Our trusty Honda Element has taken us on countless backroad trips from National Park hopping in the scorching Utah heat to bone-chilling cold nights at Crater Lake.
So we set to work and over two week time of non-stop runs to Home Depot, screwing, sawing and drilling we were able to complete our DIY car conversion project.
The first step of our conversion project was to come up with a layout and brainstorm some SUV camper ideas that fit all of our needs.
One of the trickiest but most important steps of the small camper conversion was creating the SUV bed platform that fit a full-size bed on it.
Once the bed platform was built we bought a 4 inch full-size memory foam mattress on Amazon.
We wanted something to cover the extended bed platform at night to provide more privacy and to protect us from bugs or bad weather.