Having a longer rig with a gas truck means I can't always drive in and out of gas stations with ease. Gas stations with RV Islands quickly became favorites because of their stress free nature. This site is meant to be a collection of stress free stops that can accommodate longish rigs with gas engines.

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Know of any good stops? Next time you're on a trip take a picture and email the details so I can add it to the site. rvislands@gmail.com or leave me a comment in the box to the right hand side.


Please, tell everyone you know with a RV about this site.The more users we have adding locations the better the site will be for everyone.

Our solution to RV storage and the messy basement



In the basement of the RV we installed storage shelves. This way I can get things from underneath other things without taking them all out. We measured everything and use storage totes in these shelves.

It took a couple hours but we took metal shelving from a home improvement store, cut them to the perfect size, and put them in our basement and then filled the shelves with the storage totes that were just right.


This way we have a levels of totes plus a small section under them that we can slide our truck bed topper (when not in use) and a shelf over the top of all of it we can slide lawn chairs into.

We can get to all our fresh water, sewage, electrical totes without pulling out all the other things. 

We also labeled the totes and their lids on all sides with sharpie, so we don’t get them mixed up.

Here is a picture of the results.



We made everything tight enough that things don't tend to slide around when we travel. If you're interested in the way we divided up our things, we have totes for:

Black tank things
Fresh water things
Electrical things 
Chemicals (so they don't spill anywhere but in the tote, if that)
Wheel chocks and the leveling pads
Extra water hoses that are neither fresh water or black tank (think for washing the truck and RV)

On the side of these totes we're able to store our king pin hitch (when not in use) and the torque wrench/socket (that we use to check our tires' lug nuts.)