Tesla’s Camp Mode: How To Use It In Your Tesla

by Sep 29, 2023Car tips, Electric cars0 comments

Tesla’s Camp Mode: How To Use It In Your Tesla

Have you ever wished that road journeys were a simple and carefree adventure? When you only needed a map and some nice music to keep you company? Those nostalgic memories can now become a reality thanks to Tesla’s Camp Mode. 

In the ever-evolving world of electric vehicles, Tesla continues to surprise its users with innovative features. One such feature that has gained popularity is Tesla’s Camp Mode. Tesla’s Camp Mode transforms your Tesla into a nice and comfortable campground, ideal for overnight vacations or even a quick sleep on the road when you have been driving for way too long.

Let’s get started and see how you can make the most of Tesla’s Camp Mode to restore a sense of simplicity and nostalgia to your trips. 


What is Tesla’s Camp Mode?

Tesla’s Camp Mode is a feature on your Tesla car that keeps it running to maintain a reasonable temperature inside your car even when parked. You can use this to rest in you car and stay comfortable like having a mini-campsite. This can allow you to sleep and rest during long roadtrips.


Tesla's Camp Mode


How Does Camp Mode Work?

To activate Tesla’s Camp Mode, simply tap on the “Camp” icon on your Tesla’s touchscreen. This will turn off the car’s main power but keep key systems running, such as climate control and interior lights. 

You can then adjust the temperature and fan speed to your liking using the touchscreen controls or through voice commands. Camp mode is basically a feature for idling without actually keeping any engine component active.


How to activate Camp Mode in your Tesla

Activating Camp Mode in your Tesla is a simple and straightforward process. 

First, ensure that you are parked and have engaged the parking brake. Then, follow these steps:

1) Go to the main menu on your car’s touchscreen display.

2) Select “Controls”.

3) Scroll down and select “Safety & Security”.

4) In this menu, you will find the option to turn on Camp Mode.

5) Once you’ve selected Camp Mode, a pop-up message will appear asking for confirmation. Select “Yes” to activate it.

That’s all there is to it! Your Tesla will now enter Camp Mode and you can adjust the temperature and fan settings from your touchscreen or through the Tesla mobile app.

But before you doze off into a peaceful slumber, here are some things to keep in mind when using Tesla’s Camp Mode:

  • Make sure your car is parked in a safe and well-ventilated location.
  • Keep the doors locked from the inside for added security.
  • Ensure that you have enough battery power to sustain Tesla’s Camp Mode for however long you plan on using it.

Now that you know how to activate Camp Mode, let’s explore some of the ways you can use it in your Tesla. 


When should you use Camp Mode

You can use Camp Mode whenever you want to stay in your car for an extended amount of time for whatever reason. The battery usage in itself is not to elevated and using for a period of 8 hours will only drain the battery for about 10% of a maximum charge. If you are going to use camp mode, make sure to bring something comfortable for you to rest inside the car. A great place to use it at is a Tesla supercharger.

However, Tesla’s Camp Mode should not be used as a way to defrost your car or to leave it idle on a cold winter day as there are features on the Tesla that are much more effective at controlling climate control when you are not in the vehicle. Camp mode should be used almost exclusively for long extended stays inside the vehicle when the outdoor weather is either too hot or too cold.


Tips for using Camp Mode effectively

As previously said, Tesla’s Camp Mode is an excellent feature that may change your vehicle into a snug and comfy camping. However, to make the most of this feature, here are some pointers on how to use it effectively:

  • Plan ahead: Before embarking on your journey, do some research and plan where you will park and use Camp Mode. This will help you find safe and well-ventilated locations to park your car.


  • Bring necessary supplies: While Tesla’s Camp Mode provides a comfortable place to rest, it’s important to bring essential camping supplies such as bedding, pillows, and snacks for a more enjoyable experience.


  • Use the Tesla mobile app: The Tesla mobile app allows you to control Camp Mode remotely, so take advantage of this feature to adjust the temperature and fan settings without having to leave your sleeping area.


  • Utilize “Dog Mode” for added security: If you’re concerned about safety, utilize Tesla’s “Dog Mode” which will keep the car locked but still allow for interior temperature control. This can provide peace of mind while you sleep.


By keeping these tips in mind, you can use Tesla’s Camp Mode effectively and enjoy a convenient and nostalgic camping experience in your Tesla. From camping in the great outdoors to taking a quick break on a long road trip, Camp Mode has got you covered. 

Tesla’s Camp Mode is not only a practical and convenient feature, but it also brings back the nostalgia of simpler times. It offers a unique way to rest and recharge on your travels, making road trips more enjoyable and memorable. 

So why not give it a try and see for yourself how this feature adds a touch of nostalgia and simplicity to your travels? Next time you’re planning a road trip or need a quick break on the road, don’t forget to activate Camp Mode for a unique and memorable journey. Camping and relaxing watching videos in your Tesla has never been more comfortable.

Happy camping!


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