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  1. Sleeper Platform build

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    After getting a lot of good feedback and a fair amount of questions I've decided to give more insight and instructions on my most recent build. Like most of us I researched as many build options I could find until I came up with a design that best fit my needs. A few key points pushed me in...
  2. Sleeper platform finished

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hey everyone! I decided to tackle the infamous sleeper platform build. I borrowed from so many builds on this forum. Thank you to everyone who took the time to post clear and informative photos and detailed materials lists. I’m 6Ft so length of the platform and head room were my two biggest...
  3. For Sale Bed Platform

    Trading Post
    This is a custom made bed platform for Honda Element (all year) that can accommodate 2 people comfortably. They are made out of solid Douglas Fir. They were sealed and finished with clear Polyurethane. They are 6 boxes all together that can be broken down so that you can put them in the back and...
  4. New Camper Line for Honda Element

    We are a new company that is just starting out and we are looking to see where there is a need in a Honda Element camper line. We have gone through various forums, searched through several companies and we would like to know what products Element fans would be most interested in. One thing that...
  5. Laser Cut Lightweight Plywood Cabinet and Cot

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Best part is that no Element was harmed in the process and both the cabinet and the cot can be easily installed and removed. No drilling into the plastic interiors. Both pieces connect to the rear seat mounts, rear seat belt mount, and the ceiling grip handles.
  6. What I've done to get ready for a 10,000 mile trip, with a few fun mods.

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    So I am setting out on a pretty long trip (for me) starting next month. My girlfriend and I will be covering 10,000 miles over 2 months hitting every national park forest and monument we can along the way. This is my first long trip, I have done a number of short trips, up to a week camping in...
  7. My Bench/Bed Conversion

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't seen this bed type on EOC yet (through my short time of browsing the forums). I did lots of searching to find a bed that is most likely going to fit my needs. My needs are as follows: 1. Able to have one rear seat in place while the bed is in the Element...
  8. Nubsy's slatted platform

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    hello, I have been lurking for a while with a couple of comments thrown here and there but now it's time to start my build thread. I made 2 sleeping platforms in my jeep when I had that, but this is a whole different set up than I have done in the past since it must be easily removable. read...
  9. DIY Camperbox

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    For those interested in this sort of thing, here's an Instructable (with link to video) of a DIY "Swissbox" camperbox: DIY Camperbox for a mini MPV It's not mine, of course - just thought it might inspire other E owners.
  10. Camping Platform for Honda Element

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    I just finished making a great module, camping platform for the back of my 2004 Element and wanted to share it with kindred souls. See my YouTube videos at It's not too hard to do it yourself. Hope this helps you on your adventures! Enjoy. If you want measurements let me know.
  11. Element to Mini-Camper Images

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hello fellow Element-Lovers! We just uploaded a slideshow of our modifications and travels 12,000 miles around the USA in our Honda Element mini-camper that we made. We thought we'd share here, in case it inspired someone else to do the same. We slept mostly on the side of the road or in...
  12. Vermonter's platform, EOC inspired.

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I have been working on a platform bed for my E. This was actually a project I "started" last year, and by "started", I mean I thought a great deal about actually doing it one day. Well now that the warm weather has finally hit the great northeast, I felt a little motivation to recreate some of...
  13. Sleeping platform

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I built this platform, taking all the ones I have seen on this forum as a inspiration and modified the final product to best suit my needs. I think probably the part I like the most about it is the fact the seats stay in, and the bed will fold up to be stored behind the back seats if needed...
  14. New bed platform idea

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hello all, I am new to the forum, though I have used it quite a bit to research future projects for my element. I would like to get some feedback on a new bed platform idea that I have. I had made pookster's pvc frame in the past for an element that i no longer have. It worked pretty...
  15. Sleeping Platform / Secure Storage

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I was so impressed with all the ideas here, I thought I'd post the results of my own project. I'm a photographer and travel frequently, and often in remote areas. A comfortable place to sleep saves my budget and my body. Traveling with a bunch of gear also makes me worry - whether it's a...
  16. Element Microcamper v2.0 Unveiled !!!

    Trailers, Campers and Teardrops… oh my!
    ELEMENT MICROCAMPER v2.0 Yes, fans, it's finally done. It has been fully field-tested and is now photographed and described in this thread for you to peruse, dissect, and comment on. I will begin writing my "E of the month" acceptance speech and take some glamour shots of Ellie this week. ;)
  17. Beds again -- with air-conditioning

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I'm constantly astonished at the inventiveness and skill of the contributors to this forum. So here's my disclaimer: This post is moderately long on inventiveness and scores zero as far as my skills are concerned .... Anyway, so I want to go camping with my 2008 Element and sleep in it. But I...
  18. Sleeping options: air mattresses, etc.

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    In your camping experiences, what have you found to be the best air mattress to buy? I want to get one for the E. There seem to be a lot on the store shelves with little way to compare one with another except for the photos on the boxes. I remember sleeping on these things years ago and...