Ladies and Gents,
I did a search under various topics and came up with zip. So, here's our dilemma. We just purchased a D/P motor home and of course, it's diesel. Now since these air head credit card suppliers can't seem to have a clue that at today's diesel prices, it takes considerably more than a $75 limit to fill a coach while out on the road or, even at home.
So, it appears that one of three things must happen. One, you carry a zillion dollars in cash so that every time you stop for a fill up, you pay for it that way. Or, Two, you run your card to the limit, then either do it again or have to go see the cashier, which in some cases can take up to twenty minutes because there's 10 people in front of you buying two items that aren't marked for price and they have to search for the price, or, Three, you have some sort of HI LIMIT credit card that allows you to fill the beast up without stopping.
So, is there such an animal and, what's the story on getting one. I've heard that Flying-J does something like that but, is it only their stations that can use the card? I've heard and read some threads about some problems with Flying J lately and fill ups. I'm sure truckers don't have the time to screw around with $75 limit cards. Thanks for what you can send us in advice here. Much appreciated.
Scott and Karla SDFD RETIRED
2004 Itasca Horizon, 36GD Slate Blue 330 CAT
2011 White Honda CRV EX-L,4WD w/NAV Toad 2008 Caliente Red LVL II GL 1800 Goldwing KI60ND
We stopped a few weeks ago to fuel up our diesel pusher at a Racetrac station. We had a choice of a $99 limit on our credit card at the pump or go inside and pre-pay. (I was told that we could use our card at the pump again after our initial $99 but then I might be limited to how many times a day I could use the card. )I pre-paid, only to have to stand in line a second time because I had over paid and the clerk had to issue a credit to my card. Very frustrating, for sure.
The $$ limits are a real pia. I carry three credit cards because when I swiped the same one a second time at the same place, my bank (card holder) killed the card thinking it was fraud. I now rotate cards when traveling and never use the same card twice at the same pump.
2009 Holiday Rambler Admiral 33SFS (34' 3")
2008 Jeep Liberty - North Edition (4x4 auto)
FQCC/Camping Quebec, KOA, Good Sam, Coach-Net
flying j will bump the $75 limit to $485 (gas) and much more than that for diesel if you use a VISA card *and* have their loyalty card.
otherwise, when we stop for gas my wife takes the credit card and a portable 2-way radio into the cashier who does whatever to turn the pump on. the wife radios me when i can start pumping and i radio back when i'm done with the dollar amount and gallons. by the time i'm ready to pull forward she's usually out of the store and back in the RV. the only hassle is the amount of time she sometimes has to wait in line to get the pump turned on.
rich, n9dko www.bananaboatbytes.com
I know a guy who's addicted to brake fulid. He says he can stop anytime.
2000 Itasca Suncruiser 35U
'46 Willys CJ2A
'03 Jeep Wrangler TJ
'10 Jeep Liberty KK
I just filled up last month at Flying J. used a Discover card, It shut me down at $75.00 Inserted a MC and only took 45 bucks worth. So every thing was fine. Today I got my MC statement. The Flying J charge showed up on my statment as a Pilot Gas Station. I called MC and they said Flying J in some places is now owned by Pilot. "News to me".
1. At Flying J, if you use a Visa card and their loyalty card at the RV pumps you get a $495 limit. This applies to gas and diesel. The card doesn't know the difference. Any other card is dealer's choice. In eight years I have never run into a limit at the truck pumps. I always use the loyalty card. At the truck pumps you cannot pay at the pump. Your loyalty card will start the pump then you go inside to pay. If you use your loyalty card you will get the RV discount and the cash price.
2. At any other station your limit will vary depending on the card policy and the station corporate policy. I have seen different limits using the same card at different stations owned by the same company.
On my last trip, I pulled in to the RV lane at Flying J in Texarkana, swiped my Visa, swiped my Pilot/Flying J Frequent Fueler Card, keyed in my home zip code, pumped 93.71 gal.s of diesel, got the $.03 per gal discount, and drove off whistling. Works for me.
'99 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom
330HP "Yellow" motor
'94 K5 Blazer 4X4 toad