Sometimes you just want to get away for a weekend. Maybe you want a little more space and freedom than you can get at a hotel, but you aren’t quite up to roughing it with a conventional camping weekend. Here’s where glamping comes in. Take the best elements of camping and hotel stays and combine them into one glamourous camping hybrid adventure!
When it comes to glamping, you’re going to need a vehicle that can not only get you to a beautiful remote location, but help keep you comfortable while there. Basically, any sort of luxury SUV or truck with 4WD and possibly off-road capabilities will work, but you can’t go wrong with a Ford Explorer.
Here’s why a Ford Explorer is the best vehicle for a weekend glamping getaway.
Ford Explorers have plenty of room inside. With room to fit up to 7 passengers, you can take everyone along for your weekend away. Or, use all that extra space for storage and packing. You, your fellow glampers, and all of your stuff will be comfortable and anything but cramped when you take off in an Explorer. Throw in all of your soft and fluffy blankets, pillows and other luxury items to help keep you warm and comfy all weekend long.
Excellent Gas Mileage
On average, a Ford Explorer will get about 20 miles per gallon. This means that if you want to get far, far away for your weekend getaway, it won’t cost you a lot in gas money. While this will change depending on factors from your personal driving style, vehicle maintenance, and terrain type, you can bet that you’ll get more miles for your money in an Explorer than other SUV’s and 4WD vehicles in its size and power class.
Whether you’re on the highway, or have turned off the main road and are heading towards your wilderness getaway, a Ford Explorer has lots of features to keep your ride smooth. There’s Hill Descent Control, Intelligent 4WD, and a Terrain Management System that helps keep you and your passengers from getting rattled, even on those beautiful rocky mountain roads. You’ll even get a mini spare tire just in case something goes wrong.
Accessories Readily Available
Depending on how you want to glamp, you can find a variety of accessories to turn your Explorer into a component of your mobile campsite. An awning and tent that attaches directly to your vehicle can transform anywhere into a cozy area to settle into for the weekend. The back of the Explorer opens wide enough to utilize that back space as sitting space, a place to set up snacks, or an extension of your tented area.
You can even get a roof-top tent for the top of your Explorer. While space here will be limited, adding a roof-top tent to the rest of your tent array can add the effect of having an outdoor loft, which is pretty glamorous if you ask me.
If you want to tow your own camper or bring along some dirt bikes, a boat, or anything else to enhance your weekend away, you can get an optional tow package on some Explorers. Check to see if your used Explorer has this option. If you’re looking to buy a new Explorer, this option may be well-worth considering.
With a name like Explorer, it’s no wonder that this Ford is a favorite amongst outdoor enthusiasts. It’s also equally popular with weekend warrior glampers. You’ll get practical luxury and style all week while commuting to work and driving around the kids, plus exactly what you need to escape the concrete when the mountains start calling.