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5 Road Trip Packing Techniques to Save You Space

Whether you are packing up the car to head off on a short road trip with the family or you are loading up the camper for a cross-country adventure with your mates, it’s important that you make the most of the space that you have. Taking the time to pack correctly will ensure that you and your passengers are as comfortable as possible, that you have room to carry more gear and that you can easily access what you need when you’re out on the road.

Whether you are packing up the car to head off on a short road trip with the family or you are loading up the camper for a cross-country adventure with your mates, it’s important that you make the most of the space that you have. Taking the time to pack correctly will ensure that you and your passengers are as comfortable as possible, that you have room to carry more gear and that you can easily access what you need when you’re out on the road. 

Packing for a road trip is exciting. Planning what you are going to bring, figuring out the logistics and preparing for your trip with your friends and family is just the beginning of the big adventure. Taking the time to consider what you will bring and how you are going to pack will make the experience more enjoyable for everyone and ensure that you get the most out of your trip. With a few simple packing techniques, you can ensure that you maximise the space in your vehicle, allowing your entire group to travel in complete comfort. 

Let’s take a closer look at a few road trip packing techniques that you can use to optimise your space on your next adventure. 

Use A Bike Rack

If you are planning on packing your bikes to explore the areas you are visiting, you will need to secure and pack them correctly. Using a bike rack fixed to the rear of your vehicle, you can carry your bikes safely and keep them secure without taking up any unnecessary space inside your road trip vehicle. 

Choose Soft Material Bags

Hard-shell suitcases are a fantastic choice for air travel, however, they are not the optimum solution for road-tripping. Hard-shell cases have a fixed size making them rigid and difficult to pack. Instead, opt for luggage made from soft materials that offer more flexibility and can be squashed into smaller, more awkward spaces. 

Vacuum Pack

Compressing your clothing using vacuum packs is a great way to save a tonne of space inside your vehicle.  Vacuum seal packs allow you to tightly wrap your clothes in a bag, removing all of the air so that they take up less space in your bags. Consider purchasing a pup with a reverse function, that you can plug into the car to keep your vacuum packs organised throughout the duration of your trip. 

Pack With Care

Avoid leaving your packing until the last minute. Instead, be sure that you and your fellow travellers have everything that you need for your trip ready a few days in advance. This will give you ample time to figure out the best way to pack your vehicle. Be patient and find the best way to pack the space available to you so that everything is secured safely and belongings you need day-to-day are accessible. 

Consider A Roof Box

Roof boxes are available in a range of shapes and sizes, allowing you to easily create more storage space. Find a roof box that works for your vehicle and that will provide you with enough storage for all of your passengers. Storing your gear overhead, outside the vehicle will create a lot more space inside, allowing for more comfort on the road. 

Utilise The Space You Have Available For A More Comfortable Roadtrip Experience

There’s nothing quite like hitting the road with your friends and family, ready for adventure. To be sure that you can travel in optimal comfort, be sure to pack efficiently. Maximising the space you have available to you and creating more space using external storage will ensure that you and your travel companions have plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the journey in style.