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How to Get Your Subaru Ready for Your Summer Camping Trip

  • April 03, 2019
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It’s that time of the year again where everyone is looking forward to some time off and a little relaxation. For some, that means packing up the car and going on a camping trip! If you own a Subaru you may want to get your car prepped for an amazing holiday. Keep reading for some great tips on what you will need on that next camping trip.

buy quality camping gear

You want to feel safe and have a great time while camping, so for this reason you may want to invest in buying some quality camping gear. Avoid waking up at the crack of dawn on your vacation with The Coleman Dark Room Tent with Screen Room which blocks out 97.5% of sunlight. This tent will also help keep you cool instead of boiling you alive like some other tents can.

Another good idea is to invest in a great sleeping bag so you aren’t exhausted all day from a rough night. The Hyke & Byke Quandary 15° F Ultralight Down Sleeping Bag is designed for backpacking, but it's also great for campers. It's comes in three sizes (short, medium, and long), is extremely lightweight.

Make a checklist

It may seem like a bit of a nuisance, but you can avoid forgetting crucial items by writing a checklist beforehand. You don’t want to arrive only to realise you’ve forgotten to bring the mosquito repellent and fresh underwear! Jot down a list of essential items on a piece of paper or type it in your smart phone a few days in advance so you have time to buy anything you may be missing.

Pack and load the car

Probably the most painful part about camping is the packing and unloading of the car. Don’t just throw things randomly in the boot as this is going to cause you grief later. Lay all your items out in front of you before piling things into the boot. This makes packing far more efficient. It’s also a good idea to start with the biggest and heaviest items and work your way to the lightest for a solid foundation. Leave a few holes so you can place some last minute items in at the end. To save time once you reach your destination, put the most important items, or the items you’ll need as soon as you arrive, somewhere easy to reach. That way you won’t be hunting for that missing torch in the dark.

Get to know your Subaru

Get your Subaru ready for an outback camping experience by understanding what it can already offer you. You may need to upgrade your tyres so they’re more suited to the terrain so invest in a quality pair before you take off. The roof basket can’t handle anything super heavy, so if you’re going to need to pack something on top perhaps consider upgrading to something a little more durable.

The best way to ensure your Subaru is camping ready is to ask a Subaru dealer in Sydney. Tony Lahood Motors is located in Croydon and Lidcombe and can help you with any queries you may have before purchasing.