RV fueling etiquette at the truck stop


By Jim Twamley
We RVers often use truck stops for refueling because they are designed for large rigs and it seems that RVs are getting larger every year. Did you know that there is a proper way to use a truck stop refueling station?

When you are finished filling up your tanks and washing your windows, you should pull your rig forward enough to allow the truck or RV behind you to pull in and begin refueling.

Once you pull forward, then you can go into the truck stop store pick up a soda and pay the cashier for the hundreds of dollars worth of fuel you just pumped.

This simple courtesy will go a long way in helping with RVer/trucker relations.


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Dave Gobel
1 month ago

There are some of us who don’t use diesel. For us the Flying J is a godsend. They usually have “RV Lanes”. The key word here is “RV”. It dosen’t mean pick-up trucks, work vans, or cars. It’s not a parking spot to go in and have lunch. There are plenty of those in other areas. If you need diesel go to the regular pumps. They all have diesel. Leave the RV lanes to the RVs!

Mike c
1 month ago

Why not pay at the pump and then move away from the pump area so the guy behind you doesn’t have to wait an hour for his fuel.

Dale W
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike c

A lot of large travel plazas will not let you pay at the pump.