Travel and Days Out

How Many People Can Sleep in a Camper?

man in a campervan

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Unlike back in the days, camping today is easy and accessible, most thanks to camper vans. They are comfortable, easy to drive, and can take you as far as you want. Another great advantage of using a camper van while travelling is that you can bring a number of friends to travel with.

Having said that, you might be wondering how many friends can I bring along on my trip? Planning is the most important thing if you want to make your travel enjoyable and comfortable. Let’s find out more about Camper vans.

How Many People Should You Bring Along in Your Trip? 

gray Volkswagen van parking in between green grass field

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If you do not have a good setup in your camper van, fitting friends or family members can be a hectic experience. Many camper vans can fit two people comfortably, but this usually depends on the size of your van and how you design its interior.

Suppose you plan to carry other things such as coolers and storage containers. You might not have too much space left for sleeping. Each person in your camper van should at least have a space of 2.5 feet wide by 5.5 feet, and you will still need some space to move around in the van. 

You can always build bed frames, which is a better choice, but it is not a budget-friendly option for many campers. Instead, you can get air mattresses for sleeping. If you choose and design your campervan carefully, it can fit up to 4 people.

What to Consider Before Travelling In your Camper van

There are some essential factors to consider before going on a trip with your friends. Some of them include;

Plan Earlier

Before travelling with your family or friends, it is wise to plan earlier. Carry all the things you will need during the trip, and most importantly, ensure that everyone on your journey has a comfortable sleeping area.

State Regulations

If you are going to travel far, one thing you should know is that regulations vary from state to state. Therefore, it is crucial that you renew your license, get insurance and find out any other thing you will need to travel peacefully.

Insurance for your Camper van

While you are away from home, there are so many things that can happen. It is essential that you have insurance to protect your camper van from any risk. If your van is a self-made or a converted camper van, you can always get a self build campervan insurance here quickly and easily.

Making Your sleep Comfortable in a Camper van; Beginner Guide

If you have never used a camper van for travelling, there is a lot in store for you. Camper vans are the best to travel with, but sleeping in a camper van with your friends for the first time can be a hectic experience if you have not planned well. This is why you need to have the right tips for making the trip fun and enjoyable.

First, it is important to check the weather of your destination to know what you will carry along. Ensure you carry gloves, socks, woollen clothes, etc. Other essential tips are;

• Park at campgrounds for safety

• Heat your camper van

• Carry enough blankets for everyone.

How Many People Can Sleep in a Camper?

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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Stev Rigby
    12th May 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Many happy memories sleeping over in a camper van but, unless one is a child or very short adult, two is really your limit!

    • admin
      13th May 2021 at 10:06 am

      I am jealous of your happy memories, I suppose it depends on whether you need space or not

  • Katie J
    12th May 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Always wanted to sleep in a camper van, didn’t realize you could sleep so many people in one!

    • admin
      13th May 2021 at 10:04 am

      I know it has always been something I have wanted to do as well, but never realised how many you could sleep in one

    28th June 2021 at 7:48 am

    I think i’d only want me and my parnter in a camper,as hate feeling crammed in

  • Lesley Bambridge
    20th July 2021 at 7:46 am

    It can get pretty hot in an enclosed space so there is a limit. On the other hand there’s a lot of fun in taking a child with you sometimes.


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