Your Favorite Truck Stop

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Michael S.'s Comment
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I do not drive a truck, but I used to drive a lot between San Diego county and the SF Bay area. My favorite TSs were not favorites because of any amenities, but due to location:

Petro (Santa Nella) on CA-152 West of I-5, and

Petro (Wheeler Ridge) on I-5 just north of The Grapevine

The former was a good place to stop after driving to the Bay Area from the south. I could stop, stretch my legs and refresh before getting into the traffic on the Pacheco Pass and San Jose. While that latter filled the same roll before going south over the Grapevine and through LA.

The more interesting places to stop along this route were Casa de Fruta and Harris Ranch. Places I might switch up for the truck stops, although you can park a big rig at both.

ironmike's Comment
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Pilot in Perry, Utah. I think at exit 362. Beautiful setting and scenery. It is a great place to shut down. It doesn't feel hectic at all. Good fuel prices not usually crowded. Good DQ restraunt. I like the gift shop and the selection and the prices on the beef jerky. There is an odd type of criss cross past the exit going over the highway which always makes me wonder what the highway engineers where thinking when they planned it.

Kanelin's Comment
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The TA in Rawlins WY on I 80. Clean, lots of parking and a beautiful view. The staff are,always friendly and helpful. And I don't believe the lot is ever full, unless 80 is closed...

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Tractor Man's Comment
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The TA in Rawlins WY on I 80. Clean, lots of parking and a beautiful view. The staff are,always friendly and helpful. And I don't believe the lot is ever full, unless 80 is closed...

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I've had a couple of fuel stops there over the last few weeks. Never parked overnight. I agree with your assessment though, Clean and friendly!

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Zar Q.'s Comment
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Petro in Dodge City AL is pretty nice..

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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I enjoyed the cafe in Lincoln NE. All you can eat spaghetti for $10. It may eventually recover from my visit.

Sam the Wrestler's Comment
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Meant the cafe at Shoemakers in Lincoln. Duh

Old School's Comment
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Poor guy, he ate so much spaghetti he can't even think straight!

Renegade's Comment
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Poor guy, he ate so much spaghetti he can't even think straight!

That's too funny Old School.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Definitely Richland, MO Oasis Truck Stop on I-44!

Very clean, tons of parking. $8 showers if you didnt fuel. Showers were old but clean. Nice drivers lounge upstairs and a WONDERFUL restaurant calked the Westwood Cafe. Massive plates of good southern country home cooking at reasonable prices. Home made rolls, cakes, pies. Friendly service.

I found this place "by accident" one night. Codriver and i were both starving and tired. He suggested a different place farther away then i spotted this little Gem when a line of about 10 local trucks flew by me to get in there... So i followed them! Heck, if the locals pour in like that it must be good, right? Well its a must stop for us if we ever get back through there.

You prime folks should check it out if you havent already.

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