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03-08-2019 12:09 AM
frkelly
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Originally Posted by oldandslow View Post
Aw, come on, surely you could figure out how to wiggle one of those into an Ihop or Chili's. I've never driven a big rig but I used to pull a 30' fifth wheel camper with an extended cab long bed pickup with a jeep wrangler hanging off the back end of everything. It severley limited my meal options while traveling. Most of the time we just pulled into a roadside park and fixed our own chow instead of the going thru the hassle of parking close to an eating joint.

There were lots of places that you could get into, sometimes the problem becomes apparent when you try to get back out though.
03-04-2019 07:56 PM
105745 My dad was a truck driver. If we ever went anyplace (which was seldom) we always ate at truck stops. Of course in the forties there really weren't fast food places, that started in the fifties, at least around here.

mike
03-04-2019 05:46 PM
Argent11
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Originally Posted by Bob Riebe View Post
If you are in an area with a lot of truck stops, especially those not on a freeway, people payed attention to which truck stop cafeteria had the most business.
The Highway in my home town used to have four within a stretch of 90 miles and some were better than others, from experience, and the one with the best food did pull the most truck traffic.
It was good enough that people would go there on Sunday straight from church, often.
Sadly all but one closed in the past twenty years.
Our Pilot is packed. Someone made a good business decision there. And the girl told me they
are expanding.
03-04-2019 05:39 PM
Bob Riebe
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Originally Posted by alleyyooper View Post
As a former trucker I have to laugh at people who don't know, talk about truck stops being a good place to eat. After all all the truckers stop there. Wonder if the fools who say that relize you (in my day) cn't park a 70 foot rig at just any old spot.

So truckers then & today are pretty much forced to eat at places with big parking lots. Isn't like you can just pull up to a curb then back out to go on the hiway.
I my self have slapped together a Jungle lunch of lunch meat between two slices of soft white bread, my days it was wonder bread.
Al
If you are in an area with a lot of truck stops, especially those not on a freeway, people payed attention to which truck stop cafeteria had the most business.
The Highway in my home town used to have four within a stretch of 90 miles and some were better than others, from experience, and the one with the best food did pull the most truck traffic.
It was good enough that people would go there on Sunday straight from church, often.
Sadly all but one closed in the past twenty years.
03-04-2019 05:35 PM
oldandslow
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Originally Posted by Argent11 View Post
My sister did that when they came out here in their RV from Cali. Dang she had an entire kitchen in that thing.

Yep. I finally got my wife to exchange her cast iron cookware for some much lighter utensils and picked up about a mile more to the gallon in the fuel burning department. I'm just kidding but I told her that although I seriously doubt she believed me. She's much too smart to believe most of the stuff like that I try to pull on her.
03-04-2019 05:05 PM
bugeye
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Originally Posted by alleyyooper View Post
As a former trucker I have to laugh at people who don't know, talk about truck stops being a good place to eat. After all all the truckers stop there. Wonder if the fools who say that relize you (in my day) cn't park a 70 foot rig at just any old spot.

So truckers then & today are pretty much forced to eat at places with big parking lots. Isn't like you can just pull up to a curb then back out to go on the hiway.

I my self have slapped together a Jungle lunch of lunch meat between two slices of soft white bread, my days it was wonder bread.

Al
Breakfast at the AT was plenty of fried taters, meat, and eggs. A bigger pile of all that than at your basic restaurant.
03-04-2019 04:53 PM
Argent11
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Originally Posted by oldandslow View Post
Aw, come on, surely you could figure out how to wiggle one of those into an Ihop or Chili's. I've never driven a big rig but I used to pull a 30' fifth wheel camper with an extended cab long bed pickup with a jeep wrangler hanging off the back end of everything. It severley limited my meal options while traveling. Most of the time we just pulled into a roadside park and fixed our own chow instead of the going thru the hassle of parking close to an eating joint.
My sister did that when they came out here in their RV from Cali. Dang she had an entire kitchen in that thing.
03-04-2019 03:18 PM
oldandslow
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Originally Posted by alleyyooper View Post
As a former trucker I have to laugh at people who don't know, talk about truck stops being a good place to eat. After all all the truckers stop there. Wonder if the fools who say that relize you (in my day) cn't park a 70 foot rig at just any old spot.

So truckers then & today are pretty much forced to eat at places with big parking lots. Isn't like you can just pull up to a curb then back out to go on the hiway.

I my self have slapped together a Jungle lunch of lunch meat between two slices of soft white bread, my days it was wonder bread.

Al

Aw, come on, surely you could figure out how to wiggle one of those into an Ihop or Chili's. I've never driven a big rig but I used to pull a 30' fifth wheel camper with an extended cab long bed pickup with a jeep wrangler hanging off the back end of everything. It severley limited my meal options while traveling. Most of the time we just pulled into a roadside park and fixed our own chow instead of the going thru the hassle of parking close to an eating joint.
03-04-2019 02:49 PM
Bob Riebe
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Originally Posted by goodshot View Post
around here livestock sale barns usually have/had great food made by women who know how to cook, and there will be NO vegan menu!!
I miss badly the closing of the sales barn restaurant here.
They were open once a week and served food till gone.
Last day they were open I pigged out , two beef commercials and a hamburger.
03-04-2019 09:12 AM
goodshot around here livestock sale barns usually have/had great food made by women who know how to cook, and there will be NO vegan menu!!
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