How To Convert The Honda Pilot Into A Mini Camper

Published: 8-14-2022

Honda Dealers Blog Post

The Honda Pilot is already a roomy, powerful SUV, but with a few modifications, any Pilot model can be transformed into a practical compact camper for two. The Honda Pilot provides ample space for two campers to make memories together on the road. A simple 20 MPG city and 27 MPG highway* means passengers won't have to make many pricey journeys to the gas station.

To convert your Honda Pilot, you’ll need to create a place to cook, sleep and store gear. Thankfully, Pilot models have some of these features already built in.

How To Sleep In Your Pilot

Campers have a few options on how they want to convert their Pilot for a comfortable night’s sleep. The easiest option is to fold the back seats, which fold entirely flat, and add a mattress for comfort. While the method doesn’t provide enough space to sit up, the Pilot is long enough to sleep for most individuals comfortably.

Another option for those interested in extended journeys on the road is to purchase an actual conversion kit. Installing a kit will create more space to sleep and sit up and also provide additional room for storage and furniture.

Where To Cook In Your Pilot

By opening the back of the Pilot, campers can create an ideal space for a kitchen. Using a piece of wood to rest across the back of the open Pilot can create a perfect shelf space to store ingredients or place a camping stove. If the Pilot is too short to cook, pack a small table to place the stove on and use the shelf for ingredients.

Room For Accessories

Your Pilot model also has plenty of storage room for various camping accessories. Tents, chairs, picnic blankets, umbrellas, and outdoor games can enhance your adventure. Committed campers can also consider additional installments like side awnings and roof racks.

Our team at your nearest Michigan Honda dealer is always happy to answer any questions about accessories and other specs regarding the Honda Pilot. So stop today to experience what it would be like to live on the road in your new Honda.

*20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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