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Mickeyfan0805

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Posted: 09/08/17 03:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My biggest hassle when traveling long distances with the tt is finding gas stops. With a 37 gallon tank I need to stop every 200-250 miles, and with a 35' bumper pull I am upwards of 54' in total length and getting regular gas. Many a trip has had me wondering on and off exits multiple times before I find a place to stop.

With a 2,600 round trip coming up late next month, that I will be doing solo, I am particularly aware of this hassle and am wondering if anyone has found any good apps or other guidance that helps select stops.

I tried the Next Exit book when we first started camping about 7 years ago and found that most of the listed didn't really show where I could readily fill up while hooked up. Has it gotten any better? Any other suggestions?

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get the Next Exit or similar book that covers all exits at all interstates. the RV friendly ones were highlighted in red.

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Use truck stops.
They are near every large city


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It takes a bit, of time and researching but even just 'satellite view' on Google Maps gives you a pretty good idea of what's along your route.

If you're travelling along the Interstate system you'll generally find gas stations advertise 'EZ on / off" on the billboards. Even if there's no mention, it's easy enough to go down the ramp, have a look, and if not get right back on again.

I routinely tow disassembled aircraft (25'ish feet long) behind a motorhome and I don't seem to find very many gas stations along the highways that I can't get in & out of.

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Get the Trucker Path app

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We're close to 60' long (gas RV) and usually stop for gas at Flying J and use their RV islands. Plan B is to use the Next Exit book and look for stations listed in red (although sometimes their idea of RV friendly is not my idea) or a local station near the Next Exit suggested station that has pumps either parallel to the street or an end pump adjacent to a side entrance. Plan C is to use our Pioneer Fuel/Pacific Pride account and fuel there. Their stations are everywhere and can easily accommodate semis and any size RV. The only issue with Pioneer/PP is the gas prices are not posted. That's why they are our Plan C.


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I picked up a free copy of a booklet that lists the Flying J and Pilot truck stops and the services that are available at each. Get one at Flying J. Not all are RV friendly.

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Gas buddy gives you available stations. From the list select the truck stops. In my 30+ years traveling all over the country I have only seen a hand full of gas stations that were not fairly easy access.


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I agree. We have a 26ft TT and found there are many gas stations,especially around cities that are not RV friendly. We also use Flying J and Pilots. They have an app that shows which stations have RV pumps and which don't. I have found on occassion that some RVer's don't move from the pumps after they're done fueling. But most RVers are courteous and move when they are done.

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We use Gas Buddy to locate the best prices, then use google satelite/steet view to check out the layout. We are 36' pulling a trailer, so 42' and can use most stations.

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