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Old 05-06-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Preferred fuel stop.

I own a 30 ft flying cloud. I usually travel the interstate. At times it is difficult to find a fuel stop that will allow easy ingress/egress. When towing what is your preferred type fuel stop for re-fueling? Does anyone carry a five gallon plastic container filled with extra fuel for emergency just in case you can't find a suitable fuel stop?
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:45 PM   #2
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Unless you are on that last leg going north to Cartwright Labrador, 430 km, there is no reason to carry extra fuel.

I think you be hard to find any exit from the interstate system that was no easy off easy on and almost every one has some form of fuel stop. Now that said you will pay extra at any exit stop off the Interstate system. I have found fuel $.30 a gallon cheaper just 1/2 mile past the station just off the Interstate. At 40 gallons per stop I will drive that 1/2 mile.

Get Gas Buddy app for your phone. It gives prices and map direction.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:07 PM   #3
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We carry a copy of "NEXT EXIT". It is arranged by State; then by interstate no. It lists RV friendly gas stations in "Red" and other RV friendly places like Cracker Barrels, etc also in "Red" and tells which side of interstate they are on. Probably the most used purchase for our airstream travels. It is a "MUST HAVE" as far as the "navigator's seat" is concerned.
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There is an iPhone App called iexit. Perhaps it is developed by same company as the book, but it is free and does that very thing. Of course you have to have cell phone service, so the book might be a good backup.
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We usually fuel up at the truck stops. Not my favorite place, they are usually very busy and I don't want to hold up the working driver, but at 57' total length, pretty much a must. plus we need diesel, which even further complicates fueling. A necessary evil.

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Old 05-06-2014, 08:26 PM   #6
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I own a 30 ft flying cloud. I usually travel the interstate. At times it is difficult to find a fuel stop that will allow easy ingress/egress. When towing what is your preferred type fuel stop for re-fueling? Does anyone carry a five gallon plastic container filled with extra fuel for emergency just in case you can't find a suitable fuel stop?
I do carry a back up can just in case, however I use a steel safety can. The plastic aren't.

I look for large name brand stations, quite often they incorporate a truck stop. Depending on the rig I may need diesel or gas. In my part of NC; Loves, Hess/Wilco, TA and Davis get my vote. Lots of resources out there, GasBuddy is a good one.

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I do carry a back up can just in case, however I use a steel safety can. The plastic aren't.

I look for large name brand stations, quite often they incorporate a truck stop. Depending on the rig I may need diesel or gas. In my part of NC; Loves, Hess/Wilco, TA and Davis get my vote. Lots of resources out there, GasBuddy is a good one.

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Where did you but the steel safety can? How much?
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To keep gas for my mower, etc, I use a 5-gal steel safety can from Gemplers.com Its Eagle brand and has a plastic funnel that fits on the spout. It is available in red, blue, or yellow for $44 plus shipping.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:43 PM   #9
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I just bought one of those as well. I had it with the stupid safety spout on the newer plastic fuel "cans". You can also buy them at Lowes and Tractor Supply.
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I own a 30 ft flying cloud. I usually travel the interstate. At times it is difficult to find a fuel stop that will allow easy ingress/egress. When towing what is your preferred type fuel stop for re-fueling? Does anyone carry a five gallon plastic container filled with extra fuel for emergency just in case you can't find a suitable fuel stop?
I do not carry extra fuel for my tow vehicle because of the possibility of contaminating the fuel with dust or dirt and the considerable trouble and expense involved in replacing fuel filters on modern tow vehicles.

Then again I have room for 38 gallons in the factory tanks.

Easy is in the eye of the beholder. Too, fuel station layouts do vary regionally. I can get my 30' trailer in and out of all but the smallest gas stations as long as the islands aren't saturated with cars. Sometimes, rarely, I need to get out and look, or use a spotter.
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Truck Master Fuel Finder's web site usually has a "street view" of the fuel stop...the fuel stops listed are usually truck stops...the site has a section where you can enter your beginning and ending locations and it will list the fuel stops along the way whether or not interstate routes. also you can use the street view function in google maps and get a good idea of the entrance/exits of fuel stops.
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Where did you but the steel safety can? How much?
I buy mine from Airgas Safety, but any good industrial supply house should have them... $45 range for a 5 gallon. I buy the JustRite brand, they are all steel, the Eagle have a plastic handle that doesn't last as well.

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I put a 90 gallon tank in the front of the bed of my TV - 15-1700 miles between fuel stops. Got tired of getting stuck in small gas stations made for cars and dealing with cars in the stations. Now I have plenty of time, and no pressure, to find a good pull through gas stop. Best thing I ever did!
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I have been lucky enough that most of my trips don't require me to stay on the interstate 100% of the time. I am sure those exit apps can help. Looking at the gas stations from Google earth can help as well. The stations with the pumps parallel to the road are the ones you want. Those are much easier to get in and out of. The ones with the pumps facing the store don't want anything pulling a big trailer. I don't do truck stops. Also if you have a choice between one with a long line that is ten cents cheaper than the one across the street pick the one with higher prices and less traffic. It is worth $5 not to have to deal with penny pinchers that don't mind waiting 30 mins to get gas.
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