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Camping When You Have A Large Family - What Car Is Best?

Camping - it's not only a great alternative to a traditional holiday, but it is a way to get to know nature and spend time as a family without breaking the bank. But it's not always easy to do. Camping with kids, especially a large family, takes some planning and forethought.

Having come from a large family, and been camping a few times with my brood, we have learned a few things over the years and my top tip...

A Bigger Car Is Always Better!

Lookers has compiled 5 of the best cars for your camping trip and these are:
· Nissan X-Trail
· Ford Galaxy
· Volvo V90
· Range Rover
· Volkswagen Touareg


And the extra beauty is that with just a little extra manoeuvring, these can also be some of the best cars to sleep in too for when the wild British weather takes a turn for the worst.

Nissan X-Trail
The Nissan X-Trail makes an ideal travelling companion. The five rearmost of the Nissan X-Trail’s seven seats can fold flat into the floor when not in use, making it perfect for throwing an air mattress in the back for a night’s sleep if you don't want to brave the tent. 

Ford Galaxy 
The Ford Galaxy is bigger and more practical than before and if your family extends beyond the average 2.4 children, then it's the one for you. The seven-seater Galaxy will give you more space and also has enough room for the tent, bags and multiple essentials – it could be just what you are looking for. This exceptional people carrier has flexible seating with the Easyfold system meaning that you can effortlessly fold each second row seat flat at the touch of a button. No getting soggy trying to fold seats in the rain!

Volvo V90
No camping vehicle roundup would be complete without a Volvo - these cars are ideally suited to exploring the outdoors. The new Volvo V90 continues this long-standing tradition in some style with them featuring cutting edge tech such as Large Animal Detection and Run-off Road Mitigation, the V90 is built for these environments. It has a handy collapsible back row with two stage child safety seats that offer peace of mind when travelling long distances with younger children. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Volvo without a absolutely humongous boot. Perfect for loading up on those trip essentials.


Volkswagen Touareg 
Camping is all about the journey and the destination. For that purpose the Volkswagen Touareg is one of the best 4X4 for staycationing. With it being a Volkswagen you just know it’s going to be reliable. It has an impressive engine and permanent four wheel drive so is perfect for those off-road escapades. 

Range Rover 
Okay, this one might be a tab more expensive than the others, but the Range Rover is more than capable to take you off the beaten track. The adjustable air suspension allows even the most luxurious Land Rover to clear above rocks which might otherwise damage the underside of the car, while a wading depth of 90cm should make the occasional river crossing stress-free. 

1 comment:

  1. Essential to have a big car ! Used to go camping on a motorbike- just the two of us ! No chance NOW

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