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Shower Review Pilot
South Carolina Florence 2


This "Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Florence 2" is a review of the shower facility at the other Pilot Travel Center in Florence, SC, USA (the one at exit 164).

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Driver Info and Shower Info Overview:
"Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Florence 2"

First Name: Mike
Last Name: Simons
Country: United States
You are a...: Company Driver
How many total years of professional driving experience do you have? (Please put fractions in decimals, such as 1/2 is 0.5): 10.5
What is the name and location of the truck stop shower you are reviewing? (Example: XYZ Truck Stop, MyTown, MyState, I-### at exit ###): Pilot Travel Center,
Florence, SC,
I-95, exit 164
On what date did you have this truck stop shower (month, day, year)?: September 24, 2010
How did you pay for this truck stop shower?: Free with minimum fuel purchase
How long was your wait for this shower?: No waiting
How were showers assigned?: Automatically via kiosk
What shower number did you have?: 4


Shower Room Overview:
"Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Florence 2"

Did you need to see the attendant and did the attendant meet your needs quickly?: Yes, I needed to see the attendant and my needs were met quickly
What special attributes did the shower room have?: No special attributes
How would you rate the cleanliness of the shower room upon your arrival?: Just OK
What was the level of dust on the top of light fixtures, air vents and fan?: A lot
What was waiting for your use/enjoyment in the shower room upon your arrival?: Towel: one,
Washcloth,
Soap,
Bathmat: paper
What was the quality of the bath towel(s)?: Thick and thirsty like a beach towel,
Rough
How many towel hooks were in the room and where were they?: 1,
On the back of the door
How was the mirror?: Dirty or speckled upon arrival,
Positioned well for tall and short drivers,
A light was over it,
Did not fog up during my shower
How was the fan in the room?: Fan worked well and was adjustable
How was the humidity in the room?: Comfortable
How was the temperature in the room?: Slightly warm
How were the electrical outlets?: Worked well




Shower Specifics:
"Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Florence 2"

How was the shower designed?: I could turn on the water without getting wet,
Shower head was pointed to minimize water splattering outside stall,
There was a shower curtain and it was adequate,
There was a light in the shower and it worked well,
I did not feel cramped in the shower stall
How was the shower water temperature and pressure?: Water temperature and water pressure could not be controlled independently,
Water temperature fluctuated a lot,
Water pressure fluctuated a lot
How did you find the shower head and spray?: Spray width was just right,
Shower head was like one used in a home,
Shower head was too high to be adjusted by short users


Shower Room Specifics:
"Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Florence 2"

Was counter space near the sink or space on back of sink adequate?: Yes, it was adequate
Did you feel cramped while sitting on the toilet?: No, I had adequate room
Was the toilet clean (nothing in bowl and no debris on surface) and did it flush well?: Yes, clean and flushed well
How was any seat in the room?: The seat was built-in and too small for an oversized shower bag
Was there a blow dryer in the room?: No
Was there a letter from the manager in the room thanking you for your business?: No
Was there any mold or mildew in the room (such as on the grout in the shower stall)?: Yes, a little
What locks or restrictors were on the door?: Door restrictor only




Notes, Grade, Recommendation, Comments:
"Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Florence 2"

Was there anything else noteworthy about your shower experience?: As the photos show, this shower room needs some definite attention to maintenance.
The fan had dust so thick that on the medium setting, it started to fly off the guard.
An old air freshener (that was long past its prime) was up in the light fixture over the mirror.
The shower curtain, while it looked new, was way too big for the shower stall opening. Not only that, but there were 12 holes from which to hang the curtain, but only 5 rings to hold it on the curtain rod.
The toilet seat had obvious pits in it. The toilet paper dispenser was hanging crooked on the wall.
The shower head assembly had started coming off the shower stall wall.
There was only one towel hook in the room.
I strongly suspect that there is a plumbing problem in the facility as a whole because there was a grinding sort of sound whenever water was turned off and back on in other rooms. In fact, there was a sound or noise when the shower water was turned on in Shower #4.
Based on your personal expectations, what grade would you give to this shower facility and your shower experience today (A+ is best; F- is worst)?: C+
Based on your experience today, would you recommend this shower facility to other professional drivers?: Maybe
Additional comments:: On a positive note, there were two names over the shower room door, indicating that specific employees (Demetrious and Kevin) were responsible for taking care of the shower. Furthermore, there was a vase of artificial flowers on the counter, giving an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.


Photos (Part 1):
"Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Florence 2"

A vase with artificial flowers was on the counter, adding an aesthetically pleasing touch. A vase with artificial flowers was on the counter, adding an aesthetically pleasing touch to the atmosphere in Shower #4 at the Pilot in Florence, SC.

The toilet seat in Shower #4 at the Pilot in Florence, SC, had a couple of deep pits in it. One is shown in the inset. The toilet seat in Shower #4 at the Pilot in Florence, SC, had a couple of deep pits in it. One is shown in the inset.

The shower curtain in Shower #4 of the Pilot at Florence, SC, was too wide for the entrance to the shower stall and had only 5 rings to hold up the curtain with 12 hanging holes. The shower curtain in Shower #4 of the Pilot at Florence, SC, was too wide for the entrance to the shower stall and had only 5 rings to hold up the curtain with 12 hanging holes.


Photos (Part 2):
"Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Florence 2"

The toilet paper dispenser was hanging at an angle, perhaps an indication that it needs to be affixed to the wall in a better manner. The toilet paper dispenser was hanging at an angle, perhaps an indication that it needs to be affixed to the wall in a better manner.

The shower head assembly in Shower #4 at the Pilot in Florence, SC, had already started coming loose from the shower stall wall. The shower head assembly in Shower #4 at the Pilot in Florence, SC, had already started coming loose from the shower stall wall.

An old air freshener, long past its prime, was up in the light fixture over the mirror in Shower #4 at the Pilot in Florence, SC. A close-up is shown in the inset. An old air freshener, long past its prime, was up in the light fixture over the mirror in Shower #4 at the Pilot in Florence, SC. A close-up is shown in the inset.







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