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Kidoo

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Posted: 11/14/13 08:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never been asked for fuel for the past 40 years crossing the border. When I go to my mother home near the border, I go for fuel across the border in USA and I tell the officer "I am just going to fuel up" and on my way back "Just went for fuel".

ON top you are allowed to bring a fuel can of a few gallons and fill it up.


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As far as I know there has never been any forum member reports, of ever being asked about the amount of fuel on board of a non-commercial vehicle. It appears to be a non-issue and one I wouldn't raise with the Customs officials. Most likely the fuel in your RV tank, came from Canada in the first place, as they are the largest supplier of petroleum products to the US, followed by Mexico and then the Middle East region.


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We traveled the Alaskan highway (8264 miles) in 2010 and all MAJOR cards are accepted, BUT many cannot be used at the pump. You have to take your card into the station operator and leave it with him while you go back out and fuel your rig. He can run your card indoors so you are able to pay for your fuel. I have a problem being in a foreign country, handing my card to a total stranger, and walking away. I tried to avoid those stops. Using cash is one way and fueling often so you can be selective. They do have a lot of trouble with drive offs and the nearest police station may be an hour away. Have fun..Arnie

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Do yourself a favor and get the PenFed Visa Cash Rewards card which gives 5% cash back every month on fuel, has no Canadian transaction fees, and can be swiped at all pumps and must be swiped at the pump to get cash back. This is now the only card we use for car/RV fuel. It does require that you open a $25 money market account or pay a $25 yearly fee. Guess which option I chose.

Do not fall for the Canadian 3 cents per liter discount at some station as you pay inside. Sure you'll save 12 cents/gallon while I save 25 cents/gallon with my PenFed card.

Also here is a link to my Alaska trip fuel thread which can be used to get an estimate of 2014 fuel costs.
My fuel log


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BTW We're known as "Credit Card Deadbeats" in the industry - we collect the rewards/cash back and pay the bill in full every month.

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CA Traveler wrote:

Do yourself a favor and get the PenFed Visa Cash Rewards card which gives 5% cash back every month on fuel, has no Canadian transaction fees, and can be swiped at all pumps and must be swiped at the pump to get cash back. This is now the only card we use for car/RV fuel. It does require that you open a $25 money market account or pay a $25 yearly fee. Guess which option I chose.

Do not fall for the Canadian 3 cents per liter discount at some station as you pay inside. Sure you'll save 12 cents/gallon while I save 25 cents/gallon with my PenFed card.

Also here is a link to my Alaska trip fuel thread which can be used to get an estimate of 2014 fuel costs.
My fuel log


Thanks for your fuel listing, do you have it with Excel, I would love to use it.

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CA Traveler wrote:

BTW We're known as "Credit Card Deadbeats" in the industry - we collect the rewards/cash back and pay the bill in full every month.

I proudly wear the label. [emoticon]


Me too !!!! love getting money from the credit card company's [emoticon]





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I hope that I didn't misrepresent how my fuel log could be used. If 2014 fuel was say 10% higher or lower overall then you would basically pay that differential.

Second I'd bet a nickle that a high priced area in 2013 will be a high priced area in 2014. Therefore manage your fuel purchases to minimize cost without getting into the situation of running low or out of fuel.

For example I ran from Eagle River via Valdez to Tok on the return trip w/o filling because I knew what was available in Tok on the inbound trip. ie I knew fuel was available in Tok and every station along that route was higher priced. Of course no one can guarantee anything for 2014 but I'll bet another nickle that relative speaking things won't change much.

The fuel log doesn't predict cost or adjust for local variations.

FYI Diesel in Canada is 20 cents/gallon less than gasoline. For my entire trip the average cost for diesel was $4.35/gallon.

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OK, this is less expensive than in my area, it comes to 1.24 a litter, if you convert to canadian dollars. I pay my fuel 1.39 right now.
It looks like a bit higher than 2012 when I went, but not by much.

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Posted: 01/23/14 01:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Going to Alaska you most likely passing through the Yukon and demanding real-time information about:
  • fuel prices
  • road conditions
  • weather
  • currency exchange rate
  • and more


Therefore is a small mobile web app you can access from your iPhone or Android smartphone browser at

www.rvnorth.com

It shows you the nearest gas stations from your current position ones you are up here. For the fun it also provides a RVer Chat.


Stephan
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