This post is on my Honda Element Camper Design. It is pretty simple. This configuration allows for three passengers and flexibility to sleep one or two. I also wanted to be able to hold 10 gallon storage bins underneath the bed.
Here is a photo of me at Crater Lake National Park. I have added a few things since this picture.
What you will need:
- Bed legs: (4) 2×4’s length 14”
- Frame: (2) 2×4’s length 46.5”
- Frame: (2) 2×4’s length 18”
- 22” wide plywood, cut to 46.5” and 24”
- Set of small hinges
- High torque deck screws
To make the bed: Use the the clamps to make the use the screws to fasten them together. I like to drill pilot holes and use bits that are designed not to strip. I attached the legs to the short part of the frame first and then the long areas.
Is folds out into a 6′ long bed and has storage room underneath.
I also made some custom window blockers out of a 25′ roll of 24-inch wide Reflectix and suction cup hooks. This keeps some heat in, allows for urban/stealth camping, and affords some privacy. The other great addition was a rain fly that I made out of a tarp, (2) high strength magnets, tarp poles, paracord, and stakes.
A few other great additions:
- Paracord wrapped all the way around to hang clothes with clear toiletry bags attached for personal items.
- A ceiling mesh for storage
- LED lights
Thanks for reading!