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Old 02-05-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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What side of my vehicle should the electric cord come out of for the hook-up?
I have only tent camped till now and have no clue as to the way most campgrounds are set up.
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The hookups should be on the drivers side.
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The standard is that both electrical and water supply (and sewer hookups) are on the driver side. You will come across some older campgrounds / state parks where this is not the case so make sure you have an an extension cord and an extra hose.
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Depends on the RV what side the hook ups come out of. On our Bounder, they come out of the driver's side. But on our previous 5-r, the electric came out the back & the water/sewer were on the driver's side.

If they're laid out correctly, campgrounds have electric, water & sewer (1 or a combination of the 3) on the driver's side of the campsite. In many, they are towards the back of the site; in others, they are towards the middle. Electric cords are usually long enough to reach either placement, depending on where you park. Always carry extra lengths of water & sewer hoses, though. It sucks being a few inches short of the /watersewer connections after you've already set up.

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95% of the time campgrounds both state parks and private ones have it correct, where the electric is near the backside of the drivers side. But I will say, there is that 5% that don't have it right. We carry an extra 25' 30amp electric cord I keep under the dinette seat. At state parks with full service sites they tend to have all the connections together in one spot on the side of the pad. It's the older campgrounds where the electric or water connection might be shared with 2 or 4 campsites on one pole near the back of the campsite. This is where I also carry an extra 25' water hose also.

So I would carry an extra 25' or 50' power cord and two 25' water hoses.
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THanks a bunch folks.
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The RV park we are in now has water and sewer on drivers side, electrical on curb side. Not sure why it was designed this way.
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95% of the time campgrounds both state parks and private ones have it correct... It's the older campgrounds where the electric or water connection might be shared with 2 or 4 campsites on one pole near the back of the campsite. This is where I also carry an extra 25' water hose also...
It's not always the older parks. There is a very nice county park near Madison WI with a fairly new campground and with sites large and level enough for even big rigs. One issue though, they've designed it so the electric posts are shared between two adjacent sites. There are a couple of these that if you're on the 'wrong' site/side, you'd need 100' of cord! I'm assuming it was designed and layed out by the staff architects, with no RV experience, and not smart enough to ask anyone that did.
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