Truck stop with timer in shower

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  1. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    It's bugging me trying to remember this place or if I'm just imagining it. I think I went to a truck stop once where they had a timer that would shut the water off after a certain amount of time, maybe you had to put more money in or something. Does anybody know this place and where it is?
     
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  3. JonJon78

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    Believe New Hampshire had a truck stop like that...

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    Bon Bons Mobile, Merrimack, NH
     
  4. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    I've only been to New Hampshire a few times so probably not that one. I've only been driving since 2014 so it wouldn't have been back in the 80's, either.
     
  5. mustang190

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    I’ve seen some with a timer for the lights.
     
  6. bumper Jack

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    I’m trying to remember. The shower was something like 8-10 bucks. You paid at the desk and they gave you 2 bucks in quarters. You put the quarters in a box in the shower. That got you 30 minutes. The shower was pretty clean if I remember right. I can’t think of the location to save my life though.

    I did ask why they did it that way and they said because drivers would just leave the water running when they were done.
     
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  7. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    That sounds like the place. Just have no idea where it was.
     
  8. bumper Jack

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    I can see it in my mind, but I just can’t recall where it was.
     
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    Lots have timers on the hot water. You take a long shower, hot water runs out , sink has lots of hot. Easy to do according to a plumber friend.
     
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  11. JC1971

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    This place was exactly like Bumper Jack said. You had to put quarters in to start it and you had a certain amount of time. Guess I'll just have to keep driving OTR until I come across it again. It's just bugging me which truck stop it was.
     
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