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Old 02-07-2013, 08:07 PM   #15
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We all were where you are, at one point in our RV-ing lives. I've found many private campgrounds have at least a few pull-throughs. Many state park have mostly back-in sites, although some can have pull-throughs.

Practicing backing is the best thing for you to do to get comfortable doing it. The empty parking lot scenario is a good place to learn. I first learned how to back up at a Fleetwood rally by taking a course they offered. Later, I put what I learned into practice at a campground where a loop was completely empty of occupants (no chance of running into some car or running over someone). I got to back into sites on both my driver's & blind side,over & over again, first with my husband guiding me & then all by myself.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #16
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The biggest thing with backing is to take your time. If someone is waiting don't let the pressure make you rush. If you don't think you are going right, get out and survey the situation. Pull forward, do it again. Just give yourself time to think and you will do fine.
Excellent advice. Remember: GOAL (Get Out and LOOK).

Even with a lot of experience under my belt now... I sometimes have to slip our coach into its rather tight space in our covered storage bay by myself. It's not that it's difficult, but I usually will stop... set the brakes... and "GOAL" two or three times in the process. I ain't proud.

There's no hurry.


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Old 02-08-2013, 05:09 AM   #17
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I agree with "get out and look" if there's any question, even if someone is helping to guide you backing up. The driver is always the responsible party, even if someone is saying "come on back".
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CG backing and pull thrus

Whichever type of spot you choose do everything possible to avoid parking at a CG in the DARK! Until you get good avoid pulling into unfamiliar spots, especially backing into spots in the dark.

Made that mistake my first nite on my first trip in MH
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I guess we mostly stay at paid campgrounds and usually have pull throughs. I think they charge more for them, but it is convenient when you leave the next morning.
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Don't sweat it...

At any Campground I've ever been to there are always fellow Campers to give a hand! It's probably a good way to get comfortable with your new rig because people will be there to lend a hand...That's how Campers Roll.. Enjoy!!

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