Talk:Car camping

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Shouldn't this be a blank article? (WT-en) Goodralph 01:13, 8 Jul 2004 (EDT)

We drove to Arizona and back and stayed in our car several nights very comfortably with sleeping bags, pillows and ADVENTURESCREEN insect screens that were custom made for our Honda Pilot. So I think car camping is open for discussion. 76.229.235.100 23:29, 27 March 2010 (EDT)

Worldwide coverage[edit]

This seems very U.S. specific, and hard to see it becoming a worldwide reference, as the rules vary. Any objections to moving this to Car Camping in the United States (or something similar)? --Inas (talk) 22:10, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

It's funny you should say that, as an American I can't really understand what most of this article is about. I've made a few updates, but the general phrases and use of language is out of my norm. When Americans discuss car camping, they mean pulling up to a campsite to pitch a tent, not actually camping in a car. I was thinking about breaking out a section on Travel Trailers (referred to here as caravans), but I'm honestly not sure where to start with this. --Lumpytrout (talk) 12:24, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
I took away a note of one section being USA and Canada specific. The same kinds of vehicles are probably available anywhere, although perhaps not common. Categories of camp sites, what you can expect of them etcetera is of course very country or region specific, but those sections were not marked. I think there is much general things to be said, just avoiding the coupling of specific services to specific categories of sites.
One way to go forward would be to indeed move this to Car Camping in the United States, while moving anything general back under this name and adding missing parts. Camping by a vehicle or in the vehicle probably raises much the same issues, except for camping on parking lots and similar places, where you cannot have your tent. The discussion on the differences suites the Get around or Sleep section as the article now is written, but I think a major overhaul could be worthwhile.
--LPfi (talk) 17:37, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

From a UK perspective[edit]

This is from memory, and may be out of date.

In the UK you can't camp backwoods or roadside, you have to use an appropriate 'caravan site'. These were/are typically large independent commercial concerns, or sites who pay a nominal fee to be in a directory of either the Caravan Club, or alternately "The Camping and Caravanning Club" which despite the similar name are/were two separate organisations.

UK Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) at least at typical touring level tend to be smaller than a US RV. In the mid 1990's I can recall seeing a LOT of them being based on slightly older light commercial vehicle/van chasis. In my recollection (Volkswagen Type 2's and Type 3's were often used as a basis). Not sure what's current though.

Facilities at UK sites varied, some were just a field, literally. Most slightly better sites had facilities like toilets, some had showers and a few high end ones had clubhouses, and convenience stores. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 17:01, 24 June 2017 (UTC)