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    For best I would have to say the Bosselmanss "Pilot" in Grand Island NE. That is where I plan to stop when I am in the area.

    For Worst I think my vote would go to the TA in Limon, CO. It needs some floor tiles, about 1 in 5 floor tiles are actually present and glued down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawlco
    For best I would have to say the Bosselmanss "Pilot" in Grand Island NE. That is where I plan to stop when I am in the area.

    For Worst I think my vote would go to the TA in Limon, CO. It needs some floor tiles, about 1 in 5 floor tiles are actually present and glued down.
    I got stuck for a day and a half at the Bosslemans during a winter storm. Got to like the place very much.
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    Best IMO- most flying J's(Sullivan,MO-great staff;border of FL and GA on 75 I think ex 2 on GA side, and okc j and outside Omaha westside my favs) usally because more private stalls, free coffee, fairly clean, the hot deli at counter, the shower system and pretty good quailty parking lots*exceptions apply, indy most in UT and WY* the worst- all East coast t/s's (especially maybrook NY TA, binghamton NY TA, bordertown NJ petro, all CT truckstops) don't forget original west coast flying j's and the one in KC

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    On the subject of T/A's, the twins in Ontario, CA - do not think I ever stopped there once where I was not woke up less than 3 times a night by the resident lot-lizards. and Ugghhllyyyyy. Eww! :!:

    if we had a list of truck stops with ugly lot lizards i think this would be at the top!!!! ughhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :x
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    Best~ Any Bosselmans, TA in Walcott Iowa, Most Flying J's and I can't think of the name of it, but it's at exit 45 on I-80 in Pa. Nothing fancy and not alot of truck parking, but it's some of the best food you can find, and the apple pie can't be beat!

    Worst ~ Walt Whitman(i've heard it's closed, haven't had the pleasure to be in that area lately), TA in Binghamton, NY, TA in Walton Ky (I just hate their showers) and any Werner Terminal except Omaha, which of course has to be perfect just for show since it is the home terminal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countryhorseman
    On the subject of T/A's, the twins in Ontario, CA - do not think I ever stopped there once where I was not woke up less than 3 times a night by the resident lot-lizards. and Ugghhllyyyyy. Eww! :!:
    That must have been a while back. Never had any problems when I've stayed there.

    The Flying J's in Rawlins and Rock Springs Wy are absolute dumps. Flying J has really gone down in quality the last few years. The newer ones in the east are not too bad but the ones out west are becoming worse all the time.
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    best fly -j lowell in exit 240 i-65 & fly -j whitland in exit 95 off i-65 the worst... most t/a's

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    The worst parking I've run into is the TA at Wytheville, VA. The slots are so narrow the lady LEO I talked to said they were out there every night for a "back into" accident.

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    flying J in KC is pretty brutal, smell of piss everywhere, everything is damn tight, and the layout is terrible. When I was there it was a constant lineup all the way to the offramp for fuel.

    flying J in black river falls, WI is pretty nice.

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    Hmmmmmm....Do Pilot's and Love's really qualify as TruckStops? I think they are simply fuel points.

    Best over all Truck stop for me? The HOUSE. Plenty of free parking, no lizards to interrupt the sleep, A/C is clean and smoke free, the bed is queen size, with crisp clean sheets...and shower is free!!!

    On the road however...Jubitz TS, Portland OR is great.
    Truck Inn @ Exit 48 in Fernley NV is not much to look at, but the showers are awesome with very friendly staff, plenty of free parking and the restaruant at the casino is great. Good food, reasonably priced.
    The Petro in Santa Nella CA has always been good to me.
    Little America WY..... awesome chicken!!
    7-Feathers in Canyonville OR..always great food and clean showers. Parking gets full quick though.
    GarlicFarm in Gilroy CA is pretty decent. Plenty of restaruants within walking distance.

    ANY truckstop in the LA basin is...NASTY.
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    Something for your viewing pleasure.

    http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=60673


    And...Is Petro headed down hill??

    http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=60418
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