:lol: This is awesome! Do you have the measurements for all these pipes? I would love to put one of these together. Also, I can't really tell from the pics, but in it's full set up, does it require the front seats to be pushed all the way forward? Thanks!With RamblerDan's help, I just figured out how to load images. Here's my platform bed. I've cut the plywood section directly behind the front seats in two so one person can sleep while the other drives. The whole thing breaks down quickly and fits in a large stuff-sack. We travel with the back two sections installed. Four 11" tall Rubbermaid tubs hold our gear underneath. I move our cooler to the front passenger seat because we usually camp in grizzly country. We sleep on 2 Exped Downmat 9 Deluxe mats. Better than our bed at home and I use them for winter camping when I sleep outside.
I'll measure this weekend. I do have it set up so when I put the last section in, the front seats need to be all the way forward. I'm 6'1" so I need all the room. One change I made is to cut the last section of plywood in half (parallel to the direction of travel) so I can have the full length set up just behind the passenger seat if I wish. That way one can sleep and one can drive. I picked up the PVC pipes and caps(for the bottom of the locally and ordered all the T, L and + fittings from http://flexpvc.com/index.shtml.
Since all the pipes stay together by simple friction it is really easy to take apart and stow, reconfigure, or use it as I do as a sleeping platform in our tent with our non-food gear stowed underneath. I'm also working on reconfiguring the PVC into a shower stall for my hot water shower. http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/g...nda Element/
I emailed you two different plans that I gathered of this thread a few years back. Good luck!Hello,
My boyfriend and I are psyched on our new 2006 Element! Looking to start building our platform today! So many great ideas on this forum. BUT but but..... I'm struggling to find the plans for this bed/platform. The link posted by snarf on pg 12 isn't working out for me. Can anyone email the plans to me? We're open of other plans as well. The PVC/plywood seems like a great option though.
Thanks in advance.