Love's Travel Stop New Baden, IL #583

8690 Richter School Rd, New Baden, Illinois
Love's Travel Stop
2 reviews



Stayed: 10/26/17 to 10/28/17


I ended up staying here two nights as I was having some mechanical issues.  Ed, the mechanic, actually worked after his shift on Friday to help me out. He was awesome.  

First night I parked with the semis (I was rattled from how the engine was performing and couldn't see where to park by the auto gas pumps when I exited), and then the second night up by the store when I saw how the longer RVs where using the double angled lanes at the far side of the pumps to park.  

I verified that overnight parking by the store or by the semis was no problem.  But I didn't find the spot by the store/gas pumps quite as flat as expected...doable certainly, but not level if that's critical.

Also used the CAT scales - note there is a "normal car height" button on these scales!!!  You don't have to climb up on your roof to weigh.  Folks were very nice.  Hardees, showers and good selection of merchandise.  Plenty of grass to walk a dog and I think it even has a dump station (for a fee).

There are train tracks and trains come by several times during day and night and can be loud (whistles) but I've learned those wax style ear plugs work wonders for getting a good night's sleep in Walmart or Travel Center parking lots.

“Good, and about a year old (when i post this Oct. '17)”

New place.  

Flat parking near gas pumps for RVs and cars away from from the night idling semi trucks.

Good cleaning of bathrooms, I've been at much worse.

Why not give stars?  It's a truck stop!  Good for a free overnight.

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