Convinced that traveling in our mini-van is the perfect camping solution nowadays, we want to share this alternative to bigger RVs with as many people as possible. Here are the advantages of a minivan for road trips. You can also try the RoadLoft kit in our Quebec workshop to see it for yourself!
1. Big savings
A first advantage of the everyday mini-van equipped with a removable conversion kit is undoubtedly the savings generated on the costs of purchase-rental, maintenance, registration and insurance. You don’t have to pay the cost of an additional vehicle, because it is your everyday vehicle.
With a recreational vehicle, insurance prices can go up to $ 1,500 per year, in addition to insurance for your everyday vehicle. Not to mention that the RV is bulky, many have to store it during the winter. Many additional costs that you can avoid thanks to the mini-van converted into a camper!
2. You are connected with nature all the time, without ever giving up your comfort!
We don’t have the impression that the van is small because it allows us to live in large spaces! Cooking in the back of your car in front of the magnificent mountains of Canada or in front of the Grand Canyon, but always have a dry and warm place to take refuge when nature revolts! No more wet tent that has to be uninstalled the next morning!
3. No roads restricted, even those inaccessible in larger RVs. Breathtaking views are yours!
Some of the most beautiful roads in Canada and the United States are accessible only by small vehicle because they are winding or narrow. Those who travel in RVs therefore cannot do everything, whereas in a minivan, all roads, even the most beautiful are possible! Our customers say it themselves, the most fantastic places are more suitable for small vehicles.
4. The minivan offers the perfect balance between economy and ecology!
Whether it is a used or new mini-van, there is a solution adapted to your budget to allow you to acquire an everyday mini-van that becomes multifunctional. Consuming between two and four times less gasoline than a larger RV, your mini-van will make you travel on a low budget and with a lower ecological footprint!
In addition, when we are more often in nature, we become more sensitive to the environmental impact of our actions. We therefore naturally adopt more ecological habits by using only natural products!
5. You can sleep anywhere, no more planning, now you can go where the wind takes you.
Most people don’t know this, but nothing is easier than finding a place to sleep when traveling in your minivan. Public lands and dispersed campgrounds provide free and beautiful places to sleep.
No need to book campsites weeks in advance, because all types of terrain are possible when traveling by minivan! In fact, it is possible to sleep on tent sites, which are often more economical and more intimate than an RV site.
In a mini-van, you have the same amenities as in a tent, with much more comfort … and instant installation! It is also a good solution to go gradually before the complete boondocking! Finally, traveling in a minivan does not attract prying eyes.
So you have the perfect road trip, you can enjoy the present moment and live extraordinary vanlife adventure!
6. More spontaneity and simplicity!
With a well-appointed minivan, unexpected getaways at 4:30 p.m. on Friday after work are more than possible because everything is already ready! All you have to do is look at the weather forecast to know where to go! No more trips that fall out!
And on the road, you never need to do endless manipulations to cook or sleep! Everything is laid out and ready to use!
Whether it’s for a long trip or for short getaways, the minivan is the best option, because it allows you to transform your everyday vehicle into a camper whenever you want! You can also adapt your minivan to travel independently!