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Old 09-09-2014, 08:53 AM   #11
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When we are traveling to some of our favorite camping areas, that i know i need more than a tank. I carry a couple 5 gal jugs and stop at a rest area and refuel there. That way i avoid the crowds and headaches.

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:08 AM   #12
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I will stay away from "big" citys when looking for fuel. I try to stop on the outskirts where traffic is not so busy and gas stations seem to be a bit bigger. You might pay a little more, but not dealing with the hassle is worth it to me. Again, its all about planning ahead.

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #13
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I carry 2, 5 gal cans of diesel in the bed.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:12 AM   #14
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I do pay attention to where there are good gas stops, and have them memorized. When I need fuel, I start looking and if there are multiple stations in the area, I look to see who is not as busy, pump orientation, easy of getting out. To me getting out is more important than getting in, as I do not want to be trapped.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:17 AM   #15
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We keep a log in our truck and record by interstate and mm any fuel stop that will accommodate our needs.
When you are in unfamiliar areas we just are aware that we need to get in and out safely and don't be afraid to pas on one that is not Rv friendly.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:14 AM   #16
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I had completed an 8400 Km trip this summer and being a newbie I was concerned with towing and fueling up. I didn't encounter any problems with either. As far as fuel stops If I couldn't get a drive through I would pull in to the pump then have my DW be my spotter as I was backing out. No issues.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:22 AM   #17
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The Allstays app for iOS is pretty good. It has filters for campgrounds, fuel stops, welcome/rest centers and the like. I forget how much it costs but I'd guess a gallon of diesel would cover it, so pretty cheap in the grand scheme. Not familiar with "Next Exit" but will check it out. Thanks!

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Old 09-09-2014, 11:51 AM   #18
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For facilities near Interstates nothing beats The Next Exit. Everything that is RV friendly is clearly marked.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:05 PM   #19
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1) Titan Tanks makes a direct replacement for your 26 gal fuel tank that doubles it size.... to me it was a mod well worth the moeny
2) Pilot FlyingJ have RV specific islands where you can get gas and diesel
+ good sam members get a good discount and an even better one with the Good Sam Flying J charge card (must be paid off every month)

Once I pull in I fill the 52 gallon tank and then fill the 20 gallons in 2 gal Jerry cans.
I use www.gasbuddy.com to find the best prices.. and if the price elsewhere is less than my FJ/GS discount I may go there depending on how far out of the way it is.. + I check the next few towns down the road, in the direction I am going, to see if it is less expensive
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:44 PM   #20
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1) Titan Tanks makes a direct replacement for your 26 gal fuel tank that doubles it size.... to me it was a mod well worth the moeny
According to the FAQ on their website (Titan Tanks: https://titanfueltanks.com/faq/, these are only available for diesel powered models. Are there tanks available for gas models? I thought regular gasoline was too unstable to carry in an auxiliary tank? I dunno, I barely scratched the surface last year when I was researching it for my gas powered 1/2 ton... I gave up when I saw the prices for the tanks and realized that I don't make trips long enough to justify the cost, but that won't always be the case, I hope...


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