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Old 01-04-2019, 01:01 PM
 
Location: MN
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Good to know. I'm trying to do the same thing, just camp in the trunk basically.

I have a Murano right now, and unfortunately, there's not enough room even for my petite stature to sleep comfortably.
Best bet is to go to an auto show and climb in and test them out. All makes and models will be there as now is auto show season. I even thought of buying a large mosquito net and surrounding a door or two and closing it to seal net and then have windows down so air gets in but not bugs.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:07 PM
 
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Best bet is to go to an auto show and climb in and test them out. All makes and models will be there as now is auto show season. I even thought of buying a large mosquito net and surrounding a door or two and closing it to seal net and then have windows down so air gets in but not bugs.
Great idea!
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:58 PM
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Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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I always enjoyed using a small trailer as a camper....
This, towed by a Tacoma V6 w/supercharger or whatever. Those and 4Runners will tow a bit more than one might expect. Tiny trailers are interesting for weekends away, IMO, and I may get one couple years from now m'self. Airstream Sport seems nice (16') and about 3500 GVWR, too.

For those who love to camp...at the Westin, Four Seasons, and Indigo, preferably...probably a great glamping option. Being out in filth and bugs in some yurt isn't too attractive to me at-least.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Why not go for B-class RV or a PU truck with slide in bed camper with full amenities?
You Can use RV parks with full hookup's esp. when the weather is rough some even come with 4-season insulation for winters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_PFDUqv408
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:23 PM
 
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Why not go for B-class RV or a PU truck with slide in bed camper with full amenities?
You Can use RV parks with full hookup's esp. when the weather is rough some even come with 4-season insulation for winters
Looks great but I don't have a place to park the thing plus I don't do it often enough to justify the expense.

Right now I'm down to Armada (gas guzzler! ), Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90 (pricey but nice). I think I should be able to stick an air mattress in those...
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:52 PM
 
Location: MN
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Looks great but I don't have a place to park the thing plus I don't do it often enough to justify the expense.

Right now I'm down to Armada (gas guzzler! ), Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90 (pricey but nice). I think I should be able to stick an air mattress in those...
Are you going to do any off-roading to get to camping spots?
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:15 PM
 
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Are you going to do any off-roading to get to camping spots?
I'd like to have that option for sure
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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I'd like to have that option for sure
Check for if they have any off roading modes that are selectable. An air suspension is another useful off road thing. Finally check tire sizes and see if getting a mud/snow tire can be had in same size rims. I have large rims meant to go fast rather off road, Zero companies make an off road tire for 21 inch rim. I searched everywhere and talked to Tire Rack, and every tire shop in town. I had to buy oem 19 inch rims to barely be able to fit an m/s tire. Tires make or break for treading into woods. I hate my m/s tires on paved roads, but once I hit the gravel I love them. Flying down gravel roads with traction is the blast!
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:44 PM
 
Location: NC
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Honda Element. Far from large and far from luxury, but made for car camping.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:45 PM
 
Location: SF, CA
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Evidently Subaru Outbacks are often used as little campers; there is even a company that makes
beds to fit them... I don't recall the company's name offhand, but an internet search should find it.
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