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Old 09-26-2016, 06:00 PM   #1
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Diesel, where to fuel?

Purchased a diesel truck recently. When you are pulling your TT, do you typically fuel at the normal car/truck pumps or do you occasionally use the semi lanes?

I certainly don't want to torque off the semi drivers, but it sure looks like a great option, as the lanes are bigger.

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Old 09-26-2016, 06:17 PM   #2
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I almost always use the semi lanes, way more room to maneuver in and out. Most of the pumps will take credit cards, some will require you to prepay inside at the fuel desk or leave your card with the attendant while you fuel. The car lane pumps are usually hard to get into and worse yet get out and away from and back on the road. Don't worry about the semis you have just as much right as they do at the pumps. After I fuel, as a courtesy, I will pull ahead so the next truck can get up to the pump or pull around to park in the lot if I want to go inside.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:31 PM   #3
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I almost always use the semi lanes, way more room to maneuver in and out. Most of the pumps will take credit cards, some will require you to prepay inside at the fuel desk or leave your card with the attendant while you fuel. The car lane pumps are usually hard to get into and worse yet get out and away from and back on the road. Don't worry about the semis you have just as much right as they do at the pumps. After I fuel, as a courtesy, I will pull ahead so the next truck can get up to the pump or pull around to park in the lot if I want to go inside.

Thanks. That is what I was hoping to hear. No doubt, I would immediately pull forward. Even with my small TT and old truck, I found it difficult to maneuver around the pumps. How do you like your F350? My new truck is a 2016 250.
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I use the trucks lanes. Let them get pissed off, they don't mind sitting in a lane updating their log books or whatever it is they do.
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Thanks. That is what I was hoping to hear. No doubt, I would immediately pull forward. Even with my small TT and old truck, I found it difficult to maneuver around the pumps. How do you like your F350? My new truck is a 2016 250.
Like it a lot. I had a 14 F250 Diesel I traded for the 350. Heavier suspension exhaust brake, always been a Ford guy.

What camper do you have?
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Like it a lot. I had a 14 F250 Diesel I traded for the 350. Heavier suspension exhaust brake, always been a Ford guy.

What camper do you have?
Right now I have a small hybrid. We will be up sizing this winter/fall. It will still be much smaller than this truck will pull, but I like being well within my comfort zone. Looking at a 28 footer, one slide, bunk house floor plan. We also haul around a couple kayaks, bikes, assorted crap nobody really needs, but .....if we ever meet at a campground, I'm that guy that has what you might have left behind
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I use the trucks lanes. Let them get pissed off, they don't mind sitting in a lane updating their log books or whatever it is they do.
Thanks for the reply!
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:59 PM   #8
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I use the truck lanes religiously. Too many stories of RV'ers hitting the poles by the pumps, other cars, etc. Like the previous poster said, just get in line and take your time. That's what RVing is all about anyway. Also, I've never had a semi driver get upset with me or rush me. Always courteous to me. Only hassle is sometimes you have to go in, pre-pay, then go back in when you're finished. Not too big a deal, as I usually hit the head or grab a coffee.
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Depends upon the station. I've used both.
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It used to be a pain looking for a gas station that could handle a big-rig. Got real tired of it. Got a 91 gallon fuel tank in the bed now. I set up camp then go get fuel minus the trailer. It's usually cheaper because I don't have to fuel at the expensive dealers on the main roads.
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