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tiffy2000

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Posted: 12/04/19 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The book "Next Exit" is pretty good about listing gas stations that are RV friendly (listed in Red ). I have a 35 ft MH and tow, this past summer I pulled into 4 stations in a row that I couldn't get into the pumps . Most new stations are being built with the pump lanes heading into the stores, makes it very tight to impossible to get in/out of the pumps.

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tiffy2000 wrote:

The book "Next Exit" is pretty good about listing gas stations that are RV friendly (listed in Red ). I have a 35 ft MH and tow, this past summer I pulled into 4 stations in a row that I couldn't get into the pumps . Most new stations are being built with the pump lanes heading into the stores, makes it very tight to impossible to get in/out of the pumps.


This is the issue I watch out for. I also find this with many Pilot stations - as they are often built this way.

For us, I plan our gas stops before I ever leave for any trip that will require a fill-up on the way. We have a 35' travel trailer and are over 55' end to end. I can make a bathroom or food stop most anywhere, but I know the gas stations I'm going to hit before I ever leave. I plot my route, determine the general area I'd need to refuel, and then use Google to find gas stations where I know I'd be able to get easily in and out. If possible, I choose spots that have more than one workable station just in case.

For our first couple of years, I'd just pull off when gas was needed and search to find a station I could use. Sometimes I'd find one...sometimes I would have to get back on the highway and try again down the road. The 20 minutes it takes to do this before a long trip is well worth avoiding that hassle on the road!

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I just looked at Gas Buddy, and I cannot find diesel fuel anymore. The only fuel options were for gasoline. I don't know when that changed.

(Google can find the gas stations, but I am interested in prices.)

Is there any alternative to Gas Buddy for finding up-to-date diesel prices?

(Added at 10:47am): I looked at gaspricewatch.com, but it was useless for diesel.

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RoyF,

Gasbuddy can be configured for almost any fuel grade (except alcohol free).

If you look around, it says "filters" on the right edge of a screen, and at the top of the map page on your smart phone.

With that and Google Earth, we have never gotten stuck low on fuel or where we can't maneuver the rig.

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Matt_Colie:
I looked for "filters" but, sorry, I do not see it. I'm using Safari browser on an Apple ibook.

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RoyF, sounds like you're using the Gasbuddy website on a laptop, rather than the app.

I just opened the website in Safari on my Mac laptop. On the front page of www.gasbuddy.com, there is a pop-up menu for type of gas right next to the search box where you type in the city you are looking for. Diesel is listed in this pop-up menu. Is this what you are looking for?


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Janss:
That pop-up menu next to the city window shows only regular, mid-grade, and premium on my browser.

I am using a Mac laptop. Verrry strange.
Roy

Wait a minute!! Now I see it! The pop-up menu has a scroll bar. I have to scroll down to see "diesel".

The light finally dawns.

Roy

* This post was edited 12/04/19 02:13pm by RoyF *

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RRTom wrote:

When we had a diesel motor home we had a guide (hard copy) that we could look up locations that sold diesel fuel.

We now have a gasser and I'm wondering if there is a book or website that helps locate gas stations that are accessible while towing a car. In other words, gas stations that I can get into and out of with the car connected. Our motor home is 35'.


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USE YOUR EYES, you don't "need" a "guide".

You went from a Diesel to GASOLINE engine.

Far MORE stations sell GASOLINE than diesel.

You have made your life easier!

Size up the station before committing to enter, small station with restricted access to pumps, MOVE ON, there are plenty of other stations out there that will have the space you need.

I look for stations which moves the vehicle traffic side to side of the station building and avoid any station which requires the traffic to move towards/away from the station building.

Heck, I tow a 26ft TT with a full sized pickup, over all length of of nearly 50FT which makes it longer than your rig unless you have a "towed" behind. I have not had all that much trouble fitting into stations which are not small..

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In more than 200,000 miles I doubt if I can count on my fingers the number of times that I have needed reverse to get into or out of a fuel station while hooked up to our 34' 5er. It is simply a non issue, & we rarely use the big truck stop stations. Cheaper fuel can usually be found less than a 1/2 mile further from the exit.

Stay away from old stations in the center of small towns.


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I use www.californiagasprices.com when I open the map I zoom in and go to satelite view you can see how stations are laid out. I know the range of my MH so I use Goggle Maps to plot my next fillup.

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