Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Motorcoach & Motorhome > Class C and Super C Motorhomes
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2021, 01:16 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 4 Winds
State: Nevada
Posts: 6
THOR #24624
Fueling up

I have a Mercedes diesel chassis with a 26 gallon fuel tank. My question has anyone with the same setup stopped at travel center and used the same pumps as the 18 wheelers. my understandIng is that you can at these pumps also get DEF At the same time. I never tried it as I usually just use the Rv lane if provided or the regular pump if diesel is offered. Interested in if anyone has used the truckers pump and your experience. Also heard, not sure if true or not that the nozzles at these pumps were larger and couldnít be used. Thank you

__________________
Vegasmailman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2021, 01:30 AM   #2
Site Team
 
EA37TS's Avatar
 
Brand: Entegra
Model: Accolade 37TS
State: South Carolina
Posts: 6,977
THOR #1469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegasmailman View Post
I have a Mercedes diesel chassis with a 26 gallon fuel tank. My question has anyone with the same setup stopped at travel center and used the same pumps as the 18 wheelers. my understandIng is that you can at these pumps also get DEF At the same time. I never tried it as I usually just use the Rv lane if provided or the regular pump if diesel is offered. Interested in if anyone has used the truckers pump and your experience. Also heard, not sure if true or not that the nozzles at these pumps were larger and couldnít be used. Thank you
Truck lane nozzles are twice or three times the size and pump fuel at a very high rate. Many passenger type vehicles canít accept the larger nozzle or keep shutting down because of the high flow rate. I use truck lanes only and I can pump over 75 gallons into my 100 gallon tank in less time than it takes to put 18 gallons of gas in the Grand Cherokee.

If you can and decide to use the truck lanes learn the etiquette. An individual towing a fifth wheel about got his butt kicked by a number of truckers that he was holding up while twiddling his thumbs at the pump after filling up.
__________________
EA37TS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2021, 11:16 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Magnitude SV34
State: New York
Posts: 114
THOR #20809
1st thing

your vehicle needs to be set up for the high flow fuel pumps truckers use. Check inside your fuel filler neck to see if the baffle is still there. If so you should not unless you opt to remove the baffle. If it is not there realize that truck pumps flow at 30-40 gpm. A moment of distraction will result in a diesel shower you will never forget.
__________________
LarryD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 06:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2