Vanlife tips

Date published: 11/17/21 8:57 AM

How to properly store your battery in winter

With winter approaching, many are putting away their RoadLoft conversion kit while waiting for spring to return. With its storage comes also the storage of the lithium power station. In this short article, we will walk you through how to properly store your battery this winter to ensure it’s operating at peak performance next spring…. View Article

Date published: 10/7/21 4:05 PM

Why buy a minivan conversion kit now?

Van life is more accessible than you might think. Here are 10 reasons to buy a minivan conversion kit now. Stop dreaming, start living! 1. Ride in an RV for less than $ 5,000 (yes!) Most people don’t live the road trip of their dream or put it off over and over again because an… View Article

Date published: 08/4/21 10:35 AM

Best camping recipes and cooking tips

Our Best Recipes In this post, we will be showcasing some of our favourite recipes, featuring ideas shared by fellow RoadLofters on the Roadloft van life group. In our minivan, we are able to pack a food supply of about one week. Our pantry allows us to take a lot of dry food with us,… View Article

Date published: 06/4/21 10:15 AM

5 essential accessories to be energy independent

With camping-season approaching, we are itching to get on the road and getaway in our area! With the experiences of last summer under our belts, we present you our recommendations for the most essential accessories to be energy independent. 1. Keep food fresh with the Alpicool c40 Fridge/Freezer For those who want to not have… View Article

Date published: 05/11/21 9:31 AM

Decorative tips to customize your van

A camper is, in a way, a little home that you take with you on a trip. Quickly, we kind of grow attached to our vans, because they allows us to have so many experiences and to travel freely. The mini-van becomes a landmark in instability. At the end of a day of exploring, we… View Article

Date published: 04/2/21 2:32 PM

The advantages of a minivan for road trips

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… View Article

Date published: 03/5/21 1:03 PM

10 essential criteria for a better camper conversion kit

RoadLoft was born of our knowledge of the real needs of the road. This article features 10 essential criteria which guided our conception of a sustainable, non-permanent transformation kit. In 2016, back from a long trip to India and Sri Lanka, we took off to explore the Canadian and American West. We designed our first… View Article

Date published: 11/25/20 3:42 PM

15 Gift ideas for minivan trips

Christmas is just around the corner and the only thing on your mind is to get back to your adventures? Our little helpers have thought of creating a wish list of must-have items for minivan trips, just to make you dream a little. After all, it’s never too early to start preparing for the next… View Article

Date published: 08/12/20 9:03 AM

Comfortable rainy days in your converted minivan

Simplicity and comfort, this is what our mini-van brings us! This is even more true when the weather is bad. In a van, rainy days become a time to slow down and rest, since we have all the comfort needed to do so! Staying dry in spite of the rain! Rain is no longer an… View Article

Date published: 07/24/20 9:39 AM

Tips for ventilating your minivan in hot weather

We’ve been blessed with good weather this summer. It makes our road trips even more enjoyable. With the heat waves that follow one another, here are some tips to keep your minivan comfortable. People often ask us if it’s warm at night in our van. Honestly, using these tips, we sleep VERY comfortably. Most of… View Article

Date published: 06/11/20 6:57 PM

The importance of a layout that adapts to ALL needs

During a mountain bike trip in Arizona, we noticed on the way back from a ride that a strap on our bike rack was broken. As a result, we could no longer put one of the two bikes on its rack to get around and we were at least 30 km away from civilization. After… View Article

Date published: 06/11/20 6:55 PM

Small RV: when space planning makes all the difference

People often ask us if we feel trapped in our little camper. The answer is simple: since we’ve optimized its conversion and have both an interior bench and table AND an extra-long double bed, we don’t feel cramped at all. It must be said that when we travel by van, we spend most of our… View Article

Date published: 05/22/20 2:20 PM

Get out of your routine every weekend with our fully equipped minivan

With the its daily grind, the week can get exhausting. There’s nothing like a spontaneous getaway to break your routine. From May to October, our mini-van allows us to find an escape in nature, comfortably. Since our van is always ready to go, all we have to do is pack our clothes and some fresh… View Article

Date published: 05/14/20 12:47 PM

How to adapt your RoadLoft to travel independently

With the warm weather being right around the bend, gradual deconfinement being under way and the opening of the SEPAQ territories, we’ve been preparing to be more self-sufficient in order to be able to make nature getaways happen right now, in our region. While respecting public safety regulations, we will travel completely independently this summer…. View Article

Date published: 05/21/19 2:43 PM

6 Mosquito net solutions for your van

To get more out of your camper, a mosquito net must be installed. From the homemade solution, to the products available in store or online, you’re sure to find the option that best suits your needs. ”Home” Solutions (DIY) 1. Screen for rear windows This is both economical and more incognito. Personally, this is the… View Article

Date published: 05/5/19 11:38 AM

Make an informed choice: the important minivan characteristics for its conversion

Thinking of getting a RoadLoft conversion kit and you don’t have your vehicle yet? In order to maximize the potential of your purchase, certain minivan characteristics should be known before choosing your mini-van model. This article introduces them to you. You can also read that of our client, Sophie Corriveau, who testifies to her experience!… View Article

Date published: 03/4/19 11:31 AM

Comfort tips for cold night camping

If we told you that for us, camping season starts on May 1st and ends in December, would you be surprised? Even if we migrate to the United States at the end of fall, we often find temperatures close to 0 Celsius and still, we can easily stay warm. Thanks to our van. It’s the… View Article

Date published: 02/22/19 10:13 AM

Make the road-trip more spontaneous

For us, perfect road-trips are synonymous with freedom. What we prefer is to have a destination goal, without really organizing the trip. Although we have researched the things to see on our route, we prefer not to book anything in advance, so that we have the freedom to take our time. This allows us to… View Article

Date published: 02/5/19 8:07 PM

5 places to take a shower on a road trip

Prendre sa douche sur la route est plus facile que ça en a l’air. Issues de notre expérience, on vous partage 5 catégories d’endroits où vous pourrez définitivement trouver une douche. De quoi simplifier votre voyage!

Date published: 01/22/19 4:43 PM

The passion of traveling freely

Traveling in your van means being able to sleep in your warm bed every night, under a starry sky. It means to take your coffee in the morning admiring a canyon. It means to cook a good meal in front of a turquoise lake. And above all, it means to have the opportunity to move… View Article

Date published: 01/14/19 7:37 PM

Discover boondocking easily with these 4 essential applications

Our converted mini van allowed us to travel 4 times across Canada and United States. It’s a really economical way to travel that’s for sure. In 4 years, I don’t remember having paid for a campground once. Although we have always slept at amazing and allowed places. From Nova Scotia to Yukon and from B.-C…. View Article