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Old 12-26-2015, 05:32 PM   #11
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No disagreement from me on that point but I don't feel like I am not supposed to be there.

My rig will not get in the pumps in the auto section. As I stated, I have never been made to feel unwelcome back there.

I show the same courtesy that I am shown my the truckers. Main thing is don't cause any delay to others while doing business. Just common courtesy.

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Old 12-26-2015, 06:05 PM   #12
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So will someone confirm that the nozzles at the trucker pumps are a larger diameter and not just a higher volume pump.

I have filled up at Sams Club using the same pumps that diesel pickups are using.
Not sure if pickups are a larger diameter filler than my JGC. FYI, my JGC does not have a fuel cap. It has the flapper that is self sealing when the nozzle is removed.

Anyone viewing with a JGC who has fueled at the trucker pumps? Wireman

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Old 12-26-2015, 06:11 PM   #13
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Most truck stops use larger nozzles. Some may have one island with the smaller nozzle for pickups.
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:40 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Racinforthefinish View Post
Most truck stops use larger nozzles. Some may have one island with the smaller nozzle for pickups.
Diesel pickups can utilize any fuel nozzle whether it's the big rig pump or the smaller "unleaded" version. Most of the truck stops have an outside lane in their big rig area for pickup/camper refueling. To the OP, any way you can lift up the "flap" covering your fuel inlet? If it's the standard 1" opening {I think}, it will accept any fuel nozzle on the road. If your nervous about using a big rig nozzle and the rapid fuel filling, just don't squeeze the nozzle handle all the way down and fill it slowly.
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:35 PM   #15
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My first choice is fueling when not towing, as my truck can go almost 500 miles between fuel stops which is more than I drive in a day.
Yep, and know that Costco is working to roll-out diesel to their stations ... you can check their website for details.
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I have been filling up at large truck stops for several years. Never had a problem or a dis-courteous comment. Also the DEF is much cheaper at the pump dispensers than buying it in a 2 1/2 gallon jug.
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:55 AM   #17
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Truck stops in the big rig lanes. Easy in and out without having to worry about maneuvering. Only bad thing is you have to go in and prepay as the islands don't take personal cards
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Old 12-27-2015, 07:38 AM   #18
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I will measure the fuel inlet diameter today on the JGC for comparision. Wireman
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:11 AM   #19
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You may pay more filling up in the "trucker lanes" as they often pay more in road taxes. I usually use the flyingJ RV islands to fill up at.. most are easy in and out...
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:24 AM   #20
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Here's my situation, I'm going to be the owner of a 23RLSW in a couple of months. I have owned a gasser class A (36 ft.)for the last 13 years towing a vehicle. I've sold it and we are down sizing to a TT.

Looking forward to everyone's input. Wireman

W the experience you have with a larger MH, you will have no trouble with a diesel and smaller TT. Fueling while towing is pretty painless as long as you plan where you stop. From an interstate that starts with watching the exit signs for multi stations at an upcoming exit. Befor entering a station, observe the layout and don't use a station with pump lanes set at 90 degrees to the station. Only use lanes that run perpendictular to the road. Diesel will be displayed on the signage if they sell it. Diesel is typically available on the lane farthest from the station. A little planning can eliminate 99% of the challenge. Don't undersell yourself. Afterall a Jeep and a small TT s/b well within your skill set.

On occasion I use the truck lanes usually off to the side or rear of a station. If they don't accept reg cr cards at the truck pumps, I just move on thru. I will not go inside and leave a card.

Other fueling advice is Don't run to fumes and then stop in a panic. Fuel when the gauge is between 1/4 and 1/2. Allows you to pick the best station and not have to deal with the first one you come to. 2nd carry a 3-5 gal fuel can to stretch range in an emergency [just having it will save worry and I have never had to use it]. Don't panic and don't pull in to a lot without first studying the layout. Don't drive into a problem situation.

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