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How to Pack the Ford Explorer for a Camping Trip

Your family’s camping trip is booked. Now, you just need the right vehicle to transport all your gear to and from the campsite. Refreshed for 2018, the Ford Explorer SUV gives you the room and the features you need to make your next camping vacation the best one yet.

Load It Up


From pots and pans to fishing rods, you have a lot of camping gear to bring along to the campground. Fortunately, the 2018 Ford Explorer was designed with adventurers like you in mind. With the available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, you can easily access the cargo area – even when your hands are full. Simply swipe your foot under the rear bumper with the available Intelligent Access key fob on you, and the liftgate will open up.If it’s just you and your better half, you can fold down the 2nd-row and optional 3rd-row split-folding seats to utilize up to 81.7 cu. ft. of cargo room. When both the 2nd and 3rdrows are occupied, you’ll still be able to pack in an impressive 21 cu. ft. of gear. And if you’re only bringing along four or fewer passengers, you can fold down the available 3rdrow for 43.9 cu. ft. of space. Don’t forget to pack your road-trip drinks in Explorer’s ten cupholders and secure your kayak, bicycle and other must-haves on the standard roof racks.

Tow It Along


Once you have your tent, cooler, sleeping bags, pillows, cutlery, plates, clothes and everything else you need packed in Explorer’s cargo area, you can hitch up your camper, boat or personal watercraft. With the available Ti-VCT V6 or EcoBoost V6 engine, the 2018 Ford Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lb. Use the standard rearview camera to easily hook up your trailer. When you’re out on the open road and on the way to your destination, standard trailer sway control will keep your trailer in check by reducing engine speed and selectively applying the brakes.Get Ready to Go


The 2018 Ford Explorer is the ultimate camper’s dream. Test-drive this full-size SUV at Ernest McCarty Ford in Alabaster, AL, and prepare for your next great camping adventure.