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Old 03-19-2014, 01:47 PM   #11
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We'll do either. The first time out I did a pull thru, just because I wanted to reduce the already high level of stress, but after that weekend I was doing back-ins. We'll still book some pull thru's, usually if we wanted facing sites when travelling with another family. I haven't seen any facing sites yet that are back-ins.

We did get burned with a pull thru at one location. Pull thru was more money, so we assumed it was a premium, full hookup site. Turns out when we got there that the pull thru's didn't have sewer. The lower cost sites were the ones with sewer. Go figure.

LOL My first time was a disaster... DW went and reserved the spot(busy weekend) and took what they had. MMMM this would have been hard for the best driver with much experience, slider hitch, 2DR truck, 25ft. or less trailer, calm/cool demeanor... anyway I had a croud watching, second time to pull 5er(home then to lake), nervous DW, kids/dog scaring me. It was not good and i got a dented cab. I NOW LOVE PULL THROUGHS
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:55 PM   #12
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It makes no difference to me, if I'm on the road and don't have to unhook, either works just fine. Otherwise, if I'm setting up for a week or 2, I prefer the back in sites, but won't pay more for it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:30 PM   #13
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If we are traveling and just stopping for the night we will do a pull thru and stay hooked up and hit the road early. If stay for more than a day as many have said it is really up to how pretty the site is. Stephen Foster State Park in northern FL has pull thru's that are curved so you are surrounded by woods. Alafia River State Park in near Tampa has pull thru's that face tall grass and are far a part from neighboring sites. For most of our camping, sites have been back in for as stated more privacy and better view.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:47 PM   #14
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I personally take the back in sites. For two reasons:

A) I can back a trailer up with no drama.

B) some people can't

I feel like I'm taking up a handicap parking spot when I take up a pull-thru space.

Tim

p.s. I generally find the back in spots are nicer/quieter/shadier anyway
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:05 PM   #15
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I always prefer a pull thru.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:06 PM   #16
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I personally take the back in sites. For two reasons:

A) I can back a trailer up with no drama.
B) some people can't

I feel like I'm taking up a handicap parking spot when I take up a pull-thru space.

Tim

p.s. I generally find the back in spots are nicer/quieter/shadier anyway
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:11 PM   #17
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It depends, I find that the pull thru sites are usally bigger. But I too can back up just as easy. When I go to my local KOA, I always get a pull thru just for the reason that they are bigger and are located were we like to be..
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:35 PM   #18
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I prefer the back in for longer term, that way I don't have traffic on both sides of the unit (bikes, cars, golf carts, people etc). Back in always seemed more cozy and private to me. If overnighting and don't want to unhook, pull through.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:57 PM   #19
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I'm thinking that the type of RV is also going to be a factor on pull thru or not. When we had the Flagstaff 8528 IWKS with the rear living, backing in was the way. Now, with the Cedar Creek 38FL (Front Living), it doesn't really matter, but my preference would be pull thru.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:32 PM   #20
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Like a long pull thru for quick stops. Stay hooked up and hit the road. Otherwise it doesn't matter.

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