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ReneeG

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Posted: 12/03/21 08:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lantley wrote:

It's not about skill. It's about convenience. I have the skill to back up a 1/2 mile down a single lane road to turn around, but it certainly is inconvenient and not the best approach to making a u turn.
Finding fuel should be convenient


Amen. My hubby can do the same and has backed out of many a gas station, because he's had too.


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Lantley wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

Lantley wrote:

Lots of gasser guys in denial. You certainly have to be more selective when fueling a gasser while hitched.
Once upon a time, I had a V-10 Excursion and a 39' TT getting gas was much more challenging then getting diesel.
I eventually traded the V-10 in for a 7.3 PSD Excursion.
Getting fuel was less of a challenge with the diesel.


Having had a diesel in the past, we tried the truck lanes a few times...no thanks to standing in a puddle of diesel.

If you are half way competent handling the rig, it's a non-issue pulling up to a gas pump.


If it were truly a non issue this thread and many with the same topic would not exist
Yes there are some dirty diesel pumps, but there are also some less desireable gas pumps. Cleanliness is a seperate issue.
People are not researching,scouting and reviewing google satelite images for puddles.
They are simply looking for accessible pumps. Finding accesible diesel pumps is much easier than finding accesible gas pumps. Somehow some are still in denial and pretend gas pumps are equally accesible.


This is really a case of discrimination against gas powered truck owners who tow trailers!
Waiting for the class actions here against the major oil companies and fuel station franchises…It’s a travesty! Lol.


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Posted: 12/04/21 05:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lantley wrote:

It's not about skill. It's about convenience. I have the skill to back up a 1/2 mile down a single lane road to turn around, but it certainly is inconvenient and not the best approach to making a u turn.
Finding fuel should be convenient


Maybe if you are filling up at an inner city gas station.

If you pull off at a rural interchange gas station, it's largely a non-issue.

Certainly never needed to back up 1/2 mile to get out of a gas station. A few times, we've backed out but it's really the oddity.


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My unofficial observation is only 25% of gasoline stations are RV friendly when pulling a 35' trailer. Identifying those stations on the fly is the challenge. Just pulling off the interstate without any prior knowledge or scouting is not good enough. Just rolling the dice leads to waisting time and headache.
Let's face it we are just talking finding a gas station.
Sure you can maneuver and wiggle through lots of gas stations.
Some are manageable until that random car gets in the way.
But the fact remains, there are no dedicated fully clear gas islands like there are diesel islands.
Many convenience stores now have large dedicated diesel islands to accomodate over sized vehicles. These islands are often seperate from the other filling areas. Then there are truckstops. While I agree truckstops can have there own set of issues, access to the diesel pumps isn't one of them.
At the end of the day diesel is much easier to accesss than gas when traveling the interstates with a large RV in tow. I'm not saying it's impossible to travel in a gasser. But I am saying it will take more efforrt to find and manuever through a gasoline station vs. a diesel station.
My own personall preference is that access is more important than other factors when filling with the trailer attached. Acess is more important than price, Its more impprtant than other amenities available. Access is the most important priority.
Yes I try to fill without the trailer if possible. I also have a Enduraplas Auxilary tank. I seldom need to fill while attached but when I do, I'm fortunate in that I need to find diesel vs. gas.


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I don't make it as complex as some of you on here.

#1. When my gauge is between E and 1/4 I look for fuel.

#2. I pull into a town and see where most of the fuel stations are located at on my GPS.

#3. I drive down the street and if I see fuel for a reasonable price and an open pump that I can get in to, I pull in and fuel up. If not; I move on till I find a #3 that works.

#4. I continue on down the road until I need to start over at #1 again.


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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

I don't make it as complex as some of you on here.

#1. When my gauge is between E and 1/4 I look for fuel.

#2. I pull into a town and see where most of the fuel stations are located at on my GPS.

#3. I drive down the street and if I see fuel for a reasonable price and an open pump that I can get in to, I pull in and fuel up. If not; I move on till I find a #3 that works.

#4. I continue on down the road until I need to start over at #1 again.


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