Owners of minivans already know how useful the vehicles are for transporting people and cargo. Canada-based RoadLoft can extend that usage to include camping. The company’s conversion kits are specifically designed to fit a variety of minivans, including Dodge and Chrysler Grand Caravans, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Kia Sedona and Carnival. Each removable kit comes with a high-density foam mattress, retractable sink with cutting board, five window curtains and various drawers for storage. Options include a refrigerator/freezer, foldable solar panel plus a separate lithium-ion battery. Pricing starts at Cdn $4,500 (about US $3,500). Get full details and order at www.roadloft.com.

From minivan to mini-camper