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Old 04-10-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Is anyone using the Pilot/Flying J fuel card from Good Sams

This looks like a pretty good deal, no pump shut off plus cash price with another 6 to 8 cents off at Pilots and Flying J's, but on RV.net I have seen some posts where the card didn't work at all Pilot/Flying J's. Anyone on here using this card?
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I've been using it for about 2 years - use it for every trip I'm towing knowing that it's easy to get in and out... I always use the truck lanes though and it's swipe, pin#, fill ($2.79 DEF and/or Fuel), and go...

Have their app on the phone and it tells me how far away the next one is !

They don't give receipts @ truck pumps so I write it down and they auto draft my account each month, but the convenience while towing is worth it....

and 99 times out of 100 the truckers are glad to line up behind me cuz they know I only get 26 gallons at a time !


Now, the discount still doesn't bring their prices down to some of the cheaper places, but I feel safe knowing it's high volume pumps and convenient...
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You said you always use the truck lanes. I haven't been to a Pilot, been to Love's and the T/A's and normally the truck lanes have the "larger" sized nozzles that pump more gallons per minute. Do the Pilot's have "2" sets of nozzles at the truck lanes...one for Semi's and one for Trucks like ours. If so then I'm all for stopping at Pilot's. I've been to some places where I really have to do some serious thinking before pulling in. With the size of the truck and the unit sometimes it gets a bit hairy in smaller stations.

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Old 04-10-2014, 08:11 PM   #4
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We use our on trips and have not had any issues.
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No - just one size nozzle for the diesel, but it's fit both my ford deezles without issue and fills them up QUITE fast

then the added advantage for the 6.7's of getting DEF from the pump at the same time is great - in two or three years of needing that junk, I've only used a bottle once and said never again !
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:15 AM   #6
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So, I have a question. Is this card different from the Pilot/Flying J card that I got directly from them? Help!
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:31 AM   #7
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Glad to hear the people that have the card like it, after reading some posts off RV.net I was getting worried I wasted my time getting it and it wasn't as good as a deal as they made it sound. It will be nice to fill up at the truck lanes without having to go inside and prepay. When I stop I usually need almost 100 gallons since I have 2 tanks and it was a pain to have to re-swipe the credit card a couple times and hang the pump up if I didn't use the truck lane.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:15 AM   #8
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I've wondered...do they have regular unleaded at the truck pumps?

We've used Pilot, but I have pulled up to regular pumps.
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I could be wrong, maybe they have changed, but I would say, no, they just have diesel.
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Well.... I rarely go back to rv.net since there is SO much angst against EVERYTHING there

this is the card I use --> http://www.rvpluscard.com/
and, as lloyd said, truck lanes are only diesel and def...

now I see they say rv lanes, but I just like the truck lanes better ...

but I don't get fuel exclusively from there, but only most of the time I am towing the 'Lucy' 5er
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Do they sell gas at the flying j ?
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Yes, they do.

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Do they sell gas at the flying j ?
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I use it, unless I can find an easy in and out, that looks clean, and has lower prices, and food. I am willing to pay more for all the conveniences of the Pilot/Flying J
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Thank you all. We just bought a motor home and go from NY to FL. Our 5er is gone. Hated to see it go after all these years.
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Hey cwit, don't forget to stop in once in awhile. Post some pics of the new MH.
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Be sure to use that Pilot/Flying J card often. The Haslam family, owners of the chain, are the biggest contributors to the Tennessee Vols! The old man even won a national championship in 1951 playing for General Neyland.
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Truck stop truck lanes only have diesel, no unleaded. But most travel plazas including Pilot/Flying J have diesel at the auto lanes. I have not found any auto lanes to have DEF though. I have had a Pilot card now for over 3 years and get the cash price and a few cents off on top of that when I use it. I just recently got the Good Sam card and used it today at a Pilot near Williamsport, Pa and DID NOT get the cash price. I did cancel the transaction and went back to the Pilot card and all was well with the world. Of course the f&^%(#$g diesel price was insane anyway. I have not found any place yet that has a good discount with the Good Sam card....but I will keep looking!
As far as using the larger truck lane fuel nozzles, just be VERY aware of how fast you're pumping. The high volume pumps are great, but if you are not careful you will end up with a handful of diesel! Try getting that smell out of your gloves sitting in the door of your truck after that happens!
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:00 PM   #20
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Another thing you need to watch out for with those high volume pumps is when you take it off the pump and turn towards your truck there always seems to be some left over fuel in the nozzle that goes every where and on the side of your truck. I speak from experience, so I now point the handle down as soon as I pull it away from the pump.
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