41 FJ $2.99.


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"But the gas was 10 cents cheaper than the Flying J"

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