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Old 03-29-2015, 07:26 AM   #11
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FYI, if you join Good Sam's you get a 10% discount at Flying J. Headed from NC to Florida next week and used their app to map my route as I have the same concerns.

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Old 03-29-2015, 07:35 AM   #12
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When we're traveling, I don't do a lot of forward planning for gas pump direction, etc. though I can see where it would be a good thing to do. What I do, do though is eyeball the station before I even attempt to enter the lot. I look for escape routes, height of the overhead, width of the lanes, and access to adjacent roads, etc. This is all done at lightning speed

Down here in Texas, we have Buc-ees and that's where I prefer to fuel up. They have a ton of pumps and they're well planned out.

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Old 03-29-2015, 08:53 AM   #13
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Great advice. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:58 AM   #14
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If you are blocking multiple pumps at a busy time it is good to move out of the way as soon as you can. If you move before paying it's a good idea to have somebody with you tell the cashier. Sometimes it freaks them out and they think you are driving away without paying. I've scared a couple on the motorcycle because I would pull it up to the front of the building so it wouldn't get run over at the pump.

I've never had an issues fueling up with the camper. One time I had my 28' race car trailer behind me and the only gas station near was packed. Instead of trying to push my way in and trying to figure out how to get out, I dropped the trailer in a movie theater parking lot across the street. I fueled then hooked back up. Yes it was a hassle but much easier than trying to get the whole rig into the gas station.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:06 AM   #15
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I feel you can access most gas stations today as they all or most have semis making deliveries to them. Some stations are difficult, if you are not confident that you can get in and out easily go to the next station. Just be careful when making your turns and make sure you can comfortably get in and out. But as someone else said I would start looking at or above 1/4 tank.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:27 AM   #16
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I plan ahead and check out google earth gas stations along my route.

I have a new toy hauler that is bigger than my last trailer so I am still getting used to it. After driving it home from St. Louis and our first camping trip last weekend I already have more confidence.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:34 AM   #17
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Google Maps/Google Earth & Gas Buddy are your best tools. I'm a Planner so I am researching Maps before longer trips to ease the stress of looking for Fuel. Since fuel consumption in somewhat static I tend to look xx miles ahead so I know approximately where to look online. DW is more 'Serendipity' (hence our name ) so I have DW on her smart Phone verifying ahead when we get to 1/2 tank. Tends to work for us. Multiple Apps for Android, IPhone can also help.
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Rented a Class C in Alaska in 2013. Best advice came from the Driver taking us to the Rental place. He said always fill when you get to 1/2 or 1/3 because you do not always know if the station is still there or possibly closed. Alaska is more extreme but I believe it also holds true in the Lower 48
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:42 AM   #18
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well I have 2 18 gallon tanks on my truck an I will not run either under 1/4 tank but most of the time I will run one down then switch to the second and maybe run it to half then start looking ... that way I have basically 3/4 of a tank left between the 2 tanks... 4 gallons of fuel or a 1/4 of a tank on mine at 8.0 mpg only equals 32 miles to empty which I don't want to be
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:20 PM   #19
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Put the Gas buddy app on your phone gives you gas prices by zip code
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:18 PM   #20
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I start looking when I am approaching a 1/4 tank, unless I am somewhere very remote. As I am picking a pump, I am planning my way out. I would rather make it difficult for myself to get in, then leave an opportunity for a car to block my exit. So plan your escape.

Only place I had an issue was at a Pilot station, it looked good going in, but I could not get out as I could not turn around, as the forced you into a parking lot, as it was full of cars, and it was surrounded by K-rail.

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