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Old 05-28-2007, 08:13 PM
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I like the Petro in Milan, NM. Best water pressure in the shower I've found! Nearly knocked me down!

Worst? Man, that's a tough one. Where do I start? I LIKE many (but not all) T/A's, but the one east of Meridian, MS (exit 160) is probably the worst! (oops, forgot about Jessup!)

BTW.... Sky City is at exit 102.

2 hours east of El Paso?? You mean the Plateau at exit 159?? I've gotten sick everytime I've eaten there!

Or do you mean the TIGER at #87.... and you just have a REALLY slow truck?? :lol:
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:14 PM
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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! :!:
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:21 PM
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Good: Rhodes Travel Center on I-55 in Cape Girardeau, MO. TA at the 583 on I-10 outside of San Antonio. The little place in Fredonia, Kansas. Etc.

So bad the thought of it makes me itch: The Shell truck stop at McCarty (old 90) and Mesa in Houston. I've never stayed there but I've pulled in late night/early morning to get a drink or something- I swear some of the NASTIEST lot lizards you will ever see frequent the place, and they scatter like roaches as your headlights pierce the night in the unlit lot. < shudder >.

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Old 05-28-2007, 10:02 PM
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Jessep probably tops the worst list or near the top (Hard to believe even T/A keeps their name on that one). Gary and Lake Station Ind. although they are both rather average T/A's I figure anywhere they need armed security its probably not worth staying for extended periods.

Almost any Pilot, these are not truckstops, they dont even look like them. They are 4wheeler travel centers. Pilots, "get in give us your money and leave".

Portage Wi Petro, very nice, easy parking, nice place to spend some time.

Ill probably add more as I think about it...
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:33 AM
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I realy don't have a favorite but I would say the worst is right here in Evansville called Busler's. That place is a pure DUMP! If I had to pick a favorite truck stop it would have to be I-80 travel plaza in Iowa.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:54 AM
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The TA in downtown Nashville is, well, not to my liking. There's a long list of crap truckstops as well as a long list of good ones. As long as I could find one with a parking spot I was rather happy. The TA in Lake Station Indiana, the parking lot turns in to, well, a lake. Go to bed not raining, rain all night, then wake up in the morning with foot deep water around your truck, even better when it's cold out and your truck is frozen in it. Never happened to me but after one time there I knew where not to park
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:03 AM
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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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Old 05-29-2007, 03:56 PM
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The worst that I experienced was the Gary, IN T/A. I talked with a guy who worked for a cable company in Indiana and they had to have a state police escort to disconnect illegal hookups in the neighborhood not far from the T/A because the local residents WOULD get violent if the cops weren't there.
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:32 PM
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Best:

Baker City, OR truck corral
Sky City, NM
KC, MO Ameristar Casino (not really a truckstop, but plenty of parking and Arthur Bryants BBQ)
Iowa 80

Worst:

Gary, IN TA
Fontana, CA truck town
Lincoln, NE Shoemakers
All the little dumps within 75 miles of Seattle
Swift Terminals (9/10 are worse than the worst truck stops)
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:45 PM
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One of the worst ones come to mind, is the Drivers Truck Stop on I-35 north of Ft Worth. I think, the Ft worth PD has an office there. :P
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