Truck Stops

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  1. ShiftZZ

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    That'll be the Potters Bar Truck Stop stayed there a time or two when I was an HGV driver...I would have thought not the best place to stay overnight for a Motorhome as the truck driving fraternity may get a bit upset if there were Motorhomes in somewhere and no room for them..I know I would comment on it!! especially as most councils have shut the lorry parks so the HGV boys need to park safe for the night..But still if needs must!!
     
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    Yup used em with great results 3 times now
    They'd better not argue with a couple of 37 foot Rvs, one with a trucker driving it
    Thats when i discoverd what a hard life Tony Santara has had, having to use these truck stops
    Cafes with full English, late suppers Bars that close at 2 am, hot showers on tap hook up if you need it
    A hard life, no wonder he didnt retire till he was 95:Doh:
    Geo
     
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    Bill (Tick59) was telling me at Newark that they have used truckstops. Mind you, he is a HGV driver so he knows the good ones :Smile:

    There is also the Highways Agency Truckstop Guide which replaced the printed book they used to publish a couple of years ago.
     
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    Shiftzzz

    I have not stopped at a lorry park but I have parked up with lorries believing in the theory there is safety in numbers and they know the safest spots.

    All went well until about 5.30am on a cold morning when the drivers started their engines to warm their cabs before having breakfast and setting off.

    Needless to say I was not wanting an early start I was on holiday......... good idea provided you can sleep through the noise.

    Norman
     
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    never used one but i can imagine the annoyance when a reefer pulls next to you in the middle of the night and has to leave the reefer compressor running.
    dont forget, these guys are used to the noise and it probably doesnt disturb them.
    you, on the other hand, may wake at the drop of a hat and a compressor engine running for hours on end means you dont sleep. :cry:
     
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    Couldn't hear the compressors John, over Tony's snoring in the next Van, might have been Ruth though:Doh:
     
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    are you sure it was tony/ruth and wasnt someone running a kipor Geo :Rofl1:
     
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