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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Sleeping Platform / Secure Storage

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I was so impressed with all the ideas here, I thought I'd post the results of my own project. I'm a photographer and travel frequently, and often in remote areas. A comfortable place to sleep saves my budget and my body. Traveling with a bunch of gear also makes me worry - whether it's a...
  5. Take out front passenger seat for sleeping

    Hey guys, I have been reading up about taking out the front passenger seat and how that messes up the airbags and stuff. I don't really care about that to much. I'm going to be trying to live in my element, at least during the cold months out of the year so I am planning to take out that front...
  6. Sleeping platform for one person with recliner option

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Hello, First I must admit that I have gone over many of the posts for certain Element mod's but never registered. I have used ideas from all sources found here including Rishio, ramblerdan, Gaily, YouTube vid from itsthedem, BikeZen, and mostly a Flickr photoset from thetimetravelers. I...
  7. Too poor for a pop-up... I'm gonna try THIS.

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    Hey guys, I was thinking... Has anyone thought about putting a rectangular dome tent on the roof? I would think that you couldput the ends of the poles down into carefully drilled out locations in the upper trim, and it would have the same function as a pop-up... extra sleeping space. You'll...
  8. Sleeping options: air mattresses, etc.

    Bikin', Campin', Hikin', and Kayakin'
    In your camping experiences, what have you found to be the best air mattress to buy? I want to get one for the E. There seem to be a lot on the store shelves with little way to compare one with another except for the photos on the boxes. I remember sleeping on these things years ago and...