Shower Review Pilot South Carolina
This "Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Gaffney" is a
of the shower facility at the Pilot
Travel Center in Gaffney, SC, 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
Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Gaffney
Location: Pilot Travel
Gaffney, SC, I-85, exit 90
Overall Facility: Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Gaffney
- Showers assigned
- Keyless entry via keypad (code
on printout from kiosk)
- Shower customer number and
shower number could be seen on display in the travel store.
- Announcement of shower
assignment could be heard in the travel store.
- Shower is free with
gallon purchase of fuel from a Pilot Travel Center anywhere in the
nation within the last 5 days.
Shower #3 (This particular
room had a photo of a Yamaha on the outside of the door and a photo of
a Harley Davidson on the inside wall over the toilet.)
Framed photo in room.
Pros: Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Gaffney
- As we approached the shower
shower attendant (Kathy) automatically handed Vicki one more towel.
asked for two and Kathy got another one for her.
- One towel, one washcloth and
one small packaged bar of soap were waiting for us when we entered the
- There was plenty of counter
space at the sink
- Towels and washcloths were
adequate to meet our needs.
- Mirror was well positioned on
wall behind sink for both short and tall drivers
- There was a light over
mirror to allow
male customers to shave without getting nicked.
- A door restrictor was on the
- Water pressure from sink was
- Electrical outlets worked well.
- There were two good sized towel
hooks on the wall near the shower stall. (There was also a screw on the
wall that could have been used as a hook even though it may not have
been put there for that purpose.)
- The built-in seat was large
enough for an oversized shower bag to rest on.
- There was no discernible change
in either pressure or temperature of shower water when a toilet was
- This shower stall had a
built-in indention opposite the shower head where customers could put
their soap, shampoo, etc. without having to bend down to access them
from the floor or stall lip.
- The tiles in the shower stall
were larger and more comfortable to stand on than in some Pilot shower
stalls we've been in.
- There was a drain on the
opposite side of the toilet from the shower stall by
which water on the floor could be removed.
- Although the fan worked well,
it could not compete with the humidity in the room.
Cons: "Shower Review Pilot
South Carolina Gaffney"
- Two of the towels seemed a
little rough to the touch. We're not sure what causes this as most
towels in truck stop showers we've visited are softer.
- Even though a deadbolt lock had
been installed on the door, it did not work.
- Shower water could not be
turned on without getting wet.
- Showerhead delivered water with
pretty near "sand blaster" force. (Why not use a standard
shower head and regular water pressure?)
- The ventilation in the room
most definitely did not allow humidity to be withdrawn well. Every
solid surface (mirror, sink, walls, floor, toilet, built-in seat, etc.,
including our glasses, toiletries and shower bag) had condensation form
on it during our showers. This situation may have resulted in part from
the force of the water coming from the shower.
- The toilet was positioned too
close to the built-in seat to give large-framed customers sufficient
room to sit in comfort. Why not install the toilet so that it is
centered between the toilet paper dispenser and the built-in seat?
Photos: Shower Review Pilot South Carolina Gaffney
A photo of the very badly
fogged mirror in Shower #3 at the Pilot Travel Center, Gaffney, SC.
This shower room has a bad humidity/ventilation
Not only did the mirror fog up, but condensation formed on
other solid surfaces in the room.
A photo showing the proximity
of the toilet to the toilet paper dispenser and the built-in seat in
Shower #3 at the Pilot Travel Center in Gaffney, SC.
The toilet is too
close to the built-in seat for large-framed customers to sit on the
toilet in comfort.
The toilet needs to be centered between the toilet
paper dispenser and the built-in seat.
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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