Camping in the DS with four people.... We do it all the time! I feel my secret is the good strong crossbars and a decent basket. Even cargo tray on the back hitch helps temendously! I don't have a picture with the cargo tray and roof basket full for camping, but you get the idea. I have some nice Rhino Rack roof rails and an old Rola roof basket that gets the job done. My rear cargo basket is a CarLoc brand I believe. The car can take the load, and my roof rails have carried hundreds of pounds of firewood and water and material, you just can't drive like a madman. But even under load the car does well up and down old forest roads. Don't be afraid to chock it full or put the middle of the rear seat down for longer items. Cheers!