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Do you most often buy your RV fuel based on brand or price?

Say you’ve just left the campground and you’re getting ready for a long day of driving. You have a little more than a quarter tank left. Someone told you there’s cheap gas about 3 miles ahead, but your favorite brand of gas station (say, Shell) is just around the corner.

Will you fill up at the Shell because it’s your favorite brand, or will you risk spending less money and drive the 3 miles ahead?

Once you’ve voted in the poll below please leave a comment. Thanks!

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Bob Weinfurt
5 days ago

I go by the price. Most name brand have additives but since I’ll be burning it up before they have a chance to clean things, I’d rather save the money.

Steven N
7 days ago

Since most fuel is obtained by fuel trucks at the same terminal for delivery, the only difference is possibly additives that the worker puts in while filling the stations tanks.

Cayucos Mike
8 days ago

Price is important, but when towing, ease of access outweighs price.

vanessa
8 days ago
Reply to  Cayucos Mike

True…I’m thinking of getting a diesel truck so I can use the truck lanes and not have to worry about squeezing around cars.

Steven N
7 days ago
Reply to  vanessa

Do yourself a favor and get a discount card from TSD Logistics. This allows you to pay right at the truck lane pump and gives you a discount. A friend of mine uses one called Mud Flap but I have no direct experience with it. He likes Mud Flap because it allows you to attach a credit card and get the points from purchasing fuel and TSD doesn’t. I believe TSD has a better pool of available discounted stations to choose from.

Thor 2016
6 days ago
Reply to  Cayucos Mike

I am with you. I have gotten in trouble trying to get into small gas stations, never try anymore. I use Loves most of the time now with my EFS discount card.

Winnebago Bob
8 days ago

Our Ford E-450 with the 6.8L V-10 runs good on any 87 octane or better grade gas. Mileage stays about the same depending on the terrain. My main interest is ease of getting in and out of the station. 2017 Winnebago Cambria 31J, plus Ford Focus toad

Larry
8 days ago

Usually stay with Flying J as most of them have RV lanes. Wish Love’s had more RV lanes. 35′ Class A with tow so need the length to maneuver.

Last edited 8 days ago by Larry
Gloria J Sluder
8 days ago
Reply to  Larry

That’s our choice also easy in easy out. Know where they’re located along I-75.

Gene Bjerke
8 days ago

Usually based on price, but not if we have to go off our route.

Don Nedrw
8 days ago

i have a 6.8L V10 in my 31″ Class C motorhome. I get the same fuel millage with any brand gas. i choose the cheapest price fuel as said, i get the same fuel mileage. As with all vehicles, if you have a lot of hills, you will have lower fuel millage.

Gene Sannes
8 days ago

I usually stick with Chevron as I’ve had great luck with them. But, while traveling and the fuel gauge gets under half, the next fuel stop is any station that sells fuel. A man I used to know was a crew chief with a BMW race car team. He told me that the only fuel they could use straight from pump to race track was Chevron premium. If that was not available he said they would have to buy racing fuel. Well, I took his word for this and have never been disappointed in the fuel I’ve gotten.

rich
9 days ago

the 3rd option…convenience.

Neal Davis
9 days ago

They usually are the same for us. Our TSD Logistics fuel card almost always gives us the best price (biggest discount) at TA or Petro truck stops.

Impavid
9 days ago

I look at both price and brand but mostly brand as I get a rebate of $0.31 per gallon and get more than a thousand dollars a year in free groceries. Yeah, I use a lot of fuel.

Ron Cravey
9 days ago

While on the road, I use the place that I can get in and out of with the least difficulty. Brand and price are secondary concerns.

rich
9 days ago
Reply to  Ron Cravey

+1

Steve Trimble
8 days ago
Reply to  Ron Cravey

Exactly

vanessa
8 days ago
Reply to  Ron Cravey

Yes

DW/ND
9 days ago

I use Flying J when I can due to ease of access and $.06 cent per gallon discount with their card. Located at convenient off-ramps and spaced about right across the country. Their stores are also well stocked and generally well organized. We don’t eat there but food is available too. AND clean rest rooms!

Diane Mc
9 days ago

Need both. Lowest price from the best brand for autos. Use TA/Love’s with TSD card, primarily for motorhome.

Gary
9 days ago

I try to use Top Tier gas as much as possible in my 32′ gas class A. So I look for easy access Top Tier stations as a priority and work down from there.

Robert Mutell
9 days ago

Almost everything I have read says all vehicle fuel has to meet minimum requirements. I have been driving for over 55 years and always filled my vehicle with the cheapest gas or diesel and never had a problem. No brand loyalty. That said, I now will pay a few pennies more for easy access for my F350 and 40 foot 5th wheel

Ron L
9 days ago

Should have “availability and convenience” listed also. At 44′ plus a toad, I get diesel where I can get in and out easily and located where I don’t have to worry about traffic, narrow streets or other things that I would have to being concerned with while driving city streets.

Dennis K
9 days ago

Access is most important.

Spike
9 days ago

I agree with other comments that access/egress is a critical factor. With so many stations now designed with the pump isles perpendicular to the store front and parking making egress difficult to impossible, neither price or brand matter.

I choose lowest cost with easy in/out.

Bill Fisher
9 days ago

I use both for diesel and use the TSD Open Roads app to plan fuel stops at the truck lanes. Since TA truck stops typically give the best discounts that’s where I try to stop for fuel, regardless of fuel brand at that particular TA facility. We saved hundreds of dollars on our 7,400 mile Spring western trip earlier this year by doing this.

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