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Trunk Bunk

From: $795.00

(13 customer reviews)

The Trunk Bunk is an expanding sleeping platform perfect for a wide variety of vehicles. Customize the length and height to sleep better in your car and say goodnight to expensive lodging.

Handmade in the United States with high-quality and sustainable materials sourced from the Pacific Northwest. Orders placed now will ship or become available for pickup within 1-2 weeks.

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Why You’ll Love the Trunk Bunk

Do you want to sleep comfortably in your car without making any permanent alterations? If so, meet the Trunk Bunk!

The Trunk Bunk is our most popular product here at Camp N Car. It’s a bed frame that can sleep one person or expand to fit two! It’s perfect for romantic weekend getaways, rejuvenating road trips, or any kind of adventure you’re taking with a vehicle!

Bed frames are important for car camping because they add to the square footage of your car by providing layers. For example, you can sleep on top of your Trunk Bunk while storing things underneath. How’s that for optimization?!

Road trips, car camping, and outdoor adventures are all more fun when your gear is organized, and with the Trunk Bunk, you’ll have a clean living space to return to after a day of climbing rocks or sliding down sand dunes.

We can’t talk about this bed frame without mentioning quality, so you should know the Trunk Bunk was invented by car campers and vanlife enthusiasts like you. It is also made in the USA using sustainable business practices!

One of the best things about this car camping bed frame is that it’s easy to assemble. In fact, all you’ll need is an electric screwdriver and a couple of hours to pop the Trunk Bunk together. Instructions are provided, and our team is only a phone call away if you have questions.

Would you like to learn more about the Trunk Bunk? Easy-to-read technical specs are below!

Sizing Details

Choose a Height

9.5” – 17”

Choose a Length

5′ – 5.5′ – 6′

Exact Lengths

59.5″ – 64.5″ – 69.5″

Adjustable Width

25”-42”

Unit Weight (depending on model)

36 – 48 pounds

Trunk Bunk Decision Guide

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

Dimensions

Dimensions

Our Trunk Bunks come in 5′, 5.5′, and 6′ lengths. These are approximate measurements, each model is a little shy of these actual lengths. At its most contracted, the Trunk Bunk is 25” wide, and at its maximum expansion, it measures 42”. So if your vehicle is relatively flat and long enough to support the bed size you want with 24 inches of width the Trunk Bunk will work for you!

Solo female traveler using a Tall Trunk Bunk in the back of a Honda Element camper.

Clearance

The regular Trunk Bunk is 9.5” tall and offers 6.5” of clearance from the ground to the bottom of the bed platform, and the tall Trunk 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.

Storage

Storage

Uneven surface in your vehicle? No problem! Our leveler legs make adjustments easy. Attaching to every leg of the Trunk Bunk, the Leveler Legs give you up to 2″ of adjustment on all points of contact. Storage is also a piece of cake. The Trunk 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 Trunk 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 the Trunk Bunk is all about. Having a firm and comfortable surface to sleep on in your car makes it much more appealing than sleeping in your seats and we believe that once you get a taste of the travel flexibility the Trunk Bunk offers that you’ll never go back to spending money on hotels or Airbnb’s again.

With the Trunk 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 Trunk 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 fancy 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 Trunk 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 36 – 48 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 Trunk 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 Trunk Bunk is very strong and can support hundreds of pounds with ease, we 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 Trunk Bunk for industrial hauling purposes and stick to using it for your gear and a few campers, you’ll be fine.
Is the Trunk 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 Trunk 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 Trunk Bunk? Contact us!
Is the Trunk Bunk easy to assemble on my own? What do I need?
Yes! The Trunk Bunk is both easy and fun to assemble. We provide extremely thorough and simple directions to make putting the Trunk 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 Trunk 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 Trunk Bunk for pickup is $250 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 Trunk 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 Trunk 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, but 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 Trunk Bunk is for you if you want a comfortable camping experience (for one or two people!) without permanently altering your vehicle.

Our Trunk Bunk expandable bed frame is big enough to fit twin mattresses, camping pads, and other small foam sleeping cushions. It’s not big enough for “full” or “double” sized mattresses, although we’ve been known to cut mattresses to fit. It also comes in 5′, 5.5′, and 6′ lengths, but taller people sometimes use a well-placed cooler or storage tote to add inches.

In short, if you want to seriously upgrade your camping experience without the hassle and expense of a custom conversion, the Trunk Bunk is your best friend. Don’t wait because the weather won’t!

13 reviews for Trunk Bunk

  1. Lynette

    I ordered the 6 Ft. Tall Trunk Bunk for my micro camper I am building out in a Ford Transit Connect. It fits perfectly over the wheel well and in the cargo space. This was fun to put together and saved me from measuring and cutting the wood all by hand. This is so much easier and looks better than if I had tried to cut the slats by hand! Steve called me to answer questions about the drawers that can be bought to fit the under bed area, and he kept me updated me on the ship date, great customer service! I would definitely come back to Camp n Car for any other builds I would like in the future. The fact that it is in two separate parts is genius! I like that this bed is able to be moved to whatever camping vehicle I am using, or even to a tent, and is easy to remove, if I need to carry any cargo in my van!

  2. Laurette Hoagland

    What a game changer! This 65 year old body wasn’t appreciating sleeping on cushions in my micro van any more. It was a big splurge to think about spending that chunk of change on a bed frame, but I’m SO glad I did! Brian was awesome and helped me make a decision to get the six foot tall bunk. Assembly took a bit of time, but it fits perfectly in the back of my 2011 Transit Connect. Wow! So easy to get in and out of bed and now I have room to store things. I can move the components in and out of the van by myself. I use my van alot for transporting things for my business. The two components stack easily on each other and for a “shelf unit” for times I am moving products. I love how I can easily collapse the bed or expand it. It’s brilliant and well made and is super strong. Thank you!

  3. Melissa

    I have a Vandoit with a slide out gear tray. The five foot length fits in my van perfectly to add storage but still allow for another sleeping area in the van. The product arrived promptly and the directions were perfect. It took me exactly two hours to build. Quality is fantastic and it is a really unique design.

  4. Virginia

    Great overall experience. Steve was prompt and very helpful in answering all my questions when trying to figure out the best fit for my vehicle. Assembly was very simple and I enjoyed the process. The trunk bunk is sturdy, great design and works great for my set up.

  5. David Jorgensen

    Easy assembly, works perfectly in my 2009 Element. I’m 5’8” and the 5.5 foot trunk bunk fits me and I sleep comfortably. The seats in the ‘09 don’t fold all the way forward, so the 6ft. Wouldn’t fit. Lots of room underneath for containers. The whole unit slides in and out of the car easily. Great for long road trips!

  6. Jose Rios

    Just finished putting the bed together, very easy, one electric screwdriver was all I used. Great product. Not cheap, but worth the price if you want a quality product! Especially for those of us who ain’t got any carpentry skills…LOL

  7. Brian

    The beauty of this system is that it is versatile (and it is of quality construction). Most systems are permanent to some degree, but this one has flexibility to be used in some different ways and easily moved. You can make your own platform for cheaper (assuming you have all the tools, time) but it won’t have the craftmanship and it probably won’t be as light and practical as The Trunk Bunk.

  8. Tammy Kincaid

    I LOVE my trunk bunk!! It was exactly what I was looking for with my no build minivan camper. I’m in my upper 50’s and easily able to put together and move in and out of the vehicle. I use outdoor chair box cushions as a “mattress” and they fit perfectly. Communication was top notch. Love supporting an ethical business as well.

  9. Amy Heibel

    Extremely awesome. I am not AT ALL handy and I put this together myself in two hours. As promised, it was fun! But most important: it fits perfectly in the rear of my Honda Element and creates a very comfortable bed out of the awkward uneven floor situation.

  10. Alex Lamb

    The trunk bunk is an awesome product. Easy to assemble. Took about an hour start to finish from box to bunk. It’s a smart design that is versatile, simple, and perfect for adventure.

  11. Jennifer Owen

    I absolutely love my Trunk Bunk setup and how easy it is to use for a No Build – van build option. I hate having clutter all around me so I needed something to give me some lift and allow me to have storage space under my bed. I have plenty of space to put all of my camping gear and clothing needs under my bed and give me ample floor space to move around.

    I also love that while I will be doing most of my adventures solo – the Trunk Bunk will allow me to slide it out to make room for a second camper when I want to take one of my children or a friend with me.

    Solid, sturdy and beautifully made. I am very thankful that I chose to invest in a good solid bed frame for my van life adventures. The cot I was using previously was very uncomfortable and if you want to be able to actually enjoy your van experience – you need to make sure you are getting good sleep.

    I can’t wait to take my van all over the Pacific Northwest this summer and beyond! Thank you guys! It is PERFECT!

  12. Megan Wildwood

    Assembling the Trunk Bunk was the most fun I’ve had in ages & the best part is that the mattress I bought for my previous platform fit the 6 foot frame perfectly. I seriously can’t recommend this enough. I’ve designed and built three platforms now and not having to measure and cut my wood has saved me a lot of trouble. Now I have way more time for adventuring in my Honda Element!

  13. Maryann Tapiro

    I love the new bed frame Camp N Car made for my van! It’s a really great design, made with beautiful wood, and strong enough to hold me and my two dogs. I love that I can make it a single or double and it fits right between the wheel wells inside the back of the van.

    It’s perfect for a necessary cross country road trip during a pandemic. Great guys with a great product! I highly recommend it.

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