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bgum

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As noted above Costco is a good choice also due to their design. I haven't found Sam's in this area well designed. In fact they can be tight entering or pulling out. Costco is designed more like a truck stop but dedicated to fuel only.

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38’ gas rig towing a Jeep. Never had a problem. Use either RV friendly stops at Flying J, Pilot or others. Other option any station with dual pumps, use either outside lane depending on which side your gas cap is on. I pull all the way up to the front pump and use the back pump to fill up.

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Hadn’t thought about Sam’s as we are members there.

My gas tank is in the rear but on the drivers side opposite the roof ladder. Wish they had put it on the side. I had to actually put my drivers window past the front pump so I could reach it with the rear pump. I’m sure after a few trips under my belt and it will be old hat.


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It's been a while since I was there, but there were several larger gas stations on US 1 in Florida City and Homestead that would be preferable to most down in the Keys.
Land on the islands is at premium so lots tend to be tight. Gas up before you cross over from the mainland, easier and cheaper.

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watch your tail swing,it is easy to clip a gas pump or pole as you pull out.

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Been to the Keys several times with our rig. 50+ feet long with the dollied toad.

Always fueled up before reaching the keys in Florida City. There's Citgo station about 1/4 to half mile beyond the final expressway exit on US1. Its just after E.Palm Dr on the right after the Wendys. Easy in and out

On the way off the Keys we hit the Shell station just before the causeway in Key Largo right at the US1/905 split. Stay right on 905 and make a left into the station. Very easy in and out.


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The key rule for refueling long rigs like RV's is to the extent possible, plan your exit before you enter.


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Once you get more seat time you'll be amazed at the tight quarters you can get in and out of. Those A gassers are pretty nimble.


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enblethen wrote:

Station with island pararallel to the building are normally easier to get in and out.
FlyingJ/Pilot stations are commonly higher price for fuel.
Other truck stops are very easy to get in and out even on car island. Love's and TAPetro are examples.
Get fuel early in morning or later in day to avoid high volumne.

FJ gas prices are very competetive. can't say about diesel.


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

The key rule for refueling long rigs like RV's is to the extent possible, plan your exit before you enter.


this! best advice so far. i learned...the hard way..that's there's not a parking lot anywhere on the planet i can't get into. getting out with the toad attached is something else.

* This post was edited 09/07/21 08:28am by rk911 *

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