skyway34 wrote:Friends arranged a while ago to go. I don't usually go on adventures with them. They did offer to get my car detailed after.
Agree about getting the most out of a car. But, I need it to last me a while. This trip would obviously shorten its life.
Yay for the friends offering a detail job! That is a good thing. The car will be FINE. I agree, buy a tent, put sunshades in the car windows and DO NOT OPEN IT WHILE THERE, except to unload and load. Double check the windows are up! My boyfriend left his truck cab window down a tiny crack one year and didn't realize it till he got in to get ready to leave. There was a thick layer of dust all over the inside. Some of it is still there today. Armour All Leather Wipes gets rid of the last bit of dust on the dash/plastic.
I have campmates that bring their "every day" car every year. We laugh when it rains and some dust runs down the paint. It's like the gift that gives all year round!
I do not recommend attaching a tarp to the car, if it comes loose it will rub the car paint and "ruin." Your car.
Bring an extra sheet to cover your bed during the day, roll it up and get in bed go to sleep. When you wake up at 7am in a sweltering hot tent, get out, unroll sheet, ZIP UP TENT, go find a coffee camp.
A bike is a nice thing to have as well. There is lots of shade, and worst case you spend a lot of time at center camp napping on a couch.
In dust we trust.