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  1. Sleeper Platform build

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    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. Sleeping Platform for those without tools

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    The long story (skip to TLDR at the bottom for a summary): I never felt the necessity for a platform because, to me, the seats were comfortable for sleeping. The more we camped, the more tiring it became rearranging everything to sleep or drive. I loved the PVC design by @pookSter and almost...
  3. AX's Ultimate Sleeping Platform

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    First off, this thread is a continual work-in-progress at the moment. I will be treating in like a journal, so you all can follow along as I create my sleeping platform. Requirements I had in mind for my sleeping platform: -Must be a full-size platform, as a result the dimensions are 80" X 42"...
  4. My Element Camper

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    I looked at all the threads for a camping solution and found many good ones. Some would require permanent modifications (such as the ecamper) and some were just flat out unstable and/or didn't use the space well. In the end I found the simple solution built by Todd Seydel to fit my needs...
  5. IKEA Wire Basket Sleeping Platform Hack

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    several peeps have been asking me about my platform so I'd figure I'd add to the platform list... start with a stock interior and remove seats on a side note, I added some non slip pads on the window 'sills' so that my dog could place her paws up there without slipping or scratching the...
  6. Sleeping Platform Question

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    I have built a sleeping platform from PVC per many of the instructions on the site and had a few questions. One was on how to secure the wood either to the vehicle or the pvc? I did buy some 1.25" metal hooks that I can attache the wood to the pvc but it would be very inconvenient to try to...
  7. Sleeping platform

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    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...
  8. New bed platform idea

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    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...
  9. sleeping platform

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    This is the system I used to build a sleeping platform in our Element using plywood and pipe legs. Here is a link to my blog with pictures and description.