Originally Posted by TQ60
Gas or DP can make some difference.
Some gas have a very long overhang in the rear and many older government campsites in hilly areas have a somewhat level area that looks like a driveway that drops off at the end.
If no trees are there you can back in and hang over that drop and cheat a bunch.
But the site usually is not laid out for backing in but some are.
Many gov campsites do indeed follow this setup, except those that don't.
In particular, State/Federal beach campsites in California. The length in the description is EXACTLY what you get because they are parallel to the beach at many locations, and only as wide as 9 or 10 feet.
At some of my favorite campgrounds the length is not an issue, but there is NO room to open slideouts or setup the awning because there are bushes, logs, or another campsite parking spot to the sides. These were clearly designed for cars and tent camping, and not for RVs. But you can stay there as long as you don't open the slides, the awing, and keep the steps retracted when not being used.
What I have been doing for the past decade is using Google Maps or Google Earth to get a satellite image of the campground, (or any RVPark for that matter). That way I know if I can "cheat" with any available overhang.