Here are readers' stories about sleeping in their Subaru.
by Llew Williams
I am the proud owner of a 2011 Subaru Outback and, yes, I do sleep in my Outback.
I am an avid trail runner and often find myself running in remote places and sometimes it’s best for me to camp in my Subaru. By folding down the seats and placing an air mattress and adding a sleeping bag, I am ready for a good night’s sleep before my next trail race. Because I usually am camping at the racecourse, when I get up in the morning I am only a few steps to the starting line. Some of the race locations are difficult to get to, especially in inclement weather, and I can always count on my Outback to get me there and back safely.
Thank you, Subaru.
Every year my sister and her husband come home to Maine and the family gathers at Sebago Lake State Park for a week of fun. Sebago is probably the most popular of Maine’s beautiful state park campgrounds and it comes equipped with large campsites (two vehicles per site), picnic tables, grills, and fireplaces. Bathroom facilities with running water and showers are a short walk away. The lake is great for swimming and boating and there are playgrounds, volleyball courts, hiking trails, and sandy beaches for sunbathing.
Last year, instead of sleeping on the ground, I bought a cool auto-tent online and tried it out at the park (pictured). It worked out great. I didn’t have an air mattress but instead I used the pillow and cushion from my chaise lounge that fit quite well in the back. I enjoyed a restful sleep off the ground and was completely bug free. The tent is easy to put up and a snap to take down and it all rolls up into its own compact pouch.
Now I love my Subaru even more!
by John Scelfo
I always sleep in my Forester on fishing trips to Montauk, New York.
I wanted to escape winter cold and visit my brother, so I went on a trip from Minnesota to Arizona in my Subaru Forester. I slept, comfortably, in the back for the monthlong adventure. I had opportunities to sleep in more conventional quarters, but was very comfy with my foam mattress and down sleeping bag. I brought everything that I needed: a one-burner stove, cooler, utensils, and camp chair. Just hiking, sightseeing, and camping in my Subie. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I averaged 31.8 mpg on the whole trip.
I love my Forester! :-)
by Laura Craven
In April I made a trip from Pueblo West, Colorado, to Lovington, Illinois, to visit family. Because of the long driving days and a lot of wind and rain, I didn’t want to set up my tent. By sleeping in a hotel, I would give up the peace and quiet and the sunsets. So, I camped out in the backseat of my Subaru Legacy. I slept in my Subaru at Smithville Lake, Missouri, and at a campground in WaKeeney, Kansas.
by Natalio Gomez
I purchased a 1997 Outback Sport from a local south Florida Subaru club member. We have a group that meets up about once a week. I have been a member since I first purchased my WRX.
I knew the previous owner took decent care of the Outback but he was honest and told me it definitely needed some TLC. I have owned the Outback for almost a year now and have been slowly getting it ready for our next adventure. A cross-country road trip!
My Outback currently has 260,000 miles on it! Original motor. Runs like it just came off the showroom floor. Idles perfectly, drives perfectly, and runs amazing. The Outback will take us everywhere we want it to. It has already taken us to the Smoky Mountains and all over the state without any problems. I drive it back and forth to town every single day and never have to stress or even worry about breaking down. My Outback always gets me where I want and need to go.
My girlfriend and I will be taking the Outback across the country this summer. We will be on the road for almost four months. We will be driving almost 10,000 miles and when we get back to Florida, the Outback will have 270,000 miles! We will be driving through nearly 20 states and visiting around 20 national parks! We will be taking our ocean kayak with us on the trip and will be fishing, kayaking, hiking, driving, and camping throughout the whole country. On May 6, we will be hitting the road with the Outback!
Without my Subaru, we would not be able to make this road trip happen. Not only that, but what other car brand can make it across the country and back with so many miles? Only a Subaru!
We love Subaru and there’s no way we would be able to do the things we do without my Subaru. I truly believe other cars would not be able to go to the places a Subaru can while getting amazing gas mileage. We are so excited for this trip and being able to take the Outback.