Showers at truckstops

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by danny_379, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. danny_379

    danny_379 Medium Load Member

    Aug 21, 2009
    Middleboro, MA
    I have some questions about the showers at truck stops.

    1) Do most of the truck stops have private showers? Do some have big shower rooms like you would see in high school?

    2) How much does it cost? Do you have a "time limit"? This way I don't have to worry about rushing to shower and shave at the same time.

    3) Do all truck stops just have showers? Are there any that have bath tubs? :biggrin_2559:
  2. Flying Finn

    Flying Finn Heavy Load Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    1) Yes, not that I have seen yet.
    2) Usually about $10 without a fuel purchase. Not usually, be considerate though.
    3) Pretty much. Haven't seen one yet. Motels do though.
  3. Rerun8963

    Rerun8963 Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2006

    YES...PRIVATE, with a locking door..there might be some "2 person showers for husband/wife's (or what ever floats someone's boat)

    it USED to be free if you fueled up with about 50 gallons. then they raised that limit. if you did not fuel up, you would give $20 deposit, then when done, they gave you back $15.00

    there is a limit, usually 30 minutes, at least this is what i had been told, but no one ever bothered me. maybe because many times, i'd be showering in the "off hours" of 10 PM, 2 AM, 6 AM

    now i have heard there may actually be a charge for showers now. someone else can tell you.

    no tubs that i know of. and too, some truck stops DO NOT even have showers.......but i think that'll be the small places.
  4. rocknroll nik

    rocknroll nik High Risk Load Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    can't read the sign
    well they covered it all so now you have the clean scoop on the showers at the truck stops.

    but one thing not all t/s showers are created equal...some are small some are large, and a general rule of thumb I've found is that if the truck stop is are the showers.....
    Working Class Patriot Thanks this.
  5. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Most are free with 50 gallons. The chains usually charge 10 bucks without fuel. Ma and pa's 3-5 bucks. I have never heard of a time limit.
  6. Rerun8963

    Rerun8963 Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    ok thanks...still free with gallons purchase.....
  7. Working Class Patriot

    Working Class Patriot Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Wherever and Whenever...
    You mean you didn't hear them beating on the door whilst singing in the shower Monkey Man?......:biggrin_25523::biggrin_25525:
  8. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Little America # exit 66 in Wyoming has tubs.

    The concern a new driver should have is having to park and shower # the cheap ### dirty Pilots because their fuel is cheap.
  9. tut

    tut Light Load Member

    I've found that Petro's generally have pretty clean showers, and roomy. TA's about the same. Flying j's can be a challenge getting good water pressure AND hot water AND a wash cloth along with towels all at the same time, good luck finding a Pilot without at least one of the above being absent.

    Most all showers have a toilet, sink, place to sit and locking doors. They are private of course so you have the whole thing to yourself. If you fuel with 50 gallons generally, they are free. Swipe your rewards card at time of fueling and the shower credit is applied to the card. So, within 5 days or 7 days (depending on the truck stop chain) you can get that shower.

    In my short time so far the shower has become an oasis of sorts. A place to chill, relax and shi~, shave and shower. To get clean again, to become human after a day or two (or three if exceedingly busy) of long hours and no showers. Anti-bacterial wipes can only make you feel so-so clean/refreshed, btw. Showers are something I look forward to.
  10. Rerun8963

    Rerun8963 Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    i ain't been to little america since they knocked down all the old and built it all up...even has a golf course, right...???

    something like what 100 fuel pumps back then..????
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