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Tall Basic Bunk - Element Platform by Camp N Car

Tall Basic Bunk - Element Platform by Camp N Car


Tall Basic Bunk - SALE! Price Reduced. Was $695, now $650

The Tall Basic Bunk is a sturdy and simple one person sleeping platform to turn your Honda Element into a lean mean camping machine. It is perfect for using in your Element to ensure a good night's sleep on a comfortable level surface and provides ample storage space underneath. With the full strength of our Tall Trunk Bunk without the expanding function, the Tall Basic Bunk is the more affordable and utilitarian option for any solo traveler.

The Tall Basic Bunk comes in three different lengths to choose from, 5′ feet long, 5.5′ long and 6′ long. The Tall Basic Bunk is 23″ wide, which makes it ideal for all kinds of one person camping mattresses. Sitting about 17 inches off the ground, the Tall Basic Bunk offers a hefty amount of storage space underneath with about 14 inches of clearance from the floor of the Element to the bottom of the platform frame.

All the different lengths of the Tall Basic Bunk can work in the Honda Element. The 5.5 foot length works the best and can be deployed at full length in the back of the Element without having to scoot the front seats forward. The 6 foot model can only fit in the Honda Element when the front seats are fully scooted forward. Since the Tall Basic Bunk comes apart into two different sections, you can easily stow it away in the back when not using it if you decide to get the 6 foot model. You should always measure the available space in your vehicle setup to ensure the length you’re purchasing works for your needs.

The process of assembling the Tall Basic Bunk is easy and enjoyable. All you need is an electric screwdriver, a few hours and a sense of adventure and you’ll have your very own camping platform ready for all kinds of trips. Clearly written instructions, screws and bits will be provided to help ensure a smooth assembly process. Our team is also on standby to help if you encounter any hiccups along the way.

All of our quality products are made in Washington State using sustainable business practices. In house assembly is available at an additional cost to anyone who can come to our shop in Port Townsend for an in person pickup. We stand by our work and are here to ensure your satisfaction with our products. Got questions? Not sure if the Tall Basic Bunk is right for you? Don’t hesitate to contact Camp N Car to learn more.

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5, 5.5 or 6 -foot platform lengths

23 inches approximate width

17 inches total height (top to bottom)

32– 35 pounds total weight
(depending on model)

14 inches storage height below platform

The Tall Basic Bunk Guide

Unsure if the Tall Basic Bunk is right for your Element adventures? Need some help figuring out sizing, dimensions or other fitting considerations? We’ve got you covered!

Frequently Asked Questions

Ordering Process

To make it efficient and cost-effective for getting you the platform that's best for your Element adventures, you'll be taken directly to Camp N Car's web site and their order check out pages when you hit the "Add to cart" button.

If you have items in your ElementDriven cart prior to ordering a platform bed, you will need to return to to check out. If you forget, you will get a reminder to review your ElementDriven cart.

What are the main benefits of using the Tall Basic Bunk for travel?

Being able to sleep comfortably in your Element opens up all kinds of travel flexibility and cost saving options, which is what the Tall Basic Bunk is all about. Having a firm and comfortable surface to sleep on in your E, with ample storage space underneath makes it much more appealing than sleeping on your seats.

What does the Tall Basic Bunk weigh?

Considering how sturdy and well engineered a product the Tall Basic Bunk is, it’s surprisingly light. The 5.5-foot Tall Basic Bunk only weighs 32 pounds. Each section of the Tall Basic Bunk is either 16 or 17.5 pounds on its own, depending on the length. This makes the 6-foot Tall Basic Bunk 35 pounds and the 5-foot version 32 pounds.

(all weights are approximate and may vary slightly).

What is the weight capacity of the Tall Basic Bunk?

To be honest, Camp N Car hasn’t been able to establish a maximum weight capacity because they haven’t been able to break it in their non-scientific torture testing. The Basic Bunk is very strong and can support hundreds of pounds with ease, they have had multiple people standing on one slat with one foot with the bed fully expanded and it hasn’t so much as bent. So long as you’re not using the Basic Bunk for industrial hauling purposes and stick to using it for your gear and a few campers, you’ll be fine.

Is the Basic Bunk easily removed and reinstalled?

Yes. All Camp N Car products are designed to be easily removed and reinstalled by the users so that you don’t have to commit your vehicle to a permanent alteration. The Basic Bunk in particular is very easy to remove from your car and doesn’t take a ton of space to stow away. In fact, it can fit in the rear compartment space of most vehicles when not being used so you can regain use of your rear seats when you’re not camping.

Is the Basic Bunk easy to assemble on my own? What do I need?

Yes. The Basic Bunk is both easy and fun to assemble. Camp N Car provides extremely thorough and simple directions to make putting the Basic Bunk together a breeze. All you need is an electric screwdriver and a sense of adventure and you’ll have your unit assembled in no time. Their team is also available to help you along the way if you encounter any issues or difficulties in the assembly process. Your input and feedback is important to Camp N Car and is a key tool in helping to improve their designs and instructions over time.

Is assembly service for Tall Basic Bunk available?

Yes. Camp N Car does offer in-house assembly for those who choose to visit and pick up their platform in Port Townsend, Washington. You’ll see assembly costs available as an add-on option when checking out through their site. Shipping of assembled Camp N Car platforms is not a service they can offer at this time due to extremely high shipping and packing costs.

Why does the Tall Basic Bunk cost this much?

Everything Camp N Car makes is designed with a great deal of thorough engineering and care using advanced software and expensive machinery. From there they pick top-quality and sustainable materials and hand craft everything in Washington State to a high standard using highly-skilled craftspeople who are paid living wages and treated like family.

With that, they offer goods that aren’t as cheap as products that can be bought from overseas manufacturers, but they are determined to continue being a company that manufactures solely in the U.S. and supports their local economy. Once you make your purchase you will see the quality and customer care make it all worthwhile.

Can you ship out of the United States? How about Alaska or Hawaii?

Yes they can, but you will need to contact Camp N Car to make a special shipping arrangement. Camp N Car offers free shipping to all customers in the contiguous U.S., but for anyone outside the U.S. or in Alaska/Hawaii they will need to generate a custom shipping quote and charge accordingly.

Final Considerations

To determine if the Tall Basic Bunk is right for your Element adventures, you may need to bust out the tape measure and verify fit for your set up. You should have a minimum viable flat surface no shorter than 5, 5.5 or 6 feet long and at least 25 inches wide. Currently the maximum length of the Tall Trunk Bunk offered is just under 6 feet. That may not be ideal for anyone who is especially tall, but there are many creative solutions for to accommodate taller E travelers. 

The Tall Trunk Bunk is plenty big enough to hold Thermarest-style inflatable camping pads, twin mattresses or other sleeping cushions. It is not wide enough to hold “full” or “double” sized mattresses without the edges of those mattresses spilling off the sides a little bit, although this can work sometimes if your vehicle interior is actually big enough to hold a mattress that large. Think of the Tall Trunk Bunk as being about the same surface area as your average two-person backpacking tent and that should give you a good idea of what you are working with.