Zen Adventure Previa Campers
(aka Toyota Estima (エスティマ), Toyota Tarago, "Eggvan", "Egg", "Bean", DaBaWang, 丰田大霸王 [Toyota Previa])
Toyota Previa Campers
Jucy is a vancamper rental service in Australia, New Zeeland and in the US. They use the Previa for their smaller vancampers.
YouTube ZPbh-tETC34 Crib NZ
YouTube HpDAabe6ZmY Crib Australia
YouTube rKW19eM0e20 Choppa Australia
YouTube dExOurqhrPQ Daisy Camper
YouTube 4YQbS-5SOWk Camper for windsurfing
gorentals.co.nz Go-Crib-Campervan Go Crib Van
campertravel.co.nz 591 - Rocket Camper
mydriveholiday.com the-beta-2 campertravel.com.au 600 Beta 2
mydriveholiday.com the-beta-4 - Beta 4
mydriveholiday.com the-2-1-spaceship campertravel.com.au 400 2+1 Spaceship
campertravel.com.au 729 Sleeper
campertravel.com.au 507 Crib
Flicker 72157603931936553 This campervan design uses a pull out rear extension which holds up a board for your bed. A snap on or pull over tent covers the rear to protect you from bugs, sun or rain. The rear tailgate window becomes a sunroof if you sleep with your head to the rear.
toyotanation.com/forum/85-previa-forum/357547-turn-your-previa-into-camper-2-a Simple collapsible Previa bed
toyotanation.com 217637-post-pics-your-previa-here-5 - Simple bed
garagetunerautomotive.com build-a-bed-in-your-previa Build A Bed In Your Previa
previaroadtrip.blogspot.com getting-ready-van-conversion cedar frame coated in tung oil; 4" 2lb density urethane foam w quilted cover + quilted mattress pad.
greg.stemler.org/files-toys/van4sale - wood box subfloor/bed; these boxes are modular, allowing for rear seats if desired
motorhome-city.co.uk/hire2-mrh-c2b529e22 - Classic Bench/Table/Bed setup
adnet.ab.ca/how_to/minivan Cargo suspended over bed in rear.
Yahoo Groups Previa 1191958962 Dan's camper conversion
"Lucy" uses a 12 inch raised platform which allows of under mattress storage. Note how one of the boxes can be removed to allow you to tilt the left had front seat back to check the oil.
'Lucy" has a rear 12V electric chiller box and fully tiled kitcheny which allows for a gas double burner.
Here is a simple "L" shaped bench with fold out bed. This also allow you to drop the front left chair back so you can check your oil.
cardomain.com 2390028 Here is an example of a nicely made bench/bed combo.
thegroveguy.blogspot.com/2011/06/toyota-sienna-van-conversion DIY bed/bench and inside work.
toyotanation.com/forum/85-previa-forum/357547-turn-your-previa-into-camper-2-a#post3695769 Wood floor
ququq.info - removable stowaway box
expeditionportal 1024151 expeditionportal 1028962 chuck box section unclips so it can be lifted out to carry down to the beach, park bench, etc.
This pull out bench is obviously made more for use as a workbench than for use as a kitchen platform, but the same or similar design can be used as a kitchen table.
toyotavanpeople.com 8344 This may not seem very sophisticated, but a handful of wood planks cut to size and you have a platform for a bed. Its also easy to remove when you need your Adventure Van for a passenger or cargo van.
Nice simple table in place of mid passenger seats makes for great table time.
More on Adventure Campers can be found our our Adventure Van page.
Pop Up Top
A pop up top allows of increased headroom in your Previa and a second bed up top.
Lucinda Camper Rental
expeditionportal.com 82223 page3 Previa with pop top
A roof top tent is removable and allows you to use your van's interior without worry of turning it into a bedroom, or allow you to sleep even more people. You don't get the stand up headroom you get with a pop top, but you also don't have to cut your roof open to get a high off the ground bed.
The nicer Previa middle seats allow you to swivel the seats so that they face forwards, backward or out wards (good for loading up a small child). But allowing the front seats to pivot would allow you to "open up" the Previa when not using the mid seats or allow you to have family-meal-time when the middle seats are used.
YouTube 4YQbS-5SOWk Camper for windsurfing - Passenger seat shown facing backwards
astrosafari.com 8236 DIY Swivel Seat Base
discountvantruck rvvanseatbases Swivel Seat Bases
campervanconversion fitting-swivel-seats Swivel seats
Kitchen and Furniture
If you plan to live out of your Previa, there are several things you can do to improve the Previa's home environment. The addition of storage, a stove and maybe even a sink will make life in your Previa much nicer.
21stcenturyhobo.wordpress.com dsc_0205 Note stick holding up back - rear kitchen?
camper-van-fun.com/build-your-own-camper How To Build Your Own Camper Van
camper-van-fun.com/camper-windows DIY Windows
mountainproject.com 107488676 Rear Kitchen
previaroadtrip.blogspot van-preparations-for-2012-trip Bug Screen
Safes and Vaults
kevinhornbydesigns.com ford-e-series Safe mounted between front seats and hidden under movable table
Having a secure place to lock up small items is a great addition to any Adventure Previa.
ford-trucks.com 1147499 Hidden safe and shotgun
The cloth carpet is fine in the Previa, but isn't that easy to clean and doesn't fell great after it becomes soiled. If you are using your Previa a lot, you are going to track in dirt, mud, sand, snow and possibly bubble gum. That said, you may want to cover up your floors with something.
Floor mats are the simplest way of covering up your floors. They cover the heavy traffic areas and allow you to remove them, wash them and dry them out before reinstalling them in a fresh and clean state.
|00200-28954-03||Previa 1992- 1997 Gray, CARGO/ TRUNK MAT|
|00200-28954-06||Previa 1992- 1997 Mocha, CARGO/ TRUNK MAT|
You can easily recarpet the rear of your Previa with your choice of carpet. A road map carpet is optional and has its obvious advantages. A Road Rug can also be placed over a wood floor.
See our Road Rug Page for more on Car Carpets
You can get really creative with rugs and carpet for your Previa.
Wood makes a great floor. It is easy enough to work with, is economical and reasonably durable.
Hardwood planks are nice.
Plywood coated with polyurethane should provide years of good use.
thesamba 196056 Who's got wood?
self-stick vinyl or carpet tiles on wood subfloor
This allows for rather easy installation once you make a wood subfloor. The vinyl can have a nice look and feel to depending on what you choose.
Rubber and Vinyl flooring can be used to cover your floor. It is waterproof and easy to clean up. There may be some off gassing and a bit of gym odor, but this won't be noticeable by most.
Tile is also an option for those who like actual tile.
MacNeil WeatherTech FloorLiners:
|All-Weather Floor Mats - trim-to-fit rubber mat||Link|
|AVM All-Vehicle Mats - trim-to-fit||Link|
|40025||Cargo Liners (Black)||Link|
|42025||Cargo Liners (Grey)||Link|
|41025||Cargo Liners (Tan)||Link|
Curtains allow for some privacy while you are in your Adventure Previa and keep out any blinding sunlight if it's a problem. Curtains can be nice during an pleasant mid day's siesta.
Some Toyota Previas were outfitted with curtains from the factory. Electric curtains were even an option. A Google Search for "estima 64-53 ROOM CURTAIN & ROOM RACK"
guigang.baixing.com a205945739 Chinese Diesel powered Previa
Toyota used two different kinds of sliding rails and curtain hooks.
ebay.com 200852594150 Previa Hybrid Curtains
Having real curtains which can slide easily over the windows is really nice. They are harder to set up and less resistant to abuse. Since a Previa has rounded body sides, your curtains need both top and bottom tracks for best results.
teoc.ws 26018 Previa sliding curtains
YouTube RA_7rScNbKs Camper Van Re-fit Episode Nineteen.
goodchinashop.com 10179970 2000 Toyota Previa Previa car curtains curtains
hiautocar.com 150120 Custom Puruiweiya / RAV4 / Highlander / Previa Car Venetian
sulit.com.ph 2771073 Hit "View Inactive Advertisement" and see images of hanging curtains
olx.com.sg 182201678 Estima Curtains
These appear to be made from cut vinyl. Suction cups were used to hold up blinds to windows
facebook 352267348182664 - these appear to have suction cups at the corners.
calamel.jp/go/item/34294898 アルミサンシェード エスティマ TCR系 全窓分
easyblindsonline.co.uk Go-Anywhere-Portable - suction cup with Velcro on other side.
Double Sided Tape
Velcro seems to be the easiest way to set up blinds. They are infinitely adjustable and easy to install.
instructables Homemade-Camper-Van:-Simple,-Easy-Curtains Reflectix and Velcro
ehow.com 4673836 Sew up curtain and use Velcro to hold
This Previa appears to use clothespins to hold up sheets as curtains.
rvandvansurplus.com shadeselector Pleated shades
Pinching Curtain with Window
You can pinch precut curtains or even a blanket in you windows for a quick curtain.
YouTube G7-gPZEzVy4 Vandwellers 101 - Privacy, curtains for your van / car
Heavy duty magnets can be used to hold up a curtain or hardware which holds up your curtains. This makes them easily removable. This works best in a stripped van without plastic panels and headliners.
YouTube pPQQtRRRLjA Sprinter Privacy Curtains - 25 magnets hold up rope and sides
Flicker 2615534002 Note shock cord above window on tailgate. This simple setup appears to be anchored on the left and right edge of the window as well as in the middle. There appears to be a similar cord system on the bottom of the tailgate window to prevent the curtain from hanging down with you open the tailgate. There appears to be a simple cord system over the top of the rear windows and under the rear AC blower which holds up curtains around the rest of this Previa.
expeditionportal 50490 astrosafarivans.org 61798 Simple drill hole through plastic.
Windshield Reflectors by HeatShield (1990-97) heatshieldstore.com 2610
Thermal blankets on the outside keep your inside space free as well as protected from the sun or cold. Obviously, you need to get out of your Adventure Previa to put these on and take them off. They will also get wet when it rains or snows, which may create a storage dilemma.
villagetoyotaparts.com 339879 Sienna Curtains suvs.about.com Sienna-Window-Shade.htm
expeditionportal 43347 Curtain ideas
vwt4forum.co.uk 92322 T4 Curtains
rocktheminivan.blogspot.com sleepy-in-seattle-then-to-sunny minivan sewn curtains
ameblo.jp/next-honesty/entry-10482419712.html Overhead curtain storage
teoc.ws 20304 TERZO Rear Step Ladder TERZO 背面ラダー Riarada system
Wiki jp TERZO
Terzo Model JX30
teoc.ws 45112 Cargo Net
00420-28950 - Cargo Net
Rear Backup Mirror
87950-28050 MIRROR ASSY, OUTER UNDER REAR VIEW - /リヤ アンダーミラー [rear under mirror]
バックミラー rear mirror
Window - Jalousie (louvered) windows
These would make a very nice addition to a Previa Campervan. You can open the window to let ins some air while keeping most of the rain out. A fair amount of fabrication is needed and you will need to find a donor window from a Bay VW Bus.
Other sliding windows for RVs and boats can be grafted into a Previa.
bushranger.com.au jet_tec_windows Jet-Tec Sliding Van Windows
Consol Box with Cup Holders
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