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Do you USUALLY buy your gas/diesel based on price, brand or location?

Say you’ve just left the campground and you’re getting ready for a long day of driving. You’ve got a little more than a quarter tank left. There’s cheap gas about 2 miles ahead, your favorite brand of gas station (say, Shell) 1.5 miles ahead, but there’s a random gas station just half a mile ahead. Where do you go?

When you buy gas or diesel, is it usually based on price, brand or location (how close a gas station is to your current location or your destination)?

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Cathi
4 months ago

We try to fill up with diesel at 50% full. I use routing software and plan to fill at a Pilot/Flying J (I know several of you will disagree with our choice). I look for one that will be at a break spot, time to change drivers, DH gets coffee, etc.

Herb Dula
4 months ago

We only buy our gas at Kroger fuel or BP stations using our Kroger fuel points and Kroger credit card. My current credit card offers an additional 55 cents off for a 1 year period from date of issue. So we get up to $1.55 cents off a gallon with a max of 35 gallons. We shop at Kroger all year in many states buying gift cards when the offer 4 times the fuel points. That means a $100.00 gift card gives you .40 cents off a gallon. Great offers….

Rolling Coal
4 months ago

We plan ahead focusing on price and location using the TSD app for diesel

dave
4 months ago

Price and Google Earth for the motorhome to make sure we fit.

Seann Fox
4 months ago

I usually buy by price BUT the station has to be near where I go. It’s no great deal if you have to drive 20 miles out of the way to save a few more pennies

Jerry Chandler
4 months ago

I usually buy by brand first and price second. It is usually the best price anyway.

HOWARD
4 months ago

We buy our gas based on price as long as it’s a top tier gas.

Connie VH
4 months ago

Buy TSD…. nearest, and cheapest.

Usually.

We are a Class A diesel…. truck stops are best for us, and TSD is best for truck stops.

Ron Lane
4 months ago
Reply to  Connie VH

Exactly the same for us. At 44′ plus toad, the convenience of truck stops makes my suds level stay calm and collected. And now with the savings I can get by using the TSD card, I have the best of both worlds.

DPHooper
4 months ago

Get a TSD Fuel card, if you are diesel, use the truck lanes to fuel. Find stops for diesel on the TSD Open Roads app. Your Welcome, and May use me as a Referral. https://www.tsdlogistics.com/services/fuel-program/

Larry Lee
4 months ago

I chose “by brand” but really that means only brand names of diesel (Shell, BP, Amoco, Chevron, etc). Never at truck stops where they sell biodiesel which then requires more frequent filter changes (per owners manual). Price is second on my list, but by using Gas Buddy I can find good prices on brand name fuel 90% of the time.
Use Google Maps satellite view to confirm getting in & out easily.

David Scheeler
4 months ago

Pulling a 44′ 5er, I always use truck stops for fueling. Have the TSD Logistic and FMCA fuel cards which provide a nice savings at the pump.

David Nelson
4 months ago

We have a class A gasser. Yes I think of price, but I’m not driving out of my way to save a few cents per gallon and I also “try” to stick to “Top Tier” gas stations.

CeeCee
4 months ago
Reply to  David Nelson

We follow your policy too. Another consideration is sometimes how difficult it is to get in and out of a station.

Tom Hodge
4 months ago

I use TSD Logistics for fuel so I stop at truck stops. I prefer TA locations but also frequent Loves

Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom Hodge

👍👍 at 42 feet long plus a toad we need to use the truck stops and TA usually has the best deal when using the TSD card.

Ken S
4 months ago

With my class A and toad, I almost always base my gas purchases on whether or not the station has an RV lane. Therefore, Flying J is my preference.

Dan
4 months ago

We fill up before getting to the campground so we’re there with a full tank. Gives more choices on the road.