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Old 07-14-2009, 09:35 AM
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Some of the mom and pop truck stops only charge about $5. I know of one who used to not charge anything or require you to purchase fuel. My guess is that their policy has changed by now.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:59 AM
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The Liberty T/S, just south of Parkersburg, WV required a 1 (one) gallon fuel purchase for a shower as of March.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:44 PM
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Flying J requires 75 gals.




With every minimum 50-gallon fuel purchase members receive:


•Free shower and fountain drink with a minimum fuel purchase of 50 gallons or more at Flying J locations (fuel purchases between 15-49 gallons receive ˝ shower point and ˝ drink point which will automatically be credited to your account)
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:07 PM
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With every minimum 50-gallon fuel purchase members receive:


•Free shower and fountain drink with a minimum fuel purchase of 50 gallons or more at Flying J locations (fuel purchases between 15-49 gallons receive ˝ shower point and ˝ drink point which will automatically be credited to your account)
Really? I will have to check. But until then I do stand corrected.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:11 PM
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The thing I really hate is that if you put 50 gallons in, you get one shower. If you put 100 gallons in, you get one shower. If you put 50 gallons in, then shut the pump off, turn it right back on, and put another 50 gallons in, you get 2 showers.

They could just be nice and save us time by giving multiple showers for larger fuel purchases.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:28 PM
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Some of the mom and pop truck stops only charge about $5. I know of one who used to not charge anything or require you to purchase fuel. My guess is that their policy has changed by now.
The Wild Horse Truckstop in King City, CA on US101 has coin operated shower in the restroom; Not much privacy or security and I don't recommend it.

I do know of one place which I am not going name here where I have got several free showers. They generally require fueling to get a shower, but either the staff is really nice, and they are, or they have been giving the authority it allows this. I prefer stopping there vs the Flying J up the street(with no parking, no way to get a OD load in/out, and a terrible driver lounges). I would fuel with them, but they are not in our fuel network.

I would name the place, but I am not going spoil this deal. Sorry. I do leave a generous tip in the shower.
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:07 PM
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Been many a year since I took a shower in a truckstop.
Only time I stop at a truckstop is to fuel and maybe get something to drink and take a piss.
I take all my showers at home now.
I do know that the Ohio Turnpike plazas offer free showers to truckers.
You can bring your own towel or buy one off them for a small fee.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:04 AM
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The thing I really hate is that if you put 50 gallons in, you get one shower. If you put 100 gallons in, you get one shower. If you put 50 gallons in, then shut the pump off, turn it right back on, and put another 50 gallons in, you get 2 showers.

They could just be nice and save us time by giving multiple showers for larger fuel purchases.
The thing I hate about Flying J is the shower credits are weekly. I usually fuel at the J for a total of 600-700 gallons a week.

A couple weeks ago I fueled at Quick Trip in KC and the casino at exit 140 in New Mexico. I got to Barstow and made my usual stop at the J and went to get a shower and 0 shower credits on my card. I had purchased 650 galloms the week before at J's.

I asked the girl working and she said the credits were weekly. I told her what I thought about that and she finally gave me a shower ticket.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:17 AM
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That's for the old school "real truck drivers", we are just "steering wheel holders" and that rule dosn't apply to us!
aint that some *****?!?!?!?!?!!?!!??!
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:04 AM
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Tell the girl at the counter her hair looks nice and tell her you ran out of credits. Works 9/10 times for me.
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