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  1. Elevator Bed with Sleep / Storage Platform

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    My wife & I road tripped & car camped two months in our '03 EX Element (minus some occasional credit card camping). We loved our bed / storage setup. It is unlike anything I've seen in browsing the E forums thus far (apologies if I'm duplicating anyone before me). Basic concept: A...
  2. 3D print/aluminium sleeping platform

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    We wanted a platform to use on trips and I designed an interlocking box system but MRS MT BIKE found the platform that hotkarl put together and liked the simplicity so we went for that. The main barrier to entry for hotkarl’s system is the fabricated brackets, which have to be fairly accurate...
  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. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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:
  9. 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...
  10. Table Leg Kits?

    'E'ccessories
    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...
  11. Hey Everyone.....

    NorCal Owners
    Chico, CA here.....love 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Interior storage for camping

    Interior
    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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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! http://www.webasto.com/us/markets-products/truck/heating-systems/products/air-top-2000-st/
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. Storm Watch

    Image Gallery
    The Element tore up the roads of the Los Padres National Forest:lol:
  20. 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...
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