Tips for Taking Your Toyota on a Camping Trip

Love camping and the great outdoors? With their rugged design features and comfortable interiors, Toyota vehicles like the RAV4, Highlander, and Tundra are ideal to take with you. Whether you plan to sleep inside a tent or inside a Toyota, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your next adventure near (or far from) High River, Alberta.

2020 Toyota RAV4

Stay safe and prepared

Before you head out on your camping trip, inform yourself about the terrain, weather conditions, and health/safety rules at your destination. Find out whether your campsite offers drinkable water, electricity hookups, and toilets. Make sure to pack appropriate clothing, flashlights, food, and a first aid kit. You should also bring your Toyota in for a routine service check before you go — that way you won’t be stranded in the wilderness with a dead battery.

Know your sleep situation

Will you be sleeping in a tent or in your vehicle? Toyota SUV models like the RAV4 and Highlander have seats that fold flat so you can sleep inside, and the Tundra pickup has a roomy bed you can bunk in. It’s best to test this sleeping arrangement before you go to make sure it’s comfortable for you. Wherever you spend the night, invest in a good sleeping bag and sleeping mat so you can get plenty of rest.

Add some camp-friendly accessories

If you’ll be camping in your Toyota, why not add some helpful accessories for your trip? Cargo mats, floor mats, and seat covers shield the interior from dirt and mud. If you’ll be parking your vehicle in the woods for several days, a car cover will protect it from the elements. You may also want to consider roof rack cross rails or a cargo box so you can bring along all the gear you need.

Have any more questions about camping in your vehicle? We’re here to help at High River Toyota.