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If you’ve ever longed to camp in the great outdoors but didn’t want to – well, camp in the great outdoors, you may have considered sleeping in your Chevy Suburban. If you have a Suburban, or similarly-sized vehicle, it can seem like a pretty great alternative to renting an RV. Obviously, a Suburban doesn’t have quite the space of a full-size recreational vehicle, but it does offer lots of space and shelter from the elements in bad weather. Here are the four top reasons that you should try camping in a Chevy Suburban.

Front view of Summit White 2022 Chevy Suburban
Summit White 2022 Chevy Suburban | Chevrolet

4. Camping in a Chevy Suburban is easy thanks to versatile seats

Camping in a Chevy Suburban is easier than many vehicles thanks to its versatility. The Chevrolet Suburban is a massive SUV and the third-row seats come out, leaving loads of space for sleeping. In addition, the second-row seats fold down, which creates even more space.

Another reason that the Chevy Suburban’s ample space makes it an ideal SUV for camping is that it gives plenty of room for passengers. Camping with friends? While you may not be able to sleep eight in a Chevy Suburban, you could certainly transport them all to the campsite.

3. The Chevy Suburban can haul an awful lot

Another reason that the Chevy Suburban is a great vehicle to take camping is its ability to tow a whole lot. The 2022 Chevy Suburban can tow up to 7,400 to 7,800 pounds. That means you’re able to tow a small camper or other camping equipment or toys with you to your campsite. This is especially useful if you don’t want to sleep in your SUV, but want to use the Suburban for storage space while towing a small camper.

2. It’s easy to sleep in a Chevy Suburban on your camping trip

If you want to sleep in your Chevy Suburban, that’s pretty easy to do. Once you’ve taken out the third row of your SUV and folded down the second-row seats, you have a lot of space to stretch out in. There are loads of blogs and sites that detail different ways to turn the space in your Chevrolet Suburban into a hotel-on-wheels. Gone Outdoors suggests putting a foam cushion or air mattress for maximum comfort in your Suburban.

1. You can create a permanent bed in the Suburban

If you plan on camping long-term or taking an extended trip, you might be interested in creating a permanent bed in your Suburban. Gone Outdoors recommends building a wood frame where the third-row seats used to be, and use a plywood top and cushions or a mattress. Their solution offers the option to still store camping gear underneath the plywood, essentially inside the bed.

Camping in a Chevy Suburban is easy to do and a simple alternative to camping in something more substantial (and expensive) like an RV. If you plan accordingly, allow for flexibility, and go with the flow, your next camping trip in your Chevy Suburban could be the trip of a lifetime.


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