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  1. Do not know where you have been Kevin, but at Houston TA, today you save 71 cents per gallon with a 65 cent transaction fee.  So, take on 125 gallons, save $88.88 dollars off posted cash price, minus $0.65, minus $8.88 equals saving $79.35.

    So works for me just fine.

  2. Oh my, sorry to hear that Glenn.  They have squared away several straight axle motorhomes that I know of.  Have you considered calling them to seek a solution?

    Sure do wish you well solving the situation.

  3. Big Truck Alignment in Huntington, TX, 9 miles down Hwy 69 from Lufkin does the very best alignment on solid steer axle trucks.  Glenn and his brother know their stuff about truck alignment and then some.  They do a great job on my solid steer axle motorhome.

    Contact Glenn Haskins at 9 three 6   4 six 5   0701

  4. Blues,  Why care who caused the cut off of TSD at Pilot/FlyingJ.  Just across the freeway or down a little, you can, today, save over 100 dollars per 100 gallons of diesel.  It is your money or Pilot/FlyingJ"s money.  GoodSam and Pilot/FlyingJ is not a good deal.  Do what makes you happy.

  5. Having had the priviledge of Meeting Joy Hanson, COO of TSD, she shard Loves has called to tell TSD how happy they are to have motorhome fueling there now.

    Don"t think they or now the discount matching TA/Petro will drop them anytime soon.

  6. Gary, the TSD card purchases diesel at the posted cash price at any truck pump in the USA.  But only listed truck stops provide a discount to the posted cash price.  Pilot/Flying J was required by contract with GoodSam to not offer a discount to motorhomes not using the GoodSam card.  So, there is no discount at Pilot/FlyingJ just as there is no discount a countless small truck stops with truck pumps.

    Hope this helps.

  7. Kirk,  To get the real answer to your concern, call Gina Leeper, head of the fuel program.  She will give you the straight answer.  903/831-8941 direct to her desk, Mon to Fri.  Will probably need to leave a voice mail for her to reurn your call.

    My bet is she says happy to have you as a card holder.  Your truck filler neck needs to be bigger than a car filler neck as card only good at a truck diesel pump.  So no go at Bucc-ees for instance.

    Post her reply, please Sir.  Merry Christmas to you all

  8. Kirk,  I know the ladies that run the fuel program at TSD Logistics.  They share that Loves has called them to say how pleased Loves is with the discount offered to motorhome owners.

    Loves gets add-on sales without any additional accounts to deal with.  One discount account to TSD and thousands of motorhome owners benefit and no extra paperwork for Loves.

    This is a driver's card, so if you stop at any truck pump other than the stated truck stops, you pay the posted cash price, no discount.  Since there is no savings, there is no fee.  10% of zero savings is $0.  But why stop where there is no discount, unless you are desparate for diesel, when Loves is just down the road.

    TA/Petro is about 10 cents per gallon less than Loves.  Pilot/Flying J is starting to offer mcuh better that the original 10 cents per gallon that they started with.  Today in Baytown the discount is $0.1487 per gallon at a purchase price of $2.5503.  Across the street at Loves the purchase price is $2.4736.  Several weeks ago the Loves Baytown was at $2.38, diesel is up right now.

    TSD gets extra diesel volumn to help discount negotaions with truck stops, Loves gets extra motorhome business they have been missing and motorhome owners get serious diesel discounts.  Everyone wins.

  9. Clay,  I too am perplexed you are having problems with the mail service.  For years I have changed my mailing instructions several times each year without a hitch including this year.  But, I have not done so in the last 5 weeks.

    I use a live phone call to change mine and get the person on the other end stating my request correctly each time.  Hope this resolves quickly for you.

  10. Plameris,  The rates are for card holders, not the general public.

    The TSD Logistics firm has 115 trucks in their fleet.  They use the EFS fleet fuel card to allow their drivers to purchase diesel.  Turns out they can issue the EFS card to RVers allowing the RVer to have the same fleet discount their drivers get.

    The discount TSD has worked out with Loves Truck Stops averages right at 50 cents.  The discount they get from TA and Petro truck stops is right at 40 cents.  All other truck pumps get the posted cash price.  So if Sam Jones truck stop advertizes diesel at $2.95, the EFS card purchases it at $2.95, not the credit price.  The card authorizes you to purchase up to 800 gallons (no cut off) at 60 gallons per minute fill rate, fast.

    But if Loves across the highway advertizes Diesel at $2.95 cash, the card purchases it at about $2.45.  This will save you about $50 everytime you purchase 100 gallons of diesel.  Places with lesser expensive diesel will have car pumps at very slow fill rates and cut offs at $100 to $150.

    TSD charges 10% of the discount as a fee for their service.  So if you save 50 cents per gallon at Loves, the fee is 5 cents.  But at Sam Jones with no discount the fee is ZERO, but you still get to purchase diesel there.  It saves to plan to need diesel when near a Loves.

    TSD debits a checking account you provide to them the next business day after your diesel purchase.  No credit card fees involved so one needs to arrange for checking account for the diesel purchase.  My credit union gives me a free account that I use for these purchases.

    When you purchase diesel with the TSD EFS card, TSD will pay for the diesel, period.  TSD is on the hook to Loves for the purchase.  If you do not ever pay for the diesel, TSD is out the money and you will have made the last purchase of diesel with their card.  This is not a credit card.

    I have met the folks at TSD in Texarkana, TX and know they are swamped with RV signups since the card was offered to RVers earlier this year.  It will take 10 to 12 days after you sign up to get the call saying they are mailing your card to you.

    This is a great deal for RVers.  Give it your serious consideration.

    All the best to you all.

  11. It is two hours west to Baytown and no Baton Rouge to get through.  Plus, I will treat you to lunch while here if you will be so kind to let me know.

    All the best.

  12. I called to give the "NEW" instuctions requested in the email.  Stated the new instructions were,"Send the mail every Wednesday to the address I then provided by USPS".  All the bright light on the phone wanted to accept was USPS was not currently working and did I want UPS or FedX to take the mail.

    Took three direct, last one being stern, requests to get her to wirte down and save the NEW instructions to start when USPS restarted.

    AND my NEW instructions were the same as the old ones.  Why they could not restart with the existing instructions when USPS restarted UNLESS we wanted the mail sooner sure bets me.  And no mail till each and everyone issues new instructions is going to take a while for the very many users to provide them.  That is a lot of phone calls or emails and manhours to get done.  Plus once UPS leaves with the existing mail, no new mail till USPS restarts and brings more to them.

    Am I missing something here?

  13. How do you see the new posts to the forum?  How do you get notified of new posts to a thread?

    I just noticed a follow button the the far right at the top of the thread.



  14. No Sir. Webasto diesel burners run on house battery power under normal conditions, at least some 12 vdc or possibly on a Prevost bus, 24 vdc power. Never on 120 vac power.


    Now one can use 120 vac to power an inverter/charger to keep the house batteries charged up to power the Webasto.


    Hope this helps.



  15. These brothers have forgotten more about truck alignment than most men know. They are the go to place for any big vehicle with a solid steer axle as is seen on over the road trucks.


    Many Class A motorhomes benefit greatly from their expertise. Mine sure has.


    But, If you have an Independent front end, you are on your own. They specialize in truck steer axles and total truck alignment. There is none better.



  16. For Aqua Hot heating while traveling down the road, the main engine heats the heater coolant tank via a 3/4 inch heater hose. This will transfer enough heat to the coolant to heat the interior down to about 50F ambient. Below that, you need the diesel burner turned on.


    So, how cold are the temps where you are traveling.


    Plus when an interior zone is calling for heat, the electronic control board will have a green Zone light on and a green pump light on (red pump light is bad pump). Since you are getting cool air inside this is probably happening. But the pump must move coolant. So is the pex pipe above the operating pump hot? If not, the pump is not moving the coolant. Could be bad pump, kink in coolant line in the coach or some other kind of blockage to the movement of coolant.

  17. For Aqua Hot 400D over the road heating, turn Diesel Burner switch to ON. When the Low Temp Cut Off Status light in the center bottom of control board in basement compartment comes ON, the coolant tank is up to temp and interior heating is available. Set interior thermostats to desired temp.


    The Low Temp Cut Off Status Light will be OFF if coolant tank is cool (sitting with electric element and diesel burner turned OFF for a while) or anytime a hot water faucet is running water (washing hands, dishes, showering). With the Diesel Burner Switch left ON, the Low Temp Cutoff light will come ON 20 to 30 seconds after the hot water faucet is turned off. Interior heating will resume automatically once the light is ON again.


    Hope this helps.

  18. I am in Cushing, Tx with almost no signal detected by my iPhone. No internet at all on phone and have to have phone facing a window to talk on it.


    But with Maximum Signal booster on, my internet works fine with an LTE signal. It is this connection boosted by Maximum Signal that is sending this post.


    Thanks a bunch Gord.

  19. I have been using the Maximum Signal booster on our trip seeing the southern shore of Lake Superior. We have been in some terrible signal areas. The Maximum Signal booster has performed wonderfully.


    For instance at Union Bay Campground we had a signal outside of -95 1x. Could not do anything on the net with my iPhone 6S. Inside on the booster I had -114 LTE which does not sound like a great signal number. BUT, I had 6 mbps down load speed and surfing the net was a normal experience. Escapees forum snapped up just fine as did a "How to" video with no hesitation of the video.


    The phone as a Hot Spot had my computer surfing just like at home. So, thanks Gord for a fine piece of equipment.



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