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Old 08-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Using Truck Lanes to Get Fuel

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!!!!
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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I've also heard that the gallon per minute on the pumps is much higher and you can fuel up quicker.
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I'll show my ignorance. I thought the truck lanes at truck stops only dispensed diesel?
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I do it when the RV lanes or car lanes are full. The high flow pumps in the truck lanes have to be watched closely. Even on the slowest auto setting they can pump pretty fast, but you can fill up quickly.

Now if standing next to an idling big rig makes you nervous, it probably isn't for you. At times I have been standing between two of them, but still better than waiting for cars to get out of the way in the car lanes.
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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.
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I'll show my ignorance. I thought the truck lanes at truck stops only dispensed diesel?
Yes, truck lanes only dispense diesel, so this question of only applies to those of us that have gone to the "Dark Side"
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I do it when the RV lanes or car lanes are full. The high flow pumps in the truck lanes have to be watched closely. Even on the slowest auto setting they can pump pretty fast, but you can fill up quickly.

Now if standing next to an idling big rig makes you nervous, it probably isn't for you. At times I have been standing between two of them, but still better than waiting for cars to get out of the way in the car lanes.
Yep Ed, the pumps are quite fast and you have to take it easy when filling our "Little" trucks.

Standing next to idling big rig getting fuel is not much difference that stopping at rest areas that are full of big rigs and parking between them.
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No one has yet mentioned that in some areas the truck lanes cost more.. because of higher road tax on commercial vehicles.
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No one has yet mentioned that in some areas the truck lanes cost more.. because of higher road tax on commercial vehicles.
This I didn't know but am glad to find out. In what regions or areas is this affliction most common? Generally how much extra tax is added?
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This I didn't know but am glad to find out. In what regions or areas is this affliction most common? Generally how much extra tax is added?
Here is a example of the extra tax in Arizona

This is from the Arizona DOT Website

The State tax is $.18 per gallon for gasoline, and either $.18 or $.26 per gallon for diesel, depending on whether a diesel vehicle is light class/exempt or use class. The tax rate is required to be posted on each pump using decals issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation. ADOT enforces fuel tax laws, and violations involving tax rate decals may be reported to ADOT online.

The service station must refund the $.08 per gallon if you request it. If a pump is used for sales to both classes of vehicles, a decal listing the $.26 per gallon tax rate must be posted on that pump. Violations involving the $.08 refunds may be reported to ADOT online.
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