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.
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 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.
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.
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.