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Safety: Camping

Discussion in 'Model X' started by kazenodoragon, Dec 21, 2019.


Would you feel safe camping inside a Model X at designated campgrounds?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  3. Maybe / Unsure

    0 vote(s)
  1. kazenodoragon

    kazenodoragon New Member

    Dec 21, 2019
    Austin, TX
    I’m thinking of camping inside my Model X. I browsed the net and though I didn’t find any stories of Tesla owners camping in their cars falling victim to any crimes, I am still a bit weary of the idea. While campers and RVs can be quite expensive, they are not as exposed as a Model X, nor do they carry the “prestige” sort of say.

    Anyone have data or stats I wasn’t able to find, or thoughts in general? I’ve done plenty of tent camping without an issue, and have read about / watched vids from plenty of others doing it too. Yet there’s a gut feeling of uncertainty with the though of camping inside a Model X I cannot seem to place or shake.
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    I think your fears are unwarranted. But there is no “data or stats” that I am aware of on the risk of sleeping in a Model X in a campground.

    On the plus side, you can turn on Camper Mode to stay warm with zero risk of CO poisoning. :)
  3. Sandiegodoug

    Sandiegodoug Member

    Apr 25, 2017
    SAN Diego
    The only fear I would have is bears braking into your car. If you camp where there are bears make sure to put food into provided bear boxes.
  4. NHK X

    NHK X Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    I’ve done plenty of camping. No problems. Sure some people might stare, others might come up to ask questions.

    If your gut gives you bad vibes then your options are: 1. Don’t go camping. 2. Arm yourself. By that it can vary in spectrum from portable motion detecting lights, to pepper spray (kimber pepper blaster vs traditional mace), to an actual firearm. Of course know your local/state laws and regs.

    Personally I take my concealed carry with me anytime I’m out with my fam in the woods. And as another user posted above, it’s mostly for wildlife than protection from fellow man.
  5. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

    May 31, 2015
    Northern California
    Maybe I am old school but with the exception of some So Cal seaside campgrounds I don't see an issue with camping. Heck we just use a tent.

    Worse reports I have ever heard of was where people had stuff stolen during the day when they were away from the campground, but that has been only 1 or 2 reports over decades of camping. Maybe I am just going to the right places.;)

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