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Old 03-19-2014, 04:45 PM   #21
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I like pull thru sites because it usually easier for me to see but the real answer is based on the actual campground and what I am dealing with. I have no problem at Rancho Jurupa Cottonwood but at Calico Ghost Town I had trouble backing up while trying to miss a picnic table on one side, an over size rock on the other side & avoiding the tree branches over head. Even with using GOAL I was challenged. Someone offered to back it in and I accepted. I wasn't feeling well so I welcome the help even more.

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:03 PM   #22
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Stopping for one night, pull thru, and not unhooking toad.
Stopping for a few nights, nice spot out of way, and unhooking toad

Bottom line, unhooking toad dosen't really matter, leaving toad hooked up, pull thur a must.

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:03 PM   #23
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It totally depends on the campground. If all sites are the same and not much of a view I will like to back up to the woods to have some privacy on one side. I stayed a one CG and used a pull thru once because it was the most remote and private site and it was raining when we got there. I go to one place every year and I pull in but have to back out when done. Overall I will usually back into a site.

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:21 PM   #24
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Pull through for an overnight stop back in for a long stay

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:44 PM   #25
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some people pay more just to not have to back in, during the heat of the summer, I would pay more for shade
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:55 PM   #26
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I personally always try to get back in spots one for the added privacy and two because at night I can park my truck at a better angle to protect the hitch and partially block the door. The more protection at night the better I sleep especially with the family. Plus I have to back my equipment into some really interesting spots for work so I have gotten extremely good at it and have yet to find a trailer that I am unable to back into where I want it. Just my two cents.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:58 PM   #27
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X2 on paying extra for the shade. Wish that were an option everywhere in the summer.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:03 PM   #28
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I could care less which it is, last year we make arrangements for a back in when we got there the host took us to a pull thru.

So I ask about it and he said no worries because they were not even close to full.

No extra charge, lots of shade and quiet.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:41 PM   #29
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The first couple of trips with my 5w I got pull thru but when I got home I have to back in so the next few I got back in sites. So far only one site gave me a really tight squeeze because I was parking next to a wooden fence and the water spigot across from it with that surrounded by another wooden fence. It was tight but I got it in there. When I left I got with the park ranger and left the opposite way which was much easier.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:11 AM   #30
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I'm surprised no one has said "I put the camper wherever the wife tells me to"

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