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Old 03-19-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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Pull through or Back in?

Just curious as I sit here in a very nice RV Resort and look around. I know that they charge $5 more per night for a pull through site and it looks as though everyone here with the exception of me has chosen to spend their time in a pull though site.


Now, it's not that I'm cheap, the back in sites have a better view and tree coverage. Where as the pull though sites are open pull though drives.


It got me wondering how many RVers choose to pay extra for the option of not backing in to a space?
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:06 PM   #2
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Depends on the site, if the nicer site is back in then go for it. And, it's good to be proficient at backing up in tight spaces for the times when you have to.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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I am a back in guy, I like the edges of the camp grounds with more nature and space for the kids. Mostly I ask for the quieter area.
I don’t think I have ever heard of more money for the pull throughs. Maybe they are more likely to be 50amp.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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Just curious as I sit here in a very nice RV Resort and look around. I know that they charge $5 more per night for a pull though site and it looks as though everyone here with the exception of me has chosen to spend their time in a pull though site.


Now, it's not that I'm cheap, the back in sites have a better view and tree coverage. Where as the pull though sites are open pull though drives.


It got me wondering how many RVers choose to pay extra for the option of not backing in to a space?
"It Depends"

If I am staying at a camp in route overnight I usually pull through - especially if I can stay hooked up.

If I am at the destination, it Depends as well. There is a RV camp in the Smokies where all the premium "Pull through" put the curbside of your RV next to a Picnic deck on the banks of a river - THAT is worth the extra $$

In P-Cola, at NAS Oak Grove, the back in sites abut the beach - nice to have the bay view out of our...welll Bay window in the 5er (Govt installation so no extra charge for cool view though)

Bottom line: you really really need to learn how to back your unit because SOMEDAY you will have to and better you are experienced that sitting there in terror as a first timer in a real world situation
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:31 PM   #5
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With our large rear window on our 5'ver we ALWAYS prefer back in sites facing a woody area or lake, beach, etc...

We didn't mind pull through sites when we had a TT due to the lack of viewing options from inside the camper vs the multi window setup of our 5'ver.
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We have been at a CG in BC Canada were the sites overlook the water. All the sites were back in except for 4 or 5 that were drive in (most MH have a large front picture window). The drive in sites had the hookups on the opposite side.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:43 PM   #7
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There is no specific answer, as it depends on other factors such as 30 or 50 amp, water/sewer availability, view, and lot size.

I usually prefer a back-in site unless it backs up to something undesirable, such as a busy business location. Most back-in sites have a nice view, nobody behind you, and are usually quieter. A pull-thru site is okay too, it really depends on the RV park.
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"It Depends"

If I am staying at a camp in route overnight I usually pull through - especially if I can stay hooked up.

If I am at the destination, it Depends as well. There is a RV camp in the Smokies where all the premium "Pull through" put the curbside of your RV next to a Picnic deck on the banks of a river - THAT is worth the extra $$

In P-Cola, at NAS Oak Grove, the back in sites abut the beach - nice to have the bay view out of our...welll Bay window in the 5er (Govt installation so no extra charge for cool view though)

Bottom line: you really really need to learn how to back your unit because SOMEDAY you will have to and better you are experienced that sitting there in terror as a first timer in a real world situation
This all rings true for me.

Cornelius also mentioned the power options- I may opt for a lessor site if it has 50amp service and it's in the dog days of summer.
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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.
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"It Depends"

If I am staying at a camp in route overnight I usually pull through - especially if I can stay hooked up.

If I am at the destination, it Depends as well. There is a RV camp in the Smokies where all the premium "Pull through" put the curbside of your RV next to a Picnic deck on the banks of a river - THAT is worth the extra $$

In P-Cola, at NAS Oak Grove, the back in sites abut the beach - nice to have the bay view out of our...welll Bay window in the 5er (Govt installation so no extra charge for cool view though)

Bottom line: you really really need to learn how to back your unit because SOMEDAY you will have to and better you are experienced that sitting there in terror as a first timer in a real world situation
I was in Pensacola NAS in Jan this year the beach sites I think 6 are $5.00 more per night then the rest they are now calling them premier sites. I stayed in site 48 and as you know it's still a back in site. Also now there is a 2 week limit on them.
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