Flying J/Pilot showers vs Loves, quality comparison?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by BillyBobFrank, Jan 23, 2023.

  1. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    It's less a matter of which chain has better showers than "is this shower at chain X new or old?" Since Loves is building about half of all truck stops being built, more Loves locations have new showers. Ive been in numerous old TAs with a big shower and old Pilots and Loves with very small shower rooms.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2023
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  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    I stopped at the Love's in Holland, MI today to get a shower. Something I usually don't do during my driving day but it looked like I wouldn't be stopping at a Love's for a few more days.

    I'm glad I stopped there.
    Very nice, that one.
    The top shower head was the good one, they had very hot water and good water pressure.
    Clean, as usual.
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  4. 201

    201 Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Loves wanted to put a SORELY needed TRAVEL CENTER,, not truck stop, next town over, corners of 50 & 285, 2 major highways in Colorado. You should have heard the public outcry, these wealthy axxholes , NOT IN MY BACKYARD, they cried. Fumes, traffic, and those scumbag truck drivers eating our children,,blissfully unaware where their strawberries come from( the back of the store, of course), but 1st to complain on any kind of trip in their motorhome, and so disconnected. We need that travel center for jobs and to keep our society moving ,so Loves had to abandon the location, and try somewhere else. Nice going, PONCHA SPRINGS!!!
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  5. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    It depends on how good the manager is. Case in point the J in S Beloit. There is a marked difference in cleanliness everytime the manager changes.
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  6. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Medium Load Member

    Oct 6, 2019
    It’s about the same, but overnight showers are hit and miss at pfj; loves was more reliable for them. I’m mindful that my hair takes awhile, so I only hit the showers late at night or midday… my cat axes the midday when it’s hot since I don’t trust the truck.
  7. silverspur

    silverspur Heavy Load Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    The guy was mopping the floor with his feet on these.

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  8. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Durham NC
    Doesn’t mean those are still used for showers though…. But it makes you pause, no doubt…
  9. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40

    Poncha Springs has a Loves, it is just auto fuel and convenience store.
  10. TawcoTruck

    TawcoTruck Light Load Member

    Dec 11, 2022
    Last week I had a few stops at a brand new Love's in Wasenberg CO. The showers were like heaven after a couple of days without going hard. They had hotel quality shower heads, temp, and water flow. I got out and passed out for 10 minutes on the bench without realizing it.
  11. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Haven't been to a PFJ in years. But when I use to fuel and shower there. What really stopped me from even parking was cleanness. Those lazy workers never would clean the shower. Seems like there would always be a wait because ppl would quit. And as they were walking out the door. They would be yelling I didnt get hired to clean the showers!

    But while waiting in the hallway or the drivers lounge. At times you would see there cleaning process. And it was just a few squirts from that bottle of solution. And dry off the walls and floor with the same towel they give you when you come in.

    So since I started going to loves the showers and overall truck stop is far cleaner than PFJ. My cousin was just telling me the other day. That he went to a PFJ and the cashier said they were waiting on maintenance to come clean the showers that night. I said man they will make up any excuse.
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