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Anyone have plans for a simple camper unit
(26-06-2017, 06:11 PM)mhjc Wrote:  Hello there - I have just bought a 2009 XTR and am looking to build a camping conversion kit / unit for short  trips and overnight european motorway stops.  Realistically, in terms of quality and features,  I'm hoping for something half way between a Boot Jump (which looks pretty flash) and a 'Space Camper' module (which looks to me like a few plywood boards knocked together).  

Before I start I just wondered if anyone had any plans, however basic, that they might share.  

Any help much appreciated.



I took the rear seats out as I never use them.

I insulated the rear floor with some 5mm foam-backed type reflectix stuff, the kind they use as thermal insulation for laminate flooring. I got it for free off a mate. I bought six interlocking foam floor mats (£9 from B&Q) and used five of them to go on top of the shiny stuff. Both materials are easy to cut and trim with scissors and a Stanley knife.

I bought three 64L  Really Useful Boxes from B&Q for £48. These fit almost perfectly along the length of the floor space. I built a small box that sits in the rear passenger footwell from scrap plywood. This fills the remaining space up to the front seat which is fully slid and tilted forward. This gives me a level bed platform of just about 5 feet ten inches and plenty of tough, waterproof storage.

I've topped these with a reflectix type camping mat (£1 B&M Bargains end of last season) and I'll be making window covers from two other mats I purchased at the same time. On top of the mat I've placed two self-inflating single camping mats I had donated to me.

So so far I have a bed, storage, soft yet durable insulated flooring and privacy screening for an outlay of £60. I'll be using my trusty Citroen Modubox fitted in position as cooker/food storage and camp kitchen/occasional table.. I made a lid out of scrap plywood that fits snugly over the top.

The beauty of this set-up is that it's not fitted to the vehicle so it doesn't affect my insurance as a modification or change of use and I can turf it all out and use my bus as a van for hauling my DJ gear and doing car boot sales when necessary. During the daytime the bed boxes can be  stacked or shuffled around as needed and the passenger seat returned to a comfortable position.

Hope this helps somebody. 


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