The first park we took the DragonWagon to was Sequoia National Park in August. This was our first trip pulling a 5th wheel, and I have to say I wish our campsite had been a pull-through, and not one we had to back in. We were lucky enough to acquire a space at a campground in the park by booking 5 months ahead of time, as soon as the park service would allow, at Dorst Creek Campground..
The drive to our campsite was up a narrow, windy, gravel road, and is a tight squeeze past other RVs, but we made it slowly to our spot. A word of caution for others who are new to driving an RV, the sites are very narrow, and have curbs built in alongside them, leaving no room for error or much correction when backing in. I will admit that we had trouble backing in, and an RVer next to us was kind enough to come over and help back it in. Everyone is new when they first start out, it might be a little embarrassing, but in time, we hope to be the ones to help someone else in the future.
The campsites are fairly close, but situated and angled to give you a private area to set up chairs, with a picnic table, fire ring, and a bear box if needed. The bears were out and in search of food, so unless you have an RV or motor coach, you were required to keep all food and trash in the bear box. We did use it for trash until we could take it over to the dumpster. We never did see a bear, but we sure heard one. A loud, banging, boom woke us from a dead sleep! I thought someone was banging on the trailer, and we bolted out of bed and turned on the outside emergency floodlights for a few minutes. We never did see the bear, but our neighbor told us the next morning, it was his fault, he had juice from his grilled steaks all over the top of the bear box and one came looking for a snack! Big lesson for all to keep food and food particles cleaned up and out of your campsite.
Our big lesson as new RV campers was learned as we were leaving the campsite. We had noticed the trees touching the top of the RV when we parked, but had no idea how dense and low they were really were until we pulled out to leave. The antenna broke off with a loud crack and came crashing down to the ground. We found an area close by to pull over, and check the roof. There were some deep scratches left on the roof and a hole where the antenna had been attached. We made an emergency repair with a plastic bowl inverted over the hole and taped into place until we could remount and seal it after returning home. Always keep an eye on overhanging branches when backing into a site! Lesson learned.