Where to park for night time showers?

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  1. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    It would all turn into White Noise if you allowed yourself time to get used to it.
    It really doesn't take that long.
     
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  3. RedRover

    RedRover Road Train Member

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    7pm then?
     
  4. passport220

    passport220 Road Train Member

    Yeah, I do it only and ONLY if the pumps are near empty. Park on the pay line at the last pump. If someone really needed to, since I am at the last pump they could back out and go around to exit without too much trouble.
     
  5. 4wayflashers

    4wayflashers Medium Load Member

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    Yeah but you can choose from nearly any spot in the lot. I used to park in the back nose in where I know I cant get blocked in. Or back in to an end spot so there can only be one truck next to you. Or look for a truck thats not running on a hot day, theres a good chance its dropped there. Also stay clear of the shop and dumpsters.
     
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  6. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    My truck is very quiet inside. I can park and sleep anywhere.
     
  7. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Heavy Load Member

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    Guess I'll give it a go and see what happens. Couldn't be the worst thing in the world
     
  8. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    You really should . I'm serious it won't take long to get used to the natural sounds of the truck stop.
     
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  9. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Heavy Load Member

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    ^This right here. Getting a shower at the times I roll out and come in is a gong show. I usually use the pilot app and see if showers are available or not. Especially when you run alot of east coast the truck stops aren't very big and there isn't many showers. But if I go at 2am for a shower there isn't any line and I can be in and out in under 15 minutes. Anytime I try to grab a shower around 8-10pm I usually have to wait around a while. I don't use up my 70 hour on duty for 8 days so starting my shift than taking a shower is no biggie.
     
  10. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Best advice would be to shower when its more quieter namely in the mornings after you've finished driving this will help you relax and get to sleep if your not doing much during the day why shower before you start work? Keep in mind a shower will contribute to you getting sleepy then of course you have to start popping pills to stay away which totally counters what your body is telling you.
     
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  11. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    I always feel fatigued after a shower. Almost all my showers are done before bed now, not after waking up.
     
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