Your Favorite Truck Stop

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PlanB'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.

Just finished a drop/hook in Allentown and wasn't sure where the heck I was going to find parking @1am.

Then I remembered this post!

Thanks G-Town! Now I've got a nice quiet spot for the night.

Cwc'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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Just finished a drop/hook in Allentown and wasn't sure where the heck I was going to find parking @1am.

Then I remembered this post!

Thanks G-Town! Now I've got a nice quiet spot for the night.

I had to laugh when I read this random post and then seen the user name.

Shawn's Comment
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Haha, I'm there now. I though it was a decent enough place. I'll definitely be back when I'm up this way again.

Dysarts in Bangor, ME used to be really nice. Before the kids took over. Now it's gone to hell

Linden R.'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

I actually just got back from a long road trip (17 days) yesterday, and we stopped there. Trucks lined up down the street, and the car fuel islands (it was huge too, at least 14-15 pumps) were all lined up through the entire parking lot (which both the truck and car sections were TINY.)

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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If I'm stopping at Nitro for the night and it will be after 11 am, I always reserve a spot. That is one tiny, crazy truck stop.

Heavy C's Comment
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Haha, I'm there now. I though it was a decent enough place. I'll definitely be back when I'm up this way again.

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Dysarts in Bangor, ME used to be really nice. Before the kids took over. Now it's gone to hell

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Oh it's decent, but it really used to be so much nicer. And unfortunately you don't get much in the way of options up that way.

PackRat's Comment
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PlanB's Comment
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Well thread it titled "Your favorite truck stop" so for me that would be Kenly 95 in NC.

Why? Large lot that ALWAYS has available parking. Everytime I pull in I go straight to the row along side the blue beacon and easily find a spot any time of the day.

Huge clean store with plenty of food options. Huge gift and accessories shop rivaling Iowa 80.

And the main reason it's my favorite...

I live 15 minutes away. My kids love to visit the truck stop, go see the big pink show truck on the rotating platform, and then get ice cream at Dairy Queen.

My wife will bring my daughter's to visit without telling them I'm coming. Then as they are up in the platform mesmerized by the big pink truck she will point out the window to the truck entrance, "Look girls who's that?" I get to see my little girls in the show window jumping and waving at me as I'm pulling in. Another time I was parked before they got there so I waited inside until they got up by the show truck. The reaction of my 4 year old was priceless when she turned around from the show truck and I was right behind her!

Everyone has their own reasons they like certain places. My reasons may be pretty unique to me, but it's still a great truck stop.

Old School's Comment
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Plan B, that is a great truck stop, but your reasons for liking it are really awesome! I stop there occasionally. We've got a customer that we deliver to out at New Bern, and sometimes I'll spend the night at the Kenly 95. It's a really nice truck stop.

JuiceBox's Comment
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As of late, I've grown very fond of the hotel! Paid for by my company of course.

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