We are in our Florida winter over mode, bouncing between Thousand Trails in Orlando and Wauchula. The fuel prices are all over the map, literally. I have been staying away from Love's, Flying J, ETC, as they are 25 to 30 cents higher than anything away from the interstates. RaceTrac has been the best price every place we have been. I was in teh Jacksonville area for a week and same was true there. Went to Lakeland to day and the cash price at Love's along I-4 was $3.52. At the RaceTrac in Lakeland it was $3.37. The Kangaroo right up the street herre in Clermont is $3.39. Also read somewhere, Pilot-Flying J is going to revise their loyalty program to try and win back RV's and trucks they have recently lost to other retailers.
-------------------- Bob Huffman
Full Time/Itasca 39'/AMC-9/Tri-pod/7000S/2 PC's/2 Laptops/MBR-850/Verizon Air Card Back-up Posts: 87 | From: Variable, travel in RV full time | Registered: Jul 2006
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As much as I have loved and supported Flying J, I can't tell you the last time I visited one and I can't tell you when I will visit again! Their prices have gone through the roof and I have always been able to find a local station with much better pricing. I can't use the truck fuel lanes and their prices are way too high so I now just look for the best local price and fill up there. Even if it happens to be Raceway or similar station, it won't take any longer to fill up there since the RV lanes at Flying J have the slow small nozzle pumps as well.
-------------------- Bill Adams Winegard Company Posts: 15681 | From: Traveling the Western US | Registered: May 2003
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While I only have a 100 gallon tank, I have made it through 5 years of fulltiming with very few stops at Flying J, Love's or Travel Centers. I've seen the Flying J posts come and go and never really understood the allegiance. Maybe I just don't buy enough diesel to understand - only covering 6K miles a year or so. On the east coast I favor Hess stations that have truck pumps and I get a discount with my Hess card.
Flying J gives RV Card holders a 3¢ discount on diesel now. Pilot/Flying J prices at their 18 FL stations range from $3.489 to $3.559
It is hard to know ahead of time even using google earth, if you can get in and out of those cheaper places with a MH pulling a toad. And how many times you can swipe your CC for the $75 limit most have.
If you drive a ways off the Interstate to one that is cheaper and see it won't work for you getting in or out. Then how many miles do you have to travel to find a place to make a U and get back to the Interstate?
But I do know Flying J RV Islands have never been a problem in or out for me.
-------------------- Larry 99 34Q Discovery & 08 HHR LT2 Banks Powerpack F1 | D3 3.8.9 | HN7000S | 117/1070 |Hardwired through 8 Port Switch with WRT54 |Trav'ler Slimline SWM |Wilson SOHO Click here to see where I am Posts: 1151 | From: Homestead, FL | Registered: Aug 2003
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