I have to agree with the others. Shade. I like to sit outside and a shady spot makes it more comfortable. The dropping of acorns doesn't bother me at all, and we've never had squirrels take up residence on the slides. Not all campgrounds trim the branches, but go look over the site and if you see a problem, ask the campground to cut them down. Gravel sites don't bother us at all, as long as they are reasonably level. We invested in tire covers to protect them, for when we are at one location for any length of time, especially if they are in the sun. Hope you enjoy the remainder of your stay.
Brenda and Frank, FTers, Zebulon, NC
Raisin our mixed hound and our cat BooBoo.
2004 37' Holiday Rambler Vacationer