Course Category: Camping Cars

Car buying checklist

Our car buying checklist below is basically a summary of all of the main features you might look for in a car for trailer-free camping and touring, as covered in the cars and accessories section of this website, including essential and non-essential accessories.

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Calculator – Weight of Car Load

A very important consideration when your car is carrying a heavy load is the weight of that load and whether you are at risk of exceeding the specified weight carrying capacity of the car, or its payload.

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24 Space Saving Ideas for Camping

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Probably the biggest challenge for car campers is packing the car and safely fitting it all in, especially when children arrive on the scene. Living in apartments and smaller properties, storage space for bulky camping gear can also be scarce.

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Car Hire and Renting

You may have no current desire even to own a car, let alone a mid-size or above one large enough to transport you, your family, and all of your gear just for the few weeks of the year you might need it for camping / touring holidays.

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Buying a Used Car

If buying a used car for your camping getaways, you may not have the car dealer who is full across the load limit specifications of the car you are considering.

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Accessories

Car accessories for camping trailer free-range from the necessary to the nice to have.

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Car Roof Considerations

Your car roof can carry very large and bulky camping items like tents and bedding that can’t be accommodated within the confines of your car boot/trunk.

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Rear Cargo Capacity

Many mid-size SUV’s, 4WD’s and station wagons can generally meet most of our camping requirements, but one thing that varies considerably between different car models is the dimensions of the boot/trunk or its rear cargo capacity.

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Payload

A critical consideration when your car is carrying a heavy load is the weight of that load and whether you are at risk of exceeding the specified weight carrying capacity of the vehicle or its payload.

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Choosing Your Car

The right car is essential for comfortable trailer-free camping and the safe transportation of you, your family, and your gear.

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