Basic Bunk

(6 customer reviews)

Our simple, sturdy, and lightweight sleeping platform is perfect for solo adventurists looking to get a comfortable night’s rest in their car.

The length and height of our Basic Bunk can be customized, and all versions are made from sustainably sourced maple plywood here at our shop in the Pacific Northwest! Orders placed now ship or become available for pickup within 1-2 weeks.

From: $495.00


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Why You’ll Love the Basic Bunk

You love car camping, but you want to be comfortable. That’s why we created the Basic Bunk! This single sleeper bed platform was designed to give you an incredible night’s rest in your vehicle without sacrificing valuable storage space.

The Basic Bunk fits almost any camper van, truck, or SUV, and you can select the length and height that suits your needs.

For the solo traveler, the Basic Bunk is an affordable way to transform your vehicle into the ultimate camping setup without permanently altering your car. It also comes apart in two pieces for easy storage when not in use!

The strength of this bed platform is not to be underestimated, and thanks to the Basic Bunk’s simple design, anyone can pop it together with just an electric screwdriver!

So where will you adventure first?

Do you envision lying on your Basic Bunk while gazing at the ocean? Or curling up at the base of the trail after a long hike? Either way, the Basic Bunk will ensure you have a comfortable place to call home while living on the road.

This quality product is made in Washington State using sustainable business practices, and our team is always on call to answer your questions. Not sure if the Basic Bunk is for you? Keep scrolling to learn more!

Hanging out by the beach on a camping trip camping out of a Toyota 4Runner with a Basic Bunk sleeping platform from Camp N Car.
Choose a Height

9.5” – 17”

Choose a Length

5′ – 5.5′ – 6′

Platform Width


Unit Weight (Depending on model)

24-35 Pounds

The Basic Bunk Guide

Unsure if the Basic Bunk is right for your vehicle? Need some help figuring out sizing, dimensions, or other fitting considerations? We’re here to help!



Our Basic Bunk comes in 5′, 5.5′, and 6′ lengths, so it can fit in a wide variety of vehicles and sleep humans of all sizes! These single sleeper platforms are 23” wide, which makes them ideal for all kinds of one-person camping mattresses. You’ll want to consider the size of your vehicle and the length of your body when making this decision

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The normal Basic Bunk is 9.5” tall and offers 6.5” of clearance from the ground to the bottom of the bed platform, and the tall Basic Bunk is 17” tall and offers 14” of clearance. With regard to the height, you’ll want to consider headroom (don’t forget to measure the mattress), and when it comes to clearance, you’ll want to keep storage and your vehicle’s wheel wells in mind.


Adjustability & Storage

Uneven surface in your vehicle? No problem! Our leveler legs make adjustments easy. Attaching to every leg of the Basic Bunk, the Leveler Legs give you up to 2″ of adjustment on all points of contact. Storage is also a piece of cake. The Basic Bunk comes apart in two sections (2.5′ or 3′ depending on the version) for easy storage and adjustment when not camping.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main benefits of using the Basic Bunk for travel?
Being able to sleep comfortably in your vehicle opens up all kinds of travel flexibility and cost saving options, that’s what Camp N Car is all about. Having a firm and comfortable surface to put your favorite mattress in your car makes it much more appealing than sleeping in your seats. We believe that once you get a taste of the travel flexibility the Basic Bunk offers that you’ll never go back to spending money on hotels or Airbnb’s again.

With the Basic Bunk anywhere you can park for the night becomes your new home all without ever having to leave your vehicle or pitch a tent! The Basic Bunk represents a streamlined take on vanlife camping but without having to make permanent alterations to your vehicle or spend untold amounts of money on a new van and a full conversion job. Once you get out there and discover this style of travel and camping for yourself we’re confident you’ll understand!

How much does the Basic Bunk weigh?

Considering how sturdy and well engineered a product the Trunk Bunk is, it’s surprisingly light! Depending on your length and height, both sections of the Trunk Bunk combine for a total of 24 – 35 pounds. Don’t forget that the Trunk Bunk comes apart into two sections so you’ll only have to negotiate half that much weight at once!

(all weights are approximate and may vary slightly)

What is the weight capacity of the Basic Bunk?
To be honest, we haven’t been able to establish a maximum weight capacity because we haven’t been able to break it in our torture testing. The Basic Bunk is strong and can support a couple hundred pounds with ease. We have had multiple people standing on it, put tons of weight on it, and haven’t been able to break it. So long as you’re not using the Basic Bunk for industrial hauling purposes and stick to using it for your gear and one camper, you’ll be fine.
Is the Basic Bunk easily removed and reinstalled?
Yes! All of our 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 out. Want to learn more about the Basic Bunk? Contact us!
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. We provide extremely thorough and easy to follow 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. Our team is also here to help you along the way if you encounter any issues or difficulties in the assembly process. Your honesty and feedback is important to us and is a key tool in helping us improve our designs and instructions over time!
Can you assemble the Basic Bunk for me?
Yes! We are pleased to offer in house assembly for those who can come to our shop in Port Townsend Washington to pick it up once it’s complete. The cost of pre-assembling a Basic Bunk for pickup is $100 and is an option available at the top of the product page.

Due to the extremely high price and logistical difficulties of shipping a fully assembled Basic Bunk, this is not a service we can offer at this time.

Have you ever lived or traveled extensively out of a vehicle?
The entire inspiration for Camp N Car comes from the shared experiences of the companies founders. Our managing director Steve Moore lived out of a special Honda Element camper in Alaska for 6 months which was designed by our Technical Director Martin Nerbovig. Through this experience he gained a deep insight into living a fulfilling and minimalist lifestyle on the road. After awhile friends started asking about getting builds of a similar nature done for their vehicles and here we are today! We are happy to share our experiences and skills with the world so that others may share in the same kind of joy that this travel brings. To hear more awesome vanlife stories join our mailing list today!
Why does the Basic Bunk cost this much?
Everything we make is designed with a great deal of thorough engineering and care using advanced software and expensive machinery. From there we pick top quality and sustainable materials and hand craft everything here in Washington State to an extremely high standard. Additionally, our employees are highly skilled craftspeople who are paid living wages and are treated like our family.

The reality of doing all of this means we can’t offer goods that are as cheap as stuff you can buy from overseas manufactures. We are determined to continue being a company that manufactures solely in the United States and supports our 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 we do, but you will need to contact us to make a special shipping arrangement. We offer free shipping to all customers in the contiguous United States but for anyone outside the US or in Alaska/Hawaii we will need to generate a custom shipping quote and charge accordingly.

Final Considerations

The Basic Bunk is for you if you want a comfortable camping experience without permanently altering your vehicle.

Our Basic Bunk comes in customizable lengths and heights to ensure there is a version to suit your unique car camping needs.

This single sleeper platform has been designed with quality and simplicity in mind. So if you want a high-quality product that gives you the best possible sleep on the road, the Basic Bunk is your premiere car camping bed.

Order soon before the shooting stars pass you by!

6 reviews for Basic Bunk

  1. Jonathan

    Great quality and fast shipping. I love this bed!

  2. Yamilee Botvinnikov

    I have a chevy suburban so room is at a premium. I got the 5’5 bed, was very easy to assemble and it FITS PERFECTLY! Quality this thing will last a very long time.

  3. AJ

    Worth Every Penny!
    Very easy to assemble and made in America! Customer support answered my questions in a timely manner. I’ll definitely be purchasing other products from them.

  4. Deborah Freed

    I was hesitant about spending a lot for a van bunk but this has been a smart purchase. I reached out with a few questions and they answered all my questions and even sent a photo for clarity. A printed manual included with all instructions and photos is perfect and easy to follow. Can be built pretty quickly. It fits great in my 2020NissanNV200S Cargo van. I set it up so I can take the two pieces apart and remove it easily. Best purchase! Great to work with and quality product!

  5. Tyler Godwin

    Let me start by saying, this thing is sturdy. I’m roughly 250lbs and this thing holds well. I do a lot of weekend trips where I need a sleeping platform for my truck and this is what I needed. I’ve built my own and used a futon for a sleeping setup before and both had downsides on sizing but this is perfect for compact spaces. Will update if anything happens over more time but so far I am impressed with the craftsmanship and durability.

  6. Lisa Foley

    It’s what I’ve looked for as I needed a firm platform that is narrow and fits me perfectly! A buy once item it’s so NICE I want another especially after the experience of building this one. Thanks for your ingenuity!

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