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Old 05-02-2016, 07:27 AM   #1
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Left, Right or Center?

When backing or pulling into your camping site, which position do you take? Do you like as much gravel/pavement as possible by your entry door (left), or do you prefer to have the grass/dirt nearby (right) so when you step outside you feel you are really camping, or do you go to the center and share the pavement with the “utility” side?
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:35 AM   #2
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I am usually back as far as possible where my awnings don't hang up in any trees and so my slides don't hit the utility posts and where I don't have to lift 1 side 4" because of the off level of the spot
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:39 AM   #3
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Assuming there aren't obstacles that interfere with slide out or awning, I usually choose whichever is the closest to level. If the whole spot is level, and there are no concerns with obstacles, I usually park so that I have as much site as possible on the door side.
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Assuming there aren't obstacles that interfere with slide out or awning, I usually choose whichever is the closest to level. If the whole spot is level, and there are no concerns with obstacles, I usually park so that I have as much site as possible on the door side.
Pretty much this, As far back and as far over to the "utility/driver side" as possible!
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:01 AM   #5
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If you are using a Park for the First/Last time it is Sometimes a Crapshoot in regards to "Where and What" you can/Have to do! It makes NO difference if its a "State Park/County Park/COE Park/RV Resort/Fed Forrest/WalMart" there are places where Some units just "Ain't Going to Fit Right"! Youroo!!
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:35 AM   #6
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Ditto what everyone else said with one addition. I want my drain pipe at least 5' away from the site's sewer dump so my sewer hose can be as straight as possible. Any closer and I have put a 'S' bend in it.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:52 AM   #7
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I park so my awning is as far away as possible from the fire pit. A lot of campgrounds have "fixed" pits and I don't want my awning damaged by a spark. Other than that I then look at where sewer is if full hook up. Then I check for slide clearance.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:51 AM   #8
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I'm with the "as far ulitilty/street side as I can get to allow as much "yard" space as possible. When the DW and I pull into a campsite, after the initial back in, I will leave the rig running, get out and scope out the best position with my wife and then make any adjustments that we both think will give us the best positioning of our RV.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:27 PM   #9
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With three slides and two awnings, I optimize for clear space. I also don't worry about being in "straight" Sometimes a little angle makes all the difference!
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:42 PM   #10
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Positioned however I can best fit 4 slides and an awning on a 40' fiver around all obstacles while optimizing outside camping space and location of hook ups. The truest answer would really be where DH tells me to put it.
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