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The Best Minivan and Van Camping Tents

Last Updated on July 13, 2020

A minivan tent attachment offers a variety of benefits and we recommend anyone interested in car camping with their minivan or small cargo van to consider them.  The first benefit of camping with a minivan camping tent is protection and safety.  These tents offer the immediate safety of your vehicle from dangerous weather or large animals that are present in many camping locations.  An additional benefit of having a tent attachment for your minivan is additional camping tent space.  The cargo area of your minivan can be used as extra storage for clothing, food, or camping supplies and can easily be accessed from inside your tent.  The tent attachments we recommend offer the ability to detach your vehicle at any time, leaving the tent still standing, so that you can use your vehicle to drive around.

Napier Sportz Minivan Tent with Screen Room

Napier offers some of the best camping tents that attach to minivans. These tents quickly transform your minivan into a camping tent by simply attaching the universal vehicle sleeve. The tents also easily convert back into a standard ground tent by removing the vehicle sleeve by simply unzipping it from the tent.

The Napier Sportz van tents feature a universal vehicle sleeve that fits all Minivans for a custom fit. Models from brands such as Honda, Chrysler, Kia, Toyota, and Dodge are included.

The tent connects to the cargo area of your vehicle, creating additional sleeping or storage space.  Additional features include: Spacious ground tent with great headroom; sleeps a large number of guests. Transforms into a standard ground tent by fully removing the vehicle sleeve; exclusive to Napier’s Minivan and SUV tents. Full rainfly and built-in storm flaps (windows and door) provide ultimate weather protection and privacy. Optional awning for added shade and living space. Large doors, mesh windows and overhead skylights offer optimal ventilation. Keep organized with an internal gear loft, 2 gear pockets and a built-in lantern holder.

Napier also offers this particular minivan tent with a screen room for extra space to store camping gear or food, eat and cook without bugs, or sleeping space for pets.

If you are looking for tents that attach to your minivan and are thinking of using a tent for the back of your minivan or with a minivan tailgate, the Napier Sportz Minivan Tents are one of the best options you can choose from.  Read All Customer Reviews on Amazon

Ozark Trail 5-Person Minivan Tent

This Ozark Trail Minivan camping tent is an excellent free standing dome tent can be attached to a minivan.  Like other tents we reviewed here, this tent is free standing so you can use it as a standard tent, or connect it directly to your minivan or SUV.  This option gives you the choice of whether to sleep in your minivan or SUV or use that space as extra storage.

We like this tent because of the nice size and headroom.  It’s a good choice for camping with 2 or 3 people.

Ozark Trail 5-Person Camping Van Tent

Additional features of this minivan tent include:

  • Easy to set up in minutes
  • Offers two entries if not attached to minivan or SUV
  • Removable rainfly for better ventilation
  • Vestibule offers added protection from wind and rain
  • Features a media pocket and multiple storage pockets
  • Attached Mud Mat helps keep interior clean
  • Construction: 185T Polyester
  • Frame: Fiber glass poles

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Napier Backroadz Minivan and SUV Tent

The Napier Backroadz Van Tent is perfect for minivans and SUVs.  These tents quickly transform your minivan into a camping tent by simply attaching the universal vehicle sleeve. The tents also easily convert back into a standard ground tent by removing the vehicle sleeve by simply unzipping it from the tent.

The Napier Backroadz SUV and minivan tents feature a universal vehicle sleeve that fits all CUVs, minivans and SUVs for a custom fit. Models from brands such as Honda, Chrysler, Kia, Toyota, and Dodge are included.

The Backroadz tent connects to the cargo area of your vehicle, creating additional sleeping or storage space.  Additional features include: Spacious ground tent with great headroom; 10′ x 10′ sleeps people comfortably. Transforms into a standard ground tent by fully removing the vehicle sleeve; exclusive to Napier’s Backroadz Minivan and SUV tents. Full rainfly and built-in storm flaps (windows and door) provide ultimate weather protection and privacy. Large doors, mesh windows and overhead skylights offer optimal ventilation. Keep organized with an internal gear loft, gear pocket and a built-in lantern holder.

If you are looking for tents that attach to your minivan and are thinking of using a tent for the back of your minivan or with a minivan tailgate, the Napier Backroadz CUV, SUV and Minivan Tents are one of the best options you can choose from. Read All Customer Reviews on Amazon

Napier Sportz SUV and Minivan Tent

Similar to the Napier Backroadz Minivan Tent, the Sportz Tent is perfect for minivans and SUVs.  These tents quickly transform your minivan into a camping tent by simply attaching the universal vehicle sleeve. The tents also easily convert back into a standard ground tent by removing the vehicle sleeve by simply unzipping it from the tent.

The Napier Sportz SUV and Minivan tents feature a universal vehicle sleeve that fits all CUVs, Minivans and SUVs for a custom fit. Models from brands such as Honda, Chrysler, Kia, Toyota, and Dodge are included.  This tent is also similar to the other style Napier Sportz minivan tent, however, instead of a screen room, it has an awning.

Like the other Napier tents, this tent connects to the cargo area of your vehicle, creating additional sleeping or storage space.  Additional features include: Spacious ground tent with great headroom; sleeps up to 4 guests, but we recommend 2-3. Transforms into a standard ground tent by fully removing the vehicle sleeve; exclusive to Napier’s SUV and Minivan tents. Full rainfly and built-in storm flaps (windows and door) provide ultimate weather protection and privacy. Included awning for added shade and living space. Large doors, mesh windows and overhead skylights offer optimal ventilation. Keep organized with an internal gear loft, 2 gear pockets and a built-in lantern holder.

If you are looking for tents that attach to your minivan and are thinking of using a tent for the back of your minivan or with a minivan tailgate, the Napier Sportz SUV and Minivan Tents are one of the best options you can choose from.

Rightline Gear SUV Tent for Minivan and Small Cargo Vans

The Rightline Gear SUV and Minivan Tent is the best for a tent that attaches to a small cargo van. Rightline Gear explains on their website that “The adjustable nature of the vehicle sleeve allows the tent to connect to the back of any SUV, minivan, crossover, wagon, Jeep Wrangler hard top, or pick-up truck with cap, with or without a roof rack. The tent works for vehicles with a rear hatch door or rear barn doors.”  Because this tent can be used with rear barn doors, it makes it the best option to use for small cargo vans.

Rightline Gear Van Tent

The Van Camping Tent is outfitted with 2 gear pockets, a lantern hanging hook, glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls, and a PE bathtub floor. The tent has no-see-um mesh windows and doors with storm covers that can be closed for privacy. Special attention has been paid to achieve a highly water resistant design including water resistant fabric with tape sealed seams. Dimensions are 8’ W x 8’ L x 7.2’ H. Easy access to vehicle power receptacles. The tent sleeps 4 adults and depending on size, your vehicle cargo area usually sleeps 2 adults. The entire tent package includes: tent, rainfly, stakes, and carry bag with sewn-in set up guide.  Read All Customer Reviews on Amazon

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