If you are one who embraces evolution, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the perfect hybrid camping car for you. A lot of owners on Facebook groups and forums shared that their camping experience with the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was the best yet. On Facebook’s Toyota RAV4 Hybrid group. Wally Hueneke asked, “Hi can I connect my camper battery direct to the small hybrid battery?” Which is kind of a funny question considering you should never touch the hybrid battery in any hybrid car. Those things are very dangerous and without the proper know how you could seriously hurt yourself.
However, the point of this article is the discussion that started after that question. A lot of people took to the comments and while some were oriented and warning Hueneke not to touch the hybrid battery, others told of how helpful their RAV 4 Hybrid was while going camping. For the record if you do wish to touch your Hybrid batter for any given reason, make sure to use proper safety equipment and take it to a dealership where they can work on it correctly. High voltage is no joke people.
This discussion on the group gave an interesting topic because there are off-road oriented models of the RAV4 such as the TRD and the upcoming new Woodlands Edition. However, disregarding the aspect of suspension accessibility, the 2022 RAV4 Hybrid is also good at camping due to it’s internal power set by the battery.
Let’s say you wanted to power an outlet to plug in your laptop or projector. The RAV4 doesn’t have a wall outlet so you buy one of those adapters that you plug into the cigarette adapter. The only reason why the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is great for camping is because of it’s hybrid technology. For some cars, it needs to be in the run position for the engine to run so that you can charge something. In a hybrid, you have to have the hybrid battery working in order for the charger to work. Will the battery drain? Of course but after driving it the kinetic energy will recharge the battery bringing it back to life again.
What do you think? Would you take a 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid out camping? Let us know in the comments below.
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