Tips for Camping Out in Your GMC Sierra 1500

2019 GMC Sierra | Memphis, TN

Ready for your next family getaway or weekend adventure? You don’t need to pitch a tent or book a cabin — your GMC Sierra 1500 can serve as your home base, complete with connectivity features, climate control, and plenty of room to stretch out. Here’s a look at four handy tips for camping out in your GMC Sierra 1500.

Vehicle air mattress

Want to sleep under the stars? Turn your Sierra’s bed cozy sleep spot with an inflatable car air mattress.

Window shades

Don’t want onlookers taking a peek into your truck while you’re napping? Consider investing in some window screens. In addition to keeping the cabin cooler by blocking out the sun’s rays, this accessory prevents prying eyes. Some even allow you to maintain your privacy while keeping the windows cracked for ventilation.

Find places to park
If you’re looking for a place to park your Sierra 1500 for the night, check out the Allstays app, available for Android and iOS.

Tap into solar power

While you can use your Sierra to recharge your phone, you can enjoy some extra electricity simply by placing a small solar panel on your dashboard. It’ll soak up the sun’s rays while you’re out exploring for the day. When you return, you’ll be able to charge your phone or power small electronics.

You can find a massive selection of GMC Sierra accessories at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase in Memphis, Tennessee. Stop by our showroom today, or visit us online to order your adventure gear.

Best Hiking Spots To Explore Near Memphis

Best Hiking Spots near Memphis, TN

You don’t have to travel far from home to enjoy a fun hike set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tennessee’s landscapes. Here are some of the best hiking spots to explore near Memphis.

Old Forest State Natural Area

Enjoy some respite from the summer heat when you hit the trails at the Old Forest State Natural Area at Overton Park. This hiking spot is just a 1-mile drive from Memphis and is a popular destination for photographers, pet walkers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts. If you like to name the plants you see on your hike, make sure to download Overton Park Conservancy’s online field guides to help you classify the old forest’s flora and fauna.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Boasting more than 20 miles of trails, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is located within 20 miles of Memphis. It offers a diverse array of trails to satisfy hikers of different skill levels. The 4-mile-long Pioneer Springs trail is great for beginning hikers as well as families with young kids that want a shorter adventure. Thrill-seekers will find a welcome challenge on the 3.5-mile-long Woodland Trail, which delivers about 3 miles’ worth of steep inclines and great views that will help you stay motivated to finish the hike. 

Wolf River Greenway

Built to connect the people and communities of Memphis, Wolf River Greenway currently extends over 11 miles. When it’s finished, the greenway project will offer more than 36 miles of trails for walkers and bikers, linking Memphis to the Shelby Farms, Germantown, and Collierville areas. The trails have wildflower meadows for photo ops, as well as restroom and picnic areas to enhance your hike.

Contact us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Wolfchase if you’re in need of a new Buick or GMC vehicle to keep up with your adventurous lifestyle. Or call us to schedule a service appointment for your current ride to help ensure that your warm-weather journeys are as safe as they are fun.