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Old 07-27-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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Our trailer has the door on the passenger side as do most fiberglass trailers. Most campsites have the table and fire pit on the passenger side when the trailer is backed into the site. In July we had occasion to use a tent site because there were no serviced sites available. The table and fire pit were on the opposite side from the door when the trailer was backed in, which was awkward. We solved the problem by turning the trailer sideways on the pad. Have any of you had similar experience? How did you solve it?
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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My last trip I had a pull-through and didn't really like the idea of having the trailer door facing the street (I have a rear door) so turned the trailer CCW to have the back door face the campsite, away from the street.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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On our very first trip with our trailer we didn't know ANYTHING. We were just happy to have been able to back up the thing AND THEN we realized we were on the "wrong" side of the table. NO PROBLEM, we just stayed put 'cause we were so exhausted after backing up the trailer! Ha, ha!
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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That's why we have a swivel wheel on the tongue jack so we can rotate the trailer if we want. Doesn't work real good in dirt though!
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That's why we have a swivel wheel on the tongue jack so we can rotate the trailer if we want. Doesn't work real good in dirt though!
Get Mary to stand on the back bumper, Bob.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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Rear door floorplans rule...
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This is the reason I haul along my trailer dolly; on paved lot, I don't even have to back- in just drop and hook, and move it to where SHE wants it.
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Preferences and reality necessarily go together. My preference is the door open toward the picnic table (that assuming there is a picnic table). I really don't much care about the fire pit, rarely have a fire.
On the rare occasions where there's a picnic table and the position of trailer aren't to preference then so be it. If I really cared I'd drag out my roll up table and put it where I wanted it. One must keep thing is perspective. The trailer placement vs table/fire pit is pretty low on my concern list.
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The trailer placement vs table/fire pit is pretty low on my concern list.
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In this particular site on one side of the paved area (passenger side when backing in) there was an open area with some grass but no place for a table. On the other side was a table and large gravel area. I was the person backing the trailer and happy enough to walk around it, but my wife wanted some privacy and the door close to the table. I turned the trailer.
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In this particular site on one side of the paved area (passenger side when backing in) there was an open area with some grass but no place for a table. On the other side was a table and large gravel area. I was the person backing the trailer and happy enough to walk around it, but my wife wanted some privacy and the door close to the table. I turned the trailer.

I've seen something close to that a couple of times, but it's not common. Mostly in older campgrounds that were designed for tents without any considerations for trailers. I've only encountered that once where I wasn't able to either move to another site or have enough room to do what I wanted. The last place I camped at (about 2 weeks ago) the table and the fire pit were behind the trailer.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:36 PM   #13
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We just encountered that with a double site, we were on the right hand side & our table & firepit were on the wrong side for our trailer door etc. First time I have experienced that .
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We've had a double site in a provincial campground several times. It requires some coordination to position the trailers with the tow, but we've managed.
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