I am amazed at how much stuff it takes to camp the way I like to camp! My poor little Rav4 was stuffed to the gills! Dear one brought what I couldn't fit, and had left in the living room, in his car. (We were driving up seperately.) So we made it.
If I want to take the grandkids with up we will have to come up with a system that will allow us to use the Truck, kind of like a donkey, to haul and store most of the stuff, and the food in the Rav4, as per Park regulations. We could even keep the coolers in the cab of the truck.
I had the borrowed tent set up in no time, and one of the other husbands set up the rain tarps for me, just in case it rained. By the time Dear one got there around 5:30, I had set up the Coleman Queen sized cot, inflated it with the handy dandy battery pump, put a couple of layers of eggshell crate and a comforter on top of that, and then sheets and our regular quilts, and the bed was made. I put all that between us and the air mattress so that it would be a little warmer. I had heard that an air mattress can pull heat out of you like an unheated water bed, and I had done that one! Anyway, it was the most comfortable camping sleep I can remember, I highly recommend it!
One of the other couples, who have been camping for years, had built what I can only call a camping box. It is a box on legs that holds all the non food cooking items you will need for your meals. The food of course stays closed up in the car, to keep away the bears and such.