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Old 05-25-2015, 06:40 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience overnighting at a TA truck center.
Thanks in advance for any info provided
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:45 PM   #2
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Have overnighted at Flying J and Walmart but not at TA. We prefer Walmart over the Flying J as it is quieter with less vehicle movement.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:12 AM   #3
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Been there, done that, lots and lots of times. It's no different IMHO than any other place you'd stop for a few hours of shut-eye.
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We have stayed overnight at several TA truck stops in the west. Just as with any other location, be cautious of your surroundings. I have never had any issue at any truck stop, just remember that it isn't a campground and keep your rig inside the strips and you will be as welcome as any 18 wheeler as far as management is concerned.

It doesn't hurt to purchase your fuel at the location, remember that they are a business.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:28 PM   #5
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Have found TA Truck Stops ( when fueling ), to be a little grubbier than Pilot / Loves.
Does this extend to overnight parking areas ?
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I would agree that the TA truck stops are mostly older truck stops but they seem to be doing some much needed upgrading on their fuel islands and if you are wanting to park for a while, you are much more likely to find a spot at a TA, Petro or Flying J as they seem to all have 4 or 5 acres of parking where Luv and Pilot usually only have an acre or two at most and parking is much harder to come by.

That has been my experience anyway but I am generally in the western part of the country so I don't know anything about the eastern half of the country.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:13 PM   #7
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Stayed in all of the major truck stops overnight, for over 35 years before I even had an RV. Never had a problem. Never stayed in one in a bad neighborhood. ?Prudence says avoid these.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:25 PM   #8
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I can recommend the TA at Buttonwillow, CA. We had tire trouble there. They have a great staff at the tire shop there, they fixed us up late at night. Good parking. They suggested that we park up front instead of in the back with the trucks. Good fueling. I agree with the other comments, the fuel pumps could be cleaner, but they do a very high volume fuel business there, so the fuel should be good. They do have a restaurant with a buffet. We preferred eating across the streets at Denny's.

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Stuck at one for most of a weekend when the engine dropped a valve. Went in and talked to the manager and told him what happened and I was having to wait till Monday morning for a tow. He wasn't really happy but I couldn't move the rig under it's own power either.
Noisy as usual for a truck stop, but good food, at least where I was.
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Have stayed at several truck stops, tend to be Pilot/Flying J just because I usually fuel there. Most all truck stops have 24 hour fuel and store/food. Only drawback to truck stop is tends to be more noise, you will hear the refer units, APU's or engines running all night.
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We've overnighted in all of them (TA, Pilot, FJ) with no issues. All truck stops are noisy, even if you're parking in the RV slots, but for the most part the dining room food is good. As stated earlier, a couple of the TA's we've stayed at are older & are "grungier" so we'll also favor FJ (also because we fuel there).


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I just saw a Youtube video where a family with a 5th wheel were kicked from the Las Vegas TA Travel Center. The security guard told them no RV's were allowed to park overnight.
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I just saw a Youtube video where a family with a 5th wheel were kicked from the Las Vegas TA Travel Center. The security guard told them no RV's were allowed to park overnight.

This could happen even at a Walmart, at a rest stop, at almost any place, but I would not let the outlying event prevent me from staying at them... On general, I have stayed at them without issue. If you have an issue, you move on, but those issues would be few and far between versus the rule...


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Who is ready to video, being kicked out of a truck stop. There must have been more going on.

If asked to leave, you pack up and go. You have no grounds to argue.

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