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Don’t plan on selling it not for a while just now getting it broke in.

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I have the hardest time finding appropriate fuel stations in CA. I’m pulling a 42’ Bighorn with my ‘18 Ram CCSB SWR. I have 13’ of trailer behind the tandems and rear end swing is a lot. Pulled into one station on a trip, had to back out. Followed a billboard to one that said RV friendly, ya not. Had to take a double stab to get to the pump and had to repeat it to get out only to find they didn’t have diesel. One I stopped at, I luckily opted for an outside pump because you couldn’t tell the distance of the store front from the entrance to the pumps. Then, the rear end swing was crucial on my way out. Fueling is a stress for me, and I drive commercially (sometimes). Never a problem in a big rig because rigs only fuel on the highway at actual truck stops. RV’s are in the grey. Not really a big rig, certainly not a passenger vehicle so it is easy to get trapped into a stressful position. It really is a **** shoot. Plus, going some places we take out rigs, tend to be small and compacted little towns in the forest not really built to serve our vehicles. I would love for my copilot to be able to research fuel stops on the road, but that’s not in the cards.

So, some stops are left to skill and chance, some are done when the 5er is docked and some are just plain necessity after running out of options. It would be cool if the highway signs indicated RV accessible, but hey, where would the adventure be if that happened.


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It’s really easy stick to the Truck Stops.


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I know I should, but sort of feel like a dope doing it. And, I know I would feel even dumber getting in a bind at an island, or worse having an accident. So, ya the answer is simple.......

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94-D2 wrote:

I know I should, but sort of feel like a dope doing it. And, I know I would feel even dumber getting in a bind at an island, or worse having an accident. So, ya the answer is simple.......


My method. Wife takes phone with and pump number to see cashier, tells max dollar amount and DEF or not. I start fueling she goes to the RR and then do some shopping. When I am done I call her and let it ring twice letting her know to wrap it up and pay. I pull forward to wait for her and run in to use the RR.

Trucker behind is still fueling when we pull out.

A few cents more per gallon but when you are running doubles or a long RV Truck Stops are your friend!

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The OP was referring to stopping for gasoline not diesel.
Yes if you are pulling with a diesel trucks stops take all the guess work out of finding accessible pumps. Diesels have more fuel range which means they can go farther between fill ups which can also be a big advantage.
However if your driving a Gasser there is no simple solution other than doing homework and using google maps to get aerial views of gas stations along your route. This additional pre planning is a PIA however it helps eliminate guessing and finger crossing when choosing a place to get gas.


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he OP was referring to stopping for gasoline not diesel.
Yes if you are pulling with a diesel trucks stops take all the guess work out of finding accessible pumps.


If you are towing you will use the same pump as the diesel pump at most stations, assuming they have a diesel pump at all. And the OP has a super truck that gets 12 mpg towing, better than my diesel and vastly better than the common 6-7 mpg normally reported and at 65 to 70 mph too.


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And the OP has a super truck that gets 12 mpg towing, better than my diesel and vastly better than the common 6-7 mpg normally reported and at 65 to 70 mph too.

[emoticon] [emoticon] ...or close to twice the mpgs anyone on the planet with a 6.2 gasser pulling a 10500 lb 32' long 5th wheel trailer at 65-70 mph. [emoticon] .

I think the OP will in time and with more experience forget about his/her hangups on how/when and where to refuel the gas tow vehicle.


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Pine Barren wrote:

I reset my meter with ever tank and yes it has amazed me to that it is what it is. I m the type person though it wouldn’t matter what the mileage is if I’m wanting to go places . I lucked up so far on the mileage . Safe travels everyone


When you say you reset it with every tank so that means possibly mixed driving trailer and no trailer? I know I get on average 12 mpg towing 10,500# at 65 based on the trip computer with my Duramax. I reset mine when whenever I am hitched up and only use those miles in the trip computers calculations. I never hand calculate other than quick fuzzy math in my head and it's close enough.

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Hi OP here,
I do not get 10-12 mpg I am not sure who said it but it wasn't me. I get 7.5 mpg and its about what I thought I would get. I am on the road now and so far using the Pilot/Flying J stations at about $1.95 a gallon after the GS discount. Can't complain about price these days. Some of these stations are a bit tight even at the RV lanes but mostly manageable. The RV parking is harder as plenty of cars and other inconsiderate hogging the spots. I rather not look to save a few cents and wind up in a jam it's just not worth it to me. Getting gas is not the problem I thought it might be, I guess I was just a bit anxious about towing with a new setup.
This corona virus has people nervous and breakfast yesterday was at an empty restaurant in a Flying J truck stop. Plenty of people at Myrtle Beach though and not sure what it usually is like as it's our first time here.
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