We also packed long-sleeved pajamas/base layers to sleep in. Nathaniel did pack his summer, mummy sleeping bag because it’s light (and he loves it), but I don’t think he really needed it. With all the windows closed, we are quite warm and comfortable at 6,000 feet. Upstairs, the penthouse stayed warm, too. If it were earlier in the year, or higher altitude, a knit hat and gloves might be warranted.
There are as many ways to camp as there are places to camp. If you are like us, we were a bit nervous about rentingaJucy camper van without seeing one, or even knowing someone who recommended it. Fear not, this is an awesome set-up! With a little advanced planning, you’ll have a great family vacation.
Warm campers sleep well all night and wake up happy the next day.TheJucy comes with bedding, but maybe not enough depending on the altitude you’ll be staying at. For instance, it’s the middle of June, and look at the low, morning temperatures:
This morning I woke up at 8:00 and it was still cold at 55*. Two hours later, the temperature had risen 30*, I kid you not, and I needed shorts. We read someone else’s review about the bedding and packed two red blankets that people pack for the plane, and two fleece sleeping bag liners for the kids.
Finally, make sure you park each night in an area that is level, or with your head up hill. As this photo shows, we have our bed reversed from what the company shows in their photos. During the day, we simply “jelly roll” everything and put it in the penthouse with the pillows and camp chairs while we are driving.
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