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Subject Topic: How much can you cram in your car?
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Message posted by Ruby201321/8/2013 at 9:12am
Outfit:  Outwell Michigan 6     Location:  Hampshire
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Haha oh dear. We actually have to do two trips.
I have 2 adults, 3 children and 2 dogs (greyhound and lurcher so. It the small type). The campsite we go to is 40ish miles away from us so I take tent,hubby and as much as possible in first trip then come back for kids and rest of luggage and dogs, we are thinking of getting another car as its not much fun all that going back and forth.

Message posted by andy28046429/8/2013 at 8:15pm
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when we stared camping 26 years ago i had a toyota 1000 ,imagine a miniature version of a datsun 120 all the camping gear two kids and a wife ,sister had volvo estate trailer tent five kids ,all week sister shouting have you got this or that   ,just knowing i had it .every available space taken up including the glove box for small items ,stuff under the seats ,under the kids legs between them pillows etc   (they couldn't reach the floor anyway )very careful packing will get everything you need in andy








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Message posted by Tynxuk29/8/2013 at 9:23pm
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Quote: Originally posted by flossi on 20/8/2013
Just curious I was recently told its illegal not to be able to see out of you rear window?    Anyone know if this is true?

I think the law is you need to see in two rear view mirrors be it centre and one door mirror or just both door mirrors, When towing I like to use all three and keep the load in the car low enough to see the top of the trailer.


Message posted by PeppermintCreams30/8/2013 at 7:37pm
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On our first trip we managed to fit in to a vauxhall corsa:
2x adults and 1 x small child

In boot:
1 small table
Door mat
Folding foot stool
Spare groundsheet
Picnic blanket
Suitcase stove
Tent
Sleeping bags x 3
Sleeping mats x 2
2 small rucksacks for the boy
1 small rucksack for DP
Camera case
Box of kitchen bits/camping equipment like mallet/lights etc
Small rucksack full of random stuff
Cool bag

Front passenger seat and footwell:
1 large rucksack for me (plus towels and toiletries for all)
Snuggle buddy
Plastic bowl and kettle that fits in to it
Large cool box
Small pillow

Parcel shelf:(could still see out window!)
Wndbreaker
Raincoats x 3

Back seat with me and the boy:
My day bag with essentials
Large bag of food and drink for the journey
Small bag of toys and bits for the boy

Next time we go I will add:
A couple of camping chairs on the parcel shelf
A tarp and extra small table in the boot
And I will try and streamline the kitchen stuff.

I will also take a picture. Wanted to this time but it was raining hard.


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