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Build a Bed and Kitchen in Your Campervan

Posted by Bastian, 02 Mar, 2014

Travellers Autobarn has been selling vehicles to backpackers for over 20 years – we are well know slap-and-ticklefor our “Slap N Tickle” fit outs for our vans – meaning your own bed as well as kitchen in your van – it’s your home one wheels 🙂

The benefit of having your home on wheels around Australia are:

  • Very comfortable & mostly very spacious
  • You can sleep pretty much anywhere you want – in the city, close to the beach or in the national parks
  • No matter if heavy rains or wind – you will definitely stay try
  • Hungry? Go ahead and cook a meal anywhere in Australia!
  • And yes, always high demand so easy to sell!
  • Mostly very fuel friendly compared to the Stationwagons & 4WDs.

If you are ever after buying a Van with your own bed & kitchenette please visit Travellers Autobarn – please check out below written guidelines as well pics on how to build our famous Slap N Tickle – you might even give it a go yourself 🙂

1. – Buy and stock up on materials (Wood, screws , brackets, etc.)2. – Make sure that all equipment is in good and safe working order3. – Have empty van without seats in the rear4. – Measure Van (every Van is a bit different)5. – Cut wood to required sizes6. – Install bottom section (be careful when mounting the bottom to the chassis, that you do not drill into tanks or brake lines)7. – Install Bed frame

8. – Install Bed boards (one piece needs to be fixed, otherwise it is unstable)

9. – Assemble Kitchen area

10.   – Install kitchen area

11.   – Cut and install Sink + water supply

12.   – Test bed

13.   – Tidy everything up + cosmetic work

6 thoughts on "Build a Bed and Kitchen in Your Campervan"

  1. Donna on

    I noticed that on this site it's quoted that you can buy a van from between $4000 - $8000 and yet when I was contacted by email I was told a van would cost me between $8000 -$10000. That's a huge difference in expense

  2. Anna on

    Hi Donna, We sell Stationwagons and prices range from $4000,-. The price depends on the age/rego/condition of the vehicle. Go to our showroom in Sydney or take a look on so you can get an idea of the price range for a van. Good luck! Cheers, Travellers Autobarn.

  3. Ashley on

    We are looking for someone to build a small raised frame in the back of our Ford falcon that we can sleep on and use for storage of all our camping stuff underneath. Do you have any suggestions of where we would go to get this done?

  4. Anna on

    Hey Ashley! Sure we can! Give us a buzz on 1800 674 374 and we'll sort you out! Cheers

  5. Nunkeri George on

    How much would a camper bed with a double one the bottom and single on top with kitchen and storage space cost???

  6. Anna on

    Hi Nunkeri, head to our website for a quote. There are some special offers currently for pick up from Cairns or Brisbane!

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