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Author Topic: traveling from Sioux Falls,SD to Marysvale,Utah  (Read 4314 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010, 09:35:27 AM »

The least expensive diesel is usually in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  You get off onto I25 and go north to the first exit to Flying J or Love's. 

Do you know
Where you're going to?
Your magnetic compass must have blown a fuse . . .
Where are you going to . . ?
Do you know . . . ?

(The FJ and Love's are the first exit SOUTH of I-80)
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010, 09:38:53 AM »

Yes the flying j is south of I 80 on I 25. Don't overlook the Valero across the street form Loves. It is usually 3 or 4 cents cheaper and easier in and out.

The last time I was there (a couple of years ago) they didn't have card readers on the Diesel pumps.  They wanted me to give them my card to hold while I fueled.

Saving three or four bucks isn't worth the risk.

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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2010, 10:58:49 AM »

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Yes the flying j is south of I 80 on I 25. Don't overlook the Valero across the street form Loves. It is usually 3 or 4 cents cheaper and easier in and out.
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The last time I was there (a couple of years ago) they didn't have card readers on the Diesel pumps.  They wanted me to give them my card to hold while I fueled.
Saving three or four bucks isn't worth the risk.

BG6 we encounter this all the time with our fleet of charter buses and have NEVER had a problem! I We have anywhere from 1-8 drivers @ a time out all carrying a company card and have NEVER had an issue yet! (and yes I know YET, can be an issue in itself!)

But look at it from the station managers side, if he has nothing to hold on an individual (as you are not a company and he doesn't know you from anyone else) and lets just anyone start pumping fuel he could lose up to $1000 very quickly if they drive off! (and yes it happens)
FWIW
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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2010, 11:00:00 AM »

Okay, okay.  Yes, the Flying J and Loves in Cheyenne are south of I80 on I25.  There are plenty of signs for te so it would be hard to go the wrong way.  It has been a while and I thought I remembered exiting to the right and going north when going westbound.  
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2010, 12:14:11 PM »

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Okay, okay.  Yes, the Flying J and Loves in Cheyenne are south of I80 on I25.  There are plenty of signs for te so it would be hard to go the wrong way.  It has been a while and I thought I remembered exiting to the right and going north when going westbound. 


No it wouldn't be hard if following directions from a fellow busnut that one thought knew something we didn't! Wink
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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2010, 03:43:02 PM »

Redbus, what day you going thru Wy,we should be heading east thursday am at least to Rawlins before we turn north.
Maybe we will see you.
Have a great trip. Matt
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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2010, 07:55:26 PM »

We are in Nebraska now just West of Lincoln in the town of York.We will drive 350/400 miles a day so we will be to the Wyoming line tomorrow night. Then about the Utah line the next night (Thursday I think) unless we stop to visit friends near Rawlins, then all bets are off. Keep in touch and maybe we can meet for a cup.
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« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2010, 09:23:22 PM »

If you want to avoid the big hill coming down into SLC on I-80, take I-84 west (or north) to Ogden then I-15 to I-215 around SLC.  No hills on I-84-but 24 miles further. Well worth it-I always did it with my big rig.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2010, 05:38:07 AM »

Redbus,

Want a suggestion? Well I will give it to you anyways :-). I would drive on to Cheyenne, WY. It isn't that much farther, and they have a Walmart and Sams club there.

However the real reason that we always stop there is because of the restaurant.

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant‎
1745 Dell Range Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009-4953
(307) 432-6803

We always stop and eat there. It has very good food, and there is bus parking out in the back lot. The next time we will be going out that way will be in two weeks (it is only a nine hour drive from here, so we will stop for dinner).

FWIW

God bless,

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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2010, 06:02:15 AM »

Thanks Tom
 I appreciate the advise and yes I will go to Ogden then down I-15. After driving 8000 miles since April another 24 is nothing.

John
I think we can do that Today if I can get my wife off the computer and dressed. We like good Mexican food.

Thanks to all
Keep the ideas coming
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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2010, 06:52:02 PM »

John
I think we can do that Today if I can get my wife off the computer and dressed. We like good Mexican food.

Terry,

What did you all think of the place?

God bless,

John
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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2010, 07:13:42 PM »

Sad to say did not get to Mexican restaurant. Got not Wal-Mart & Wife wanted to fix Taco Salad so I did not argue. Saved Money & Had good food.
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« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2010, 05:00:33 AM »

Terry,

That is too bad. Oh well. I know we will not be saving money there Grin Cheesy Grin. Apperently she was at least thinking mexican for dinner Wink.

God bless,

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« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2010, 05:56:52 AM »

We will be coming back thru in about 3 weeks  so maybe we will try it then.
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« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2010, 08:51:47 AM »

Quote from: Wayne
Yes the flying j is south of I 80 on I 25. Don't overlook the Valero across the street form Loves. It is usually 3 or 4 cents cheaper and easier in and out.
Quote from: BG6
The last time I was there (a couple of years ago) they didn't have card readers on the Diesel pumps.  They wanted me to give them my card to hold while I fueled.
Saving three or four bucks isn't worth the risk.

BG6 we encounter this all the time with our fleet of charter buses and have NEVER had a problem! I We have anywhere from 1-8 drivers @ a time out all carrying a company card and have NEVER had an issue yet! (and yes I know YET, can be an issue in itself!)

But look at it from the station managers side, if he has nothing to hold on an individual (as you are not a company and he doesn't know you from anyone else) and lets just anyone start pumping fuel he could lose up to $1000 very quickly if they drive off! (and yes it happens)

I understand the station's risk -- but I don't have a separate card for fuel, that card is access to all of the money that isn't in my pocket at the time.  The three or four bucks more than I spend at Love's is cheap insurance . . .and I figure I save 5 minutes not having to go in and wait in line to give the card, then process it afterward.


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