Anybody else notice this about paid parking ?

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  1. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    the quality of the neighbors i get in paid parking is much higher than that of free parking ...seems to be much quiter .
     
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  3. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    IDK, I do reserve parking often, and I drive a REEFER!!!
     
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  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Hmmmm..........you may be onto something
     
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    How much is paid parking these days....?

    I don’t get out much.....
     
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  6. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    Depends on where to an extent. Usual price for PFJ is $15. But, some places are only $12 and others are $18. For Petro/TA, usual is $18 and some are $20. I'm sure other places may have different prices. I run mostly Western States.
     
  7. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    Yes I've also noticed that, and it's part of the reason I have no problem paying for it. One bad thing I've noticed at PFJ is when drivers come in late and take the last spot with all of the reserved parking signs piled in one spot, they drag a bunch of them in front of my truck while I'm sleeping. I make sure to return the favor when I get up early in the AM.
     
  8. brysol01

    brysol01 Light Load Member

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    The TA Express in Biggs Junction,Or is $20, but ya it smelled clean too and no
    Piles of s&@t to step in either on the way into the building, there do appear to be a Few Non pay spots bun not many
     
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  9. expedite_it

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    Frankly, no, i have never noticed that.
     
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  10. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I certainly have, I figure if you cannot afford to fix a purging air dryer you certainly aren't gonna drop $20 on a parking spot.

    To be honest I wish more truck stops would charge for parking, let the low grades go find a ramp to park on.
     
  11. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Just for Kicks.
    What is the most out of the way/what were they thinking truck stop that has paid parking?
    The one that always has parking no matter the time of day? The one that makes you wonder "Why would anyone pay to park" with all of the open spaces?
     
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