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  1. camping/sleeping suggestions

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    Hello Everyone-- I have owned a 2007 Honda Element now for a month and had to have some repairs (exhaust, rotors, and now there is a squeak in the door). But it's time to road test it. It's an odd little vehicle and I bought it primarily because I don't want to stay hotels right now and I...
  2. Window coverings camping privacy

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    Finished my window coverings today. I used 1 25’ roll of reflectix from HD with nylon material spray glued on both sides. I chose grey for the interior side and black for the outer. I don’t like the way you can see the reflectix when it’s pressed Up against the window so I spray painted it flat...
  3. Sleeper platform finished!

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    Recently finished my sleeper platform build! Here’s a few pics. I have a full materials list and more details posted in the diy forum. Bed Platform build
  4. How Long are Honda Tent Poles (replacements)?

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    Does anyone know what the length of the Honda Tent poles are? I have a Honda Tent purchased from the dealer a few years ago. The poles broke and have gone missing. I'd want to purchase replacement poles / kits but am unsure of the pole length. Anyone have any knowledge about this? Thanks
  5. Camping within 3-4hrs of Chicago?

    Midwest Element Owners
    This will be my 3rd summer in the midwest after living in the PNW for 8yrs and growing up in Wyoming. I love to camp, wander around in nature, and get away from the city. I fully understand nothing in the midwest is going to live up to my PNW expectations, but does anyone have any...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. For Sale Bed Platform

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    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...
  9. 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...
  10. OEM Honda Element Tent

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    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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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:
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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...