Driving an electric vehicle like Tesla has its advantages, including camping. Not only can you camp in the car itself, but you can also use the car’s systems to fully run an HVAC system without the extra baggage of a fuel system to run it.
Here are 11 essential Tesla camping accessories you should get.
- Tesla Portable charger
- Inflated or Memory Foam Tesla mattress
- Tesla Car tray
- Tesla Trunk organizer
- Tesla Privacy screen
- Vehicle Trash bag
- Tesla Easy up canopy
- Camping Tail tent attachment
- Tesla Camping Cooler
- Tire inflator air compressor
- Tailgating Folding Table
The Tesla Camp Mode offers you camping comfort all night. Let’s take a deeper look at the Tesla camping accessories and how they will make your camping experience worthwhile. The table below contains a few considerations for camping with your Tesla:
|You are more secure sleeping in your locked car.||Running the air conditioning all night will cost you 10 – 15% of your battery.|
|Easy access to Camp Mode features.||Only two people can comfortably camp in the Tesla.|
|It is cheaper since you only need limited camping accessories.||You need to rearrange the seats whenever you want to sleep.|
|The glass roof offers a full view of the stars while you sleep in your Tesla.||The storage space is only limited to camping for a few days.|
|Availability of a range of customized Tesla camping accessories.||Some camping accessories are only specially designed for specific Tesla models|
1. Tesla Portable Charger
When you activate the Camp Mode in your Tesla, you will make the space more comfortable and breathable. You can set up the interior lighting, temperature, and airflow to your preferred settings and sleep almost as well as you would in a hotel.
Unfortunately, this comfort comes at a cost: your range. The Camp Mode uses at least 10% of the charge within 8 hours. On extremely cold nights, you will use up more range.
If you are not camping far from a charging station, you may choose to fully charge your Tesla to ensure you have enough battery to last the camping trip and back to the charging station. However, you may choose to play it safe by going to a campsite with electric hookups.
Your portable charger will come in handy because you can add up to 30 miles (48.29 km) of range per hour while sleeping in your air-conditioned Tesla.
The PrimeCom Level 2 EV Charger is a water-resistant and portable home charger. It has smart capabilities and is a safe universal charger that you can use when camping with your Tesla.
2. Inflated or Memory Foam Tesla Mattress
If you are camping in your Tesla, a memory foam mattress or inflated mattress will improve your comfort tremendously. You may also use it in your tent. When laid over your folded back seats, the mattress is about the size of a twin-size bed.
Several brands have produced camping mattresses specific to Teslas, so you will be spoilt for choice.
3. Tesla Car Tray
The car tray is a must-have, especially when camping in your Tesla. The tray can hold a full meal, and you won’t have to worry about finding a surface to place your food and drinks. The risk of spilling in your car is minimal with this addition. The tray can also work as a laptop table if you work while camping.
The CarQiWireless Steering Car Tray is multifunctional. It can work as a food tray and a tabletop for your tablet and laptop. It is custom-designed for Tesla, and it fits the back seat pockets as well as the steering wheel. It is easy to use and install.
4. Tesla Trunk Organizer
Camping is fun until you can’t find anything in your car. A trunk organizer will ensure you know what to get and where to find it.
When you have everything in place, you can spend your time enjoying your camping trip instead of searching for items you need. An organizer will also keep your space neat.
This Drive Auto Products Trunk Organizer is collapsible and resized for large and small trunks. When not in use, you can fold it. It has a tie-down strap system that holds items in place as you drive. The organizer has multiple compartments. It is durable and has a rigid, waterproof base.
5. Tesla Privacy Screen
If you want to sleep in your Tesla without worrying that someone may be watching you when you are out camping, a privacy screen will give you some peace of mind. It will also keep out the sun when you want to sleep.
The privacy screen covers the rear and front windshields and the side windows. Some have a hatch window that allows you to see the stars. You can open or close the screen of the hatch window, depending on your preference.
If you have a model 3, this BASENOR Window Privacy Screen provides the privacy you need when sleeping in your Tesla. It also has reflective skylight covers, blocking 99% of UV rays. The fabric is foldable and durable.
6. Vehicle Trash Bag
Camping without a place to dispose of garbage can be frustrating. There are several brands of trash bags customized for various Tesla models. Some of the trash bags are multifunctional. Besides working as trash bags, you can use them to store drinks, documents, or even toys.
This Motrobe Magnetic Hanging Garbage Bag is customized for Models 3 and Y. It comes with an inner disposable plastic bag. The LED lighting will turn on automatically when the can is opened. It is slim, durable, and flexible.
7. Tesla Easy up Canopy
The easy up canopy is a great camping accessory when camping with your Tesla. These canopies are available in different sizes, so you can get one that suits your camping needs. You can use the canopy as a shade when sitting outside, especially when camping for a few days. The canopy is in an easy-to-carry bag that can fit in the trunk of your Tesla.
The Sunnyglade Outdoor Portable Canopy is made from a high-quality protection fabric. It is UV-resistant and the fabric doesn’t fade.
The frame is coated with anti-rust powder, and the joints are reinforced for better stability. It is easy to set up, and it comes with a portable, easy-to-carry bag with side pockets.
8. Camping Tail Tent Attachment
You can find a tail tent attachment that is a superior fit for your Tesla model. You may choose to remove the attachment and use it as a stand-alone tent. When you attach it to your Tesla, adjust the air valves and pump it.
The tent can work as extra storage for your items or even a sleeping area. When ready to leave the campground, open the air valves and let all the air out.
This LMZX Inflatable Tailgate Attachment is a great camping accessory for Tesla models X, Y, 3, and S. It is made of polyester, so it dries easily.
It comes with a carry-on bag, is easy to set up, and has a storm flap to protect against strong winds.
9. Tesla Camping Cooler
Easy access to cold drinks will make your camping trip even more exciting. You may choose to use a soft cooler bag if you are concerned about space, especially if you will need the space on your trip back.
This Maelstrom Soft Cooler Bag has a five-layer insulation design to help keep your drinks cold for long. The cooler can carry up to 60 cans with 2-4 ice packs.
If you want the drinks to be colder for longer, you may choose to have 45 cans and 15lbs (6.8kg) of ice. It has compartments to store your food, fruits, and other essentials.
10. Tire Inflator Air Compressor
A tire inflator is an important accessory if you intend to take your Tesla off the road. Rough terrain may force you to deflate your tires for easier navigation.
A tire inflator air compressor will be handy for inflating your tires. Some tire inflators can be charged, making them a handy accessory when camping.
The AstroAI Tire Inflator Air Compressor provides fast inflation and advanced accuracy. It is easy to use since you only need to program the desired pressure and the tire inflator turns off automatically when it gets to the pre-set pressure.
It comes with three nozzles, a replacement fuse, and more accessories.
This video gives great tips on camping with a Tesla.
11. Tailgating Folding Table
The tailgating folding table is a great camping accessory. This table can easily fit in the trunk of your Tesla and will be handy when eating or relaxing outdoors.
It is especially helpful when camping with your family or friends, and you need somewhere to place your food and drinks.
The Tailgating Collapsible Table has a 4-cup holder, a food basket holder, and an insulated cooler. It comes with a portable travel bag for easy storage. It is light, easy to use, and suitable for food and drinks.
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