How to stay warm when camping in a Mazda Bongo in cold weather
We recently went camping to Rhossili Bay in our Mazda Bongo Friendee for a spur of the moment one night trip without the kids, and let me tell you, it was freezing! We got a great deal on the campsite as it was the end of the season being October and they don’t open past this month. I quite enjoyed it as it meant the campsite was really quiet. I did ask Ben why he thought they shut at the end of October, but before he could answer, I answered my own question as I realised it’s probably just too cold.
Even though we went near the beginning of October, it was still freezing! The weather was quite unpredictable. It was 6 degrees when we woke at around 7am to 7.30am in the morning, so who knows how cold it had been overnight. In the day time though, it was really warm by midday in the sun. So warm, in fact, that we had to take all our layers off and we were in t-shirts!
It seems a shame to have the van all through winter and not be able to use it. Even though I detest the cold weather, I do sometimes like wrapping up warm and getting outdoors. I don’t want to totally hibernate inside for the entire winter. I love being outdoors in nature and seeing the change in season. I just need to find a way to stay warm!
Here are my suggestions of how to stay warm when camping in a campervan in cold weather.