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one_strange_texan

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I would like to mention something, since the original question was about using the big rig truck pumps vs RV lanes at Flying J or Pilot. Some have mentioned the downside of not being able to pay directly from the truck lanes. Pilot/Flying J does offer the RV Plus card, which can be used to pay at the pump at either RV, Auto, and Truck Diesel lanes.

You can apply online and they do a credit check on you, since basically they are administering you in a similar fashion to their commercial fleet customers. You call up your outstanding balance online and pay with a draft on the bank account of your choice. You have an online ID/password with them and a PIN for use at the pump with your RV Plus card. They do not bill you, you must go in and check on line routinely and pay the outstanding balance by the due date.

I have inquired as to the availability of this type of arrangement for non-commercial customers from other major truck stop chains such as Loves. It is not available at any others that I have found.

I now preferentially stop for fillups at Pilot/Flying J when I can, even though I think Loves are impressive, well run truck stops. Pilot/Flying J has extended this courtesy to me as an RV customer, telling me they value my business. Loves does not extend this courtesy, telling me they value my RV business less than Pilot/Flying J does.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

hotpepperkid wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

I cringe thinking back to the days before an aux tank in my bed. I haven't been to the pumps with my trailer in several years.


Its been over 10 years since I have been to the pumps with my trailer attached


You only stay in pull thru sites?


Ron, I think you have that backwards!


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Me Again wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

hotpepperkid wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

I cringe thinking back to the days before an aux tank in my bed. I haven't been to the pumps with my trailer in several years.


Its been over 10 years since I have been to the pumps with my trailer attached


You only stay in pull thru sites?


Ron, I think you have that backwards!


My comment was based on he never fills truck with RV attached so he must not like back in spaces either.


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I totally agree. My first year of camping and trying to get the 5'ver under the station awning did it for me. The real clincher was when the DW had to stop traffic while I backed out onto the highway. She said never again.
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You don't mention the year of your F350 both my 09 and my 17 accept the larger nozzle. Don't know about years earlier than 09.


My 'vintage' 97 F350 diesel fits the truck nozzle. It's a tight fit but it fits.

I always use the truck lanes 'cause I'm a truck...lol

I too have a 100 gallon in bed auxillary tank.


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hotpepperkid wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

I cringe thinking back to the days before an aux tank in my bed. I haven't been to the pumps with my trailer in several years.


Its been over 10 years since I have been to the pumps with my trailer attached


Me too, love my auxiliary tank, never have to worry about filling up while towing.


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Really amazing all the people that have a phobia about filling the truck with a RV attached.

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I have only had a diesel since last August, this is my first. I avoid pumps anywhere near gas pumps. Plus it only takes about seven seconds to fill my tank LOL. The high-flow of the truck diesel pumps is really appreciated when the wind is blowing -13°F air around. Plus the DEF is right at the pumps, I have using the containers. There is nothing wrong with using truck lanes (and I'm a truck driver), nowhere does it say 'semis only.' Just move up when you're done if you have to go inside for anything, so anyone behind you can fuel up when you're done.


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JIMMY034 wrote:

I have only had a diesel since last August, this is my first. I avoid pumps anywhere near gas pumps. Plus it only takes about seven seconds to fill my tank LOL. The high-flow of the truck diesel pumps is really appreciated when the wind is blowing -13°F air around. Plus the DEF is right at the pumps, I have using the containers. There is nothing wrong with using truck lanes (and I'm a truck driver), nowhere does it say 'semis only.' Just move up when you're done if you have to go inside for anything, so anyone behind you can fuel up when you're done.


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buc1980 wrote:

I don't like to fill at the truck station first because they are more expensive and then it take to long to fill up.You got to go inside to put a deposit to turn the pump on.Then you got to go back to pay that to much hassle.The only time I go is when I buy DEF.It is a lot cheaper and fresh.


I've only owned a diesel for less than a year but I've never seen diesel cost more at the truck pumps than at the car pumps, and I drive truck so I get all over, every station I've seen is the same price at any pump on the premises. Maybe you're thinking of the signs with two different prices that say one price for cash, higher price for credit...

Also the truck lanes are anything but slower, they are high-volume, high-flow pumps, as they are usually filling dual tanks taking anywhere from 200 to 400 gallons.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Really amazing all the people that have a phobia about filling the truck with a RV attached.


No kidding.

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