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Old 09-06-2015, 03:44 PM   #1
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Who picks back-in sites over pull-thru?

Is it just me, or do other members prefer back-in sites?
I may be off in left field, but it is important for me to be able to maneuver my rig in any situation.
So I usually pick a back-in site because i don't want anyone to think that i can't back up my motor home.

A few months ago, when i picked up my coach from storage (indoor valet), the valet asked me if i wanted him to drive it to the front gate so I did not have to make a semi-tight right hand turn at the end of the row. Of course is said NO!!!....but it made me wonder if there are RV drivers out there that would have said yes?

I felt the same way when i had my boat, i made sure i could back it anywhere with the trailer.
I could not bare to get into a situation that i could not drive or back out of.

Do i stand alone here

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Old 09-06-2015, 03:50 PM   #2
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I pick a site for privacy. It can be either. If it is big and has a good view, and privacy. I will take a back in every time over a pull through with side by side spaces.
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:53 PM   #3
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If its a one night stand, I prefer drive thru. Other than that, I shoot for privacy and maybe a view, doesn't make any difference if I need to back in or not.
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:56 PM   #4
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From campsites I've seen, the pull thru's are out in the middle, without much coverage of trees. I'll definitely go for the back in for the privacy.
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:59 PM   #5
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If its a one night stand, I prefer drive thru. Other than that, I shoot for privacy and maybe a view, doesn't make any difference if I need to back in or not.

Ditto
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:01 PM   #6
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We almost always take back in sites although this weekend the DW wanted to try a pull through. Site is long enough for the MH but not with the towed attached.
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:12 PM   #7
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Prefer well treed, private spots with a view or close to conveniences so will take whatever site fills the most of the needs. Pull throughs are fine when there a day or two and if it fills the bill will use it.

Not worried about backing in to most spots so will take whatever I consider to be the best spot available.
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:20 PM   #8
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I can put mine anywhere. So it don't matter to me what anyone think. If we are traveling -point A to point B- I prefer pull thru so I don't have to unhook toad. Where we winter they have 520 sites. Every one is a back-in site.

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Old 09-06-2015, 04:33 PM   #9
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Could say ditto but missed the rhythm that got going. Pull throughs for one night stands, whatever is nice for long stays.

FWIW The indoor valet may be asking as much to assign responsibility for any mishap as to questioning your ability. A lot of folks would let him do it because if he breaks it he owns it. ;-)
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:49 PM   #10
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We pick sites for size and for the satellite being able to work.
As they say, "If if fits, it sits"
I have no problem backing into sites from any direction, day, night, rain, uphill in the dark around a turn, whatever.
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:59 PM   #11
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Good info on Pull-Thru sites usually having less privacy. Never thought about this point....
Back-in sites may have less people walking through your site

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I prefer back in.
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If its a one night stand, I prefer drive thru. Other than that, I shoot for privacy and maybe a view, doesn't make any difference if I need to back in or not.
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We normally go for the back in sites, except if the view is best at the end of the back in site, we drive in frontwards. Utilities normally aren't a problem as my hoses and cords are long enough them.
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