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What sort of gas stations do you stop at when towing large?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by JaxSmith, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Aug 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    JaxSmith

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    So, one thing I've been wondering: where do y'all gas up at when driving down the road. I'm looking at a 28-29 foot travel trailer, and pulling into your average station does not look easy!

    Other towers had recommended using truck stops, like Flying Js or Loves, but I can't imagine any of those pumps carry normal unleaded gas like the Tundra uses... I suspect it's all just Diesel!

    So, how do you determine what gas stations to use along the way to avoid getting stuck, or even damaging something?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2018 at 10:18 PM
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    I usually plan my stops on the route I am traveling with google maps. You can get a good idea of clearance issues ahead of time that way. I also carry a 5 gallon can with me since these truck only go 200 or so miles on a tank. I had to fill up using the can before cause I could not fit in the station in a tiny coastal station.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2018 at 10:23 PM
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    Not sure how things are back east, but out west here most stations by the interstate are built with large vehicles in mind. I don't tow a ton, but I've only had one or two stations ever be a problem with our 30 ft travel trailer.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2018 at 4:04 AM
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    The ones with fuel....:rofl:

    I have never ran into a problem when towing. Plan ahead, look at the fuel station as you're pulling in and have a plan. Be patient and have co-pilot spot for you in tight situations.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2018 at 4:37 AM
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    Loves has gasoline but not tier 1 as I recall.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2018 at 5:03 AM
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    truckstops are the safest bet , the front gas pumps(not the diesel fuel lanes out back ) are generally much larger than regular gas stations . The outside pumps will be the easiest to use.
     

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