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doxiemom11

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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 48' and can use most stations.

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doxiemom11 wrote:

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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X2 on using Gas Buddy and I refrain from using the truck stops mentioned as I have found other stops nearby with better prices and cleaner facilities.

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RAS43 wrote:

doxiemom11 wrote:

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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X2 on using Gas Buddy and I refrain from using the truck stops mentioned as I have found other stops nearby with better prices and cleaner facilities.


Do not agree - the truck stops are great - I used them in my gasser


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I just never passed a gas station. never ran out either

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Pick an area where you'll be needing to stop and use Google Earth or maps in satellite mode to look at the area. Try to find a station that has pumps parallel to the building and take the outside island.

I use Gas Buddy and Trucker Path both. In our area, the Pilot/Flying J is always more expensive than the station next to it. The diesel islands at these places are pretty disgusting.


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A truck driver pulling a 48' tanker manages to get fuel into those gas stations...you CAN DO IT.

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now that is a good one shoestring. [emoticon]

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when we drove the interstates we looked at stations at the various exits and if they looked promising, we circled them in red in our Next Exit book. came in handy since we frequently took the same highways.
don't know how you would handle that using a "magic" phone, however.
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cbshoestring wrote:

A truck driver pulling a 48' tanker manages to get fuel into those gas stations...you CAN DO IT.


I have no trouble admitting that a truck driver pulling a tanker is far better trained and more experience than me! That said, they are getting in and out of the lots - not in and out of the pumps. At many stations, that does make a dramatic difference.

I can't use satellite imagery on the roads as readily as I will be driving alone. Thus, I think I will head some of the above advice and attempt to pre-plan most of my stops via satellite images so that it is simply not a concern. With 2 stops each day, I can easily plan those and probably save significant time of hunting once I'm there.

Thanks for all of the input everyone!

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Truck stops.


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