Tesla is great when it comes to emissions control and climate protection. But have you ever heard that it’s equally great for camping too?
In 2017, Tesla released a software update with the ability to keep climate control running for an extended period of time while the vehicle is parked. And just recently Tesla released “Camp Mode”! This new feature enables Tesla owners to use their car’s systems, like lights and climate control, to power their camping setup. (Pretty awesome!!)
In a previous article, we shared a comprehensive guide to camping in a Tesla or other electric vehicle. For those of you who already own a Tesla (or other EV) and are ready to hit the trails, we’ve got you covered with the best accessories you’ll need to camp in your Tesla.
In this article, we’ll share some of our favorite camping accessories that you can use for your Tesla or EV to make your trip even more comfortable.
Best Camping Accessories for Your Tesla
Foam Camping Mattress
You can put a mattress inside your Tesla to get a comfortable sleep after a long camping day. The TESCAMP car camping mattress is made out of high-density 3-inch foam blocks, making it a good alternative to an air mattress.
You can easily fold and unfold it, and it is a great option for camping as well as traveling. Unlike an inflatable mattress, this custom memory foam mattress gives you a home-like bed feeling for all of your adventures & trips.
The three sections fold up and can be stored in the provided storage bag. The foldable in the storage bag fits in the trunk or drunk (front trunk) of your Tesla, allowing for a lot more space inside the car.
Tesla Glass Roof Sunshade
It’s always a good idea to pack a privacy screen if you want to sleep in your car. You can go for this custom privacy screen for your Tesla’s ceiling.
It will completely block out light and allows you to get a good night’s sleep. They’re available for both Model 3 and Y.
You can also buy privacy screens for the side windows and windshield, which are tend to be easier to find.
Frunk Cooler Bag
You can use cooler bags as compartments to place your beverages and keep them cool. Cooler bags are better than fridges because they have more space and don’t need any power source.
In addition, these are made of leak-proof materials and are made to be stored in your Tesla’s frunk. So, you don’t have to worry about things leaking inside your car.
Steering Wheel Tray
This steering wheel car tray is handy for your camping trips, but it will work for any perpetual drive-through. You can have a quick snack without leaving your seat.
You can also use it as a desk for those of you who now work remotely. In addition, this tray is quite durable and won’t damage the steering wheel.
Tesla Frunk Organizer
You can also go for a front trunk (frunk) organizer that will allow you to keep your camping gear organized and out of the way. You won’t lose track of your thing ever again in your car with this organizer in the trunk.
This frunk organizer has 6 separate compartments, making it easy to store small items as well. It’s made of high-quality sturdy durable waterproof ABS plastic, which is durable and very easy to clean.
Innovative Tailgate Table
Space Innovation Labs’ Tail Table is the world’s first leg-less car table that attaches to it onto most cars, SUVs or vans, and floats in midair.
This floating table seamlessly locks onto the metal U-latch (or i-latch) in your trunk or rear cargo area, making it great for camping in your Tesla. It is both food-safe and dishwasher-safe and supports over 200 lbs of weight at the base.
Once attached, it created seating space for up to 6 people!
Roof Top Tent
If you want to sleep on your rooftop, then you will need a good-quality rooftop tent.
We’ve reviewed quite a few roof top tents in previous articles. So check those out in case you’re looking for a roof top tent for your Tesla.
Pet Seat Cover
This dog seat cover would be right at the top of the list of accessories when camping in Tesla if you have a dog or a cat. Providing them with an entire special seat and a place to rest after a busy day of fooling around is a must. After all, you need to take care of your company while camping.
Packing a handheld vacuum is a must when you are camping in your electric vehicle. You have to keep your sleeping space clean after a day full of dirty outdoor activities. This is a must-have if you’re traveling with your pet. It is lightweight and has a powerful suction.
Back Seat Trash Bag
Camping has a very simple rule: when you arrive at your campsite or anywhere out there, take nothing but your stuff and leave nothing but your food steps. Therefore, you need to keep a trash bag with you inside your car and don’t litter anywhere.
When you see a proper place to dispose of your garbage, only then you can discard it. This back seat trash bag comes with a seal, so you don’t have to worry about any odors leaking in your car and making it stink.
Also, these bags are made of sturdy materials, so don’t think that these trash bags will leak in your car and make it messy.
Camping in Your Tesla
Tesla is a pretty extraordinary car, and while some people are skeptical, it is a great recreational vehicle. The good thing is that you can find a range of different camping accessories that you can use with it.
These accessories are effortless to install and use, and they will make your life simpler and easier out there. We have listed some of these accessories, but there are so many more to explore.
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