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Old 12-14-2005, 10:54 AM   #15
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I like the Flying J because it provides with a couple of things, 1. a .01 cent discount if you use their card on diesel and it has propane with the discount and 2. it has a dumping station along with fresh water to refill. Love's gives us a .01 cent discount but has no dumping station.
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:16 AM   #16
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Flying J!! Try the buffet and peach cobbler.
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Old 12-14-2005, 12:37 PM   #17
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lets get on the same page people!!!

cooperhawk, i assume that peach cobbler must be really good? i have liked the few f-j's i've visited......but the buffet was way to high in grease, salt and starch.....made me sleepy just when i needed to drive....of course with the condo nearby i managed a nap.

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Old 12-14-2005, 12:38 PM   #18
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so far flying j's are leading.......and no one has mentioned the famous jelly chain.....

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Old 12-14-2005, 01:50 PM   #19
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You know I never thought much about bad fuel until my last big trip. I had been stopping at Flying Js or Pilots from Louisville almost all the way through Arizona. We pulled off 93 in Kingman AZ right before the 93 split to Vegas fro some fuel and a bite. The Flying J was packed full of trucks and RVs so I just turned left into a no-name station instead of right. Gas was the same price so I topped off and off we went.

It didn't take long to figure out I had bad gas as I was getting pinging and sputtering all the way through the hills into and out of Lake MEad and the Hover Damn. I stopped just over the NV line and bought five bottles of octane booster which allowed me to burn through the rest of the tank. At the next fill up (Flying J) everything was back to normal.

I'll never do that again - brand names for my baby only!
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Old 12-14-2005, 04:10 PM   #20
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and no one has mentioned the famous jelly chain.....
jelly?.....cant think of that, do you mean stuckys?....i havent seen one of them in years....
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:19 PM   #21
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jelly?.....cant think of that, do you mean stuckys?....i havent seen one of them in years....
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What memories, pecan shakes, pecan cake, pecan pecans, etc....
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:01 PM   #22
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Stuckey's (note the "e") are remote relatives of mine (4 generations back) and I advocate Flyin' J as RV friendly places. One will learn all about their showers at night at some places, but some other of their places are a good to spend the night. Their restaraunt's offer "trucker's portions" which exceed what normal mortals may want, but they are friendly and wecloming, and that is very refreshing on the road.

Did I mention that they usually have good gas, diesel, and propane prices?

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i havent been to stuckays in a long time...
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:50 AM   #24
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i havent been to stuckays in a long time...
They're still around, but I think they sold many of their locations or they went bankrupt a few years back. However, about 15 years ago the family bought the office building where I worked across the street from Delta's headquarters at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, (Whew, that's a mouthful. Try saying that three times) and after renovating it sold the building to Delta.

Ocassionally, you can still find some of their stores along the interstates but not like you used to be able to. I don't know if the Stuckey family still owns them or if they are fanchises or what. I thought they were all family owned and not publically traded back in the day.
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:54 AM   #25
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Ocassionally, you can still find some of their stores along the interstates but not like you used to be able to. I don't know if the Stuckey family still owns them or if they are fanchises or what. I thought they were all family owned and not publically traded back in the day.
They have a web site http://stuckeys.com which includes a search for their locations. In Arizona we have one in Green Valley, located between Tucson and Nogales (Mexico).
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You know I never thought much about bad fuel until my last big trip. I'll never do that again - brand names for my baby only!
There is plenty of bad fuel out there. On our recent trip to Canton, OH my son and I stopped at a Marathon for diesel, fortunately I did not fill it up. My mileage dropped to about half of normal along with performance. The next fill cured the problem. I like Flying J and next TA truck stops they have a RV lane for diesel and will most always give me the trucker price.
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They're still around, but I think they sold many of their locations or they went bankrupt a few years back.

Ocassionally, you can still find some of their stores along the interstates but not like you used to be able to. I don't know if the Stuckey family still owns them or if they are fanchises or what. I thought they were all family owned and not publically traded back in the day.
I think what happened is most of them were relics from the pre-Interstate days and got passed by when the Interstate system took off. I see many of them along the US routes that I travel, but they are closed or have been reworked into some other type of business.

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I think what happened is most of them were relics from the pre-Interstate days and got passed by when the Interstate system took off. I see many of them along the US routes that I travel, but they are closed or have been reworked into some other type of business.

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