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Posted: 01/30/19 02:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 30 ft rv just wondering were is the best place to get gas at a regular store or a truck stop, looking for the easy place to stop and avoiding any problems.

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Truck stops can be roomier for gasoline requirements, but they're also sometimes more expensive than gas stations. It varies from place to place. Some truck stops have "RV Islands" that are easier for larger rigs - usually located closer to the non-commercial pumps.


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I look for the larger gas stations usually located near the offramps along the interstates. These will have multiple islands and wide driveways.

The main thing to be aware of is the height of your Class C. You don't want to pull under a 10ft high overhead if your RV is 12 feet high.

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Look for Flying J truck stops. These travel plazas have separate RV islands for lengthy RV's. Download the Pilot/Flying J app to find locations along your way. Prices generally competitive. You can also buy a GoodSam membership that will save you 5 cents per gallon at Flying J. Well worth the annual fee.

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We use a lot of Walmarts, or whatever. 30' Class A with toad, never had any problem. Well, once a car pulled up and blocked my exit while the drivers went in for a hamburger. I just blocked three pumps, and DW and I fixed and ate lunch. I did go inside to the fuel desk, and told them that I could not move until they went and got the other to move. Not my problem. Apparently the fuel desk did not consider it a problem either.


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When driving down the road I look for the exits that have the most gas stations figuring that one of them would be suitable. The ones that have the lanes parallel to the road are the easiest to get into and out of.


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We have a 31ft class c and a motorcycle carrier on the back which makes us about 35ft. While traveling we will use Loves, flying j, etc... Easy on and off the highway and roomy, at home, we scoped out a local station that will accomodate us and is also close to our house


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Dick_B wrote:

When driving down the road I look for the exits that have the most gas stations figuring that one of them would be suitable. The ones that have the lanes parallel to the road are the easiest to get into and out of.


I drive a 32 footer with car behind-as Dick B. said pump islands parallel to the road are a must. Many times I have driven by stations with the islands facing the station knowing that it is almost impossible to have enough room to swing out after gassing up.

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I previously had a 33 foot class A towing my CRV and currently have a 28 foot class C towing the same car. I have a local station for fuel near home and while traveling I look for suitable stations while out sightseeing in the towd when I need to refuel. I have, on occasion, left the CRV at the park while I take the motorhome for fuel, then return, hook up, and get on our way. A little planning and there should be no problems.





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Had a 36’ Foretravel towing a Jeep, my favorite was Walmart due to the price. It carried 180gal of diesel.


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