My Perfect Car for Camping

When I decided to buy myself a new car for my 40th birthday a couple of years ago one of my main goals was to get something that would work for car camping.  I love to camp, but since I camp alone frequently I prefer sleeping in my car as opposed to a tent.  It has nothing to do with not liking to sleep in a tent; it’s more about safety.

I knew I would need to get a SUV not just for camping but because it would be the most versatile car.  And, since I’d only have one car, it needed to be versatile.  I also wanted American made.

In the past, I’ve owned SUVs and one of the most uncomfortable parts about sleeping in one was the inability for the seats to fold completely flat.  So, I added “fold flat” seats to my list.  Hands-free and On Star were bonus accessories.

When it came down to it, the Chevrolet Traverse met all my requirements and then some.  I love my Traverse.  I’ve done two long road-trips with it and a few weekends too.  I’ve probably slept in my car more than 30 days in the 3 1/2 years that I’ve owned it.  I even chose to sleep in my car (in a Walmart parking lot) after I had already paid for a campsite.  It was in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.  The campsite just didn’t seem safe…mostly for my dogs…due to a pitbull wandering around.

Exterior

My CarInterior with Air Mattress

And, still a ton of extra room.

Interior with Air MattressDo you enjoy car camping?  If so, is your car comfortable?

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