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Once again July 4th is around the corner!  First and foremost, please make some summer plans if you haven’t already, because summer is going to buzz by before you know it!  Now if you haven’t made any plans yet, may I suggest that you consider some camping and fireworks?!  If I’ve piqued your interest, keep reading!

There are few things that go better together than camping and fireworks.  Fireworks require the perfect backdrop, and if it’s not going to be the New York City skyline backdrop while watching the Macy’s® 4th of July Fireworks from the Hudson or East River, it should then be a beautiful tree line while camping out under the stars.

Let’s now talk about camping.  I feel there are two forms of camping.  The first form is the obvious form, where you bring your sleeping bags, pitch a tent and plan to spend a few days getting back to nature.  Then there is the other form of camping, where you go for the day, do some hiking, grilling and relaxing, and cap off the day with an evening of fireworks.  You can do some quick research to find fireworks shows for both types of camping scenarios.

Now that you’re going camping, you need the right vehicle to get you there and back, whether it is for the day or the weekend.  Let’s look at some SUVs and crossovers that are perfect for getting to the campground for the fireworks and festivities.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I know what you’re thinking, and you’re probably right; I bring up the Jeep Wrangler [Unlimited] all of the time.  Perhaps the question you should be asking your self is, “Why haven’t I bought one for myself already?!”  All kidding aside, this is the camping machine!  It has seating for all of your camp mates and room for the luggage or supplies.  If you do the trip day camping style, then you can just sit with the top down and take in all of the fireworks, no folding chairs required!  And if you’re camp site has some tough terrain along the way you’ll have the 4WD available to get you there.

Nissan Murano

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So the Nissan Murano can’t do the terrain that the Wrangler Unlimited can.  If you really need the off-road capability then consider the Nissan Pathfinder.  Besides that one setback, the Murano will haul you, your camp mates and all of your stuff with ease.  You’ll get there on time thanks to available GPS enabled navigation system (if equipped), and you’ll find a host of great comfort and convenience features to keep you and the crew going until you arrive.


Here I’ve described a couple of great options for SUVs and crossovers that will get you to your camping excursion.  There are so many others that I haven’t mentioned like the Ford Expedition EL and the Lexus RX350, which is the perennial luxury favorite according to…me!  Pick your favorite and hit the road for some camping and fireworks!

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