Your Favorite Truck Stop

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Renegade's Comment
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What is your favorite truck stop and why? Just curious because when I start this career I don't want to miss the good stuff.

Old Roadie's Comment
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Any one that has parking spots when I get there late! But seriously... Kenley 95 in Kenley NC is an Iowa 80 franchise and is nicer than most.

The southernmost of the 2 TA's on 95 north of Richmond VA usually always has spots open.

The Detroiter on 75 in Woodhaven MI has an IHOP and sells used books. Pay to park but it's the best thing around.

Iowa 80 is awesome

Love's in Ellis KS on 70 has a good Mexican restaurant across the street and overflow parking next to the hotel across the corner.

TA in Breezewood PA is large and clean.

When I think of more I'll let you know!

Tractor Man's Comment
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Not sure that I have a favorite yet, but Iowa 80 is really cool. It's kind of like a Bass Pro Shop for Truckers!I hope to get thru there sometime when the museum is open.

Sambo's Comment
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Russell's travel center, i40 Glen Rio, NM. Neat truck stop has a small car museum and a 50s style diner.

Also like the petro in Las Vegas, sits across the street from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Also like the petro in Las Vegas, sits across the street from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Anything near a Racetrack is cool! Little America in Wyoming is pretty nice as well. HUGE, lots of parking.

Renegade's Comment
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Yeah....I heard Iowa 80 is pretty insane and I'll have to research some of the other stops that you guys mentioned. I'd like to hear some of Brett and Old School's hot spots too.

C T.'s Comment
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Whatever you do, avoid the pilot in nitro, wv. You'll be glad you did

Renegade's Comment
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What's the story on that one C.T.?

C T.'s Comment
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Wv has a lack of truckstops , pilots/flying j anyway. That combined with mountains means you should try to get fuel before you go through there. I was a complete rookie, low on fuel and time due to poor trip planning. Got through Charleston and all that on 64. Almost out of time and pull into this pilot in nitro. It has about 15 spots, half of those being reserved and directly behind the fuel island. I had to wait in line to fuel, then back through the island to park, AND pay because it was a reserved spot. Lesson learned

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G-Town's Comment
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My favorite TS isn't really a true truck stop but a Cabela's. I-78 and PA Rt-61. It has two levels, probably 50-60 spots. Never, I mean never full. Good news the Cabela's cafe is a short walk and so are a whole bunch of other eateries.

Best part it's really quiet, well lit, easy in and easy out. No fuel or showers, but there is the restrooms in Cabela's. They have never minded me brushing my teeth and washing up in there. I frequently used this as a bail-out location if I didn't have quite enough hours (less than 40 minutes) to make it back to the DC. Or visa versa if I had just enough hours to get there with my next load.

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