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Old 08-19-2012, 11:10 AM   #11
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I only use the truck lanes if there is no RV or auto diesel pump or I judge the previously mentioned as inaccessible for me to get in/out of. However, I have taken a number of "driving tests" and inconvenienced some folks because I blocked other pumps and/or aisles in the process of filling at an auto diesel pump. I find that many filling stations are not "RV friendly" whether you're gas or diesel if you have to use the auto pumps. In my experience, I've found the best filling stations are those who have the diesel pump(s) on their own separate island. When the diesel pump is in with the gasoline pump(s), you are usually limited to which island you can use and also have to compete with gasoline powered vehicles. Many times I have had to wait for the island with the diesel pump because someone was refuelling with gasoline while there were "X" number of gasoline only islands that were completely open.

When I use a truck lane, I fill as quickly with that high-speed pump as possible, pay and get out. While I've never had any trouble, I've read postings on other forums from others who have gotten grief from truckers for using "their pumps".
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #12
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Ive used the truck lanes for years. Most car lanes are hard to maneuver with a long 5er. Some stations like Pilot have RV lanes but some of those are in tight quarters so I still use the truck lanes. Ive never encountered these differences in prices, the price at the pump always seems to be the price advertised on the signs. Sometimes you cant pay at the pump though because you have to enter a DOT # or something and you need to go inside to pay.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:59 PM   #13
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Pilot/Flying "J" advertise that the RV rewards card will activate the truck pump,and it does, so you don't have to go in first. I avoid the RV pump since too many people don't have the courtesy to pull forward when finished.

There are some "truck stops" that don't have diesel at the car pumps so you have to use the truck lane. Never had an issue with drivers being upset that I'm there. Again, just pull forward before you go into pay, just like the truckers do.
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A quick funny........I used the truck lanes one time and the pump said "high speed diesel". I asked the attendent what made the fuel "high speed." She replied "the speed at which it pumps."
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:54 PM   #15
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:09 PM   #16
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Pilot/Flying "J" advertise that the RV rewards card will activate the truck pump,and it does, so you don't have to go in first.
I wonder why they never told us?
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:37 PM   #17
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We always use the truck lanes.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:50 AM   #18
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In some of the truck stops that I have stopped at, mainly Loves or Flying J's, they are also installing DEF pumps in the truck lanes. I keep a stock of it at home, but it's nice to be able to use a pump to dispense it when available.
I also keep my surgical gloves that I use for my sewer hose handy when I fuel up, as those pump handles in the truck lines can be pretty dirty.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:19 AM   #19
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Just wondering is any of the forum members with large Travel Trailers or 5th Wheels use the truck lanes at truck stops to get fuel?

I have done it a few times, sure is much eaiser to get in and out!!!!
I have found the pickup fuel tube will not allow me to set the nozzle on auto-feed- So I can't clean the windows while fueling- JMHO- DD
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At some stations, the only place diesel is dispensed is in the truck lanes. Sometimes automobile diesel pumps aren't accessible for a truck pulling a fifth wheel or trailer. In these cases, I use the truck diesel pumps. I do think working truckers (and me) appreciate it when a fueling lane isn't blocked while the driver goes inside to use the restroom, buy some candy, and get a sandwich.
I'm a trucker and never minded an RV in the truck lanes. Just handle your business and move forward. There is usually a lane just ahead of the fuel lane so as you can then go inside, which is a very common practice.
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