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Campervan Supplies

You may have caught on that we are a bit campervan obsessed. We built out first van on a shoestring budget in less than one week! Our second campervan was a much bigger undertaking as we planned and prepared for months, took our time learning everything we could find on the Internet about campervan builds and recorded our entire process to share with our readers.

Here is where you will find all of the camper van supplies we used to build out every part of our van. We’ve organized this page by the different stages of our build. If you know which stage you’re looking for, click the link to jump down to that section, or just keep browsing…

Electric System

We love being able to charge our computers, phones and all our other travel gear using the electrical system in our van. Having LED lights, a water pump for our sink and an electric fridge really make our van a comfortable living space. This was one of the more complex portions of our build, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Note: This information below is for reference only. I am not a certified electrician and I’d recommend getting your electrical set up checked over by a electrician before you hook everything up. If your electrical is set up incorrectly, it can lead to dangerous situation.

I got my system looked over by a electrician and that gave me peace of mind knowing that my van is safe from electrical problems.

Vmax Rechargeable Battery

Vmax Rechargeable Battery

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Victron Battery Monitor

Victron Battery Monitor

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AIMS Power Inverter/Charger

AIMS Power Inverter/Charger

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Battery Isolator

Battery Isolator

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Bus Bars

Battery Isolator

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On/Off Switch

Battery Isolator

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12/2 Duplex Tinned Wire

Battery Isolator

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14/2 Duplex Tinned Wire

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Recessed Ceiling Puck Lights

Battery Isolator

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ALOVECO Dimmer Switch

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Lighted Rocker Switch Toggle

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Lighted Push Switch

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Cigarette Lighter Socket

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Anker Car Charger

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MEGA Fuse Holder

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Solar System

Renogy 400 Watt 12 Volt Off Grid Solar Premium Kit

Adding solar panels to our van really took Pearl (yes, our van has a name 🙂 to the next level! Renogy is a great brand for vanlifers who want quality solar products, but are still on a budget. We bought this kit with a solar charge controller, four 100W panels, mounting brackets and a Bluetooth module.

Blue Sea Systems CableClam

Blue Sea Systems CableClam

We used these Cable Clams to route the wires from our solar panels through the ceiling of our van. This makes a leak proof seal to safely bring the wires inside.

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Ohuhu 8.5 FT Aluminum Telescoping Ladder

Ohuhu 8.5 FT Aluminum Telescoping Ladder

A collapsible ladder is so much more practical than an expensive permanent exterior ladder. Tucks away nicely in storage and is basically 1/10th of the cost!

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Insulation & Temperature Control

Putting up insulation was one of the first steps we took when building out our campervan. When choosing insulation, you’ll want to think about moisture control, temperature control, sound dampening, and the quality of the product you will be putting in such a small space. We chose Havelock Wool for insulation, and we could not be more happy.

Other products we used in our van at this stage included:

Campervan Insulation by Havelock Wool | Two Wandering Soles
Havelock Wool Insulation for Campervan Conversion

Havelock Wool Insulation

Condensation is inevitable in a van and wool is able to absorb the moisture and release it back into the air. Wool also has great insulating properties which aid in regulating the temperature of your van (R-value of 3.6 per-inch) and sound dampening. Havelock Wool is safe to breathe and chemical free, which is a huge plus in such a small space. Plus it’s eco-friendly! It is a renewable, naturally grown resource.

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Kilmat 50 mil 50 sqft Car Sound Deadening Mat

Kilmat 50 mil 50 sqft Car Sound Deadening Mat

We didn’t necessarily need sound deadening materials because we have wool insulation. But we decided to install it because we wouldn’t be able to put it in after the walls are up. Happy to report: our van is very, very quiet.

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Maxxair 7000K MaxxFan Deluxe Fan with Remote

Maxxair 7000K MaxxFan Deluxe Fan with Remote

Fans are a must in a campervan to remove moisture and to get a breeze going through the van. We love the Maxxair Deluxe because it was easy to install and has a remote!

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Kitchen

We could not be more happy with our small campervan kitchen. We designed it to have plenty of storage and extendable countertop space. The butcher block countertop looks really nice, but it does require a little maintenance with oil and wax once in a while. We also love cooking in our van, and our two burner gas stove is the perfect size.

Big Berkey Water Filter Campervan Van Shop

Our Big Berkey is such a nice addition to our campervan kitchen.

Often, the water at fill up stations tastes like metallic well water or other chemicals, which certainly isn’t the best for drinking. The Big Berkey water filter removes all those toxins and chemicals and allows us to drink fresh purified water while on the road. We have the Travel Size Berkey (1.5 gallons), so it doesn’t take up much countertop space (clutch in a van!).

Psst! Learn more about Big Berkey products.

Kitchen Faucet

Kitchen Faucet

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Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink

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Mini Fridge With Lock

Mini Fridge With Lock

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2 Burner Gas Cooktop

2 Burner Gas Cooktop

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Small Trash Bin

Small Trash Bin

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Butcher Block Counter Top

Butcher Block Counter Top

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Wood Wax

Wood Wax

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Butcher Block Oil

Butcher Block Oil

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Binding Screws Assortment Kit

Binding Screws Assortment Kit

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Buffalo Leather Strips

Buffalo Leather Strips

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Magnetic Knife Strip

Magnetic Knife Strip

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3-Piece Knife Set

3-Piece Knife Set

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20 piece Flatware Set

20 piece Flatware Set

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20 piece Flatware Set

Bamboo Fiber Bowls

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Bamboo Fiber Deep Plates

Bamboo Fiber Deep Plates

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Blendjet Portable Blender

Blendjet Portable Blender

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Portable Espresso Maker

Portable Espresso Maker

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Hydroflask Cooler Cups

Hydroflask Cooler Cups

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Omnia Stovetop Oen

Omnia Stovetop Oen

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Mesh Produce Bag

Mesh Produce Bag

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Bed & Benches

We designed our van so that the table drops down and the bench cushions slide into place to create our (nearly) queen sized bed. The benches/bed were made out of a 6-inch Zinus Memory Foam Mattress that we cut into sections.

Camper van supplies for our bed/benches setup:

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Lagun+Table+Arm+for+Swivel+Table

The Lagun Table Leg makes adjusting the table height so easy. It also allows the table to swivel out of the way when we need it to.

Campervan Convertible Bed
Campervan Convertible Table

Toilet

Adding a composting toilet was one of the biggest improvements from our previous van build. We no longer have to park near a trailhead or public park to use the bathroom. Deciding which kind of toilet to put in your campervan can seem like a challenging endeavor as there are lots of options out there. But for us, the Nature’s Head was a no-brainer. I wouldn’t choose any other toilet for a campervan.

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Nature’s Head Self Contained Composting Toilet

The best part of the Nature’s Head composting toilet is that it does not smell at all… and I mean AT. ALL. The toilet is designed to separate liquid and solid waste. There is a little fan that circulates the air in the solid container and vents outside the van.

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Kempf Compressed Coco Fiber

We put the compressed coco fiber in the solid’s container to help with the composing process.

Water System

Campervan Shower System

Having running water in our van is such a convenient luxury! And it’s surprisingly easy to install.

With our 16-gallon fresh water tank, we typically can go about 4 days between fill ups.

Having a shower hookup out the back of our van is a nice addition when you’re deep in the woods and need to get clean!

These are the components of our water system:

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16 Gallon Water Tank

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SHURFLO+Twist-On+Pipe+Strainer

Twist-On Pipe Strainer

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Shurflo+Revolution+Standard+12v+Automatic+Demand+Pump

Water Pump

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SHURflo+Pre-Pressurized+Accumulator+Tank

Accumulator Tank

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Igloo+6+Gallon+Water+Container

6-Gallon Water Container

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Dura+Quick+Connect+Spray+Faucet

Shower Faucet

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Propane System

Cooking with propane is nice because we can control the flame, and it doesn’t drain our batteries like an induction cooker would.

However there are many safety precautions you need to consider before installing a propane system inside your van. These are the components of our propane system.

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Windows

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Our van didn’t come with windows on the sides so we had to install them ourselves. We purchased our windows from VanWindowsDirect.com and followed the instructions on their website. The first cut through your van’s wall is the scariest, but it is totally doable. And it makes the second window a breeze!

Here is everything we used:

Autoglass sealant

Autoglass Sealant

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Trim-Lok Edge Trim

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Magnets

Round Magnets for DIY window shades

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Window Covers

Magnelex windshield sun shade

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Van Decor

Style up your van and make it your own! We’ve added a few things here and there to make our van feel more like home. Here is a short list to give you more inspiration:

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Hexagon Mirror

Hexagon Mirror

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Hanging Moon Phases

Hanging Moon

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Curtains

Curtains

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Extras

These items just really didn’t fit into another category… so they are here 🙂

Camper van supplies | Seat Lumbar Support

Seat Lumbar Support

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Camper van supplies | Wireless Alarm System

Wireless Alarm System

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Camper van supplies | Rechargeable Fan

Rechargeable Fan

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Camper van supplies | USB chargers

USB chargers

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Camper van supplies | 12v handheld vacuum

12V Handheld Vacuum

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Camper van supplies | Portable speaker

Portable Speaker

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Camper van supplies | Packing cubes

Packing Cubes

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Camper van supplies | Laundry Bag

Laundry Bag

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Camper van supplies | Scrubba Wash Bag

Scrubba Wash Bag

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Camper van supplies | Travel Yoga Mat

Packable Yoga Mat

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Camper van supplies | Rumpl Blanket

Rumpl Blanket

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Camper van supplies | ENO Hammock

ENO Hammock

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Camper van supplies | Microfiber Towels

Microfiber Towels

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Camper van supplies | Camp Chairs

Camp Chairs

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Tools Needed

Campervan conversion

These are the major tools we used for our build.

While this is not the most exhaustive list of all the tools we used, this will get you started. Of course you could have more tools and machines for your build, but these are the main tools we used.

Camper van supplies | Cordless Drill & Driver

Cordless Drill & Driver

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Camper van supplies | Orbital Jig Saw

Orbital Jig Saw

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Camper van supplies | Power Sander

Power Sander

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Camper van supplies | Dremel Rotary Tool

Dremel Rotary Tool

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Camper van supplies | Nail Gun & Compressor

Nail Gun & Compressor

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Camper van supplies | Hand Tool Mechanic Set

Hand Tool Mechanic Set

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Camper van supplies | Kreg Pocket Hole Jig

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig

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