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Old October 3rd, 2005, 09:49 AM
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Calling All Diesel Tow Rig Owners

Headed up to MAR Wednesday in the F250 PSD and have a question for you veteran diesel tow folks. I'll have my 16' trailer hooked up so I want to avoid those little commuter refueling stations. Can I fuel up at the big rig tanks at those huge interstate truck plaza stations? What's your experience? Around town I frequent a Sell station, but it's tough enough to get to the diesel pumps since they are jammed in there with the gasoline tanks on either side of the convenience store. Any help much appreciated....
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 09:59 AM
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Randy fueled up his TDi defender at a big rig pump without a problem, well just be sure to use the primary pump, the big rig places have 2 pumps tied into one and the secondary pump will only go on after the nosel for the primary pump has been removed. Other then that you should be good to go.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:03 AM
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Go for it. I pulled into the big rig places all the way across the country. Only problem you will encounter is that most will want you to come inside and request they turn on the pump, since you don't have the frequent trucker key-code or whatever.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:09 AM
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I used the big pumps for my F250 PSD always. The sucker's filled up in 2 minutes
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:27 AM
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That's good to know. I'm new to this towing business, want to avoid a jack-knife while trying to pull through some EZ-Mart station with a single diesel pump right next to the ATM and Coke machines....
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Those pumps are great, it's like a NASCAR pit stop they fill so fast. The only thing is, like Marchand pointed out, you have to go inside and I believe they are a few more cents per gallon. Additionally, they use the larger fill nozzles, I don't know if you have the mating filling tube on your 250, I'm sure you do but just FYI.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 12:33 PM
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My F250 is a 2002 model, and I believe it has the larger filler hole, but not sure. Got a pic?

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This is the right sized fuel filler?
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 12:59 PM
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My boss fills his TDI Beetle Bug at the big rig truck stop here...if he doesn't get crap for it I'm sure you're fine.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 01:17 PM
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that's a pretty big hole you got there, I'm sure you can handle those big truck fillers with ease.
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that's a pretty big hole you got there, I'm sure you can handle those big truck fillers with ease.
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that was funny as hell
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I knew from the start this thread would head down the wrong road! lol
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lol...

Thanks for the help anyway.
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