Since I’ll be building my third camper van conversion out of a traditional van soon. I made a shopping list for aliexpress for all the parts that can be ordered there to save money. My first article about camper products can be found here: 11 products you need for your camper right now.
I found out there are a lot people that want to build their own tiny house on wheels. And there’s a lot more to it then eleven products. So I decided to share this part lists with everything I ordered (or considered ordering) to build my camper van. So you can build your own camper RV at relative low costs. I won’t be explaining to much in detail here. The main purpose is to provide a useful cheap shopping list for building your own camper van / RV. I’ll be updating it as I find new products.
Click on every item you need and add it to your basket.
Extra glow plug(s) for your diesel heater. Eventually you’ll need a new one. Better to have a spare one in stock then to wait for new parts when you need it.
Fuses as main fuse, solar fuse, inverter fuse. (also usable as on/off switch for big currents)
Read our guide: How to make LiFePo4 12V Lithium Battery to order everything you’ll need to make your own battery and save money.
Switch to switch from battery or paralel them. I use it to switch charging from my household battery’s to my car batteries
Choose the 14,5V to use this dc to dc charger to cap the maximum amperage flowing to your lithium battery. Required in modern cars with variable charging dynamo’s to prevent the dynamo from burning down.
Simple switch tot turn something on/off. Your lights for example
Heavy-duty drawer rails, up to 120kg. I personally use this for my toilet (I slide my toilet out and sit on it). But it is also very convenient if you want an outdoor kitchen that slides out of your van.
Smooth slider rails for all your drawers that carry items up to 15kg
Push locks for your cabinets so they don’t fly open while driving
Cheap windows for a yacht. With some adjustments they’ll fit in your van. Not the most beautiful, but cheap and effective.
A hot water boiler on gas if you like a hot shower in your camper/rv and you have gas on board (you’ll need an pressure pump system)
Instant electric boiler for hot water/shower in your camper rv. You’ll need big batteries and an inverter, or power available to use this. (and you’ll also need a pressure pump system)
Tools & Accesoires
Terminals for 1,2 -1-6mm2. When using smaller wires just fold them double before crimping.
Striping pliers for your wires. This can also be used to crimp wires, but the above pliers gives way better results.