Thinking about car camping? Here are some tips before you do so

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Monday, April 19th, 2021 at 9:19 pm
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Car camping tips 

We are starting to see more people opting-in for the van life and who can blame them after the pandemic? If you are itching to travel but don’t want to pay the hotel or Airbnb prices, car camping can be an option. We have some tips to think about before you head out on the road, keep reading! 

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Vehicle type 

While the type of vehicle doesn’t necessarily matter, it could make a world of difference. If you can, fold down the rear seats so you can lay out when you want to sleep. If you are sleeping in a car, try adding height between the front and rear seats so you can sleep vertically. 

Pack the essentials 

While car camping, you will have a limited amount of space to house everything and has space to sleep when the time comes. Try to pack all your food in a single container that you can store on the floor between the front and back seats. Some ideas that are good to bring along include a sleeping bag, pillow, mattress pad, large water container, a first aid kit, headlamp, tools and hygiene wipes.  

Where to stay 

If you don’t want to pay for a campsite, there are some free options available depending on the area you will be traveling to. Stores like Walmart, Bass Pro Shop and Cabela’s allow parking overnightLook up dispersed campsites near your destination. These are free sites that don’t require reservations but they don’t have any amenities you would find in a traditional campground. 

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Want an SUV to go car camping in? 

We offer a variety of Nissan SUVs from the Armada to the Rogue on our lot if you are interested in purchasing one. Check out our online SUV inventory to see which models we currently offer. 

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