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.

How to make the most of those online purchases


Traveling around Amazon's Prime 2 day shipping sure does come in handy and I think we've used it much more than we would have in our old sticks and bricks (AKA house.)

So, finding out how to get the best bang for my buck at online retailers like Amazon got my attention. Thus far this is my strategy. If you know of any others, please do drop me a line at RVIslands@gmail.com.

1. Install an add on to my browser called Keepa. This is FREE! It tracks the price of things in my Amazon wish list and when they go on sale it tells me. It also provides a graph of their price over time so I can see what the price has done lately. By having this I tend to put things in my wish list (which prevents an impulse buy) but also by the time it goes on sale sometimes I don't even want it anymore, which prevents me buying some of what I don't need.

2. I installed an extension called Honey. This one automatically tells you if there are any promo codes for the item(s) and helps you apply them. (Works even when you're just ordering pizza online and it's Free!)

3. I use Ebates (now called Rakuten) extension to get cash back on my purchases. If you use my link  you get $10 in your account and I get something too :). This is FREE too!

4. I linked my Amazon and email account to Paribus.co (notice it’s .co not .com) it tracks your purchases and if the price goes down automatically asks for a price adjustment for you! And it's FREE!

5. Amazon’s Smile program which give a percentage of my sale to the charity of my choice. This is FREE and donated .05% percentage of my purchase on Amazon to my favorite charity.

6. Use a credit card with cash back for online purchases like 5% from Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card. I wish this was an affiliate link, but not sure how to do that with this (Please, drop me a line if you do!) 

Or alternatively to the credit card, if you have a charity you'd like to support, ask if they are participating in Shop with Scrip's e-gift card program.

In writing this post I thought to see if there were any more I might want to try out and came across these. Just install them yesterday, so I'm not sure about them yet but thought to include them in case you want to look into them too.

7. I'm just now looking into the extension Amazon Assistant that compares prices from different sellers on the Amazon site itself. 

8. GumDrop by Goodshop gives you more promo codes.

9. The Camelizer a price tracking extension.


Well, that's all but if you know of any others, please do drop me a line at RVIslands@gmail.com.