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Old 10-23-2020, 07:15 PM   #1
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Does anyone else prefer back-in over pill-through?

Hey yall. I found out yesterday a suspicion of mine was really true. I do MUCH BETTER with a back-in site than a pull-through site. Am I the only one?
I pull a 32 travel trailer with a Ford Expedition.
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:21 PM   #2
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20-foot r-pod. Pull-thru.

Of course, I have heard (I dont know) that backing smaller TTs is more difficult than backing longer ones
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:24 PM   #3
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I prefer pull through. 39' 5th wheel. But can use a back in any time. Just quicker to pull in.
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:33 PM   #4
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Depends on the site, the tv and the trailer. .........But in general the pull through site are easier. Just my opinion.


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Old 10-23-2020, 07:48 PM   #5
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It depends on your RV. We absolutely prefer a pull through. We’re driving a class C with either a flat towed car or motorcycle in a trailer. Can’t back up a flat towed car without damage. If backed in with the trailer, there’s usually no room behind it to unload the motorcycle.

If we aren’t towing car or motorcycle trailer, then either a back-in or pull through is fine.
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Old 10-23-2020, 08:00 PM   #6
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Back in site for me
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Old 10-23-2020, 08:07 PM   #7
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Use both but I do think it is easier to get my trailer lined up in a back in
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:04 PM   #8
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We prefer back-in because they often are more private.
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:19 PM   #9
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It kinda depends..... If we're staying for a period of time, back in sites are usually more private. If we're just passing through, pull thru sites are what we prefer.
As for backing the trailer we had, it was short 21' and it was a pain to back in.
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:48 PM   #10
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I agree with reverse_snowbird. Much prefer pull thru for short stay, especially overnights. Back ins are usually more private but sometimes just a little too small for slide out deploying.
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:20 PM   #11
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39 ft 5th wheel prefer pull through
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Old 10-24-2020, 12:29 AM   #12
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If I can back in, I can pull out. That would be my only reason. Last week it was a feat to stuff a 40' into a pull through but then had to back out because of clearance when pulling out.
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Back in for my 35 footer.
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I prefer back in sites as they are often more private. Though I agree with liking a pull through for overnight stops.
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Old 10-24-2020, 05:33 AM   #15
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I am in the club that for a quick over night a pull thru is best but for longer stays a back in especially with a great view is best. I drove tractor trailers and shifted trailers in freight yards so backing for me is easy
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We prefer back-in because they often are more private.
Yes. Wide and deep. Private and easy to back in.
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:50 AM   #17
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20-foot r-pod. Pull-thru.



Of course, I have heard (I dont know) that backing smaller TTs is more difficult than backing longer ones


Its the truth. Greater chance to over steer a shorter trailer.
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:52 AM   #18
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Hey yall. I found out yesterday a suspicion of mine was really true. I do MUCH BETTER with a back-in site than a pull-through site. Am I the only one?
I pull a 32 travel trailer with a Ford Expedition.


I started off as an inexperienced driver when it came to towing, I always tried to book pull thur sites. After a couple of years of towing, I rarely book pull thru sites. I do prefer the back in sites.
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:14 AM   #19
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Its the truth. Greater chance to over steer a shorter trailer.
Interesting. 19' Geo Pro here with a Dodge Grand Caravan TV. I've never had any issues. DW's one and only job is to stop me before I am going to hit anything. No right or left signals that I am likely to ignore anyway. I watch the wheels of the trailer, she watches the back bumper. She tells me to stop when the little skid guards under the trailer are lined up with the concrete stop at the back of most sites and that puts us perfectly aligned so the jacks go down on the back side of the concrete stop and the stairs come out just in front of it.

Next year we hope to move up to a 23' Gulf Stream Vintage Cruiser and Dodge Durango.
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We prefer back-in because they often are more private.


X2 on more privacy
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