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Posted: 06/11/19 07:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.
Auxiliary tank in the 2017 F450 is 55 gallons giving me a total of 103. The only stopping I do is the rest stop and when we get to the campground.

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stickdog wrote:

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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