Diesel Fuel in Arizona - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
pyledriver
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 28
Default Diesel Fuel in Arizona

I realize Arizona has a special use tax on Diesel fuel. Yet, it is confusing for someone like me driving a motor home with a diesel engine. Should I fuel in the truck lanes or the car lanes? Which is less expensive?
__________________

pyledriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
NewellCrazy
Senior Member
 
NewellCrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sugarland, TX or Salida,CO
Posts: 1,867
Default

Hi,

Arizona has a heavy duty truck fuel tax, I think it is around $0.18 per gallon on trucks larger than a certain weight, I think 18,000 or 26,000 pounds, motorhomes are exempt. Fill up at the car lane, and the cost is less
__________________

__________________
Sean

If Ain't a Newell, It Ain't Wurt Oonin!
NewellCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
fulltiming
Senior Member
 
fulltiming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,557
Default

26,000 pounds and/or more than 2 axles.
__________________
Michael and Georgia Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
8V92 DDEC-2, HT740
PT Cruiser GT with Remco Transmission Pump
https://newellowner.com/newell-photos/
fulltiming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
The Newell
Senior Member
 
The Newell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,018
Default

You can fill up in the truck lane. Sometimes easier due to your size and if towing a toad. Pay inside and not at the pump and they will only charge you the (lite diesel rate). By lite they mean under the weight limit or RV exempt. Some have special lanes for RV's.
__________________
1976 Newell Classic (Sold)

Home Base: Riverside, CA

If anyone needs my contact info private message me and I will send it to you.

-Joseph-
The Newell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
Newell Attack
Senior Member
 
Newell Attack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Posts: 237
Default

When in Arizona I get my fuel at Flying J in the RV lanes. Their RV lanes usually can support big rigs with toads.. Then you don't have to worry about the trucker tax.
__________________
1978 39 FT. Newell Classic

Jeff & Leann Shackly
Newell Attack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 09:07 PM   #6
Newellin Thunder
Senior Member
 
Newellin Thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 130
Default

The label on the pumps says commercial vehicles or vehicles over 26,000 lbs.
I used the RV lanes at a T/A and others and didn't worry about 26,000 lbs.
We bought fuel, at a couple of Truck stops and it was way cheaper than Flying J.
They deducted the eight cents, in addition, extra charged commercial vehicles and had us sign a log and vehicle tag number to show the tax man.
__________________
Ernest Jenkins

2005 Newell Thunder
Shakin the open road!
Newellin Thunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
ccjohnson
Senior Member
 
ccjohnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southwest NM
Posts: 346
Default

When in AZ I always ask before fueling. TA in Eloy would not discount for RV in truck lanes. We always fuel in car lanes where it is cheaper. 200 gals. @ .08-.20 per gal. pays for buffet or a cpl of hands of black jack!
__________________
Clint C. Johnson / Fran Balm
Coach 289 '92 42'6" 8V92 Hybrid
Several Toads:
XL-7
F-350 4X4 Crewcab
F-250 4X4 Crewcab
ccjohnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
fulltiming
Senior Member
 
fulltiming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,557
Default

Here is the wording from the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division in their Vendor Brochure.
Quote:
What is the rate of tax on use fuel?
Use fuel (diesel) in Arizona is taxed at two levels:
If the use fuel is used in the propulsion of a use class motor
vehicle on a highway in this state, the tax rate is $.26 for
each gallon.
1. A "use class motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle that uses use
fuel on a highway in this state and that is a road tractor, truck
tractor, truck or passenger carrying vehicle having a declared
gross vehicle weight of more than twenty-six thousand pounds or
having more than two axles.
2. If the use fuel is used in the propulsion of a light class motor
vehicle (such as a pickup truck), or an exempt vehicle (certain
school buses, government and non-profit vehicles – see ARS 28-
5432.C ) on a highway in this state, the use fuel is taxed at the
same rate per gallon as the motor vehicle fuel tax ($.18 per
gallon).
(See ARS 28-5601, 5605, 5606).
http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/fueltaxevas...orbrochure.pdf
__________________

__________________
Michael and Georgia Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
8V92 DDEC-2, HT740
PT Cruiser GT with Remco Transmission Pump
https://newellowner.com/newell-photos/
fulltiming 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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone use a French Coffee Press? stewart33 Life on the Road | Livin' in Luxury 2 01-01-2013 07:24 PM
Do you think you are a Frugal Newell Owner ? NewellCrazy Life on the Road | Livin' in Luxury 16 11-28-2012 10:20 PM
How often should I change my windshield wipers? Randy J Exterior Works 12 10-13-2012 08:25 PM
Ross Steering Wheel Removal 77newell Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 5 05-21-2010 11:43 PM
How does the Alarm system function? encantotom Interior Works 3 08-30-2007 08:31 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Newell Coach Corporation or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×