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Old 08-17-2015, 02:05 PM   #29
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Check with your credit card company as not all charge the foreign transaction fee. Our SW credit card doesn't so it is used exclusively when traveling out of the country.
Pentagon Federal Credit Unions free credit card works at the pump in Canada and does not charge the 3% foreign transaction fee . On top of all that , it pays 5% cashback on all pay at the pump transactions as well as at grocery stores . Got one of these before we drove to Alaska and back and had no trouble with it at all.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:24 PM   #30
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There are only a couple of brands that sell more than one grade of diesel fuel. I have a 2015 Ram 3500 diesel and used to have a 2004 Ram 3500 diesel and never ran the "premium" diesel in either truck (I am a Canadian). Some stations advertise that they sell diesel and some don't. 99% of Husky or Mohawk fuel stations will sell diesel, other brands it will be more 50 / 50. You won't have any issues running the diesel sold here in your truck. Enjoy your trip!
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:18 PM   #31
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There is no problem buying fuel or using American monies, if fact they like it....most wall arts there have wifi in they parking lots....
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:49 PM   #32
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#2 has been the standard for decades for normal use
#1 is formulated for below zero temperature use .
Those aren't grades of diesel. #2 is diesel. Also known as home heating oil. #1 is also called stove oil. It is lighter, has less lubricity, and has a lower energy content. Traditionally, we blended a % of #1 into diesel to handle cold weather, since diesel gelled at -10 C or so. Other ways of handling cold weather included additives that are not related to stove oil. #1 caused some problem with injectors due to the lower lubricity, or dryness, of the fuel, depending on the % used.

Grades of diesel generally refer to cetane rating, but may also refer to biodiesel blend percentages. But in the summer at name brand stations, it isn't likely to matter.
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By the way, there is a sneaky little fix for that.


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Just use the 3 numbers in your postal code and add "00". So, for V7A 2B3 just punch in 72300. Most times that works.
Been there, got the T shirt. If you try three times and it doesn't work, your bank can lock your credit card on the suspicion that it has been stolen, and you don't get to use that no fee card until you return to Canada and visit your bank to prove that the card is still in your possession. Ask me how I know.
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:35 AM   #34
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jcl - if the pump rejects the zip code I just go in and deal with the attendant. For the past 7 years I've wintered in AZ and I've never had my card cancelled for "zip code violation". I also travel with more than one credit card.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:27 AM   #35
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Been there, got the T shirt. If you try three times and it doesn't work, your bank can lock your credit card on the suspicion that it has been stolen, and you don't get to use that no fee card until you return to Canada and visit your bank to prove that the card is still in your possession. Ask me how I know.
In the US of A for 4 months last winter and it worked every time. It's only when you get the pin code wrong that you can have problems. Ask me how. I know.


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Old 08-18-2015, 03:42 AM   #36
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Hi, I don't use Diesel, but don't forget to bring a Rabies shot record for your dog, if you bring your dog with you.
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jcl - if the pump rejects the zip code I just go in and deal with the attendant. For the past 7 years I've wintered in AZ and I've never had my card cancelled for "zip code violation". I also travel with more than one credit card.
That is the lesson, if it doesn't work. Don't keep trying.

To be fair, the card wasn't cancelled, it was just frozen and was thus unusable. I spoke to my bank on the phone and they wanted me to visit a physical branch to reset the pin. I had two other cards, so it was just a nuisance. It turned out that my bank knew about the specific chain I was trying to use and recommended not using them again due to recurring issues.

I just go in to see the attendant now.
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In the UK, I have always tried to use the BP "premium" diesel from the local station in the 2002 Mercedes E320 turbo diesel station wagon.
We've just arrived back home from a road trip through Denmark and Germany. Our rental vehicle was a brand new VW Passat Diesel, really quite amazing. Average fuel economy was 5l/100km or about 50 miles to the gallon. First time I stopped at a red traffic light the car freaked me out as the engine stopped. The second I took the foot off the brake pedal it started again, amazing.

We used regular diesel all the way, with no ill effects. It was interesting to see that the car we were driving was also a very popular tow vehicle, towing trailers that looked about 27' long.
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European trailers are much lighter in build and only have surge brakes and minimum tongue weight.
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Thanks for the responses so far. We're going to Banff, Lake Louise, and parts of the Canadian Rockies. I'll have my B of A debit card, which requires an access code, so maybe that will work better than a Visa charge card.
If you use a Bank of America debit card, try to find a Scotiabank to withdraw money. I believe there is an agreement between the banks so there is no transaction fee. We have a Scotiabank card and use Bank of America in the U.S.
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If you use a Bank of America debit card, try to find a Scotiabank to withdraw money. I believe there is an agreement between the banks so there is no transaction fee. We have a Scotiabank card and use Bank of America in the U.S.

that agreement went away several years ago. best to have a VISA that does not charge a foreign transaction fee and also has a security chip as many places in Canada require said chip to accept your card.
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