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  1. 03 element temp camper

    Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hi. I love my element, 196k miles going strong. I’ve had it about a year and half. I’ve used a simple plywood mod for some epic storage on a road trip (MA to VA) but last weekend I finally slept in it. Me, a few months pregnant, my nine year old and my pit bull/lab mix. We put all the seats down...
  2. OEM Honda Element Tent

    Trading Post
    OEM Honda Element Tent. Bought this for our 2008 Element from Honda for a family reunion, then never used it and selling Element next month to downsize to one car, so not needed. It is in new condition, has never even been taken out of the shipping box. Part # 08Z04-SCV-100B, $250 plus shipping.
  3. New YouTube Channel about Retrofitting an Element for Camping

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    I have a YouTube channel called Hotelement Adventures. I will be doing videos about my retrofitting it for camping and will be showing places I go and things I have done to improve the Element. Please click on this link and subscribe to the channel and be sure to click on the "Bell" in order to...
  4. Side Table

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Has anyone built a 5th Element-style door-to-door table? If so, I'd love to get your plans and lessons learned.
  5. Sleeping Platform DIY - link to pics

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    We built a sleeping platform for our 2004 Element, I put all pics and descriptions in a Flicker album, click for the link! This forum was absolutely invaluable when we were designing our platform, thanks to all the members that posted info and pictures about their modifications.:grin:
  6. San Diego to Alaska

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hi Element people. We are traveling from San Diego where we are having the Ursa Minor Camper top installed on our 4wd EX, Then we Travel and camp for several months working our way up to Alaska. I will install a bumper guard, LED lights, 12 volt solar panel with inverter, General Grabber tires...
  7. Table Leg Kits?

    My wife and I are helping a young lady get her first car - and she fell in love with an Element. She loves the outdoors - and we were trying to accessorize the car for her. Does anyone know where I can get the table leg kit - or does anyone have the table leg kit that they would consider...
  8. Hey Everyone.....

    NorCal Owners
    Chico, CA my Honda (Elephant) as my 4 yr. old grandson says it..... love the room it has, had a 92 Jeep Wrangler before. Not a lot of room in my YJ, but I miss her.....and the gas mileage was terrible, 200 miles to a tank. :( But my Honda has doubled the mileage which I'm...
  9. Sleeping platform height?

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hi everyone – after seeing all the inspiring living and camping mods on the forum, I finally bought a 2006 Element off craigslist and am in the process of building it out to live in. I definitely want a sleeping platform for storage room underneath, and I'm debating building some shelves on one...
  10. Outdoor Supplies, Racks, and Gear Advice

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    Hi everyone, I am am outdoor gear specialist with LLBean and also a certified Thule rackmaster. If anyone has any questions about roof racks and what you load onto them, I would be happy to assist. I have been a bike mechanic for 14 years and instruct kayaking and paddle boarding skills...
  11. Interior storage for camping

    Obviously there's a lot of solid DIY storage options for long-haul camping. But has anyone come across some good premade rugged storage units for camping that mount easily into an E? It would be nice to not have to stack top-loaded tubs. and tie them down.
  12. Bunks or hammocks for kids?

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    Aloha! I have been hunting through all of the sleeping platform mods, and am trying to figure out if there's a way to set up comfortable sleeping for myself and 2 kids (ages 10 and 12). We are heading on our first road trip in the E this month, and I'd love to not bring a tent along. I've been...
  13. Webasto Heater Install - Anyone try?

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hey all, any of you ever install a webasto Airtop 2000 STB Light Duty Gasoline Heater in your E? Looking to do this and keep warm in the winter camping. Thanks all!
  14. E - Specific Car Tent - Version 2

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    Element Tent #2 While the first one was not much more than a fitted bug net. Version 2 has a waterproof shell with vented top, two-way zippers, and solar power lights for at night. I haven't even slept in it yet and I already know things that the next one will have. But this weekend I was up...
  15. Two Elements Means Double the Fun!!

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    The bro and I take to one of our favorite beach camping spots. Landed the perfect spot to set up the hammock for the trip. No camping trip is complete without the Element(s) and the camping hammock!:-o
  16. Storm Watch

    Image Gallery
    The Element tore up the roads of the Los Padres National Forest:lol:
  17. A LITTLE ROAD TRIP - 11050 miles

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    My wife and I went on a little vacation this past June/July. Started in Phoenix, AZ and finally turned around at Dead Horse Alaska. I built the 6ft x 4ft platform bed but we ended up camping only 1 1/2 times. The second time camping we could not keep the mosquitoes out of the car, even with the...
  18. Camping in the Elements

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    My brother and I taking our E's out camping at Jalama beach...Couldn't have asked for better hotels! #hotelelement
  19. 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...
  20. Across North America and back...

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    Hey Elementies (that sounds wrong), I've been an Element owner for over five years now and Love my Element. I have finally decided to take her across the US and back and would like some feedback from the experienced car campers out there. I would like to car camp as much as I can, partly to...