Shower Review Pilot Ohio
This "Shower Review Pilot Ohio Sunbury" is a
of the shower facility at the Pilot
Travel Center in Sunbury, OH, USA, based upon our
own expectations of what a shower facility that caters to
professional truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles should be like,
our own preferences (especially in comparison to a home bathroom), and
Location: Pilot Travel
Sunbury, OH, I-71, exit 131
- Showers assigned
- Keyless entry via keypad
on printout from kiosk)
- Able to get more towels
from a cart in the hallway.
- An attendant was nearby
at the time we came through.
- Shower number being
be heard (too loudly in our opinion) in store and seen via display
- Shower is free with
gallon purchase of fuel from a Pilot Travel Center anywhere in the
nation within the last 5 days.
Shower #5 (equipped for the handicapped)
Pros: "Shower Review Pilot
- Shower supplies in the room
towel, washcloth, paper bathmat and a small packet of soap.
- There was gracious
plenty counter space at the sink
- Fan worked well
- Mirror was well positioned on
wall behind sink for both short and tall drivers
- Light over the sink enabled
male customers to shave without getting nicked.
- Water pressure from sink was
- Electrical outlets worked well
- Showerhead delivered water in a
- Towels were thick and thirsty.
- Washcloths were sufficiently
- Toilet flushed well
- Moveable seat had rubber feet
on them to keep it from accidentally moving out from under a user.
- There were 4 towel hooks in the
room, all of which were near the shower stall, one on the wall near the
sink and other three in a row on the opposite wall.
Cons: "Shower Review Pilot
- The main light in the room did
not work when the light switch was turned on (see photo below).
- There was a goodly sized hole
in the wall just inside the door, a dangerous situation (see photo
- There was neither a deadbolt
lock nor a door restrictor on the door (see photo below)
- Floor was wet when we came in,
especially in the area between the tiles. In the process of disrobing
prior to showering, we got our socks wet.
- Vicki noticed on the floor
between the toilet and the wall under the toilet
paper dispenser a bar of
used soap; upon closer inspection, Mike said that it had a hair on it.
Also, Mike noticed that a previous user had discarded his
shower assignment slip in the toilet, which was floating on the top of
the water. Because of these two situations near and in the toilet, we
doubt seriously that the toilet was even cleaned between customers!
- Shower could not be turned on
without getting wet.
- Top showerhead (the one we
used) was too high for a short driver to position.
- Top showerhead (the one we
used) could not even be adjusted!
- Shower water pressure was "very
firm" -- not quite "sand blaster" hard but approaching.
- Shower water temperature rose
slightly whenever someone flushed a toilet
- Shower water
pressure lowered slightly whenever someone flushed a toilet
- The floor in the
shower stall was sloped at quite an angle toward the drain.
- Moveable seat was not big
enough for an oversized shower bag.
- The mirror fogged up when
shower water was on and fan was not on. After the water was turned off,
the humidity seemed to dissipate.
Photos: "Shower Review
This photo shows the lighting situation in Shower 5 at
Sunbury, OH, Pilot
Travel Center. The light switch is on (there's only one in the room),
but the main light in the
room is not working and leaves most of the room dark. This light
fixture has four fluorescent bulbs in it, but obviously none were on.
The door restrictor that had
been on the door of Shower 5 at the Sunbury, OH, Pilot Travel Center
has since been removed.
The door knob has no lock on it and there is no
deadbolt lock on the door, meaning that there is no way for shower
customers to keep persons with access codes from entering the room
while they are showering.
This photo shows the broken wall
just inside the door of Shower 5 at the Sunbury, OH, Pilot Travel
Tiles are broken out showing the interior of the
This is not only unsightly but can be dangerous.
Imagine accidentally kicking the edge of this, especially wearing
Observation: "Shower Review
This shower room has seen some hard usage, having
severely degraded over time. For example, how can a handicapped user --
or any user -- do what he or
she needs to do without adequate light?
We recommend that members of
management take a full-fledged shower -- just as their shower customers
do -- in the room as it currently exists to learn of all
the things that need to be repaired, replaced and attended to. Put
every aspect of this room under the critical magnifying glass as we
have here. See if they come to the same conclusion that we as paying
Overall grade for this
shower at this
facility on a scale of A+ to F- (with A+ being the best, F- being the
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