Originally Posted by Glenn2
Do you mean Pilot Travel Center in Hempstead? Good to know.
Yes that is the one.
They do not have a dump station. But the Loves about 10 miles toward Houston has one.
You need to know their weighing procedure. Being new to this whole things I kind of bounced back and forth from scales to the cashier more than I needed to. In this heat and humidity it was so much fun! Felt like 1/4 mile from the scales to the cashier. Here is their process:
1) The scales are set up for 3 axels so there are 3 sections. We only need 2. So pull on to the first two sections. Not onto the very front one where the big diesels would normally have their front wheels.
2) Push the button for service up toward the front. They want a rig number which we do not have. They will give you one. Tell them you want a re-weigh as well.
3) They take the weight and tell you to come inside. But first pull off the scales!!! They didn't tell me to. So had to come back out and pull off. Actually there was room for me to back off since no one was behind me waiting for the scale. Otherwise you have to pull forward and park.
4) Go to cashier and pay , including the re-weigh. They give you the first weigh document. It has a number on it. You need this for the re-weigh.
5) You may have to go all the way around and get in line if you had to pull forward the first time. Pull back on the scales (same place) with one side off the scales. A post blocks your ability to pull all the way onto that 3rd farthest forward section. That is why you use the first two for the first weighing. Don't get too close to that post so you can pull forward between the posts later without backing up.
6) Push the button for service. Tell them it is a re-weigh. They will want the number from the previous weighing. They will tell you to come inside. BUt, pull forward off the scales and park!! I was half way to the cashier before I remembered to pull off this time. Duuu.
7) get your second weight sheet.