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Best Camping Tips & Tricks For Subaru Owners

Welcome to the April blog for Suburb Service! We’re glad you’re here. We hope you and your family are healthy, happy and hope everything is working out well for you this year, amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19. Staying safe as a family can be tricky in these times, so congratulations to you if you’ve managed to persevere.

Most Subaru owners already know that Subarus make good camping vehicles. Their all-wheel drive is good for navigating across difficult terrain that would rule out other vehicles. Some of you who are new to Subarus might be surprised to learn just how adept they are at camping!

There are two main lifestyles in Subaru camping. The first is the Cowboy Camper who sleeps in the car itself or in a sleeping bag under the stars, and brings less with them. The second is the Overland Camper who has a proper tent to set up in the wild or a tent resting on the roof of the Subaru.

Cowboy Camping is roughing it. It means saving yourself hauling equipment, but it also means having less to work with. And it means dealing with bugs, sudden weather changes, and Wildlife.

YouTuber Homemade Wanderlust has a great look at how Cowboy Camping works and is very honest about some of the pitfalls!

The Overland Camper has either a good tent that keeps small critters away, or the Roof Tent that can help prevent even bears from getting into the tent itself. These reinforced tents are shelled on your roof to reduce wind resistance, 

Check out 4XPEDITION Adventure’s YouTube video on camping with an Outback and an iKamper Skycamp:

It’s fun to think that you can just drive off from work someday, pick up some supplies, and be camping out in the deep woods the same night, safely above your Subaru! If you need service for your Subaru for any nagging issue, please schedule your appointment and let us ease your mind and ours. We’re located at 15017 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155. We’re open Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 4 PM. All We Do Is Subaru!