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What works THE BEST for purchase of the liquid GOLD?????????----IF ONE HAS A CHOICE:con fused:
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I'm like Jim Brookshire. I never buy diesel fuel at the big interstate truck stops anymore (Pilot, Flying J, TA, Loves, Petro, etc) They are always much higher than places on the streets in town. It must be they are giving all the big truckers rebates because the trucks still go there. Their gasoline prices are pretty competitive so I guess no one gets rebates on that.

I have just started looking for small stations with better prices in the towns where we are staying. Sometimes it's Murphy Express at WalMart, sometimes others. I filled up this morning at a Shell station in the heart of Colorado Springs for $3.62 which was $0.23 cheaper than my last fill up. All the interstate truck stops around here are still around $3.90-$4.00.

The only problem using the Pen Fed card which gets you 5% more off at these smaller stations is that you are lucky if they will let you pump more than about $100 at a time. Sometimes you can get two shots at $100, but not always. But I can live with that for a $0.35/gal savings.
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Go where the fuel is fresh, or you'll suffer.
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That's a good comment, and I understand the fresh fuel issue, but it seems to me that there are so many diesel vehicles out there now, that unless the station is in some out of the way place and has no business, I don't think that will be an issue. In fact, when I am filling up usually there are pickups, small trucks, and other folks waiting in line for the diesel pumps. And usually if you are at one of the less expensive ones, they have plenty of business. I do try to use known brands but even then who knows with fuel trades where these guys get their fuel fro day to day.

I may be wrong and have a problem one of these days, but so far, so good.
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I live in farm country and like to fill up with 'premium diesel' when available.

In my area I use MFA Oil's BOSS Performance Diesel.

http://www.bossperformancediesel.com/

Away from home I buy fuel at a farm coop, if possible.

http://www.cenex.com/fuels/cenex-roadmaster-xl

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We have been squeezing our coach into small bays to get fuel since we got it. Seemed to always be a problem finding fuel when we needed it. We signed up for Loves fuel deal on here, .10 under their cash price and easy access in and no waiting for the pumps to be turned on. Even if I could find it .10 cents cheaper, on 200 gallons, that is only $20. and the convenience is worth that. And if you really find a cheap place, get it there.
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What works THE BEST for purchase of the liquid GOLD?????????----IF ONE HAS A CHOICE:con fused:
Jeff, I don't have the mileage under my belt that Lee, Jim, Mike or Mallie have but I do pretty much do what Lee does. I check GasBuddy when getting ready to fuel up. It hasn't failed me yet, as far as finding the lowest prices. Then I get on the map and set it for satellite view and look at what I am getting into, if it isn't a truck stop. Murphy's, Kroger, other chain, and an occasional independent are all options for me. Kroger is one of my favorites because the wife shops there, so I get the fuel points. The last time I filled up I checked and went to Kroger in Ft. Wayne for 3.62. Then I had .70 off of fuel points for the first 35 gal. Not much but better than a stick in the eye. And I used my Pen Fed and got another 5% off of that.
I'm all about working the system and using it. I've been happy so far.
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Murphy's in Amite, La. has it for $3.35. Just filled up.

Lee, I don't know where you are at the moment, but..............
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Murphy's in Amite, La. has it for $3.35. Just filled up.

Lee, I don't know where you are at the moment, but..............
Steve- I'm on my way~
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My over the road trucks carries cash and usually (80%) stops at Flying J for the cash discounts. The local trucks fills at the Co-Op local farm supplied station. I also have road fuel and farm fuel in storage here on the farm. Nightmare for quarter reports.

I have brought this up in discussion before. The only place I don't smell gas in the diesel tanks are the trucks that run over the road. They buy the fuel on the road at the Flying J and Loves and the bigger chains. The reason is their diesel tankers are only carrying that product. No chance of mixing.

I can only speak for my local suppliers but they admit that there have been times they can't get all the gas out of the tanker before going and filling with diesel for the next delivery.

Just different ways of thinking, and as usual, I don't know what is best.
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