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Felt Like A Fifth Wheel

Ontario : Thames Centre
Location #10034

Location Owner:superss
Creation Date: 12/27/2013
Last Updated: 12/27/2013

This is The Fifth Wheel Truck Stop just east of London Ontario. When driving by there I noticed it had recently been boarded up. There appeared to be a car in front, whether that was some form of security or just some curious driver is anybody's guess. On my return trip I decided to make a quick stop, my time was limited & the sun would start to set soon. There were tire marks up to the front but no sign of any foot prints, so I made my own.

Apparently the hotel portion has been closed awaiting renovations & then in August the store & restaurant portions were closed. Gas sales were ongoing but ceased on Wed the 18th of December & the property was sold as of Thursday the 19th. It looks like they started to take down signs almost immediately & boarded the place up. So after over 30 years at this location, the Fifth Wheel must have started to feel like a fifth wheel on the Windsor to Toronto 401 corridor.

The property is very large & the sale, so far, is remaining confidential but I doubt any of the existing structures will remain.

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Status: Demolished | Category: Commercial

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Felt Like A Fifth Wheel
Created on:12/27/2013
Created by: superss
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Address: 3305 Dorchester Road, Thames Centre, ON N0L 1G5, Canada
Province: Ontario

czois says:
9/19/2015 2:08:34 PM

This is where i was working thos last few weeks

superss says:
7/14/2014 3:40:22 AM

Future home of a PetroCanada & an A&W.

superss says:
3/27/2014 4:28:47 PM

Yup, building is gone & only some pumps remain & they are working on those.

Finz519 says:
3/8/2014 7:28:53 PM

This one was almost all gone on Friday.

superss says:
12/29/2013 1:30:29 AM

Thanks all, lack of time, lack of flashlight & setting sun meant I couldn't fully explore the location. Hopefully there is more for others to discover.

f.o.s. says:
12/29/2013 1:02:14 AM

Awesome spot superss!! Top notch, A+, Aces, Kazoom!!

bigpaulsmall says:
12/28/2013 8:29:19 AM

Way cool indeed.

ground state says:
12/28/2013 7:54:42 AM

Well talk about getting in there the instant it closed. Great work. Heck though, even for there end of use in August, those fryers and the grill in the kitchen look disgusting.

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