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Old 03-17-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Pull in vs Back in

This seems like a simple question but since we have never been to a campground with a motorhome I dont know what the difference is. I saw on a number of sites they stated drive in / pull in and some as back in. It would seem to me that if the site wasn't pull through I could back in or drive in just the same.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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A pull-through site is just that...one that you drive into and then can exit the other side. A back-in site is just that...one that you have to back into and exit from the same side as you entered. You will have to back into a back-in site since all the utitilies are meant to be used on the driver's side. If you drove in front first, you'd have to run your sewer hose, water hose, and electrical cord underneath the RV in order to hook up.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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If you drove in front first, you'd have to run your sewer hose, water hose, and electrical cord underneath the RV in order to hook up.
We are doing that right now but there is a method to our madness. The sights are ocean front and were designed the old fashion back in and the utilities are on the driver side way. So for a TT or 5er there is no choice but with our class A the big front window looks out over the Atlantic and the no window back faces the road. We had the sight next door when we had a class C and backed in so the rear window face the sea. Some of the newer sights at this CG have the posts placed on the "wrong" side just so you can drive straight in and face the water.

It is a little work to get the water & electric hooked up. A ball of string tossed under solved that and there is no sewer (honey wagon is cheap enough) to connect.
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I've pulled the wrong way into back in sites a couple of times, specifically to get the front window pointed the way we wanted for the view. Yeah, pulling the hoses and cables under the rig is a pain, but worth it.

Some places have alternating hookups (left side, then right side, then repeat) specifically to address this issue. Tom Sawyer RV Park (West Memphis, AR) has two sections - one set up for MHs to face the river, another set up the other way for 5ers to have their rear view facing the river.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:43 AM   #5
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Some people don't like back-ins because they don't like to back up with an RV. Backing in doesn't bother me at all, but I do like a pull-through site when we are only making an overnight stop so I don't have to unhook the toad.
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I usually tend to favor back ins as it gets my RV door away from the road.
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Our seasonal site is on a lake, we need to pull in our MH otherwise our awning faces a RR TIE wall instead of the lake, we will happily drag our electric under, G
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Some of the newer CGs have the hookups so you can pull in to face lake.Willow Tree in S,C, has several sites like this .A lot of COE sites have much larger spots for back in.Always call and ask,
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The Guadalupe River RV Resort in Kerrville, TX, has motor home "pull-in" sites. You pull in, the connections are on the proper side, and you have to back out. I'm in one right now, and I don't have a lake or river view, or for that matter any really good view, except the paved road, across the ditch and other RV'ers. So there are "pull-in," "back-in," "pull through," and I have even had to "parallel park" at one. So call the camp ground you are interested in and ask specific questions.

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:40 PM   #10
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I see now, the difference seems to be where the hook ups are. I was thinking since I could run the hose and electric under the coach that wouldn't matter but its where it would be the easiest hook up.

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S.......but I do like a pull-through site when we are only making an overnight stop so I don't have to unhook the toad.
All the overnight parking spots at WM are pull through!


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Some folks traveling with a toad attached prefer a pull through site so they don't have to disconnect.
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All the overnight parking spots at WM are pull through!


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I will describe one campround I have visited (Oasis, Las Vegas) they had 3 kinds of sites.

Expensive sites were PULL THROUGH, drive in, drive out Good for an overnight where I'm not dropping the towed

Cheap sites were either Back in (Along the wall mostly) or "Nose/tail" sites

A Nose Tail site mean that if nobody is on either site the front rig can pull through and park, else he has to back in. The rear rig has to pull in and, unless the front rig leaves first, back out.

The actual "Difference" is where the utilities pole is

It is always on the DRIVER's side so if the pole is on our driver's (Left) side as you pull in.. that's a pull in site (or a pull through) if it's on the right as you pull in either you are pulling in the wrong way or it's a back in site.
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