How To Transport Camping Gear
If you’re heading off on a road trip of a lifetime with your camping gear in tow, you might be wondering how exactly you’re going to transport everything from A to B. In reality, it’s pretty difficult to pack light when you’re camping, so, if you’re limited on space, you need to think about packing and transport carefully before you set off. Luckily for you, in our latest post, we’re looking at the best way to transport your camping gear so you can get everything you need to your destination in one piece.
From throwing it in the boot to using a rooftop cargo box or hooking up a trailer, we’re looking at all of the options.
1. Boot Space
If you’re fortunate enough to have a decent-sized boot, providing you pack light you might be able to pack all of your stuff into your vehicle. With that said, camping gear doesn’t exactly come cheap, so you don’t want to damage anything as you attempt to shove everything in. However, you can be savvy with your space, use the footwells, fold down the seats, remove the parcel shelf. There’s space that can be used, you just have to have some method to the madness.
2. Roof Box
If boot space simply isn’t enough, you can always buy, rent or borrow a rooftop cargo box for the extra space you need. Not only will it make life easier than stacking all your gear into your car, but it’s a safe way to transport your equipment and ensure your passengers are comfortable. Of course, if you’re transporting the entire family, chances are you won’t have the boot space to take everything you need without some complaints. So, a roof box is a simple solution.
If a roof box isn’t an option or you’ve already taken up your roof space with fishing kayaks, bikes or wakesurf boards, you can always consider a trailer. It goes without saying that this is the solution that will give you the most space. If you like your creature comforts, then it’s the way to go. This way, you can take everything you need and even the things you probably won’t need with ease.
While you could also consider taking public transport, hiring a larger ride or even an RV, the cost can soon mount up.
When it comes to packing your camping gear, you should try to pack light. Really, you only need the essentials. If space is something you’re short of, you should organize your gear using packing cubes so that everything has its place. Furthermore, you could always consider renting some camping equipment at your end destination so that you don’t have to transport it. For us, the beauty of camping is being at one with nature and getting back to basics, so, pack light, keep it simple and enjoy yourself!