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Posted: 03/15/19 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Definitely prefer pull through for one nighters.
Depends on the park, otherwise. Most of the state parks we visit are almost all backins, and the few pull throughs have zero privacy.


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No real preference. I just like a site with a bit of room around it, so I'll take whichever fits. I guess for a stop in the middle of a trip I would prefer pull through. But I have never taken an RV trip that required an overnight stop so I can't speak from experience.

Hey Jebby I'm curious why you block off the site with the truck? Is it an aesthetics reason? Or have you had issues with people doing weird things like trying to park in your site?


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side note I use the truck to block off the site from the road once unhooked.



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BB_TX wrote:

It all depends on the park. No preference otherwise.


Same here. Our seasonal site is a pull through. It is pretty large at about 70L X 50W. I don't think we've been in any back-in sites that size in any park. We've been in back-up sites that are smaller and we've been in Pull through sites that are smaller.

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The angle of the back in campsite to the road is more important to me. Pull through is easiest. I haven't gained any extra privacy with back ins since most of the CGs I've stayed at have back ins butting against each other from parallel roads.


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Depends on what’s behind the back in site. If it’s barking dogs or screaming kids in the rear neighboring sites, I’d rather have a pull through. If it’s woods or waterfront, I prefer back in.


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Six of one half a dozen of another. We choose the site based on shade, slope, proximity to Rest Rooms and distance to play ground.

Obviously pull throughs are the easiest but after the first twenty or so back ins, it really does not make a lot of difference.

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Just about all of the CGs we stay at are back-ins and first come, first serve. The few that do have pull-throughs are sometimes really wide yet have really narrow back-ins where your awning almost hits your neighbor. Just depends on the CG.

What I don't like about back-ins is occasionally you get neighboring campers swarming around you like flies to help. If you see me, please stay the heck away 'cuz you really don't help and are a distraction! [emoticon]

After a looong leg of a trip like say 5+ hours, the drive has been stressful and I'm tired, hungry and gotta go p**, I'll take the first pull-through I can find (if available) no matter how bad it is... [emoticon]

Sometimes it's a case of driving around to find a site that works for sat TV or has full hook-ups and the type of site is a secondary decision.


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For a one-nighter, pull through because they're usually long and level enough that we can stay hitched. Also pull-through if arriving very late at night so we create minimal disturbance. Beyond that it doesn't matter, there are dozens of other criteria for a preferable campsite more important than pull through or back in.

However, I do prefer angled back-in sites. I've been in a few campgrounds (forest service, mostly) where the sites are at 90 degrees and really narrow road with trees either side doesn't let you back in a decently sized trailer.

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Maybe it's showing out, but I much prefer the back in sites. I back pretty well.
Places I camp are generally wider at back in spots, giving more room outside.
(We don't camp to stay in a camper... We stay outside a good part of the time.)
I like sites with enough room outside for chairs, a fire pit, a picnic table, a cooking table, and maybe a Fly tent for cooking on rainy days.
My favorite campground has sites about 45-50 yards apart with trees and brush between sites. Lots of privacy.

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rbpru wrote:

Six of one half a dozen of another. We choose the site based on shade, slope, proximity to Rest Rooms and distance to play ground.

Obviously pull throughs are the easiest but after the first twenty or so back ins, it really does not make a lot of difference.

good luck


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