Starting Guide for First-time SUV Camper Conversion Project

Want a sense of adventure and comfort, but only have an SUV? Just convert it into a camper! Many find it easier to try SUV camper conversion instead of spending extra for a new RV or trailer. A standard SUV can accommodate a decent bed, fan, mini-fridge, storage space, and even a solar-powered shower.

Turning an SUV into a camper can be quite easier than you think with good planning. Follow this guide to give your project a clear direction.

Build a Retractable Bed Platform

Since SUV has a limited space compared to an RV, you should make a more flexible design for the bed platform. Use wooden beams to build a simple slide structure. When you need a place to sleep, just open the back of the SUV and draw the platform out before arranging the bed.

The bed platform will look more sturdy and durable. Besides that, this platform is also very effective because you just need to remove it when you want to use it.

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Wooden boards are the material of choice for your platform because this material is easy to find and does not require a lot of money. You just have to make it according to the size of your mattress.

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Prepare the Extra Coverage

You need something to cover the extended bed when sleeping. Use a kid’s tent to cover the bed platform when you sleep, giving you extra protection from elements, animals, and cold. 

Install your tent when going to sleep, because this tent will protect you from the heat of the sun during the day. This idea is flexible enough to be used.

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To get fresh outside air circulation, then you can open the car and put up a tent while sleeping to protect yourself from hot weather and animals.

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Install an Underbed Fridge

Having a mini-fridge in your SUV helps to reduce the risk of food poisoning and save money during trips. You can install the fridge under the bed platform. Make sure you measure the dimension correctly so the fridge can stand perfectly under the platform.

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To make your food is protected from mold, the installation of a portable fridge is also a must-have when doing a Camper SUV Conversion Project.

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Equip your SUV camper with a mini-fridge. You can place it in the cabinet. It can avoid your refrigerator is not easy to fall when traveling.

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Place the fridge under the countertop so as not to interfere with the main function of the Camper SUV Conversion Project. You can store all kinds of food and drinks in it and make it last longer.

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Invest in Shower

You can install a shower an SUV shower hose and shower containers on the roof, using black PVC pipes (the color retains heat even during an evening shower). While you still need to save water, the SUV shower allows you to get a practical bathing spot.

The black PVC shower pipe is a medium for the shower that saves water practically. Here you do not need to use a tub and dipper for bathing.

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Place the black PVC shower pipe over the SUV as an effective water container when using a camper. This design idea is the choice of many people.

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Black PVC pipe shower placed above the SUV camper will produce warm water when used during the day because they get direct sunlight.

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An SUV camper projection sounds difficult, but your work is easier with planning. Follow this guide to start the conversion project and see the result in several weeks.


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