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  1. 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. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    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. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    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. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    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. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    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. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    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. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    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.
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