This weekend my wife and I will try camping in the P2 for two nights. I'm looking forward to experiencing a new side of the P2 and see what challenges and solutions this involves.
I was thinking about getting some kind of custom mattress for the P2, get somebody to do it professionally or cut it myself. I also looked into air mattresses but can't really find anything I like. So I was running out of time and decided to just go with a basic 140x200 mattress topper, 8 cm from Ikea - Tussoy
. Had some plan about cutting it but being just 8 cm thick this was not needed.
So I moved the front seats as much forward as I could, put the mattress in there and 8 pillows from an outdoor sofa to fill the gap behind the front seats.
A very simple solution indeed, but it works perfectly. It can take the full 2m length of the mattress and both of us had a fair amount of space when testing today. It might be a bit hard perhaps, but I guess that is a compromise we have to live with for now.
To keep the air flowing I just connected the seatbelt on the drivers side.
I have been looking for some simple cover for the windows, but can only find Tesla fitted stuff. Perhaps its going to be plastic bags and tape or something like that this time.
Some minor things I noticed when spending an hour in the car listening to music and drinking beer to get the feeling today. The camping perspective makes the way I think about the car very different. It's like some kind of armored luxury tent with a giant battery pack.
*The sound quality is amazing especially when you are in a camping mindset
*The cargo cover doesn't need to be taken out for space. It actually works like a table of sorts where I can watch some offline movies on the Ipad and place my drinks.
*The small lights over the back doors seems to be made for this kind of thing. very convenient
*Air quality, it's like breathing fresh mountain air in the car . I know it's nothing special, but from a campers perspective...
*A little bit tight to get out of the car
*the front seats doesn't need to be moved all the way down so there is room for luggage in the seats while sleeping
*Panorama window for star watching.. might be nice..
* I realized how many small hooks the car has around the back doors. Never seen that before. Might come in handy.
Now I'm very curious to see how much power this will consume, and how I feel about the car after a couple of nights.
Anyone have experience camping in the P2, or have other solutions for window cover, mattress, gaps behind the front seats etc?