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    Default Truckstops - is their fuel cheaper?

    I have heard that truckstops sell cheaper diesel than service stations. Is that correct? And can I use my Visa card as well?

    And what about Truck Friendly Service Stations? Is their diesel as cheap as well?

    The reason I ask is that we are doing a two month tour of the South Island in our diesel powered motorhome and obviously want fuel as cheap as possible.

    Your help is appreciated. Thank you.
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    Default Re: Truckstops - is their fuel cheaper?

    Some do, there used to be a caltex here in wellington about 15c cheaper, and you'd just pay with credit card....but after bp bought caltex the pricing came into line with others.

    There are other truck stops and I believe they are cheaper but you need a fuel card to use them.
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    Default Re: Truckstops - is their fuel cheaper?

    A lot take visa most that I know of do and yes most are 15c cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    I have heard that truckstops sell cheaper diesel than service stations. Is that correct? And can I use my Visa card as well?

    And what about Truck Friendly Service Stations? Is their diesel as cheap as well?

    The reason I ask is that we are doing a two month tour of the South Island in our diesel powered motorhome and obviously want fuel as cheap as possible.

    Your help is appreciated. Thank you.
    Yes, NPD Redwoodtown have 15 cents a liter off with gold card.

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    Default Re: Truckstops - is their fuel cheaper?

    Truckstop fuel is defnitely cheaper, but if the truck owner catches you syphoning it may not appear such a bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Truckstop fuel is defnitely cheaper, but if the truck owner catches you syphoning it may not appear such a bargain.
    What do you mean? Are you saying that only trucks are allowed to use truckstops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    What do you mean? Are you saying that only trucks are allowed to use truckstops?
    o he is being Facetious. The key word there is SYPHONING!! Get it? PJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppa John View Post
    o he is being Facetious. The key word there is SYPHONING!! Get it? PJ
    Thank you Poppa John. I was not certain as to what he meant.

    Thanks for that.
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    The truckstop in Wellington on the hutt motorway doesn't take aa Smartfuel. Credit card should be fine. Cars use them too. You can use the BP Me app and look at the different locations and read what features they support.

    The truck customers have an account and they get certain cents discount off what the sign says. The larger the customer the larger the discount. Your average motorist won't have that. They get certain cents off truckstop and they get certain cents off a normal petrol service station. The discount may be different between the two. Maybe truckstop discount higher so it frees up the space for normal motorists.
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    Default Re: Truckstops - is their fuel cheaper?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    The truckstop in Wellington on the hutt motorway doesn't take aa Smartfuel.
    Yep, naturally enough they won't let you enjoy a discount on an already bargain basement price. Best deal is still what R2X1 recommends. Just make sure the truck driver is not bigger than you.
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