Are you looking for a car for camping or you are wondering if your car is good enough to camp in. You are in good luck because I can answer both of those questions. First of all, there is no “perfect car to camp in”. Automobiles are made for driving and transportation and not specifically for camping. The short answer is that you can camp in any automobile as long a you pack correctly for the vehicle. I have seen families camping in everything from very small 4 seater Fiat’s to converted bread trucks. The key is to make your gear fit in the car. Don’t go out and buy a vehicle to fit your gear unless you really need a new vehicle.
It’s been years since I made the trek down to Pismo Beach for a camping trip. We loaded up our Ford camping van on Thursday night and hit the road early Friday morning and drove leisurely down California highway 1 through Big Sur. You cannot go wrong anywhere on the California coast as it’s gorgeous everywhere. The trip south on CA highway 1 through Big Sur is magnificent. As you are driving, you can take in sweeping views of ocean waves crashing into the rocky shoreline.
I finally drove the Steens Mountain scenic loop this summer and I must say it was worth the drive. We drove right through the most incredible wind storm that I have ever been in as we headed around the western side of the Steens. I had to pull off the road for a time because we were afraid that a card may get blown right into from the strong winds.