“Fifth Element Camping System: the perfect fit
Nick’s 5EC system gave new life both to our Honda Element AND my Ecamper.
We’ve had Ursa Minor’s E-camper (#14) and our 4wd Element
since 2008, but discovered that sleeping up on the roof made the E a little
tippy (and a bit of a hassle to get out in the middle of the night!)…. so we
started sleeping “downstairs” using the pop top for ventilation, and
wishing we had a bed platform and some sort of storage.
We explored the various do-it-yourself websites…no good… and even
went to a custom cabinet maker who said no way….but then discovered
the 5EC system, the perfect fit.
The 5EC system is really a wonderful design solution for a complex space,
in the form of fine cabinetry! It embodies a number of very clever methods
for providing a sleeping area, kitchen and storage, and also a “home
entertainment-office” space. The feeling is of having a custom, tailor-made furniture system made of nice wood, albeit with a mobile advantage…
I use the back bench folded up as an office during work days, and the bed
platform is an excellent surface for skis and gear during the winter. There’s
a crazy amount of storage options where I have a cook system, sleeping
gear, and even a bar kept available on demand. And it all can be easily
removed and replaced. Nick’s enthusiasm for continually improving the
product to perfectly fit within the trusty, reliable E makes it a must for
those of us who love car camping and who wanted the spirit of a VW bus
but with modern design within a modern, reliable, affordable package.”
— (-db from Marin C.)