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Gas Buddy, use it all the time, shows prices and shows map of where they are.


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tinner12002 wrote:

Gas Buddy, use it all the time, shows prices and shows map of where they are.


If you have a newer cellphone, if it's an Android OS or an Apple os you can download Gas Buddy. Works great.

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I never meant my "truckers deliver there" comment to be disparaging. I would hope that is was encouragement. Are some stations more challenging then others...yes. However, mostly you will fit.

Maybe I am just an oddball. Driving a semi to make a living, means hooking to the travel trailer is child's play. Pickup fuel gauge hits 1/4, I whip into next available gas station...planning fuel stops never occurred to me.

Now at work. ..different story...locate preferred stops with Garmin DELZ570. I can't just whip this thing into anyplace, so I guess I should be a bit more apathetic of those with apprehension towards venturing off the highway.

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rk911 wrote:

We're close to 60' long (gas RV) and usually stop for gas at Flying J and use their RV islands.


Be careful using pilot/flying J APP.

They have become the "convenient store" fuel stop. Especially on the "pilot" side of that corporation.

I think it has become their business model to take over every mom and pop store that might fit one or two trucks and call it a fuel stop.

They offer fuel discounts to fleets and have had to aquire some pretty run-down, hole-in-the-wall gas stations and throw the pilot name on them.

Trust me, my company prefers I fuel there (for the discount) and they have some miserable little places that are anything BUT a truck stop.

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Allstays Truck and Travel. It lists all fuel stations with truck lanes. It lists how many truck lanes, how much parking, other services available, review of the station, etc. It also provides an overhead view of the stop to see how it is laid out, before you get there. I use it to plan where I will stop and enter the location in my GPS as a planned stop/waypoint. I love that app!


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cbshoestring wrote:


Be careful using pilot/flying J APP.
Especially on the "pilot" side of that corporation.

some miserable little places that are anything BUT a truck stop.

This is very true around Knoxville TN. Wife wanted to stop, saw sign for Pilot and pulled in. Not anything close to a truck stop. They did have diesel and I made it work.


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ben31rv wrote:

Allstays Truck and Travel. It lists all fuel stations with truck lanes. It lists how many truck lanes, how much parking, other services available, review of the station, etc. It also provides an overhead view of the stop to see how it is laid out, before you get there. I use it to plan where I will stop and enter the location in my GPS as a planned stop/waypoint. I love that app!


X2 on the All Stays Camp and RV App. Google Earth is very helpful.


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